Top three time means we get to the meat of the anime and video games I really cared about this year. Not to say that the entries on the list before now didn’t have a strong impact on me. I know Senko-San certainly did. But the following entries are all pretty important to me in 2019. And I hope I can do my feelings justice in written form on these last six entries.
In pretty recent memory, I spent a significant portion of white space writing about connections between people and how they strengthen us as people. Well, I’d like to make a classy transition between that and talking about the second season of Mob Psycho 100. But let’s be real: that’s what all anime is about.
From Dragon Ball Z to Naruto and My Hero Academia, all of the best Shonen shows focus one one major thing; the main character kicking ass using varying degrees of the power of friendship to do it. Never before though have I seen a show take it’s primary character’s desire for personal growth over a desire for their growth of power.
After eight episodes of heart warming tales of personal growth and responsibility, Mob Psycho 100 suddenly feels like a totally different show. While I had expectations is was going to make this turn eventually, I mean, look at the show’s high action opening. I’m not entirely happy with how we got here.
In episode 9, not only do we have to contend with remembering a whole cast of returning characters from the first season, but also have to learn about the new cast of villains of the upper echelon of the Claw organisation, and get to know about the layers of infighting and coups that are all happening on top of all of this.