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    Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama 

Voiced by: Setsuo Itou (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English), Carlos Siller (Latin American Spanish)

Portrayed by: Tatsuomi Hamada

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"I don't really get it."

Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama (影山茂夫; Kageyama Shigeo) is a middle schooler with psychic powers linked to his emotions. Being stressed enough can charge Shigeo's abilities to world-shattering lengths, so he studies under Reigen and tries his best to avoid misusing his powers. Often socially awkward and sporting a expressionless face, he is more concerned about making friends and realizing his purpose in life than fighting dangerous espers or being the leader of a cult.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: His defeat of the Kuchisake-Onna (or Dragger in the anime). Since the being was created by urban legend and sustained through the fear of those who believe in it, people well acquainted with the myth (such as Shinra and Reigen) were unable to exorcise it properly. Mob, having been socially isolated for many years, had no such fear in his heart and was able to destroy it cleanly.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: A lot of Mob's personality and characteristics suggest he is somewhere on the autism spectrum.
    • He has difficulty handling emotions that build up into huge outbursts when he reaches 100%, which is similar to a meltdown.
    • His default expression and voice are typically very flat, and he initially had trouble making friends and relating to people. This is also shown to have been in the case in flashbacks to his childhood, before he actively began suppressing his emotions.
    • Reigen references Mob having some sort of 'mental' problem and more than one Monster of the Week calls Mob out on 'not having emotions', which is a common misconception around autism.
    • Many people comment on his inability to 'get a clue' and read social situations, and Mob himself says he has trouble understanding other people, which is one of the most prominent symptoms of autism. Especially evident in his occasional bouts of Brutal Honesty, like with the Telepathy Club or Teruki.
    • Additionally, his suppressed emotions and expressed self-loathing could fall into depression, likely linked to possible PTSD resulting from his uncontrolled psychic outbursts.
    • Mob has self-help books to help with social cues and the theme of the first season has a lyric about inability to read social cues.
      • It's stated that his emotional suppression is a conscious choice - and that he seems more "normal" when they go free - would seem to suggest some form of PTSD, possibly evolved into a full blown dissociative disorder with ???% being a Split Personality from walling off difficult emotions. It's worth noting that these symptoms can mimic some of the symptoms autistic people experience, but complex symptoms are difficult to concretely define as a single diagnosis.
  • Anime Hair: Gets wild spiky hair at 100% power. Somewhat justified in that it seems to be his own power aura lifting his hair.
  • Astral Projection: Does this to combat Mogami.
  • Badass Adorable: Mob's a cute walking bowl, but he's also disturbingly powerful.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Seriously, don't hurt Ritsu in his presence. Seeing Ritsu get beat up by a member of Claw caused Mob to openly show rage, before his counter reached full capacity; not to mention that scene marks the fastest his counter had gone up.
  • Big Good: The strongest force for good in the series so far, as his influence has made many other characters kinder and more humble. After their fight in the Divine Tree, Dimple flat out tells Mob that the strength of his powers, combined with his careful and earnest personality, could make Mob a true leader and unifying force for the people of Spice City, compared to Dimple's plays at godhood through brainwashing.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Since he was unable to impress the girl he likes with his powers, he began to see they are not necessary in daily life. So he enters the Body Improvement Club to become stronger without depending on them.
  • Broken Ace: He can effortlessly wipe extremely powerful psychics off the face of the earth, but he doesn't really enjoy any of that power, and would happily trade it for his brother's social and academic skill. He constantly represses his emotions out of fear of causing a catastrophe, and may be suffering from depression.
  • Catastrophic Countdown: When Mob experiences spikes in his emotions, building up towards his bursts of power. Though, depending on the emotion he feels at the moment, it's not always catastrophic.
  • Character Development: Gradually becomes more confident, sociable and less dependent on Reigen. This has a lot to do with his training in the Body Improvement Club, where he goes from almost the very bottom to the upper half in his second year. That, and a lot of good teaching from Reigen.
  • Chuunibyou: Inverted; he legitimately has incredible strong Psychic Powers, but he doesn't see them as a big deal, both because of his desire to improve in more mundane areas of life (like physical fitness and social interactions) and because he's internalized the philosophy that having powers doesn't automatically make him better or more special than everyone else.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Self-doubting, emotionally fragile, and hates having to fight and hurt people, despite the world's best attempts to drag him into fighting evil.
  • Cool Loser: He's initially defined by his lackluster attributes in everything that isn't related to spirits and psychic power, but he eventually gains a good number of friends in the forms of both the Telepathy and Body Improvement Clubs, respect from the delinquent gang at Salt Mid as their Urabanchou "White T Poison," and starts to gradually grow out of the "loser" part of the trope as he gains more confidence in himself.
  • Creepy Child: While he is one of the nicest kids you'll ever meet, when his power lashes out, he turns into a horrifying force of nature in the body of a child. It doesn't help that even when he is genuinely enraged, he doesn't entirely lose his quiet and polite demeanor, which leads to cold and hate-filled Tranquil Fury far more eerie and disquieting than any screaming fit of rage would be.
    (to Koyama, in the middle of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown): "Hey, mister who did terrible things to us... just so you know, this is all your fault."
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: If he has enough power stored and isn't holding back, he can bring down anyone in a few moves. The only reason why he wasn't able to defeat Koyama at first was because he was holding back, and because Koyama had knock-out spray. When they meet again, he doesn't hold back and easily hands Koyama an instant ass-kicking. Averted with later opponents, who seriously put up a fight and even force Mob to use several 100% modes to keep up.
  • Determinator: Mob gets rather dangerous at 100% emotion. Before that, he's taken quite a few beatdowns, but still refused to give up.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: The ??? arc ends with Mob finally confessing his feelings to Tsubomi, and being soundly rejected by her in response.
  • Does Not Like Spam: His least favorite foods are cilantro, shiokara, and locusts.
  • Dull Surprise: Unless he's at 100%, his facial expressions tend towards this. He's also stated to have limited emotions in everyday life.
  • Emotional Powers: The more stressed Mob becomes, the closer his explosion counter gets towards 100%. Strong enough emotions can drive it far beyond that, to the point that unlike his unconscious "???%" mode, his power isn't even knowably unknowable, with the percentage simply expressed as a smudge.
  • Emotionless Boy: Has grown used to being like this as a way to resist his powers.
  • Emotion Suppression: The original cause of how he came to be as deadpan and emotionally flat as he is, shackling his feelings after Ritsu got caught in the blastzone of a ???% emergence.
  • Energy Absorption: Drains energy from Teru during his ???% state at Black Vinegar Middle School. By the time he faces off against Touichirou of Claw, he seems to have gained a better grasp on this power even at an emotional state below 100%.
  • The Fettered: Thanks to some choice words Reigen gave him when he was younger, he's been able to hold back on his psychic abilities responsibly and reasonably maturely. It comes around to seeing his powers as "knives"— he shouldn't be pointing them at anybody for no good reason. This also extends to his emotional repression, as if he ever truly lets go or has no limiter, he can become dangerous to everyone around him.
  • A God I Am Not: Reigen instilled in him the philosophy that being an esper doesn't make him better than other people, and as a result Mob tends to deflect all praise that could be put towards his psychic powers. For the most part, the world respects his wishes, with the Telepathy and Body Improvement Clubs supporting his desires to increase his physical abilities, and Ichi recognizing that she probably shouldn't reveal his existence to the Psycho Helmet Cult that began worshiping him after he defeated Dimple.
  • Green Thumb: Learns to control plant life when facing off against the Wiggly Figure. After facing off against the leader of Claw, this power ultimately results in the creation of the Divine Tree, a ginormous head of Broccoli that grows in the middle of Seasoning City.
  • The Heart: Since Reigen or Teru are usually more suited to leading, Mob tends to be this until he needs to step up to the plate, with his kindness and innocence keeping everyone else on the straight and narrow.
  • The Hero: While Reigen often takes a leadership role due to being... relatively more mature, Mob himself is pretty much always at the forefront of the action, even when he'd really rather not be.
  • Heroic Willpower: Manages to resist Mogami's attempts at corrupting him for what he perceives as half a year.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Under the effects of ???% mode, Mob effectively becomes this with the full release of his raw psychic power. This idea is even further cemented with the fact that ???% has a separate consciousness of its own that seems to be dedicated to Mob's well being and happiness, since its appearances have been either protecting Mob after being knocked out or, as in Ch 100.1, picking up Mob's bouquet of flowers and ensuring that he makes it to his meeting with Tsubomi, life-threatening injury be damned.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Played with. Unlike most characters of this type, he does not necessarily resent his powers per se (at least not usually), and will openly use them to exorcise evil spirits and take down those who seek to harm innocents. However, he does not exactly embrace them either, not really seeing the big deal in being a psychic, since it doesn't really help him improve his personal life. Above all, he doesn't want to have his powers be his sole defining feature, and wants to become good at normal everyday life things, which he perceives as being more valuable than overwhelming psychic abilities.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Aside from wanting to be normal, Mob's biggest goal in life is to be able to connect with other people.
  • Instant Expert: Able to learn plant control and astral projection with little difficulty.
  • Kid Hero: A 14 year old boy, and one of the world's most powerful espers.
  • Kubrick Stare: Mob's default expression. Becomes a Death Glare when he actually means it.
  • Magnetic Hero: Despite his lack of social skills, he's managed to collect a large amount of friends and allies through his earnestness and kindness, from schoolmates like the Telepathy Club, Body Improvement Club, and Salt Mid's delinquent gang; to former enemies like Dimple, Teru, and the 7th Branch Scar Members of Claw. It's even noted that this quality may have helped the Body Improvement Club recruit more members after Mob becomes their Assistant Director, especially since the new recruits aren't already muscular like the Body Improvement Club was when Mob first joined.
  • Martial Pacifist: Hates fighting other humans, and will avoid it when at all possible, but push him too far or exhaust his other options, and he will show just how powerful of an esper he is.
  • Meaningful Name: His nickname, "Mob" (モブ), is derived from "Mob Character," ie a background character or NPC. Shigeo begins the story with little sense of presence, suppressing his emotions and trying to live like a common person despite everyone trying to take advantage of him.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Rather than over-rely on his psychic power, Mob does his best to work out his body with the Body Improvement club. In his second-year marathon, he manages to place in the top half of 180 students, and that's when he had an injured leg. By the end of the Manga, he's gotten strong enough to climb a telephone pole without the use of his powers... though getting down from it with just his muscles is another story.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Mob and Ritsu were once mugged by highschoolers who made him unconscious by pushing him into a wall. When Mob woke up, all of them, including Ritsu, were heavily injured. This is what caused him to reject his power and meet Reigen for guidance.
    • He has a small one after seeing Ritsu beat up a large group of delinquents with his psychic powers unprovoked, making him realize he had been unconsciously ignoring his brother's insecurities all this time until the issue boiled over.
  • Mutual Envy: He wishes he were more normal like his brother Ritsu, unaware that Ritsu is secretly resentful and envious of him for having psychic abilities.
  • Nice Guy: Very kind and forgiving. Upon defeating former bad guys such as Dimple and Teruki, Mob even asks Reigen if it was wrong to just come and ruin their lives like that. At a different point, he even sheds tears due to having to hurt a guy who is out to kill him.
  • Nightmare Face: His expression when he encountered what appeared to be the burning corpses of his family after Claw invaded his house is a clear and VERY disturbing example.
  • No Sense of Humor: Not for a lack of trying. Not even intentionally letting Dimple's laugh-inducing mind control through his barrier had any effect on him. He finally laughs in Ch 101 after accidentally sending Reigen's birthday cake flying into his face with his powers.
  • Older Than They Look: Mob realistically resembles a 14 year old, but is often surrounded by people who look much older than their age, making him seem young in comparison.
  • One-Man Army: Is able to trounce groups of baddies with his psychic powers alone.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When Mob's Psychic powers flare up, there might be some collateral battle damage, but when ???% shows up, it gets far worse. Ch 100.2 shows that ???% walking through Salt City causes phenomenon being mistaken for large-scale windstorms and earthquakes, to the point that an evacuation order comes into effect, not to mention leaving a visible trail of dug-up Earth where he walks.
  • Pop-Culture Isolation: He's stated to be completely out of the loop when it comes to pop culture, as well as other trends like urban legends. This ends up being a major advantage when he's facing the Kuchisake-Onna/the Dragger, who gets her power from people's knowledge and fear of her; because he isn't up to date on such things and doesn't know anything about her, he has no reason to be afraid of her.
  • Power Incontinence: While unconscious, Mob's power level becomes incomprehensible. He also drives his powers towards infinity in a blind rage once he walks up to what looks like the corpses of his family, but Dimple manages to convince him they're fake and calms him down.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Deconstructed. The line he says just before obliterating Dimple, while badass, is more of a Tear Jerker because you can just tell that Mob is actually disgusted with himself and the stuff he can do when he goes out of control.
    "I'm... terrible."
  • Psychic Powers: He's very proficient on telekinesis even when not trying, can make psychic barriers and also imitates any abilities he sees his opponents perform.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: Mob eventually has a falling out with Reigen when working with him puts a strain on his social life. They reconcile soon after.
  • Red Baron: The former LOL cult members call him "Psycho Helmet" and the students at Salt Mid and in other delinquent gangs around the district know him as "White T Poison". Dimple later takes the Psycho Helmet identity for himself when he takes over the cult.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the anime, Mob's natural eye color as shown in a closeup while being choked by Teruki is a deep reddish-brown. When he hits some of his explosions, like 100% Rage or 100% Hostility, they start glowing a vibrant and menacing red.
  • Relative Button: Anyone who harms Ritsu is making a grave mistake if Mob knows about it. To put that into perspective, Mob always had a gradual build up to his 100% emotional outburst. The arc prior, it took Teruki almost strangling him to death to bring out his powers. By comparison, Mob goes from 0-100% in the matter of seconds after seeing Koyama beat up Ritsu.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: At home and in school he is usually reserved and a bit awkward, even anxious at times, during social interactions. To whit, his "speech" when coaxed into running for Student Council President was an unprecedented 5 minutes of silence.
  • Squishy Wizard: While unrivaled in pure psychic ability, he's shown to be incredibly out of shape. His time as the newest member of the Body Improvement Club is mostly comprised of him passing out during their morning jogs.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Mob is an inversion - instead of being Hot-Blooded and cheerful, he's emotionally repressed and usually a bit downbeat. Instead of spiky hair all the time that gets spikier the more power he uses, his hair is only spiky when his powers flare up and is usually styled into a rounded bowl cut. Instead of having lots of confidence and lots of friends, he starts the story with very little self-confidence and relies on what few friends he has to keep it from collapsing entirely.
  • The Stoic: Mob is usually expressionless by default, and doesn't have much of an sense of humor. After his Character Development however, he gets better at interacting with others and smiles more often.
  • Suicidal Pacifism: Early on. Knowing how dangerous his powers are, Mob refuses to use it on other humans. Exorcising ghosts is fine, though, because it benefits Reigen. It takes a while for him to question whether or not that is right.
  • Super Empowering: 100% Gratitude. By the time he faces off against the leader of Claw, he's learned how to do this at below 100%.
  • Super Mode: 100%. Here, his powers become much stronger due to the force of his emotions, allowing him to keep up with exceptionally powerful Espers.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: ???%. It comes out when Mob is unconscious, and not only seems to be almost a separate entity from Mob, but is also far more destructive, although it doesn't seem actively malicious, just less restrained in its power use than Mob. To whit, ???% is so focused on getting to Mob's meeting with Tsubomi that it completely ignores the fact that its presence is pretty much destroying Salt City.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite food is takoyaki and his favorite drink is milk.
  • Tranquil Fury: Even at 100% Rage or 100% Animosity, the only outward sign he's angry is a Death Glare. That, and the way property damage starts to accumulate around him.
  • Unconscious Objector: Mob is able to keep fighting when knocked out. His power level when he's unconscious? "???%". He's terrified of what could happen when he loses control like that. When Mogami destroys Mob's body... the ???% still takes form. If Mob's physical body is obliterated, then ???% gets unleashed fully. ???% has thoughts and a personality of its own, though seemingly in service to Mob, as it states that because Mob going to see Tsubomi is an important meeting for him, and because Mob has been knocked out from being hit by a car, ???%'s intervention has become necessary and it won't let anything get in its way, including picking up the bouquet Minegishi gave him.
  • The Unfavorite: While his parents do love him, he seems to be this compared to his much more classically gifted younger brother, particularly in the eyes of his mother. As a result, Mob envies Ritsu for being a normal kid, which blinded him to Ritsu's resentment for having the incredible psychic powers he craves.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Mob doesn't have a lot of refined techniques the way most elite Claw members do, but his power advantage is so overwhelming that it rarely matters.
  • Warrior Therapist: Many of the psychics Mob fights end up being on the receiving end of having their insecurities thrown in their faces as Mob destroys them
  • Weirdness Magnet: It is sort of justified when it comes to evil spirits; after all, his part-time job involves exorcising them, and while some of them end up being fakes, some are bound to be real.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: In the anime, his eyes are drawn in a shiny bishonen fashion during 100% Courage.
  • When He Smiles: He smiles frequently (and adorably) enough, but it's an absolute joy to see him laughing brightly in Ch 101.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In his fight against Tsuchiya at Scar HQ, he reveals that this is one of the morals that Reigen taught him. It takes her pointing out that she's an adult woman fighting a middle school boy to get him to actually retaliate.

