Studio BONES President Reveals How Mob Psycho 100's Meme Faces Were Made in New Interview

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Reigen, Mob, and company’s reaction faces have become memes among anime fans since the first season aired. And recently, an interview with the studio BONES president revealed how the Mob Psycho 100 meme reaction faces were made.

BONES president Masahiko Minami was recently interviewed by Crunchyroll ahead of the season 3 premiere in Fall 2022.

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In the interview, Minami shared his excitement for the manga, as well as some interesting insight into the show’s creation.

As the reaction faces in the anime are iconic, Minami was asked about how the studio made the Mob Psycho 100 meme faces for the likes of Reigen.

Minami shared that a lot of the credit can be attributed to the animation team along with series director Yuzuru Tachikawa.

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He explained that the original manga art by ONE is simple and doesn’t have many lines which made it challenging to animate.

But thanks to the talented animators and Tachikawa’s expert direction, the anime was able to do the original work justice, all while adding meme-worthy flair.

Aside from the faces, director Tachikawa was also credited by Minami for his direction of the show’s action sequences. After all, the series is an action-focused anime, and it has garnered praise from critics and fans for its creative action sequences.

Along with Tachikawa, character designer Yoshimichi Kameda was also important in making sure the characters’ facial expressions were shown clearly and distinctly, even amidst heavy action.

Mob Psycho 100 is an anime series by studio Bones that is based on the manga of the same name by One, the creator of One-Punch Man. The manga was serialized in Ura Sunday Comics from April 2012 to December 2017.

The series follows Shigeo Kageyama, a middle-school student who is so unassuming and plain that he’s nicknamed “Mob” (aka a background character.

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Unbeknownst to most, Mob is a powerful esper who keeps his power in check by suppressing his emotions.

Mob wants to live a normal life, but his powers threaten to surface when his emotions get heightened. In his middle-school life, Mob also encounters other espers.

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 will release on October 5, 2022. In Japan, the series will air every week on TV Tokyo. The third and finals season is also confirmed to stream on Crunchyroll after each episode’s broadcast in Japan.

Related: Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 Opening Sequence Released Ahead of October Premiere