Studio Bones President Reveals Why Mob Psycho Season 3 Was Delayed

Season 3 will start airing in Japan on Oct 5, 2022.

Mob Psycho Season 3 will finally hit the screens this October in Japan, after a gap of more than three years. Waiting for your favorite anime to air is a hard process in itself. However, Studio Bones president Masahiko Minami, has addressed the reason for the delays in between the seasons of Mob Psycho 100 anime in an interview held at the Crunchyroll Expo.

According to Minami, the third season took so long to materialize as the staff of the anime, who had been consistent for the first two seasons, were not all available at the same time to work on the project.

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“From the show’s director to its character designer, since season one began, the show’s main staff has stayed consistent. They all stayed together, to work on Mob Psycho 100. I think we kept the audience waiting and a lot of people were asking, ‘Oh, where’s the next season?’. Sadly, the anime’s main staff weren’t all available at the same time, and we really wanted to make sure that they got to work on it together at the same time to keep things consistent,” Minami told Comicbook.

Mob Psycho 100 is handled by B Studio at Bones. The second season of the anime finished airing in mid 2019. After that, director Yuzuru Tachikawa, who is largely credited for bringing the anime version Mob Psycho to life perfectly, was busy working on Deca-Dence at the beginning of 2020.

The studio too had its hands full in 2021 working on the Super Crooks anime which aired on Netflix.

There was a similar three year gap between the first and second season of Mob Psycho Season 3, where Tachikawa was once again busy with the episode direction of Saga of Tanya the Evil, while B Studio focused its efforts on animating Blood Blockade.

Mob Psycho 100 season 3 will start airing on Oct 5, 2022, every Wednesday in Japan.

Crunchyroll will simulcast the anime in subbed and English Dub versions in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, CIS, and territories around the world (excluding Asia)..

The returning cast for Season 3 includes:

  • Setsuo Ito as Shigeo MOB Kageyama
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Reigen Arataka
  • Akio Otsuka as Ekubo
  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Kurata Tome
  • Ayumi Fujimura as Mezato Ichi
  • Miyu Irino as Ritsu Kageyama
  • Shinichiro Miki as Megumu Koyama
  • Takanori Hoshino as Serizawa
  • Toshihiko Seki as Musashi Gōda
  • Uki Satake as Tsubomi
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Tenga Onigawara
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Teruki Hanazawa

The staff includes:

  • Executive Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
  • Director: Takahiro Hasui
  • Series composition: Hiroshi Seko
  • Character Design: Yoshimichi Kameda
  • Art Director: Ryo Kono
  • Sound director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
  • Music: Kenji Kawai
  • Animation Production: BONES

Mob Choir will be performing the upcoming season’s opening and ending theme songs.

The series is described by Crunchyroll as such:

Kageyama Shigeo, a.k.a. “Mob,” is a boy who has trouble expressing himself, but who happens to be a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed, but when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, something terrible happens to him! As he’s surrounded by false espers, evil spirits, and mysterious organizations, what will Mob think? What choices will he make? The anime based on the original story by ONE, the idol of the webcomic world and creator of One-Punch Man, is coming your way with animation by leading animation studio Bones!

(c) ONE, Shogakukan/Mob Psycho 100 III Production Committee

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