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    Arataka Reigen 

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Chris Niosi (English), Manuel Campuzano (Latin American Spanish)

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"You're the main character of your own life, Mob."

Arataka Reigen (霊幻新隆; Reigen Arataka) is a self-proclaimed psychic who owns a business that deals with exorcising ghosts. Reigen is very clever and has a way with words, so he can easily bring people under his sway. However, he also makes a point of solving his clients' problems and making them satisfied, no matter what it takes.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: His tendency to dive into situations that he doesn't fully understand, combined with his massive confidence, has led him to pull off amazing victories when no sane person would have even tried.
  • All-Loving Hero: Downplayed; Reigen will fight if he absolutely has to, but he would prefer to end his battle with words over violence. He defeats the Scar members by telling them that they are wasting their powers on being evil and should instead focus on improving themselves to be better people. Compare this to a typical anime protagnist who would simply beat them up.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Life dealt you a short-hand and you want to take it out on the world? Reigen's answer is to tell you to suck it up and work through it to make something out of your life. Somewhat deconstructed when his tough-love attitude drives Mob away, leading to him focusing on making the best of his situation by pushing his public persona. This gets him revealed as a fraud, and hands him a serious reality check of his own.
  • Badass Normal: You wouldn't believe the things this guy can do despite having no powers. He shames several Claw members into working for better lives, isn't fooled by a Creepy Child whose demonic possession everyone else couldn't detect, puts a massive effort to take down a virtual MMORPG ghost that was immune to the abilities of proper psychics and tries to punch out some of the most powerful espers in the planet.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Well, he's got at least one part of that right. Or arguably both.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: Bluffs his way into places or into the trust of others by acting supremely confident, and it usually works.
  • Blocking Stops All Damage: Reigen tends to cover the back of his head with one hand to avoid concussions if he's thrown around.
  • Born Lucky: Even with his Refuge in Audacity and having actual espers as allies, this is the only way to explain how not only has he not been torn to pieces by now, but his plans actually work
  • Calling Your Attacks: Parodied. He has names for all of his "exorcism techniques", which he loudly shouts out whenever he uses them. Being what he is, half of those techniques are ineffective and the other half are just obvious attempts to invoke Mundane Made Awesome, such as Sorcery Crush (just a massage) and Digital Purification (photoshopping ghosts out of photographs).
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: It only took one drink for him to get buzzed, and it didn't even have alcohol in it. He even threw up afterwards.
  • Character Development: Goes from a sleazy Jerk with a Heart of Gold who has no problem using Mob and isolating him in order to keep him under his thumb, to a more understanding mentor who cares for Mob; not just as an employee, but as his friend as well. This is best exemplified when when he give Mob the week off of work so he can focus on training for a marathon and then trains alongside him to keep his spirits up.
  • Character Focus: While he is the second most important character already, the Separate Ways arc specifically focuses on him, with Mob out of the picture for most of it.
  • Character Tics: The anime shows him waving his hands about erratically when he gestures, most likely to appear more mysterious and powerful than he actually is.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When facing off against Claw, he drop kicks one while he's distracted, and pretends to use hypnosis on another before randomly decking him in the face. He pulls a similar trick when facing Touichirou, having him envelop Mob in his psychic barrier as soundproofing so that Reigen will have a clear shot at punching him.
  • Con Man: Played With. He lies about psychic powers, and will fake his way through anything he can; but his business ethic relies on actually helping his customers, and he has a special hatred for any con artists that play the trope straight. He also refuses to extort his customers, being noted as the cheapest "psychic" on the market, and sometimes accepts non-monetary compensation, such as taking some crop seeds as payment from a poor farmer.
  • Cowardly Lion: He'll usually try to keep away from a fight, but if someone he cares about is in danger - especially Mob - he'll jump into a fight he knows he can't win and simply hope for a miracle to happen.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The "Separation" Arc puts more focus on him than Mob, exploring his character and why he decided to become a Phony Psychic.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The world of the series is introduced with Reigen and his work. He's soon forced to call Mob for help, who is then revealed to be the actual main character.
  • Deuteragonist: He's one of the most important characters in the series, second only to Mob. He continues filling this role in REIGEN, though in this case he's second to Tome.
  • Drunk on Milk: Lampshaded and played for drama. After a huge fight with Mob leaves him in a Heroic BSoD over how thoughtless he was acting, he ends up showing blackout-level symptoms after one cup of a completely non-alcoholic drink, purely due to him believing he should be drunk.
  • Dub Name Change: His name and surname are swapped in the English dub.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In a critical moment, Mob's gratitude reaching 100% instinctively transfers his charged power over to Reigen, making him able to No-Sell the attacks from the Claw members. It takes a while for him to even realize the level of danger he was dealing with. Even after Mob's power leaves him, he's still awakened enough to be able to see spirits. This also counts while he's possessed by Dimple at the end of Chapter 100, which makes him powerful and fast enough to close in on ???% Mob and give him a heart-to-heart while he's causing a massive tornado.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Reigen may be a fraudster, but at least he's a honorable one who wants to solve people's problems and even teaches them to defend themselves from other con men who only care about swindling people out of their money.
  • The Face: His time spent being The Leader usually ends up with him as this due to his silver con man tongue making up for his lack of psychic powers.
  • Foil: To Mob. Reigen is bombastic, and plays himself up as powerful, but is really just an average human with an unorthodox skillset and a bizarre amount of luck. Mob is extremely blunt, has very little presence, but is pretty much the most powerful entity in the series bar none. And while Mob wants live his life fairly without worrying about his powers, Reigen desires to become a somebody by becoming a Phony Psychic.
  • Greed: Played with. Reigen is constantly looking for a new client or job to do and he pays Mob rather pitifully, but he's mainly interested in keeping the lights on and genuinely helping his clients out. As such, he charges much less than other Phony Psychics.
  • Guile Hero: Relies on misdirection and trickery to turn a fight in his favor.
  • The Heart: Despite usually taking on a leadership role when the main characters team up, what he really provides above all is emotional and moral support.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He confronts the (remaining) leaders of Claw by admonishing that they shouldn't be hurting people. Teruki is quick to mentally note that Reigen had just dropkicked someone right before saying that.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Reigen has always wanted to "become somebody", so when he first met Mob and was amazed about his powers being the real deal, he figured that was his chance to work his way to the top of a line of business.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • Mob is well aware that Reigen is no Esper, but Reigen uses the term "Psychic" and that's gotta mean something even though Reigen has no power aura or any supernatural abilities.
    • One of Reigen's "special moves" is to sucker punch his target and yell out "SELF-DEFENSE PUNCH!" in the hopes that claiming it's "self-defense" means they can't sue him, despite him quite obviously striking first.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He often manipulates Mob for his own gain, but does honestly care for him, gives advice about his insecurities and protects him from harm. Eventually he realizes he's been keeping Mob from living his youth and becomes afraid of losing his trust.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Zig-zagged. He insists to Mob that when things are really bad, there's no shame in fleeing and living to fight another day, mostly to protect the boy. However, once 100% Adoration kicks in, he is able to stand his ground against Claw and effortlessly bat their attacks aside.
  • Large Ham: When he's on the job, it helps sell the psychic act.
  • Loophole Abuse: His hilariously named "Self Defense Rush", which consists of him rapidly punching his opponent. In the anime the narrator mentions that he calls it this to avoid getting sued or arrested for assault, despite him initiating the attack.
  • Loveable Rogue: He's a con man with insane luck and even more insane expressions, but his dedication to Mob and to actually helping his clients makes him this.
  • Magnetic Hero: Similar to Mob - while Mob's powers were what Reigen was using fighting the 7th Branch of Claw, his speech about growing up and taking responsibility was what turned them, especially the members of Scar, to his and Mob's cause, resulting in him being placed as leader for the fight against Touichirou.
  • Mean Boss: Underpays Mob and calls him to help at the most inopportune times. Becomes more of a Benevolent Boss later on.
  • Meaningful Name: "Reigen" is written with the kanji for "spirit" and "illusion" — a perfect fit for a man who lies about having spiritual powers. "Reigen arataka" is also a homophone for a Japanese phrase 霊験あらたか meaning "miraculous; wonder-working; magical​".
  • Mentors: Although Reigen clearly isn't paranormal, Mob still respects him for his wisdom.
  • Mind over Matter: By lucid dreaming that he has genuine powers, he is able to Salt Punch the Devourer out of existence in the Devourer's own dreamworld.
  • Mooching Master: As the Phony Psychic mentor to a very much not phony psychic apprentice, this can be expected. Reigen constantly relies on Mob's help whenever he gets in over his head, which is pretty much every single time he encounters even the weakest genuine spirit.
  • Mood-Swinger: He frequently goes from calm to panicking in the span of a few seconds.
  • Morality Chain: Why is Reigen Mob's mentor when there's nothing at all he can teach him about using Psychic Powers? The truth is that he serves a much more important role in Mob's life: his moral compass and emotional support, which is crucial to someone as young as Mob in possession of massively destructive powers. For instance, he is the one who instilled in Mob the rule of never using his powers on humans.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Not like how most would picture "fanservice", but it's there in the anime version. The animator for the ending sequence even asked girls in the studio for a "sexier" way to light a cigarette during his morning routine.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Reigen slaps fancy names on anything he does to make them look like supernatural abilities, such as pretending to lift curses by relieving his clients' shoulders and back with nice massages. The narrator refers to those as his "Secret Techniques" and more often than not, they do turn out to be awesome and unexpectedly effective.
  • Phony Psychic: A very talented guy who could be anything but chose to fake being a psychic for some reason. He has no actual powers and has Mob take care of any genuinely supernatural threats that they come across, though he's usually able to solve his customers' problems in surprisingly effective ways.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gave a rather famous one to the members of Scar during the climax of the Scar Arc. Since he realized he couldn't reason with them as adults since the group had the maturity of children, he talks down to them like they are petulant children.
    Ritsu: He dragged them out of their delusions and back into reality by force, by shattering their dreams.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He acts with such supreme confidence and charm that his clients fail to notice that he doesn't actually have any powers, because why else would this guy act this way?
  • Running Gag: His specialized anti-esper fighting technique: sidling in close and punching their lights out when they least expect it. It never works for long, but it does work.
  • Salt Solution: His primary way of dealing with evil spirits is spraying them with salt. Unfortunately, as one spirit points out, he's using regular table salt rather than purified salt, making it completely ineffective.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Never seen without a suit, even when he's running around in the woods.
  • The Social Expert: Reigen has an astute ability to read people and figure out what to say to get what he wants from them.
  • Spanner in the Works: He manages to invade the Claw division headquarter and accidentally get Mob and company out of an anti-psychic room with nothing more than bumbling around, giving rousing speeches to mooks and some unintended Refuge in Audacity.
  • Super Mode: Reigen 1000%, caused by Mob transferring all of his powers to Reigen during 100% Gratitude.
  • Stress Vomit: He starts to strain under the pressure when he gets to realizing that he's still the same false psychic who hasn't changed at all.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Frequently makes use of this when he's in full confident bluffing mode. The best example is him strolling up to the 7th Division Claw headquarters and acting with such bluster that the underlings there assume he's one of their bosses. He rolls with this without missing a beat and successfully browbeats them into letting him into the facility.
  • Team Dad: Generally concerns himself most with the well-being of the crew when they team up - especially Mob.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite foods are ramen and yakiniku. He sometimes treats Mob to some ramen.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Has said he's afraid of cockroaches.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: This is implied given that he made it a rule for Mob to never hit girls. And based on Mob's account, Reigen states that "guys who go around beating women are the biggest losers in the world".

