The official website for studio BONES’ anime of ONE’s Mob Psycho 100 released a commercial video for the series, featuring Takahiro Sakurai narrating as Mob’s quack mentor Arataka Reigen. The ad also previews the show’s opening theme song ’99’, performed by the “mystery unit” MOB CHOIR.
The show airs on July 12th, starring Setsuo Ito as Kageyama “Mob” Shigeo, an 8th grader who earned his nickname because he blends in with the crowd, never standing out. But this is his own choice. If he ever became too emotional – a severe risk of his psychic powers – his secret ability would backfire in explosive fashion. With Sakurai co-starring, their fellow cast have been confirmed as follows:
Akio Ohtsuka (Black Jack‘s Black Jack) as Ekubo
Miyu Irino (Haikyu!!‘s Koshi Sugawara)as Ritsu Kageyama
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Haikyu!!‘s Asahi Azumane) as Tenga Onigawara
Atsumi Tanezaki (Gangsta‘s Mikhail) as Tome Kurata
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online‘s Kirito) as Teruki Hanazawa
Ayumi Fujimura (Squid Girl‘s Eiko Aizawa) as Ichi Mezato
Uki Satake (Space Dandy‘s QT) as Tsubomi
Alongside a video preview unveiled in February, Yuzuru Tachikawa of Death Parade was announced as director, with Seraph of the End’s Hiroshi Seko writing scripts for the show. And while One Punch Man’s animator Yoshimichi Kaneda returns to ONE’s new project to work on character designs, the Ghost in the Shell composer Kenji Kawai is in charge of creating music.
Update: Mob Psycho 100 has had a new promo video up since Thursday (June 30th), which not only gives us a longer listen to MOB CHOIR’s opening theme ’99’, but lets us hear Setsuo Ito’s performance as Mob Shigeo.