Why is Shigeo Called Mob in Mob Psycho 100?

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Why is Shigeo Called Mob in Mob Psycho 100?
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Shigeo plays the overpowered esper who tries his hardest to blend in with the crowd in Mob Psycho 100. In both anime and manga, he is always referred to as Mob. So, why is Shigeo called Mob in Mob Psycho 100?

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 will premiere in October. It'll only be a matter of time before we see Mob, Reigen, and the other characters in action. Who will be the main antagonist this time? Will Mob and his friends triumph over evil once more?

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What is Mob’s Real Name in Mob Psycho 100?

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Mob's real name is Shigeo Kageyama, in Mob Psycho 100.

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Shigeo is the eldest member of the Kageyama family and was born with exceptional ESP abilities. He is the older brother of Ritsu Kageyama, who developed an inferiority complex due to Mob's abilities.

Mob is well-known for being a caring older brother. He acts rashly whenever Ritsu and his family are in danger, even if he doesn't show it. He also does his best to look after Ritsu, even if he feels he isn't doing much.

In his relationship with Reigen, Mob serves as his apprentice, doing almost all of his work. Despite Reigen lacking any powers, Mob remains loyal to him due to his excellent character and personality.

Why is Shigeo Called Mob in Mob Psycho 100?

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Shigeo is referred to as Mob in Mob Pyscho 100 because of the Kanji in his name. Shigeo's kanji (茂夫) can be read as Mo (茂) and Bu (夫).

Mob's personality, which can be seen and noticed throughout the series, is accurately represented by the term "mobu," which means "a generic or unimportant background character."

However, it is unclear who started calling Shigeo "Mob," as Tsubomi, Inukawa, Tome, and Mezato were already calling Shigeo "Mob" when he was a child.

As a result, it is widely assumed that his nickname "Mob" was given to him to tease him at the time.

In any case, it's generally believed that Reigen was the first to call Shigeo Mob. After all, he's always referred to him as "Mob" since they first met.

The good news is that Mob's family does not refer to him in this way. Mob's family always addressed him as Shigeo when they ate together. except for Ritsu, who always refers to him as Nii-san, or big brother.

Unlike his moniker, Mob is not a minor character. Because of his bland personality, he simply fades into the background. However, when Mob unleashes his terrifying esper powers, he always steals the show.

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Prepare to see Mob shine again and share the spotlight with Reigen, Ritsu, and the others in Mob Psycho 100 Season 3.

Why is Mob Called White T Poison in Mob Psycho 100?

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After his battle with Teruki Hanazawa in Mob Psycho 100 Season 1, Mob earned the moniker "White T Poison."

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He defeated Teruki while wearing a white t-shirt. Since then, bullies at the various schools in the area have feared and respected him.

Poison is only attached to his nickname because of his battle character. Mob is similar to poison in that he appears hidden and attacks unexpectedly. His opponents didn't pay much attention to him until they realized they were screwed up.

In any case, "poison" was added to describe Mob because it sounded tough and cool.