30 DAY ANIME CHALLENGE | 19

Gosh. This one is a tough one… Having to pare down so many epic scenes down to one! I think I may just have to go with my most current epic scene – (which is why “ever” is in parentheses). I was going to talk about One Punch Man again, but I should really try not to repeat animes.  I know I’ve done it before especially with Fairy Tail, but I definitely need more variety. So I’m going to go with this scene from Mob Psycho 100 and what d’ya know, it’s from the same creator as One Punch Man.

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Mob Psycho 100 is fairly recent, just having completed in summer 2016. Mob Psycho has a very distinct style that I found changed over the course of it’s airing. It’s really crude in episode 1 but to me I thought I saw a subtle change in the linework over time. I thought that was pretty cool in terms of evolution. But anyways, I digress. Mob Psycho is about Kageyama Shigeo aka “Mob” a middle schooler with immense psychic abilities.  He’s incredibly naive as he’s taken advantage by his mentor Reigen Arataka, a phony psychic.  Although he represents the worst; Reigen actually does mentor Kageyama quite a lot in terms of life and how to become a responsible adult. Reigen actually has some pretty poigniant pieces of advice for Mob throughout the series; and the following scene is a prime example of that.

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen it. Read more after the break!

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(not sure if you can tell but my header for my page is from this gif >_< – I overlaid 2 sshots from Mob Psycho for my page because i loved the architectural elevemnts in the OP)

The scene I think is the most epic comes from the very last episode and the very last fight. We see Reigen coming to Mob’s side; and whilst trying to escape under the attack of the members of “Claw” he comes to the conclusion that he must use his ESP powers to protect everyone; much to Reigen’s teachings that he shouldn’t use his ESP. In the midst of telling him this he is attacked by a member of Claw and is supposedly gravely injured after telling Mob that it’s okay to run away. For a second we see Mob’s expression is completely devastated as he thinks Reigen is dead. Upon hearing Reigen say it’s okay to run away; Mob takes that to mean “leave it to master” – in which he had temporarily transferred Reigen 1000% of his powers before he was attacked and is actually completely fine. Reigen then takes down Claw, lecturing them as he goes. The scene is pretty epic, as are most scenes when Mob hits 100%.

That’s enough for this post. I’ll leave you with a clip!

What are your guys’ favorite “epic” scenes?