    Dimple 

Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese), Michael Sorich (English), Carlos Hernández (Latin American Spanish)

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Upper Class Evil Spirit Form 

"Well, if you cannot go to paradise when you die, you can always stay with me."

Dimple (エクボ; Ekubo) is an evil spirit who wants to be worshiped as God by people. Mob happens to defeat his cult, so Dimple tags along in an effort to take over his body. He eventually mellows out and becomes a genuine friend to him, though.


  • Ambition Is Evil: He started a cult so he could become a god. Too bad Mob defeated him before he could fulfill it.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Is asked one by Mob that he has no idea how to answer.
    Mob: Why do you keep doing bad things?
  • An Arm and a Leg: Quickly lost his limbs to Mob when they fought. Over and over. Lucky for Dimple that he had a Healing Factor.
  • Back from the Dead: Being a ghost aside, Dimple has come back from being exorcised or otherwise defeated a few times through sheer willpower. He managed to somehow survive Mob exorcising him during their first meeting, Teru exorcising him in a weakened state sometime after, and he outright states Mob's friendship with him helped him return after he sacrificed himself to defeat the Lord Psycho Helmet created in the Divine Tree.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He breaks into Mogami's mental world to keep Mob from falling prey to his corruption.
  • Demonic Possession: Dimple is able to do this but it doesn't always work. He tries to take over Ritsu with an excuse of wanting to help him use his powers, but Ritsu remains in control. Dimple later gets an opportunity to possess Mob, but finds out he can't properly control his powers and by then, he had taken a liking to the kid.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Towards Mob, who defeated him, although Dimple was only pretending at first. Later he comes to see him as a genuine friend.
  • Disney Death: Despite all signs pointing to Dimple being erased after the battle with Psycho Helmet, he comes back in Chapter 100 and is still around 6 months later.
  • Facial Markings: Two large Pikachu-esque red markings on his cheeks, that also appear on any body he inhabits when possessing them.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: It's hard to be scared of a spirit named something as goofy as Dimple, even if he's legitimately dangerous.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Does this to Mob when he nearly gives in to Mogami's corruption and later when it looked like Mob's entire family was murdered.
  • Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: Used hypnosis to force depressed people to smile and join his LOL cult.
  • A God Am I: His primary goal. Upon assuming the guise of Lord Psycho Helmet and absorbing psychic energy from the Divine Tree, he's become powerful enough to fit the bill, including renaming all his attacks to be prefixed with the "God".
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Upon being defeated by Mob, Dimple can't believe he's losing his cult to some random middle schooler. Mob simply admits how unfair his powers are, and then pokes Dimple to oblivion.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Once the opportunity arrives for Dimple to once again become a god, he severs ties with Mob and attempts to take over Spice City with hypnosis. Even then, most of his actions seemed mainly to provoke a violent reaction in Mob, as he actively tries to avoid hurting Mob seriously and, when Mob discards his power through 100% Trust, Dimple's attempts to scare him fall flat when Mob realizes that Dimple truly does care about him.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Dimple sides with Mob after he's been reduced to a fraction of his original power in an attempt to possess him. Eventually, he gives up on possessing Mob entirely and instead prefers to just be his friend.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Lets himself be eaten by Lord Psycho Helmet so he can overpower it and rip the Divine Tree out of the ground, sending it elsewhere to save both Spice City and Mob. Subverted in that he didn't actually die.
  • Horror Hunger: After being forced to eat all of the other spirits in Matsuo's jar, he developed a taste for other evil spirits. Whenever Mob calls in sick and Dimple has to take his place as exorcist, Reigen's way of paying him is basically "Hey if you find it you can eat it." and Dimple never refuses.
  • Humanoid Abomination: His giant high-level form seen when he first fights Mob. Lord Psycho Helmet, who looks like a sketch based on Mob, is also Dimple in disguise... at least at first.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: His whole ambition, including wanting to become a god, boils down to this. This way of thinking infects his interactions with Mob, where he tries to convince Mob to show off and have more pride in his powers, and how he initially compares Teru's selfish abuse of his powers favorably to Mob's rejection of them.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: After Mob displays 100% Trust in him, Dimple admits that his desire to be worshiped was ultimately him getting carried away in a desire to be noticed and acknowledged, much like Mob. He wanted to be popular and have friends, and meeting Mob finally opened the door for him in that regard.
  • Invisible to Normals: His spirit form is this.
  • Meaningful Name: A dimple is a noticeable mark or crease that appears on the cheeks when someone smiles.
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: Can regain his power by eating other Evil Spirits. It's implied that this is how he dealt with Matsuo's spirits while trapped in his jar, and shown in a subsequent chapter to be his preferred method of exorcism.
  • Morphic Resonance: Anyone Dimple possesses gains his signature red cheek markings.
  • One-Man Army: "Weakened Blob" Dimple against an army of tougher evil spirits? Dimple still wins.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: While making his cult bully Mob around, Dimple lectures the boy about how his inability to emote will forever distance him from others. This causes Mob to finally explode and show what his emotions really are like.
  • Redemption Equals Life: After understanding that friendship is what he was really after and giving up on his plans, Dimple ends up sacrificing himself to save Mob from Lord Psycho Helmet. However, he comes back in a weakened state to assist Reigen against ???%, reasoning that Mob's strong belief in him is enough to bring him back from the brink every time.
  • The Smart Guy: When he's fighting with the heroes, he tends to be the most knowledgeable about matters relating to evil spirits and psychic powers, and is usually the one to fill the others in.
  • Starter Villain: The first notable antagonist that Mob faces.
  • Sudden Anatomy: He usually looks like a floating green blob with a face and no limbs, but he'll often grow arms out of nowhere whenever it's convenient.
  • Super Empowering: Anyone possessed by him has their natural attributes boosted, which has come in handy quite a few times. Not only is he able to provide his bodies with reasonable Esper abilities and help control and refine the powers of those who already have them, they become much tougher, stronger and more agile. His frequent possession of Mob shows that he can't use anywhere near his host's full psychic potential, but on the other hand he's able to turn the rather unimposing boy into a pretty effective melee combatant.
  • Symbiotic Possession: When Ritsu is still only beginning to figure out his powers, Dimple is able to use his possession to fine tune his psychic aura from inside his body. During the Asagiri Mansion and Claw arcs, his relationship with Mob involves this, possessing and controlling his uninhabited or sleeping body in order to protect him from harm. He also does this with Reigen in Ch 100, boosting him enough to help him weather a tornado caused by ???%.
  • Token Evil Teammate: While he does genuinely come to care for Mob and his friends, he started hanging out with the heroes in hopes of possessing Mob for his powers, and isn't so far gone from his God Envy to pass up on taking control of the Psycho Helmet Cult and brainwashing most of Spice City.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At first his ultimate goal was to possess Mob’s body so he could attempt world domination again. To achieve this, he figures he has to win Mob’s trust, so his strategy is basically befriending Mob, protecting the people Mob likes, the clients he shares with Reigen and Mob himself. And he keeps doing that even after he realizes that he can’t bring Mob’s power to its full potential while possessing him. At this point is just natural for him to protect Mob and whoever Mob likes. This is best apparent in Chapter 97 as, even after becoming powerful enough to pose a threat to Mob, Mob sees through all Dimple's bluster and attempts to draw Mob into a fight as just hollow gesturing, with Dimple refusing to hurt him and even being worried at one point when he thought his God Beam could've killed Mob.
  • We Can Rule Together: He proposes this to Mob the day after his defeat. Mob immediately threatens to exorcise him. Much later, Dimple invites him to take over the Psycho Helmet cult. Mob refuses to be his front-man and asks why is it that Dimple won't stop doing bad things. Dimple leaves looking dejected and takes matters into his own hands.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Dimple was in a weakened state when Teru wiped him out instantly, but then again, Teru probably was also much more powerful than he expected.

    Ritsu Kageyama 

Voiced by: Miyu Irino (Japanese), Max Mittelman (English), Javier Olguín (Latin American Spanish)

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"I do not accept losing to anyone besides my big brother."

Mob's younger brother. Ritsu Kageyama (影山律; Kageyama Ritsu) is great at exams and sports, popular among girls and a member of the Student Council, but greatly resents how he doesn't have Esper powers like Mob's. In spite of it, he loves Mob and his well-being is a great priority.


