Well, onto the second episode. I do have to say for starters it is a lot less like One Punch Man and more on what I thought it would be and how Mob going through school, being an esper, and just focusing on growing up. More on that later and let’s get started.
Mob’s con artist of a master is at it again straight from the start. This time he is trying to convince a guy that web sites, more specifically porn sites, can lead to spirits that haunt you. This is the cause for the mains stiff shoulders. Anyway the master gives him a massage, something he is oddly good at. Either way he scams the client out of money.
Anyway him and Mob have a conversation. Mostly since Mob is feeling a bit down and wants to accomplish or do something. He is uncertain. His master even says he is in middle school so hormones and stuff.
While this is happening a club at Mob’s school is getting disbanded. This is because one member is leaving and now they are down to four members. This is the Telepathy Club. Of course the Student Council gets wind of this rather quickly and wants them to leave the room so a new club can take it.
The next day they go on a recruiting frenzy, since they were only given two days to find a new member. Most people think the club is creepy. This leaves only Mob to be asked to join. Mob of course thinks about it, but says he would tell them tomorrow.
Thus the job for the episode well. It forces Mob and Reigen to go to an all-girls private school. They dress up like the girls to try to gain entry. Reigen gets caught and is talked to by security right away. This forces Mob to go alone. By now a number appears, this means that when he gets to 100 he will explode. I did not mention it last episode but it ended with him being at 27. It is at 35 with little sign of slowing down.
Anyway Mob, besides getting nervous around his older female clients. He goes to find the spirit. Which after a short time he does and he kills it. The ghost mentioned how now that he was dead he was able to celebrate youth and tells Mob to not be like him.
The following day Mob is about to sign the papers to join the telepathy club. But the new Body Muscle Toning club or whatever it was called show up. Mob thinks about why he would join a club. It is for his crush. After remembering how she got bored with his psychic powers and went for a strong guy he asks to join the newly formed club, forcing the telepathy club to disband.
Well, there is not much to really say. I mean I am glad that I am starting to notice how much different the series is to One Punch Man. I was a little worried it would be too similar. Sure there is the obvious over powered main character, but Mob Psycho does not build a joke around that.
As a whole this episode seemed to be neutral. The first episode was similar and was neutral, but it did make me want to watch more and feel motivated too. This episode on the other hand although did that, it feels like it was a similar set up to the first episode. I hope this is not the start of a trend of a monster of the week sort of situation. There is nothing wrong with it, but it feels like this series could do better if it stayed away from that formula.
If the first episode was enjoyable this one was. I would like to see a change in how each episode is. But I guess I won’t really find out until the next episodes.
Overall Enjoyment: 80/100
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