Netflix is undertaking a major anime support role going into 2018 as the streaming service is starting to host or produce multiple series and adaptations fans should keep their eyes on.
One of their biggest upcoming projects is a live-action adaptation of ONE's popular series, Mob Psycho 100. After releasing the first trailer for the series, the hype train for the series is steaming ahead as Netflix has also released a new image from the series. The image depicts a confident Kazuki Namioka as Reigen most likely saying something that's making Tatsuomi Hamada's Mob very nervous.
ぜひご覧ください‼️? pic.twitter.com/HyyAEuY6Oy— 木ドラ25「モブサイコ100」 (@mobpsycho_drama) January 11, 2018
Fans of the series know why Mob would be nervous at one of Reigen's ideas. Reigen often acts as a false psychic, and recruits Mob to exploit his real esper powers in order to con people out of their money. Because of this, the two often find themselves in all sorts of shenanigans that Mob has to get them out of.
The live-action series stars Kazuki Namioka as Reigen, Tatsuomi Hamada as Mob, and Yuki Yoda as Tsubomi. The series is directed by Koichi Sakamoto while Reiko Yoshida and Kei Kunii are handling the scripts for the series. The series also premiered on Netflix Japan January 12. The series has also inspired a stage play in Japan that actually stars Mob's voice actor from the anime series, Setsuo Ito, as the lead.
If you are not familiar with Mob Psycho 100, then you can still catch up on the supernatural series. The story was crafted by One, a webcomic artist best-known for creating One Punch Man. The comic started in April 2012, and Bones adapted part of its into an anime series in July 2016.
Mob Psycho 100 tells the story of Seigeo Kageyama, an eighth grader with Esper ability. The psychic tries his best to not stand out, but his powers often rope him into increasingly dangerous situations. Kageyama’s powers grow more powerful as the years pass, so he buckles down his emotions to keep a lid on his powers. However, as more threats continue to pursue Kageyama, the boy learns how difficult it is to keep his emotions under lock - but the fate of the world depends on him keeping a straight face.