Today, Anime NYC revealed that this year’s convention will host the world premiere of Mob Psycho 100 II; it is the second season of studio BONES’ adaptation of ONE’s manga, Mob Psycho 100. The world premiere will be held on November 17 at 1:00 p.m. and attending the screening is voice actor, Setsuo Ito, who portrays Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama. In addition, the premiere event will show exclusive cast and staff videos, and offer giveaway prizes. Furthermore, Mr. Ito will appear at the Mob Psycho 100 panel the day before, November 16 at 8:00 p.m., as well as take part in signings and photo-ops.
Mob Psycho 100 II was first announced back in March during the Mob Psycho 100 Reigen: Shirarezaru Kiseki Reinōryokusha (The Miraculous Unknown Psychic) event. At the event, director Yuzuru Tachikawa informed the audience that the staff for the first season at BONES would not change. In addition, season two was stated to premiere on Japanese television stations in January 2019.
The first season of Mob Psycho 100 premiered in Japan in July 2016. The series was streamed internationally with English subtitles via Crunchyroll. Whereas, Funimation acquired the distribution rights to dub and release the series on home video. The English dub of Mob Psycho is set to join Adult Swim’s Toonami block this coming Saturday, October 27 at 11:30 p.m. EDT.
Funimation’s summary for Mob Psycho:
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. Mob) is an 8th grader with powerful psychic abilities. Workingunder his not-so-capable master, Reigen, Mob uses his powers to exorcise evil spirits. But his will to be normal causes him to suppress his powers and feelings until he hits 100 percent — a point where his pent-up emotions are unleashed and a darker power takes over.
The convention will also host the North American premiere of the K: Seven Stories “Memory of Red ~BURN~” and K: Seven Stories “Circle Vision ~Nameless Song~” films. In addition, it will feature the premiere of the first two episodes of the IDOLiSH7 anime. Anime NYC will be held at the Javits Center in New York City from November 16 to November 18.