Mob Psycho 100 season 3 review – a slow but satisfying conclusion

By Nubia Brice
Published: November 30, 2022 (Last updated: December 21, 2022)
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Mob Psycho 100 season 3 feels like the perfect bitter-sweet ending to a beloved franchise.

We review the Crunchyroll anime series Mob Psycho 100 season 3, which does not contain spoilers.

With its first two seasons, Mob Psycho 100 had already proven to be a must-see series for anime fans. Season 3 has only solidified its place among some of the best shonen series out there, and if this truly is the final season, it’s been a worthwhile one for sure.

Mob Psycho 100 season 3 really does feel a lot like the end of something; even from the first episode, there’s a sense of finality in the air. Mob (voiced by Setsuo Ito) is in his final months of middle school, where viewers have watched him grow into the person he is today. Somehow as a viewer, it feels like you’ve been with Mob forever and not enough time, all at once. So far, the series has done an excellent job of tying up plotlines. The Divine Tree arc doesn’t feel glossed over or rushed in favor of tying up the series. It gets multiple episodes to give it the attention to detail it deserves, and as one of the biggest arcs this season, that feels important. One storyline isn’t snuffed in favor of trying to overcompensate with the series finale, and that leaves hope that the last episode will get the same amount of love.

There have been some slow moments this season, with more filler than expected, but it hasn’t overwhelmed the series or slowed it down as a whole. It’s clear that with other plots and storylines needing to be wrapped up, sometimes Mob isn’t the main focus that week, and that’s fine. Some of the best parts of Mob Psycho are how diverse the cast is. It isn’t jarring when other characters become the focus, and Mob is never far behind to help, regardless. Plus, the first half of the season has done a good job of alluding to future plotlines, so it’s expected that the last arc of the series will focus entirely on Mob’s growth over the last few years. If it does, it will be a good way to come full circle back to the beginning of the season, when Mob could not figure out what he wanted for his future.

As far as final seasons go, this has definitely been a satisfying last season. Even if doesn’t;t feel as action-packed as past seasons, its made up for it in terms of character development and overall emotion. Seeing different characters get their storylines concluded alongside Mob has been especially welcome because it reminds us just how much they meant to Mob and his journey along the way. Although it’s been a fun ride, it feels like the series as a whole is being abruptly cut short, but that may only be because I’m not ready to see it end. Considering the manga for the series has also ended, it’s doubtful we will be seeing more Mob Psycho 100 in the future. If that’s the case, it makes sense to stop the journey here, with Mob finishing up a major chapter in his life.

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