  • Ascended Extra: The first chapters simply have him as Mob's nice brother and part of his house life. It's not until the Big Clean up arc he actually becomes a main character.
  • The Ace: Ritsu is a lot more physically fit model as well as a perfect student and his brother Mob envies him for it, but all Ritsu wants is to become an esper like Mob. Once he does get his powers, Dimple helps him develop them very quickly, and he soon becomes extremely proficient, although not to the level of, say, Mob or Teru.
  • The Big Guy: While Mob and Teru are stronger than he is because of their powers, Ritsu is more aggressive than either of them on the team in addition to being larger and more fit than Mob initially, and remains aggressive with his own esper powers even after Mob reasons with him unlike Teru, so he fits this role more than anything.
  • Big Little Brother: Due to him being slightly taller (and looking slightly older) than Mob, and his more assertive, take-charge attitude, it's easy to forget that he's the younger brother.
  • Broken Ace: He's physically talented than his brother Mob, something that Mob envies him for, but Ritsu deeply resents his brother for being an esper. And once he gets powers of his own, Ritsu decides to use his powers selfishly until Mob reasons with him.
  • Character Development: He begins the series distant and slightly fearful of his older brother. The traumatic event from their childhoods where Mob accidentally maimed Ritsu with his psychic powers left a bigger scar than Mob thinks, causing Ritsu to grow jealous of his brother's immense powers. After gaining powers of his own he realizes that Mob genuinely loves him and wants to protect him, and the two become closer as brothers as a result.
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: Once his powers awaken, he rants to Mob that he always envied him and how he was never being able to do anything that might agitate Mob's powers out of fear, in essence making his "supportive, kind brother" attitude a facade. Mob believes that Ritsu only means half of it, and he never denies this.
  • Does Not Like Spam: His least favorite food is pork feet.
  • Emotional Powers: Much like his brother, Ritsu's powers are tied to his emotions. He intentionally takes part in the Student Council President's plan just so he can become more powerful from the feelings of guilt.
  • Foil: To Mob. He's fantastically skilled in the mundane tasks Mob wishes he could excel in, but spends the early portion of the manga secretly wishing he could give it all up to have fantastic psychic powers like Mob.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Despite excelling at studies and sports, Ritsu just wanted to have powers like his brother's. He gets his wish granted when he discovers his psychic powers during "The Big Cleanup," and masters them with Dimple's help.
  • Karma Houdini: Was never punished for wrongfully framing school delinquents during the "Big Cleanup" and using his psychic powers selfishly once he gains them.
  • Mutual Envy: He's secretly envious of Mob for having psychic powers, and wishes he had those powers himself. Ironically, Mob wishes he could be as normal as Ritsu since his powers haven't done much to improve his personal life.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He slowly realizes that wrongfully framing school delinquents for things they didn't do, thus ruining their lives and reputations, was wrong. Later he exploits it by powering his own psychic powers with feelings of guilt.
  • Psychic Powers: Eventually gains the power of Telekinesis.
  • The Resenter: Towards Mob, who has the incredible psychic powers he covets. He stops after gaining his own psychic powers.
  • Out of Focus: Of all the major arcs, he is noticeably missing from the Mogami arc and the Separate Ways arc.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Begins as a normal boy, but eventually develops psychic powers.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: His personality and values change for the worse during the Big Cleanup, with him framing several violent school delinquents for crimes they didn't commit. He also becomes Drunk with Power after his psychic powers emerge and develops the desire to do whatever he pleases with them, even suggesting he test his powers on Kenji's car during a spoon-bending demonstration. Luckily, Mob is able to reason with him later.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite foods are tofu and boiled pork.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Subverted; Dimple and Kamuro thought he would be one of these, but he's most definitely not. He makes it clear that he knows Dimple wants to possess him and lets Kamuro suffer from the fallout of the Big Cleanup alone.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: At first, Ritsu agreed to take part in the Big Cleanup operation to make the school a better place for weak-willed people such as his brother. He then goes on to believe he actually feared Mob and wanted to keep him from going out of control.
  • What You Are in the Dark: When he awakens his psychic powers and nobody knows about it, his personality changes drastically and he quickly adopts the attitude that he's entitled to do whatever he feels like (with the toxic influence of Dimple nearby).
  • Younger Than They Look: A milder example than other members of the cast, but he could easily be mistaken for Mob's high school aged older brother.

    Teruki Hanazawa 

Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese), Erik Kimerer (English), José Antonio Toledano (Latin American Spanish)

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After his haircut 

"A star is shining not because it's being showered in light, but because he who emits light is a star."

Teruki Hanazawa (花沢輝気; Hanazawa Teruki) is Black Vinegar Middle School's secret bancho note , an esper who held normal people in contempt and liberally used his powers to excel in everything. This changes once he faces Mob and is not only overwhelmed but also gets his motivations deconstructed by him. After his defeat, Teru becomes more humble and friendly to others and decides to train the young espers from the Awakening Lab.


  • The Ace: Becomes this after his Heel–Face Turn, training to help the world and becoming one of the few known espers capable of using more than one technique at a time.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Noted a couple of times to have brown hair in the comic, but the anime gives him bright blond hair instead.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Teru's seen on a date with a girl the first time we meet him, but he seems to have a crush on Mob. In the manga, he tells Mob that girls are, in fact, staring at him because he's handsome, and takes him shopping. During the Divine Tree arc, Dimple refers to Teru's "true feelings" for Mob; Teru says he will end their "relationship" if Mob does not give up on his attempts to destroy the Divine tree; Teru states that, before the Divine Tree and Lord Psycho Helmet, Mob was the most important thing to him; he apologizes before hitting Mob with his power; and, when being thrown out of the Divine Tree, he can't help but comment through is brainwashing that Mob is "so amazing". In the anime, he comes off as rather flirty with Mob and trying to get his attention during the Claw arc, offering his help by stating Mob will need someone who is strong, smart, and on his side, and then later by commenting that he, too, was nearly killed by some of the Claw members.
Bonus: During the second OVA, Teru questions if Mob has a crush on anyone in the Body Improvement Club, which consists of all boys. Teru would know this— he's met them.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Teru is able to replicate the special abilities of other espers simply by watching them use their techniques.
  • Break the Haughty: Mob delivers a Breaking Speech to Teruki and, in ???% mode, tears his clothes off, drains his power and levitates him and the entire landscape into the sky, proving a point about how dangerous psychic powers can be. Teruki admits Mob was right and leaves in shame as he realizes even Mob had genuine friends. After several days of trauma from such a loss, he recovers and becomes a better person.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Thrice. Once in his battle with Mob, he just narrowly avoids being scalped, but it takes away the top of his hair. And again in the face-off with the Claw Organization, except it just cuts off half of his ridiculous wig. It looks better that way. The final time is during the Broccoli Arc, where Teruki's battle with ???% leads to the first incident being paralleled almost perfectly. Thankfully, it grows back for the finale.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Became a member of Mob's circle of allies after getting an ass-kicking.
  • Dodgy Toupee: His towering beehive style wig during the 7th Branch Infiltration Arc, affectionately referred to by fans as "The Haystack." It gets cut in half during the climax of the arc, and once his hair grows back properly, he ditches it.
  • Does Not Like Spam: His least favorite food is raw oyster (bad experience).
  • Evil Counterpart: Initially one to Mob, in that he frequently abuses psychic powers for his own benefit while Mob keeps his own abilities under tight control unless danger is present. After his Heel–Face Turn, he started acting like Mob.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted at first, but after he got his ass kicked by Mob and going through the above Break the Haughty, he slowly started becoming kinder and more heroic.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After his fight with Mob.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Fires a knife at Mob and it gets accidentally deflected at his head, taking away most of his hair. Whoops.
    Teru's head: 0%
  • I Just Want to Be Special: To the point where once he found out he has psychic powers he started to consider himself "The Main Character of the World" and "The Chosen One". After Mob beat him down he calmed down on this.
  • Important Haircut: Getting shaved by Mob during their fight was the first bit of humiliation needed for him to start becoming a good guy. After the 7th Branch Infiltration arc, he's settled into a short, spiky hairdo as his heroic look, as opposed to his medium-length messy hair from his introduction. It doesn't last— within the last ten chapters of the manga, Teruki is once again left with only the sides of his hairstyle intact after a catastrophic fight with ???%. His hair is back to a cut similar to his original long locks for Chapter 101.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Mob comes to realize that deep down, this is what Teru feels. By their next meeting, he's learned to embrace the "Inferiority" part to an extent, recognizing that being an Esper doesn't mean he's better than anyone else, and resolves to make himself a better person because of that.
  • Instant Expert: Has very little trouble learning new powers, as shown by him mimicking Terada's Air Whips mere minutes after seeing them in action.
  • It's All About Me: Because of his power, he felt like he was the main character of the world. Then he had an encounter with Mob at ???% and has since lost this trait.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Introduced as the last resort of his school's delinquents.
  • Jerkass: At first. Learns to be a Nice Guy after his defeat.
  • Killing Intent: After losing his hair to Shigeo, Teru snaps and starts trying to kill him.
  • The Lancer: He's Mob's most consistent partner when facing off against threats, and is generally a little more headstrong than the more passive Mob.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Based on Teruki's angry reaction to Mob No Selling his opening attack, Dimple describes him as having lived much of his life as a big fish in a tiny pond.
  • Mentor Archetype: After his Heel–Face Turn, he mentors several other Espers in expanding their weak psychic powers.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Uses psychic power to enhance his physical skills and toss around the Body Improvement Club like they were nothing.
  • Playing with Fire: Learns pyrokinesis after seeing Miyagawa use it.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Even after his Heel–Face Turn, Teru is not above torturing henchmen to get information he needs. Likewise, unlike Mob, he will not hesitate in exerting deadly damage towards his enemies, particularly if he was attacked first, as Miyagawa unfortunately found out.
  • Psychic Powers: Powerful telekinesis which he used to enhance his moves without revealing his ability to people.
  • Out of Focus: Like Ritsu, he doesn't show up in the Mogami arc and the Separate Ways arc.
  • Shadow Archetype: An example to Mob of how abuse of psychic power can twist people.
  • Smug Super: At first, he was a powerful psychic with a superiority complex. Then Mob knocked him down a peg or two.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Learns to use two different psychic abilities at the same time, which is something few espers can do.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After his battle with Mob, he lost most of his arrogant streak and started to be more friendly towards others.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite food is steak.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Teru is given a breaking lecture by Mob on how they're nothing without their powers. Unable to defeat Mob with psychic power, Teru just tries to choke him to death, essentially giving up on his own terms for fighting Mob.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Relative to Mob, Teru makes up for his lack of raw power with his uncanny ability to replicate the abilities of other espers.

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    Tome Kurata 

Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English), Betzabe Jara (Latin American Spanish)

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The president of the Telepathy Club, Tome Kurata (暗田トメ; Kurata Tome) has one passion: the paranormal. Her initial goal is to communicate with aliens via telepathy, and she demands that Mob help her find espers in hopes of locating a telepath. Once she's finally made contact with aliens, she pursues a job at Reigen's office, wanting to learn more about the supernatural.


  • Agent Mulder: She's the only one in the Telepathy Club who actually believes in telepathy and using it to contact extraterrestrials, while the other members are just there to slack off.
  • Ascended Extra: She assumes the role of the main character in Reigen, since she's an unofficial employee of Spirits and Such by that time.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: In Reigen, she's the first ONE protagonist not to have any sort of special abilities, either earned or naturally-gained. Also unlike Mob, instead of being more interested in living a normal life and being more popular, but sort of happening into unusual situations, Tome wants to become more deeply entrenched in the supernatural and occult of the world while being pushed away from it by others, and doesn't care about more mundane goings-on in life.
  • Determinator: Will overcome any kind of hurdles to keep the club afloat, even when the other club members point out that they really don't do anything of substance.
    President... we haven't done anything so far.
    • She also hounds Reigen for a job at Spirits and Such, refusing to take "no" for an answer.
  • Goal in Life: She wants to figure out telepathy so she can use it to communicate with aliens and other extraterrestrial lifeforms.
  • The Lad-ette: She's loud, crass, obnoxious, and loves video games (and aliens). She also seems to get along better with boys than with girls.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Can be this at times - she's particularly fond of Crocodile Tears as a means to an end.
  • Plucky Office Girl: By Chapter 101, she's been the secretary at Spirits & Such for a few months, and accidentally causes Reigen to drop his birthday cake in an attempt to get a raise. Reigen reveals that she isn't really paid at all, meanwhile, and in fact just sort of decided she works there.

    Tsubomi Takane 

Voiced by: Uki Satake (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (English), Alessia Becerril (Latin American Spanish)

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"Get a clue."

Tsubomi Takane (高嶺ツボミ; Takane Tsubomi) is an attendee of Salt Middle School that Mob also goes to, making them classmates. Apparently, she and Mob were childhood friends, and Mob has a rather huge crush on her.


  • Gaussian Girl: Mob tends to view her with a faint, sparkly pink glow around her, while everyone else just looks like walking vegetables to emphasize his tunnel vision towards her.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a pink barrette in her hair.
  • Heroic Willpower: She is said to be strong-willed, the kind of person that doesn't follow the crowd. She was one of the last people to join the broccoli cult, as her will resisted with ease for a long time.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • While we've seen very little of her, Dimple claims that she's 'too much woman' for Mob to handle based on what he's observed, and Ichi claims that she's hiding her real self. We know that she isn't impressed by Mob's power, and her reaction to a tornado coming her way in the midst of a city-destroying earthquake is to sit on a bench and wait for the person she's meeting when everyone else had already evacuated.
    • She also seems to be more perceptive than she looks. When she visits Reigen's office with a friend who's looking for relationship advice, she makes up a story about liking someone and asks advice from Reigen to test if he's really legitimate.
  • Just Friends: Ultimately, how she sees herself and Mob. She does care for him, but she never really saw him in a romantic light and rejects his confession near the end of Chapter 100.
  • Malaproper: In the live action version, she does this a minimum of once per episode. In fact, a fake love letter designed to lure Mob does the Kanji version of this, substituting the kanji for "like" with the kanji for "boner"... demonstrating that she's notorious in-universe for this trope.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: In the anime, her eyes are drawn in a more typical anime style, being bigger and shinier, as opposed to the beadier eyes the rest of the cast has.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Other than being Mob's childhood friend and the subject of his crush, she doesn't have further character development and rarely appears at all because Mob and every other boy doesn't have the guts to even talk to her.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She doesn't show up a lot, but impressing her is a large part of what motivates Mob and fuels his Character Development.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Used to be impressed when Mob showed off his powers to her as kids, but the novelty quickly wore off. At one point she is glad to see him using his powers to help others, though.

