Anime’s final season brings satisfying conclusion to story about psychic abilities


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The final season of Mob Psycho 100 provides a great ending for the series.

Seth Franco, Staff Writer

Mob Psycho 100 III, the third and final season in the anime, portrays a distinct tone and serves as a great conclusion to the story’s themes. 

The anime tells the story of a middle schooler, Shigeo Kageyama, also known as “Mob,” who was born with psychic abilities that he does not understand. His powers stem from his emotions, and his mentor, Reigen Arataka, helps him keep these emotions in check.

Many characters who were slowly changing throughout the prior seasons get to develop to their fullest potential and go through satisfying character arcs in this season.

For example, Dimple Sama’s gradually fading friendship with Mob is well fleshed out. By brainwashing the masses and feeding off of Shigeo’s psychic powers, Dimple tries to make himself the leader of a new religion where everyone in Tokyo, and eventually the world, would worship him.

However, Shigeo shows Dimple that rather than raising himself above others, what he actually does is make himself look average by chasing typical dreams of power and control. 

Dimple realizes that, having lived a lonely life, what he always wanted was a true friend, and Shigeo is that friend to him. 

Throughout the story, Shigeo himself consistently struggles with expressing his emotions, causing him to let them bubble up until eventually overflowing, which results in him hitting 100 percent on his psychic power scale. 

But as the season progresses, Shigeo realizes that holding in his emotions is unhealthy, and he starts making steps to express himself to other people.

Shigeo is content with the end because he knows that even if he falls, he still has his friends and loved ones to help him get up and make it through the hardships of life.