When people talk about Mob Psycho 100, they talk about bombast. They talk about spectacle. Technical excellence. They pull out a list of both established and up-and-coming animators all taking part in what is undeniably a feast for the eyes. The bones of Mob Psycho 100 are raw emotions on a page (or if you’re Miyo Sato, a piece of glass) but, to borrow a tired and frequently ill-used phrase from one Marshall McLuhan, the medium is often the message.
In other words, the “content” of Mob Psycho 100 often takes (and arguably should take, given what the series is doing in the context of the current anime space) a backseat to the medium itself. Discussion of Mob Psycho 100 is dominated by the medium and not the content. Mob Psycho 100 online discourse walks the worn path emotional narrative versus animation quality/visuals and it shouldn’t.
It shouldn’t, because Mob Psycho 100 is both in tandem.