    Musashi Gouda 

Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

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"I'm not gonna give him up! We are training buddies! You've always been working so hard!"

The president of the Body Improvement Club. Despite his appearances, he is an extremely kind soul who despises violence and wants nothing more than to support those who want to improve their bodies.


  • Dumb Muscle: He's the least knowledgeable of his crew. In compensation, Musashi has a great sense of justice.
  • Face of a Thug: Has been confused for a delinquent multiple times, even though it could not be farther from the truth. It's implied that this being true for him, as well as the rest of the Body Improvement Club, is why they're introduced with only just enough members to count as a club, while the manga ends with much more novice members due to Mob's less threatening appearance.
  • Heroic Build: Is quite muscular, and is an extremely Nice Guy with a great sense of justice.
  • Justice Will Prevail: A strong believer in this trope.
  • Lovable Jock: Shares this trope with all fellow members of the Body Improvement Club.
  • Martial Pacifist: He hasn't built his body for violence, but when he hears another school took Mob as a hostage, Musashi flips out.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: When Dimple takes over Musashi to protect Mob from an esper with psychically-enhanced muscles, he points out Mob was right all along and that the villain's power is no match for Musashi's diligent training.
  • Nice Guy: He's willing to stick out for anyone who needed help, and is supportive of Mob. He even allows the Telepathy Club to continue using the room they were in, since they really only needed a place to store their equipment. When Tenga is falsely accused by the Student Council of being a pervert, tainting his reputation, Musashi decides to help him shape up. Musashi also knows that Tenga isn't actually a pervert and defends Tenga from Shinji when he tries to get him expelled.
  • The Worf Effect: His group is a force to be reckoned with, but they're no match for Teruki's psychic powers.
  • Younger Than They Look: Who knew that the muscled president of the Body Improvement Club is actually fourteen-years-old?

    Ichi Mezato 

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese), Abby Trott (English), Nycolle González (Latin American Spanish)

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"This is your chance to man up. What will you do, Mob?"

A member of the News Club who met Mob during her investigation on the LOL cult. Afterwards, she becomes a member of the Psycho Helmet cult, who are former members of LOL who see Mob as their savior and are on a search for him. She keeps pestering Mob to take over the cult, but also realizes that he's far from ready for such a role of leadership.


  • Adapted Out: She does not appear in the live action version in any capacity.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: While it's not the only reason she is helping the cult, Dimple points out that a large part of her desire to see Mob take his place as Lord Psycho Helmet is just because she wants to have played a part in such a massive event.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She is first introduced infiltrating a shady cult in order to write a story about them.
  • It's All About Me: Mezato has an opportunistic streak in her, taking advantage of Mob's reputation and dreams to further her own.
  • Kid Detective: She likes investigating mysteries, and given that she finds out the truth about Mob but doesn't tell anyone seems to point to her liking the detective part of her job more than the reporter.
  • Secret Keeper: A member of the Psycho Helmet cult, and the only one who knows that Psycho Helmet is actually Mob.

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    Tenga Onigawara 

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Ray Chase (English), Bruno Coronel (Latin American Spanish)

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The bancho of Salt Middle School. Despite his rough reputation, he has a perfect school attendance record.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Deconstructed. Because of his violent behavior, no one in the school likes him. His own friends aren't afraid to talk negatively about him to his face. He learned this the hard way when Shinji and Ritsu frame him for stealing the girls' recorder mouthpieces and licking them. Even if it was obvious that he's being set up, everyone hates him to the point that they don't care if he did it or not and just use this as an excuse to get rid of him. Even his friends won't talk to him after the incident, including his female childhood friend. He was so hurt by this that he stopped showing up to class, which ruined his perfect attendance record he was so proud of. Once he realized how much he was hated, he decides to change himself after the incident and he gets better once he joins the Body Improvement club.
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a "Regent" pompadour, and is a delinquent.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He experiences this trope when a female classmate (and his only friend) believes Shinji and Ritsu's accusations of being a pervert, despite them being total bullshit.
  • Exhausted Eyebags: Has very prominent ones despite being a teenager.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his delinquent behavior, he's proud at maintaining his perfect attendance at school.
  • Hot-Blooded: Is willing to punch someone at the first sign of provocation.
  • Japanese Delinquents: The story takes place in Japan, and he's a delinquent, so automatically he's this.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Despite (badly) lying that he doesn't care what people think during the School Cleanup, Onigawara skipping his classes tips off the Body Improvement club as to just how badly he was hurt by it.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: The Oni Rush, a 16-hit string of punches. It's a Shout-Out to Josuke's stand Crazy Diamond.
  • Unprovoked Pervert Payback: He at one point is accused of stealing and licking recorder mouthpieces belonging to several female classmates, causing him to be seen as a pervert and verbally assaulted by the whole class. He was actually the target of a school-wide Frame-Up created by Ritsu and Shinji.

    Shinji Kamuro 

Voiced by: Koji Yusa (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English), Carlo Vázquez (Latin American Spanish)

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The Student Council President of Salt Middle School.


  • Abusive Parents: Has strict, controlling parents and lives in the shadow of an arrogant brother who berates him constantly, which explains why Shinji looks and acts so shady.
  • Always Someone Better: His brother, apparently. The fact that his brother also emotionally abuses him doesn't help at all.
  • The Atoner: He resigns from his position after the Big Cleanup goes out of control, admitting his mistake to the other students. They reelect him anyway.
  • Big Brother Bully: His older brother emotionally abuses him by constantly deriding his lack of talent and academic skill. Eventually when his brother realizes his constant berating statements are making Shinji perform worse rather than motivating Shinji to work harder and prove him wrong, he relents and begins trying to patch things up. His parents are still assholes, though.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Has deep worry lines, with the undersides of his eyes being extremely dark. After he's removed from and reinstated to his position of Student Council President during the Big Cleanup, his resolve to be a better person makes his face look much healthier. Parodied later when, upon seeing his healthier face, one of the council members yells "President! I see you stopped wearing eyeshadow!"
  • Jerkass: He instigated the Big Cleanup of Salt Middle School so he can vent his frustrations over being the target of his family's emotional abuse and feel better about himself. He even laughs at the suffering he caused.
  • Knight Templar: As Student Council President he takes great issue with the delinquents of Salt Mid.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Ritsu, increasingly disgusted with Shinji's actions, leaves him to be beaten up by the very school delinquents he wrongfully framed. His face is disfigured with bruises afterwards.
  • Student Council President: His role in the school, until he resigns after the Big Cleanup. Double Subverted as he ends up reelected anyway.
  • Trash of the Titans: His bedroom, which is brimming with trash bags.
  • The Unfavorite: Is constantly treated like crap by his parents and brother for not being talented or smart, which screwed him up badly.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: To drive away all the delinquents of Salt Mid, Kamuro and Ritsu frame them for perverted thefts and scandals, from which they couldn't defend themselves due to their reputation for violence. Ritsu, however, argues he's just doing it to relieve the stress he gets from his abusive family.

    Momozou Takenaka (Spoilers) 
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A former member of the Telepathy Club. His quitting the club directly led to their disbandment.


  • Betty and Veronica: Is interested in Tsubomi, and his haughtiness and concern for appearances vs Mob's earnest attempts at self-improvement make him the Veronica to Mob's Betty and Tsubomi's Archie.
  • Irony: The person whose resignation led to the Telepathy Club's disbandment turns out to be a telepath himself.
  • Jerk Jock: Shows up to the Telepathy Club and mocks them for being freaks during their first real push at finding other Telepaths. In the meantime, he's joined the Tennis Club which, while not a stereotypically Jock-ish activity, is still a sports club.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Grew jaded with his telepathy due to how aware it made him of the disconnect between peoples' words and thoughts.
  • My Skull Runneth Over: His telepathy originally had this drawback, and he related a story where he couldn't sleep due to all the thoughts and emotions of his neighborhood blaring in his skull during a huge soccer match. He eventually learned to block out other thoughts.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: The only real aversion among the Telepathy Club, as he originally joined hoping it would be a support group for telepaths like himself, only to find that no one really cared about studying psychic powers except Tome, and even she spends most of her time being swept away by the laziness of the other members.
  • Telepathy: On a much stronger level than the Shiratori Brothers, being able to read and transmit thoughts among the people around him.
  • Walking Spoiler: Originally his only role in the story was starting the chain of events that led to Mob meeting the Telepathy Club and joining the Body Improvement Club. After the Divine Tree Arc, he gains a much more prominent role.

    The Transfer Student (Spoilers) 
A transfer student who starts classes at around the same time the "Devourer" begins killing people. With the end of the series, his fate remains unknown.
  • From a Single Cell: Reigen and Mob have both destroyed his Devourer body, but he seems to come back from it every time.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Looks like a middle school student but is an immensely powerful entity who kills people in their dreams.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Traps a powerless Mob in a dream world like his other victims, only for ???% to emerge and obliterate his "Devourer" form. He actually leaves town out of fear of Mob, telling the latter he is "not normal".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He was driven out of town, but never properly exorcised.

Awakening Lab

    Kenji Mitsuura 

Voiced by: Shinya Fukumatsu (Japanese), Chris Cason (English), Christian Strempler (Latin American Spanish)

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A young man who hails from a wealthy family. Kenji Mitsuura (密裏賢治; Mitsuura Kenji) is the founder of the Awakening Lab, hoping to awaken psychic abilities in normal people such as himself and others.


  • Funny Afro: His afro's smaller than most examples, but it's still an afro.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Does research on Esper power so he can learn how to awaken it in normal people such as himself. Ritsu noted how foolish his dream is.
  • Nice Guy: His desire to be an esper notwithstanding, Kenji's really friendly and sociable. He's also really attached to the esper kids who came to the Awakening Lab to learn how to wield psychic abilities and is distraught after they are kidnapped by Claw.

    Teruki Hanazawa 
See his entry in Main Characters.

    Rei Kurosaki 

Voiced by: Sanae Fuku (Japanese), Mela Lee (English)

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Rei Kurosaki (黑崎麗; Kurosaki Rei) is one of the participants of the Awakening Lab, who was revealed to have psychic powers.


  • Curtains Match the Window: Sort of. Her hair is light brown, but her eyes are a darker shade of the same color.
  • Pink Is Feminine: She wears a pink track suit, and is a girl.
  • Psychic Powers: ESP - she has an extremely great chance at knowing what to do or where to go. It's not infallible, but she's able to complete a test of picking a specific card out of 10 with 60% accuracy, which is noted to be rather impressive. She later uses her ESP to help her friends and Ritsu escape captivity after they were kidnapped by Claw.
  • Seers: Is shown in her debut to possess clairvoyant/ESP abilities. She later uses them to help Ritsu and her friends escape captivity after they are kidnapped by Claw.

    Takeshi Hoshino 

Voiced by: Kouhei Amasaki (Japanese), Chris Hackney (English)

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Takeshi Hoshino (星野武史; Hoshino Takeshi) is one of the participants of the Awakening Lab, who was revealed to have psychic powers.


  • Bishie Sparkle: Sometimes appears with these.
  • Blatant Lies: Clearly overestimated how powerful his telekinesis is, when viewers know he can only bend spoons (albeit with great difficulty).
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a downwards pompadour that covers one of his eyes.
  • Elvis Impersonator: His pompadour and white, high-collared outfit make him appear as one.
  • High Collar of Doom: Subverted, as he is not evil despite his outfit having a high collar.
  • Psychic Powers: Telekinesis, but on a much less impressive scale than that of the main characters. Under Teruki's guidance, he was able to increase his powers beyond mere spoon-bending and can lift up to 10 kilograms.
    • at least in te anime, he has trained to the point he is stronger than the artificial espers he was once hopelessly outclassed by. He and Gou even coordinate to whip up an impressive fire tornado. He’s still weak compared to most other espers, but he’s no longer pathetically so.

    Gou Asahi 

Voiced by: Yusuke Kuwahata (Japanese), Bobby Thong (English)

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Gou Asahi (朝日豪; Asahi Gō) is one of the participants of the Awakening Lab, who was revealed to have psychic powers.


