Mob Psycho 100, the absurd action-comedy about a psychic high schooler struggling to repress his emotions is becoming a live-action drama. is becoming a live-action drama.
According to Cinema Today, as translated by Anime News Network, One’s manga Mob Psycho 100 will be adapted into a Netflix live-action series.
The project is being worked on by TV Tokyo and Netflix and will premiere in Japan as a weekly late night series in January. It’s unclear whether it will be released in the West. If it does we assume we’ll receive it a few months after it airs in Japan.
17-year-old Tatsuomi Hamada, who plays the young trans woman, Natsuki, in the drama-documentary High Heels Revolution airing at this year’s Japanese Film Festival, will star as Mob. The adaptation will be directed by Power Rangers Producer Koichi Sakamoto.
Mob Psycho 100 follows Mob, a high schooler with incredible untapped psychic power who works part-time as an exorcist for a dodgy evil spirit extermination firm. As a psychic teen, Mob struggles to act normal and represses his emotions until they reach breaking point, causing him to have a mental breakdown.
Anime studio Bones (My Hero Academia, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Soul Eater) adapted the series into a TV anime in 2016. The studio plan to continue the project at a later date.
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