Don’t worry, this one won’t be another Death Note… I hope!
Earlier today, TV Tokyo announced that they’re producing a live-action TV series based on ONE’s Mob Psycho 100. The series will be produced in collaboration with Netflix, though no word has been given as to whether the show will get an international release.
Mob Psycho 100 will hit TV Tokyo this January. The show will air in the network’s MokuDora 25 timeslot, which runs from 1:00AM – 1:30AM on Fridays.
Tatsuomi Hamada (Ultraman Geed, Gatchaman) was tapped to play the lead role as Mob. A visual was released with the confirmation, which you can check out below:
Kōichi Sakamoto (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ultraman Geed) was tapped to direct the project, while Fuminori Kobayashi produces.
Mob Psycho 100 is an ongoing manga series by One-Punch Man creator ONE. Fourteen volumes have been released to date, with the most recent hitting Japanese bookstores on April 19.
The title received an anime adaptation in the Summer 2016 broadcast season. Yuzuru Tachikawa (Death Parade) directed the series at studio BONES, with Yoshimichi Kameda (Paroru no Miraijima) providing character designs. Hiroshi Seko (Ajin – Demi-Human, Seraph of the End) was in charge of series composition on the project.
Crunchyroll streamed Mob Psycho 100 as a simulcast, while Funimation offered it as a SimulDub. Funimation describes the show as:
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. Mob) is an 8th grader with powerful psychic abilities. Workingunder his not-so-capable master, Reigen, Mob uses his powers to exorcise evil spirits. But his will to be normal causes him to suppress his powers and feelings until he hits 100 percent — a point where his pent-up emotions are unleased and a darker power takes over.