  • Blatant Lies: Clearly overestimated how powerful his pyrokinesis is, when viewers know he can barely ignite a spark.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blonde hair. Also one of the more heroic characters.
  • In the Hood: Wears a light blue hoodie, but it's subverted in that he never has the actual hood on.
  • Playing with Fire: What his powers are revealed to be.
  • Psychic Powers: Pyrokinesis, but not very well developed - though he has enough power to melt a spoon. Under Teruki's guidance, he's able to increase his powers to beyond a spark.
    • In the anime he was able to create a vicious looking fire tornado with the help of Takeshi, showing he’s a real, if somewhat still underwhelming, pyrokinetic now.

    Daichi Shiratori & Kaito Shiratori 

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Kagura (Both Twins) (Japanese), Tom Bauer (Daichi) (English), Miguel Angel Ruiz (Daichi), Miguel Angel Leal (Kaito) (Latin American Spanish)

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Daichi
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Kaito

Daichi and Kaito Shiratori (白鳥大地&白鳥海斗) are twin brothers. They proved instrumental in helping Mob and his friends defeat the Claw Organization via their psychic powers.


  • The Bus Came Back: After being partly forgotten during the Second Claw Arc in favor of showing the other Awakening Lab Students, the brothers get a bit of solo screen time following the Divine Tree Arc where they finally interact with the people who'd be most interested in them: the Telepathy Club.
  • Hidden Eyes: Their eyes are always hidden by their glasses.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: They would've looked exactly the same if it weren't their wearing different clothes and their physical appearances being based on two different shapes (Daichi's is a circle, while Kaito's is a square).
  • Psychic Powers: Twin Telepathy. They eventually manage to train under Teruki enough to use their powers to act as a Living Lie Detector against another, much more powerful Esper, though they still can't directly read or transmit anyone's thoughts but each other's.
  • Spanner in the Works: Their shared telepathy lets them see through Claw's plans to fake their deaths and drive Ritsu's group to despair so the kids could be brainwashed into becoming Claw soldiers.
  • Telepathy: What the twins have. At first, they just have Twin Telepathy, but thanks to Teruki they learn how to mind-read others as well. That said, they can't really send their thoughts to anyone else, as it just sounds like an annoying ringing in their ears.

Claw Organization

    Touichirou Suzuki 

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)

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The Leader of the Claw Organization whose goal is to create a world where Espers reign over normal humans.


  • Arc Villain: Of the World Domination arc.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Shou.
  • Bad Boss: Sees his followers as tools for world domination, including the Super 5. This leads to one Super 5 member as well as an entire sister organization defecting to Mob's side, and another Super 5 member saving the main characters to pay off a life debt owed to Mob.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He doesn't feel particularly bad about the destruction he causes whenever he wreaks havoc, as it happens on a daily basis.
  • Charged Attack: The crux of his world domination plan is unleashing a torrent of Psychic Energy he's been building up inside him for 20 years.
  • A God Am I: And has the power to back it up, able to grant decent psychic power to an army of 600 espers without losing any substantial amount of his own power.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Big time. He is hyped from relatively early in the series as the ultimate antagonist and greatest opponent, and while he causes unprecedented destruction and chaos during the World Domination arc, he is also soundly defeated during it. The manga is far from over at that point and there are another 2 key arcs after his defeat.
  • Driven to Suicide: close, if it weren't for Mob. He experiences Heel Realization as he's about to self-destruct and expressed his wish to see his wife one last time and apologize to her, but ultimately accepts his fate and requests Mob to at least let him end it himself in order to atone. Mob says otherwise.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The leader of Claw, who are first revealed when Mob, Teru, and Dimple launch an assault on their 7th Branch.
  • Heel–Face Turn: after his Heel Realization from being saved by Mob, he turns himself in to the government despite this could be meaning his death or torture. Although he has still have some of his bad parts, his personality has mellowed out and is willing to fight on the side of good.
  • I Owe You My Life: his reason for stopping Mob on his rampage. The later stopped him on his own, it's suitable that he does the same to repay his debt, although it ended up being futile.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Seeks Esper superiority over the world.
  • Power Incontinence: The more power he uses, the more he has trouble controlling his power. At 100%, it threatens to make him self-destruct, which would not only kill him, but obliterate pretty much all of Spice City if Mob hadn't been there to absorb his psychic energy.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the anime his eyes frequently glow red.
  • Shadow Archetype: Mob claims during 100% Compassion that he sees Touichirou as what he could've grown up to be without the guidance of his mentor and friends.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Is never seen wearing anything else other than a suit.
  • The Sociopath: Doesn't care for anyone other than himself, and claims that this self-centered behavior is what fuels his psychic abilities.
  • Superpower Lottery
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Each one is serrated with three large "fins." An omake shows Shou worried about inheriting them.
  • Villainous Breakdown: As Mob forces him to use more and more of his power, he starts becoming more unstable due to the stress it puts on his body and mind. Just before he explodes, his last thoughts are wanting to see the wife he drove away with his psychic power, but wanting Mob to kill him before his power destroys Spice City.
  • Wicked Cultured: Chooses the Spice City Culture Center over the Capital after his team abducts the Prime Minister partly because of their Rice Omelets.

    Shou Suzuki 

Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu (Japanese), Casey Mongillo (English), Pascual Meza (Latin American Spanish)

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Son of Touichirou Suzuki, and is considered a high-ranking member of Claw due to this.


  • Batman Gambit: Attempted to use one to bring Mob into the fight against his father. By staging Ritsu's and his parents' deaths, he was banking on getting Mob angry enough to attack Claw. However, while Dimple reassured Mob that the bodies of his family were fake, he still fought against Claw.
  • Charged Attack: His Charge Bomb ability allows him to store Psychic Energy over extended periods of time before unleashing it in one huge burst. The one he uses against his father was the result of 3 months worth of charge-up.
  • Does Not Like Spam: His least favorite food is citrus.
  • Hot-Blooded: Usually brimming with energy. His character profile lists what he's bad at as "Being Calm."
  • Foil: To Ritsu, growing up as The Resenter to a much more powerful psychic in his life. In an interesting twist, Shou himself recognizes this and approaches Ritsu to work together instead of Teru or Mob, because they have more in common.
  • Kid Hero: 13 years old, same as Ritsu.
  • Invisibility: Can use his psychic powers to bend light waves around himself, rendering him invisible.
  • Psychic Powers: Seems to be around the same level as Teru in terms of his Esper abilities in that he's stronger than most Claw members but still a step below the extremely powerful Espers.
  • Reverse Mole: Only works in Claw to find people willing to take down his father.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite food is pork curry (spicy).

Super 5

    Hatori 

Voiced by: Daiki Hamano (Japanese)

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A member of the Claw's Super 5. Not very good with combat powers, but possesses extremely powerful Electronic Control.


  • Nerd Glasses: Wears thick glasses that always seem a little glazed over.
  • Outside Context Magic: Even he's not sure how his Electronic Control actually works.
  • Squishy Wizard: He relies on electronic devices such as drones to do his combat for him. A simple suplex was able to knock him out in a single blow.
  • Support Party Member: He is by far the least combat-worthy member of the Super 5, with only a group of underwhelming drones to protect himself, but in a modern world ruled by technology, he can single-handedly shut down most of the Muggles' best weapons.
  • Technopath: His Electronic Control allows him to effortlessly manipulate any electronic device.

    Shibata 

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese)

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A member of the Claw's Super 5. His specialty is Psycho-Steroids, which increase his muscle mass.


  • The Brute: Big, strong, none too smart, and on the evil side.
  • Dumb Muscle: Physically the strongest Esper in Claw, powerful enough to qualify for the Super 5, but none too smart.
  • The Juggernaut: Natch. Once he gets going, he moves in on his target as inexorably as Death itself and plows through absolutely anything and anyone in the way.
  • Large and in Charge: The tallest character in the series, and a member of the Claw's Super 5.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Turns out that Psycho-Steroids are a cheap method of attaining super strength, as Dimple bringing out the potential in the Body Improvement Club's president, who earned his muscles the hard way, is capable of defeating him.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: His Psycho-Steroids ability allows him to control his muscle mass with his mind.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Once he activates his Psycho-Steroids, even Yuusuke's knockout spray completely fails to work against him. For reference, this same spray had previously knocked 100% Animosity Mob out cold.

    Shimazaki 

Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama (Japanese)

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A member of the Claw's Super 5, and one of the few Espers known to be able to use two techniques simultaneously. His specialties include Teleportation, Movement Prediction, and reading the auras of other Espers.


  • Aura Vision: His Mind's Eye technique lets him see the auras of other espers - but it makes him blind to non-espers, leaving him open to attacks from someone with no powers like Reigen.
  • Barrier Warrior: Can manipulate his own Psychic Membrane of his own accord.
  • Cherry Tapping: Defeats several powerful espers, including ex-Claw members. And when he detects that Mob is approaching him, he immediately concedes defeat after getting dealt another surprise attack by Reigen utilizing a "Self Defense Rush". He concludes Reigen must be so powerful that he can hide his esper aura. He then runs away after Mob angrily asks him how destroying part of the city, and hurting many innocent people along with his friends could be a case of For the Evulz and It Amused Me.
  • Disability Superpower: His super senses seem to be particularly heightened due to the fact that he's blind.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Apparently because he's blind. Opens them when he uses his Mind's Eye technique.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His Mind's Eye technique reveals black sclera with glowing pinprick pupils.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Once cornered by Reigen's team, he comes to the conclusion that fighting an "esper able to conceal his aura" really just Reigen sneaking up while he's focused on the others, as well as sensing Mob's power being far above his own, is a losing battle and surrenders. Once he realizes how angry Mob is at the idea of him destroying city's for fun, he shows genuine terror and teleports out of the battlefield post-haste.
  • Smug Snake: Claims superiority over how he's able to predict the movements of others, but his own movements are super predictable as well, and once he's distracted, he goes down hard.
  • Super Power Lottery: Has an exceptional number of specialties compared to most psychics.
  • Super Senses: Can predict his enemies' movements this way.

    Minegishi 

Voiced by: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Japanese), Khoi Dao (English)

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A member of the Claw's Super 5. Their specialty is Plant Control.


  • Green Thumb: Their bread and butter. Ironically, they don't even really like plants.
  • I Owe You My Life: Saves Mob and his company after Mob saves their life.
  • Irony: A psychic plant user who hates plants.
  • Smug Snake: Cocky and condescending towards enemies of Claw at first.
  • Villainous Friendship: They do care about the other members of the Super 5, and is disgusted by how casually Touichirou regards them as lackeys.

    Katsuya Serizawa 

Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino (Japanese), Edward Bosco (English)

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A member of the Claw's Super 5. He's a powerful Psychokinetic, capable of channelling his power through his umbrella, and is singled out by Touichirou as the strongest of the Super 5.


  • The Dragon: The only member of the Super 5 to closely fill this role as he's the last member fought before Mob confronts Suzuki.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually takes a job at Spirits and Such.
  • Hikikomori: Feared his own powers, and isolated himself from the world for 15 years as a result before being discovered by the Claw.
  • Important Haircut: Reigen gives him a much cleaner cut and shaves off his stubble upon getting his job at Spirits and Such.
  • Messy Hair: A short, ratty looking mess of curly hair. Reigen's first order of business upon hiring him is giving him a much cleaner haircut.
  • Not So Different: Hero pulling it on antagonist example. Mob realizes that he was in a similar situation to Serizawa's and helps him realize that.
  • Parasol of Pain: His parasol is infused with incredible psychic powers, allowing him to use it as a strong shield and weapon.
  • Perma-Stubble: Prior to his Important Haircut above. During his time in isolation, it was a full-on Beard of Sorrow.
  • Security Blanket: His Umbrella, which he takes with him everywhere as an extension of his room from his days as a hikikomori. When Mob and Dimple try to take it away from him, it causes his powers to go haywire, not unlike 100%/???% Mob.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Mob, where they both fear their own powers, and are both gullible enough to have been used by others for their own ends, the main difference being that the people who used Mob eventually came to genuinely care about him. By Chapter 101, working at Spirits & Such is even shown to have given them similar character development, with both of them becoming comfortable enough in their skin that Mob is Vice President of the Body Improvement Club, while Tome describes Serizawa as the real backbone of Spirits & Such.
  • Token Good Teammate: For the Super 5, where he's a decent guy being used by Touichirou.

Scar

    General Tropes 
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A sub-group within Claw, comprised of people who have at some point defied Touichirou, and are branded as a scar as a warning against further betrayal.


  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: All Scar members have had a scar given to them by Touichirou. Koyama and Sakurai don't have them anymore after Touichiro's defeat, so it can be presumed that those on all the other members were healed as well.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Many of its members sided with Reigen's group later on.
  • Manchild: Reigen surmises that the underlying characteristic of all the members is that they are a bunch of kids who never grew up. He correctly surmises that their attempts to invoke Rule of Cool, like Ishiguro's gas mask and Muraki's Shoulders of Doom, are due to that.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: They're also trying to take over the world, no matter the cost to others.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Being essentially grown-up children who relied entirely on their powers, a normal punch is enough to wind them when they're distracted. Similarly, scolding them like children is enough to get them to back down.
  • You Have Failed Me: Aren't disposed of immediately, but upon becoming Scar are considered 100% Expendable.

