ONE, creator of two hit series One-Punch Man And Psychological crowd 100says that despite their superficial similarities, the two series and their protagonists, Saitama and Mob, are actually opposites, sitting at two extremes of the emotional spectrum.
One-Punch Man, created by ONE, is a series about Saitama, the strongest man on Earth, who now finds everything extremely boring due to his powers. Mob Psycho 100 follows young Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, an unbelievably powerful psychic who wants to live a normal life more than anything else. Since both main characters possess incredible amounts of power that put others in their backgrounds to shame, it’s easy to see why fans often compare the two series. However, ONE itself seems to see them as opposites, according to an interview with Britain’s Weekly Shonen Jump.
One-Punch Man’s Saitama and Mob Psycho 100’s Mob represent polar opposites
In the interview, ONE said, “In contrast to One-Punch Man, the main character in Mob Psycho 100 is weak and emotionally delicate. So the supporting characters play a supporting role for him. The series are slightly opposite, but they are both extremes, making them easier to create.” It’s an interesting perspective, based on the aforementioned trend of fans comparing Mob and Saitama, but it’s still true. Saitama usually has a kind of mundane wisdom, with simple reasons for doing what he does. Mob, on the other hand, is indeed fragile, and the very title of the series refers to what happens when that fragile shell is broken and his true powers are unleashed.
One-Punch Man focuses almost exclusively on Saitama’s heroes, with very little interpersonal drama involving him. Dramatic moments are often reserved for a great cast of ‘sub’ characters, with Saitama’s lack of strong emotions being a frequent theme in the story. On the other hand, Mob Psycho 100 focuses heavily on Mob’s relationships with other characters, and these relationships are often the root of battles or confrontations that occur. With that in mind, it’s easy to see how ONE approaches them differently, especially in the final installment of Mob Psycho 100. Both series share a similar trend toward introspection and comedy, and The basic premise is that an ordinary guy wields irrational power, but the opposite is very different.
ONE’s view of his two most successful series as polar opposites is certainly an interesting one for fans, who often consider more of what they have in common than they are different. how. It also explains what ONE got for writing both series. Since he sees the two protagonists as opposite poles of a spectrum, they are two different ways of exploring a simple premise – an overpowered character – and its complex consequences: isolation, emotions, and relationships. One-Punch Man And Psychological crowd 100 In the end, both are great works, and the creator’s insight into their differences allows fans to think of the two series in a new way, making them price them even more.