On May 12th – by no small coincidence the same day as the titular protagonist’s birthday – Mob Psycho 100 fans woke up to a release date announcement and new trailer drop for the anime’s third and final season.
That morning, after weeks of teasing at the incoming announcement of something major, the series’ official Twitter account unveiled the official trailer for the third season of the Studio BONES produced anime adaptation of the original webcomic by One-Punch Man mangaka ONE
Alongside the trailer, the account also revealed that the season is “scheduled to start broadcasting in October!”
モブサイコ100 III 10月放送開始予定‼
— モブサイコ100 (@mobpsycho_anime) May 12, 2022
Primarily featuring key moments from the Divine Tree arc (with small hints at the final arc), the trailer begins with Mob staring at the Divine Tree, which sprouted from the broccoli in his pocket as seen at the end of season 2.
Following a brief montage of conversations between Mob and Saruta, Reigen, and Serizawa, the trailer hears Ritsu ask, “Brother, have you heard of the ‘Psycho-helmet cult?'” – a group of fanatics who believe Mob is a god and whose beliefs later spread to the student council of Salt Middle School.
Continuing, the trailer then cuts to Mezato, who explains that the cult currently holds “more than half a million believers!”
We are next shown the actual sanctuary where the cult members are meeting, with Dimple (aka Ekubo) being heard trying to convince Mob to take helm of the group’s leader.
Among the cult’s members are the Sun Psychic Union, whose members were one of the many groups of psychics previously called to the Asagiri residence in order assist with the exorcism of Keiji Mogami from Minori Asagiri’s body.
The Witnesses of the Earth:
And, as seen in purple, the spiritual center of the group. The people in red are unidentified, but best guesses are that they are either Divine Tree associates, Teachings of Green students, or a mixture of the two subgroups.
Mob then interrupts, responding to the green spirit, “Dimple. you should stop trying to be bad.”
The trailer then cuts to preview the second arc the season will be adapting – and the series’ final overall – the ???% arc, which sees Mobs rushing to confess his love to Tsubomi after learning that she will be moving away.
Mob is eventually seen heading towards the Divine Tree, setting out to destroy the root of the city’s cult-related problems itself, as Teru takes note of the fissures and brainwashing resulting from the plant’s presence.
Speaking of Teru, the trailer soon finds him brainwashed and fighting against Mob inside of the Divine Tree, as seen in Chapter 97 of the manga.
After a few more flashes at the ???% arc, the trailer presents what has got to be Dimple finally becoming a God and growing into a large size.
Manga readers should already know what this means, but don’t worry anime-only fans – we won’t spoil anything for you.
As the trailer reaches its climax we see Mob, possessed by the ??? esper part of him that he’s spent the entire series attempting to suppress after being by a car, begin the rampage seen in the manga’s Chapter 100.1.
We then transition to various shots of ???, who is finally unleashing the power he’s built up after having waited so long for just the right opportunity to burst forth from captivity.
Finally, the trailer ends with the emergence of the Psycho Helmet entity, itself a fusion of the Divine Tree’s roots who was developing within it the entire time, and his self-introduction to the world.
The first two seasons of the anime and its OVA are currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll, while the first season of the series’ live-action adaptation is available for streaming on Netflix.
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