Mob Psycho 100: SAG-AFTRA Addresses Crunchyroll's Stand on Union Contracts

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In case you missed it, Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama is set to be recast in the English dub of Mob Psycho 100 Season 3. This happened after voice actor Kyle McCarley decided not to return for the third season due to a disagreement with Crunchyroll on using a union contract. Now, the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has addressed the issue, singling out the streaming service and Sony Pictures for their refusal to even discuss union contracts.

Last week, Kyle McCarley shared his experience with Crunchyroll in a video on his YouTube channel. According to the voice actor, it is unlikely that he will return as the voice of Mob in Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 because using a SAG-AFTRA contract is "not something that [Crunchyroll] want to do."

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"I just wanted to let you guys know that unless things change, you're probably going to be hearing at least one unfamiliar voice on Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 -- maybe more," McCarley stated.

Since then, Crunchyroll has confirmed that Mob will be recast in the anime's third season. That's when the official SAG-AFTRA Twitter account shared their reaction to the whole drama.

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"Hey #mobpsycho100 fans, your favorite character has been recast because @crunchyroll @sonypictures refuses to even talk about a union contract. It's #justameeting," the tweet read.

For now, Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures have not issued a statement about their consideration of using union contracts. In the meantime, Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 will feature a new voice actor to provide Mob's English dubbing.

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Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 will bring back Setsuo Ito as Mob, Takahiro Sakurai as Arataka Reigen, Akio Ohtsuka as Ekubo, Miyu Irino as Ritsu Kageyama, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Teruki Hanazawa. They will be joined by Takanori Hoshino as Serizawa, Atsumi Tanezaki as Tome Kurata, Uki Satake as Tsubomi, Ayumi Fujimura as Ichi Mezato, Toshihiko Seki as Musashi Goda, and Yoshimasa Hosoya as Tenga Onigawara.

The third season is set to premiere on October 6, 2022.

Related: Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 Actor Quits Over Union Dispute with Crunchyroll