    Ishiguro 

Mask on voiced by: Rumi Okubo (Japanese), Cristina Valenzuela (English), Elsa Covián (Latin American Spanish)
Mask off voiced by: Hiroshi Iwasaki (Japanese), Mike McFarland (English), Jesse Conde (Latin American Spanish)

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Click here to see Ishiguro without his mask on. 

Representative of the 7th Branch of Claw, and overseer of the Scar group for that branch. His special power is the manipulation of gravity, to the extent of creating mini-black holes.


  • Adaptation Expansion: In the live action version, he's a friendly takoyaki stand operator who acts as sort of confidant for Mob, using his power to hide his extensive facial scars.
  • Arc Villain: Serves as the main threat of the 7th Division Arc.
  • The Confidant: In the live action version, he is there to lend an ear to Mob during most episodes.
  • Covered in Scars: Under his mask. In the live action version, he hides his scars with his powers until he is drained completely by Dimple.
  • Evil Old Folks: Revealed as this when Reigen tears his mask off during 100% Gratitude.
  • Gas Mask, Longcoat: Wears a long cloak and a Gas Mask at all times, complete with voice changer, to the extent that, like the Pyro, no one knows what he looks like, or if he's even a "he" at all. He is a he, and an extremely old one at that.
  • A God Am I: Works with Claw to create a world where Espers will be worshiped as Gods.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His entire head is covered in them under his mask.
  • Gravity Is Purple: Especially in the live action version, his powers have a distinctive purple-and-black color scheme.
  • Gravity Master: His psychic specialty involves manipulating gravity, and his special attack, "Black Sphere," essentially creates tiny black holes to use as weapons, he can also increase the weight of his own body to use as a weapon.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Sees normal humans as little better than monkeys, and views Espers as inherently superior.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: When he gives a rant, sans mask, his art shifts meaningfully to the point that he looks like an infant... which is fitting, since, without his mask or a voice changer, his rant about his motives (Basically, he wanted everyone to pay attention to him and praise him for how great he was) is so childish as to be infantile.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Inverted in the anime. Because of his voice changer, it's initially assumed that Ishiguro is a female (or at least a small child) when he has his mask on.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Uses a Voice Changer which, in the anime, produces a high-pitched, babyish voice.

    Megumu Koyama 

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. His special power is Psychic Spiral, which grants his fists power like a drill of psychic energy, allowing them to pierce psychic barriers.


  • Armor-Piercing Attack: He specializes in shattering telekinetic barriers using his Psychic Spiral punches.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He will do anything to win a battle. Opponent too powerful? Cheap shot them while they're distracted. And if that doesn't work... knockout gas to the face.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Not him, but the delinquents that had been wanting to fight 'White T Poison' were horrified by the brutal beatdown he delivers on Mob and were worried he would beat Mob to death.
  • Full-Contact Magic: While many Espers utilize the trope Koyama is one of the more stand out examples on account of him being a brawler who's psychic powers enhance his attacks.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A large, diagonal scar across the bridge of his nose. Like all Scar members, it was received by betraying the larger organization.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually chooses to join Reigen's group to fight against Scar.
  • Ironic Name: His first name, "Megumu," means "Kindness."
  • Knight of Cerebus: While prior arcs could get dark at times, they were still overall humorous or at the very least interspersed with gags. While he eased up later, Koyama's first appearance, meanwhile, was downright brutal.
  • Logical Weakness: Being a melee-oriented Esper, Koyama may be able to punch through barriers and projectiles, but he lacks a strong answer to ranged telekinesis. The second time Mob faces him, he simply grabs him with telekinesis and thrashes him without even needing to resort to his 100% power.
  • No Brows: Completely lacks eyebrows.
  • This Is a Drill: His Psychic Spiral acts as such, enhancing the force of his punches and allowing him to break through psychic barriers.
  • Villain Decay: The first time he faces Mob, he beats him to near-death, forcing Mob into 100% Animosity, and then manages to counter even that, only leaving when Mob's ???% Mode is engaged. The second time, Mob just trashes him telekinetically with little effort. Justified since this time, Mob was fully aware of what the guy is capable of, knew exactly how to counter him (avoid melee at all costs), and had no intention of going easy on him either.
  • Would Hurt a Child: While all of Scar, and Claw, specifically target Espers of around Middle-School Age, Koyama's introduction involves him specifically having no problem brutalizing Ritsu, Mob, and a larger group of delinquents.

    Yuusuke Sakurai 

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Xander Mobus (English), Gustavo Bocardo (Latin American Spanish)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. His special power is Curse Toy, which allows him to enhance mundane items with powerful psychic abilities.


  • Absurd Cutting Power: His sword is actually just a plastic toy. His psychic abilities have made it this.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears thick glasses and is generally unpleasant.
  • Freudian Excuse: Was abandoned by his parents and mocked ruthlessly in the orphanage he was raised in. His pain awakened his powers.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A large scar on the left side of his jaw.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually chooses to join Reigen's group to fight against Scar.
  • Lethal Joke Item: His ability allows him to turn mundane items into these with special curses, such as taking a plastic sword and an air gun and turning them into weapons on par with the real deal.
  • Power Nullifier: One of his curses was placed on a room in the Scar HQ that allowed it to act like this.

    Terada 

Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese), Jake Eberle (English), Alfonso Ramirez (Latin American Spanish)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. His special power is Air Whip, which allows him to psychically condense air into whips that stretch out from his hands.


  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Went through a slight revolving door of allegiance during the assault on Claw, to the point that Teru had the Shiratori twins make sure he was still on their side by the end of it.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A horizontal scar across the bridge of his nose.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually chooses to join Reigen's group to fight against Scar.
  • Razor Wind: His Air Whips can act as such.
  • Skunk Stripe: His hair, including facial hair, is black striped with a much lighter color.
  • Whip It Good: His Air Whips are extremely sharp and powerful enough to toss trees around like they were nothing.
  • Yakuza: Seems to fit the aesthetic.

    Mutou 

Voiced by: Daisuke Kirii (Japanese)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. His special power is Hypnotic Illusions.



    Miyagawa 

Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese), Ben Diskin (English), Daniel del Roble (Latin American Spanish)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. His specialty is powerful Pyrokinesis.


  • Anime Hair: A spiky hairstyle resembling that of a Super Saiyan. The anime even shows it being Blonde.
  • Femme Fatalons: One of the rare male examples - he has long and sharp fingernails coated in dark nail polish.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A small scar on his right eyebrow.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Teru envelops him in a psychic barrier, causing him to fry himself with his own flames.
  • Lean and Mean: He's incredibly lanky, and one of the most vicious members of Scar.
  • Morton's Fork: He continuously produces such massive amounts of flames that other psychics cannot find a window to attack. However, while his fire can be repelled by a psychic barrier, the heat from it cannot, so sooner or later his foes end up dying, whether it's by burning to a crisp trying to attack or by cooking to death in their own barrier trying to defend themselves. Teru manages to Take a Third Option: using his barrier as a means of attack, turning Miyagawa's flames on himself.
  • Playing with Fire: A powerful pyrokinetic. That he's still alive after Teru tricks him into immolating himself shows that Pyrokinetics are somewhat flame-retardant in this universe.
  • Smug Super: His pyrokinesis is impressive, but his cocky attitude was his downfall.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Has a very gaunt face.

    Takeuchi 

Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (Japanese), Erick Selim (Latin American Spanish)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. His specialty is Super Aura, which allows him to generate massive psychic energy around himself and manipulate it as a weapon.


  • Battle Aura: His Super Aura is essentially this.
  • Game Face: His face gets much more detailed when he activates his powers.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A large circular scar on his forehead.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually chooses to join Reigen's group to fight against Claw.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: His Destruction Aura Sphere, as shown in the fight against Shimazaki.
  • Power Glows: Mob dispatches him with no effort before we can truly see how powerful his Super Aura is but it sure is glowy. He shows it off better in the fight against Claw.
  • Pure Energy: His Super Aura behaves like this.

    Tsuchiya 

Voiced by: Yuko Hara (Japanese), Erica Lindbeck (English), Analiz Sánchez (Latin American Spanish)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. Her specialty is Hardened Aura, which allows her to harden her muscles to fight.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the anime, her relationship with Mukai is much closer than in the manga. In the manga, her reason for fighting Mob was for a good fight where the anime makes it more about revenge for destroying Mukai's puppets.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Fights entirely with her fists, and works out extensively.
  • Boobs of Steel: Her bust is played up in the anime, and she's one of the most physically capable members of Scar.
  • Close-Range Combatant: She notes that if Mob is able to get a good telekinetic attack out, it puts her at a disadvantage.
  • Cool Big Sis: Seems to be one to Mukai, as she's shown hanging out in Tsuchiya's workout room, and Tsuchiya seems to be driven to fight particularly hard against Mob due to the fact that he made Mukai cry.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A scar along her right cheek.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted - while most of the men of Scar have fancy psychic attacks like illusions, pyrokinesis, and astral clones, Tsuchiya relies on her fists and her hardened aura to fight.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually chooses to join Reigen's group to fight against Claw.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her hardened aura plus her physical training means she hits hard enough with her bare fists to draw blood from Mob, and the anime shows her using hit-and-run tactics at an extremely fast pace.
  • Pet the Dog: When she realizes Mob is crying during her beat-down and learns that he doesn't want to hurt a lady, she pauses to encourage him and tell him that it's alright to fight a woman. This backfires slightly on her.
  • Super Strength: Her Hardened Aura grants her this.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Uses this as an argument to coax a good fight out of Mob.

    Matsuo 

Voiced by: Ryunosuke Watanuki (Japanese), Greg Chun (English), Eduardo Garza (Latin American Spanish)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. His specialty is Evil Spirit Control.


  • Beast Master: His specialty is controlling spirits to fight for him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Gives Dimple enough of a boost to break through Mogami's psychic barrier so that Dimple himself can act as this towards Mob.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: His longer hair and prominent lips make him look fairly feminine, and he uses a feminine speech pattern in the original Japanese.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Tends to name his spirits cute things like "Cookie-chan" or "Pudding-chan."
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A vertical scar that goes across his right eye.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Tries to make an honest living as a Psychic after Scar is taken down, and works with Mob and Reigen on several occasions afterwards.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Keeps his spirits in special containers that he carries with him.
  • Squishy Wizard: Dimple notes in their fight that he trains his spirits to return to him after every attack. Turns out it's because his natural Psychic Barrier is especially weak compared to other Espers.

    Muraki 

Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka (Japanese), Chris Tergliafera (English), German Fabregat (Latin American Spanish)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. His specialty is Ethereal Body, which allows him to create Psychic Clones.


  • Astral Projection: His method of creating Ethereal Clones.
  • Bald of Evil: Which makes his scar more visible.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A large scar on the left side of his scalp.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Decides to become a productive member of society after Reigen chews him out, and aids Reigen and Mob in their pushback against Claw's invasion.
  • Me's a Crowd: His Ethereal Body power essentially results in this.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Wears large shoulder pads. Reigen doesn't see the point.

    Mukai 

Voiced by: Chiaki Omigawa (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (English)

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A member of the Scar sub-group of the 7th Branch of Claw. Her specialty is Puppetry, which allows her to command puppets made from a special wood.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: She wasn't as close to Tsuchiya in the manga and didn't witness her loss to Mob. In the anime not only did she see it but she is last seen in the arc crying on the defeated Tsuchiya's shoulder.
  • Anime Hair: Four braids that stick out at straight angles from her head, with a bun in the back.
  • Berserk Button: Go on, hurt her puppets, I dare you.
  • Bokukko: She uses the masculine pronoun "boku" for herself.
  • Cheerful Child: A little girl who gets excited when her puppets find someone new for her to play with.
  • Cry Cute: In tears after Mob destroys her puppets during his assault on Scar HQ.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A small scar on her left cheek.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Not that she was really evil to being with, but she eventually sides with Reigen against Claw.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Completely non-malicious, and seems to mostly regard all her enemies as potential friends.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Her motive for rebelling against Claw is their leader ordering the destruction of the trees her puppets are made from.
  • Puppet Master: Can command puppets by imbuing them with psychic energy. They will continue to follow their designated tasks, even if Mukai is knocked out.
  • Token Good Teammate: For Scar, as she's extremely friendly to everyone... so long as they don't hurt her puppets.

Other Espers

    Joseph 
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (Japanese)

An Esper Mercenary hired by Claw during their push for world domination, actually a government-employed Esper hired to assassinate Touichirou. His specialty is White Noise, allowing him to control smoke.


