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Live-Action Mob Psycho 100 Comes to Netflix May 22

Get ready for some live-action Mob Psycho 100 action.

The live-action series, based on the manga by ONE, is headed to Netflix in the U.S. May 22.

The series has been running on Japanese TV since January of this year.

Like the manga and anime, the live-action Mob Psycho 100 tells the tale of Shigeo Kageyama, aka Mob, an eighth-grader with psychic powers.

It’s directed by Koichi Sakamoto (Kamen Rider Ghost), co-written by Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice) and Ken Kunii and stars Tatsuomi Hamada (Ultraman Geed) as Shigeo.

Dark Horse, who recently announced they would be publishing the Mob Psycho 100 manga in English, describe it like this:

It’s not easy being an exorcist, but when you’re a first-rate fraud like Reigen, ghostbusting is a lucrative business. Especially when you have an underpaid teen psychic to do your dirty work! Enter Shigeo, aka “Mob”—Reigen’s student assistant whose powers keep them in business. Powers Shigeo keeps a tight lock on, because when this kid’s repressed emotions reach level 100, it can unleash more psychic energy than either of them can handle! 

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.