  • Super Smoke: His White Noise ability allows him to control smoke, to the point that he can make it as hard as steel to suffocate his enemies.

    Fukuda 
One of Shou's crew. An esper with the ability to heal wounds, and an overprotective attitude.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Shou gets injured so rarely that Fukuda is afraid he might be seen as useless. To compensate, he follows Shou around and tries to heal extremely minor injuries like paper cuts and mosquito bites. The only thing he succeeds in doing, however, is pissing Shou off.

    Ootsuki 
One of Shou's crew. An esper who can control wind through inanimate objects. Currently uses a paper fan.
  • Improbable Weapon User: While a paper fan seems to resonate with his powers the most, he also tried using a slipper, a newspaper, and a toy hammer before Shou saved him from making a fool of himself.

Evil Spirits

    Ceiling Crasher 
Voiced by: Takashi Onozuka (Japanese), Bill Rogers (English)

A man who got scared by a roach and died from hitting his head on a ceiling. He became a ghost who haunts people's nightmares.


  • Eek, a Mouse!!: Got so scared by a cockroach that he hit the ceiling and died.
  • No-Sell: Absolutely immune to Reigen's vicious Splash Salt secret technique. Justified, as Reigen used regular old table salt instead of special purified salt designed for exorcisms.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Is extremely incredulous that a middle-schooler like Mob would try to exorcise him. He regretted it pretty quickly.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He doesn't get to do much before Mob exorcises him with a wave of his hand.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has bright green hair.

    Sergeant 
A biker who slipped on a banana and caught his entire gang into a deadly motorcycle accident. They now haunt the Bone Well Tunnel.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Banana Peel: The cause of his entire gang's deaths.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In the anime. He's the boss of the biker ghosts in Bone Well, but he's taking orders from a larger, much more dangerous spirit who's lived in the tunnel for ages.
  • Playing with Fire: Has pyrokinetic attacks, symbolized with the motorcycle engine on his back.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: In the anime. He was responsible for plenty of problems in Bone Well Tunnel, but Mob helps him and his gang move on peacefully after he ensures the memory of their days as human bikers will never die.

    Kuchisake-Onna/The Dragger 
Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese)

An entity born from collective belief in the urban legend of the same name, she manifests as a woman with a mouth sliced open along her whole jaw, who asks her victims if she's pretty before slicing them up with her scissors.

In the anime, she is changed to a woman who walks around, dragging several broken dolls on a string. Upon encountering someone, she asks them if they're thirsty before drowning them in the swamp. Her origin, however, remains the same.


  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: In the anime, since she is changed to a different urban legend, she has no scissors but has extremely long, deadly sharp claws instead.
  • Adaptation Deviation: She is changed to a completely different character in the anime, though her function (an entity born of collective belief, which can only be exorcised by someone who has no fear in her) remains the same.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: In the anime, the Dragger is able to shatter the dolls she drags around to enhance one of her arms and form a razor-sharp blade.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The collective belief in her urban legend gave form to her.
  • Creepy Doll: In the anime, she drags several large, partially shattered dolls on a string behind her.
  • Emotion Eater: Because she is born from the belief of others, she adopts the characteristics attributed to her. Thus, being afraid of her makes her become more and more deserving of that fear, and thus more powerful. Anyone who sees her as an unstoppable threat cannot destroy her by any means, but Mob - who feels no fear in her presence - is able to obliterate her with little effort.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the anime, she fuses with the entire swampland she haunts as her final stand, turning into a massive, monstrous water and mud elemental.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Subverted. She is not a ghost or any sort of traditional evil spirit, but instead more of a collective tulpa.
  • Shear Menace: In the manga, in keeping with the overall myth of the Kuchisake-Onna.
  • Slasher Smile: Like the original myth.
  • Tulpa: She is effectively an unwillingly and collectively created thoughtform.
  • Youkai: In the manga, she's inspired by the real-life myth of the Kuchisake-Onna. In the anime, her origins are different and she doesn't seem to be based on any particular youkai.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: She was born by the belief in her, and fearing her makes her even stronger. Mob being unaware of her legend allows him to exorcise her without incident.

    Odor Sniffer 
An evil spirit born of a ghost who was socially awkward around girls in life. Haunts an All-Girls School.
  • The Peeping Tom: His modus operandi.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Uses his techniques as an evil spirit to peep on girls in the bathroom and steal their personal items. He only reveals himself truly when Mob traps him in the school's gymnasium.
  • Not So Different: Feels this way about Mob, saying that they're both the "Supporting Cast of Youth."

    Wiggly Figure 
A spirit that feeds by absorbing nutrients from living things. Encountered withering the crops on the farm that it haunts.

    Keiji Mogami (Spoilers) 

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Sean Chiplock (English)

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A historically famous and extremely powerful Esper who became the strongest evil spirit upon committing suicide. He is encountered possessing a rich girl named Minori Asagiri.


  • Affably Evil: Very soft-spoken and calm. He's genuinely like this and at most expresses mild surprise when something unexpected happens. Even in the face of utter defeat he simply delivers an analytical comment about it and escapes.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's not entirely clear what happens to him after he gets free in the World Domination Arc. However, he is most likely lurking out there somewhere considering that an Evil Spirit has to be at peace to pass on, something he certainly wasn't.
  • Arc Villain: Of the aptly named Mogami Arc. Notable for having the longest personal screentime of any individual villain, even more than Suzuki, since The World Domination arc attention is diluted between the massive amount of characters present on it.
  • Assassin Outclassin': After he stopped working as a hitman, he mentions many were sent to kill him. Keiji doesn't really expand on this... but he is shown walking away from a mountain of corpses.
  • The Corrupter: Comes one step away from mentally breaking Mob by throwing him into an utterly hopeless world in an attempt to make him adopt his world view. He ultimately fails but only because of Dimple's intervention.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Constantly has these. He likes the look enough to actually manifest his spirit form with them.
  • Curse: While he was alive laying these was his Signature Move as an esper.
  • Demonic Possession: Possesses a young rich girl in his first appearance. Attempts to pull this on Mob's vacant body when he uses the out of body technique, but Dimple fortunately takes the body first and protects it.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He views people who pick on others as a plague on society and casually claims their lives have no worth when corrupting Mob.
  • Dream Land: Capable of creating one inside the person he is possessing. He can shape it to his will and alter its fundamental rules, but his control over it wavers if the victims inside are strong enough to resist the Mind Rape
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Only in the anime - he can be seen on the left side of the screen alongside multiple other psychics in the opening narration of the first episode.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Powerful enough to qualify as this, and Dimple openly refers to him as the strongest evil spirit.
  • Energy Absorption: In life, he absorbed the power of Evil Spirits so that he'd become an exceptionally powerful one in death. When he's re-released during Claw's attempted coup, he decides to drain the energy from Claw's esper army as well. Mob later copies this style of ability during the final showdown with Claw's Boss.
  • Famed In-Story: One of the world's most known psychics by virtue of being the first one to actually show the world the supernatural occurrences, psychic powers and paranormal events on television back when he was a teenager, and remaining as a TV celebrity until much later. He's equally famed in the spirit community for being the strongest and most dangerous evil spirit.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: He likes to use the appearance he had as a 24-year-old, which he describes as his peak in human life. Somewhat unique in this since almost all evil spirits use outright monstrous forms or at least humanesque abominations, but Mogami likes his actual human visage and only starts to drop it when he is forced to use larger amounts of power.
  • Freudian Excuse: When it became clear that people cared more about using his powers than they did helping him as a person, especially when his mother was dying of illness, he started becoming bitter towards all of humanity. His time spent as a hitman and the reveal that his mother's illness was a result of his powers drawing evil spirits towards her lead him to snap completely, and declare that powers like his and Mob's should only be used for their own gain.
  • Green Thumb: Can possess plants to create large vine-like monsters.
  • Humanoid Abomination: As an esper, he ate Evil Spirits for breakfast - in a much more literal sense than Mob.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The biggest of the entire series, massively outclassing Koyama or any other villain in this regard. His arc is by far the darkest in the series.
  • "Instant Death" Radius: His life drains ability allows him to kill people around him. Even low-class espers get instantly killed by this. He comments that they are a nice meal.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Creates one inside of Minori's body when Mob invades with the idea of turning him into a sympathizer of his twisted ideals.
  • Mind Rape: He basically inflicts this upon Mob for a whopping six months. He comes dangerously close to breaking him and only fails due to Dimple's intervention.
  • Nightmare Face: Produces a pretty horrifying one when it’s first discovered that Minori is in fact possessed. Notable for simply projecting the horror as a shadow behind her rather than wearing it himself. In the mind world, as he becomes damaged and forced to use more of his power his appearance deteriorates over time, giving a more monstrous look.
  • The Power of Hate: He believes that the most troubled a person is and the more negative emotions they harbor the stronger the evil spirit they will produce upon death (if any). He's right and outright uses it as a part of his Thanatos Gambit.
  • Professional Killer: Became one in an attempt to pay his mother's medical bills.
  • Psychic Powers: He was an esper in life. Notable because he lacked the telekinesis that is signature to espers in the series. He still had the classic energy barrier and the ability to see and exorcise spirits though. His own "unique" power was to lay curses on others. These could even be lethal, which later allowed him to become a hitman. As a spirit, he manages to grasp telekinesis, but of a slightly different type than that of an actual esper.
  • Satanic Archetype: Once among the most famous and powerful Espers, he eventually fell from grace and ended up becoming the most powerful evil spirit in existence. He is also in command of his own legion of the damned, composed of the thousands of evil spirits he absorbed. While inside Minori's body, Mogami tries to corrupt Mob into a self-centered Esper like himself or the Claw members.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Eventually captured and named "Pudding-Chan" by Matsuo. He gets out much later during The World Domination Arc.
  • Second-Person Narration: He serves as this to Mob’s first-person while he traps him in the Mind World. It’s almost pure nightmare fuel.
  • Signature Move: The ability to lay curses was this for him while alive. As an evil spirit, he prefers a combination of Mind Rape and Energy Absorption.
  • So Last Season: Averted. His brief appearance on the World Domination Arc shows that he is still as absolutely terrifying as last time. He effortlessly kills a large esper squadron and barely bats an eye as he overpowers a member of the Super 5... each of whom were more or less as strong as Teru.
  • Villain Has a Point: Downplayed. He is not entirely wrong in saying that the world is fundamentally unfair, nor is he wrong in his assessment that, under different circumstances, Mob's life certainly could have gone down a much darker path. But ultimately, he's just horrifically petty and selfish - far from actually helping Mob like he claims to, all he's doing is artificially making Mob's life terrible just so he can gain a powerful follower.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Step 1: Consume the essence of evil spirits. Step 2: Commit suicide. Step 3: Become an evil spirit too powerful to be exorcised.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: The first opponent against whom Mob uses a completely positive 100%... as well as being the only one to actually overpower said 100%. Starting with him, major villains are now dramatically harder to defeat, always requiring more than simply going 100% and blasting said opponent to hell, basically because it's no longer enough.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Deconstructed - it was this exact quality of his that caused his mother to become sick, with her becoming an evil spirit and yelling at him about this after she died.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After he's released again during the World Domination Arc, he disappears with his fate being left uncertained.
  • World's Strongest Man: He's consistently referred as the strongest evil spirit and has the feats to live up to it.
  • Yakuza: In order to raise money, he acted as a mob hitman.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: When he trapped Mob inside the illusion world created by him, Mob experiences 6 months worth of school mockery while Reigen and Dimple have been watching him for 30 minutes.

    Lord Psycho Helmet (Spoilers) 
Originally a disguise taken by Dimple based off of a sketch made of Mob, Lord Psycho Helmet is, in reality, a sentience that had been developing inside the Divine Tree since the beginning of its existence, and was unleashed after Dimple relinquished control over its power.
  • Horror Hunger: Refers to Mob as nutrients in his first true appearance, and subsequently eats Dimple.
  • Humanoid Abomination: It's an unnerving facsimile of Mob made out of broccoli roots.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Born from the belief of the Psycho Helmet cult, and only grew stronger the more people that Dimple brainwashed into joining the cult.

Sun Psychic Union

    Banshomaru Shinra 

Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese), Brock Powell (English)

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Even though I can't exorcise a flasher, I can still bring you to justice!

A psychic from a nearby city who is competing for the title of "rising star of the paranormal world" with Reigen. While initially antagonistic, the two become friends after being forced to work together on an assignment.


  • Acrofatic: Deconstructed. While he is more athletic than his size indicates, his stamina isn't very high. Even when he's possessed by Dimple, he still wasn't in good shape.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: While still no Esper, he actually is more of a psychic than Reigen thanks to his blessed necklaces, which can entangle evil spirits. Taken even further when Dimple uses him as a host, giving him true Esper powers for the duration of the possession.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Happens almost instantly. He goes from minor "antagonist" (word used lightly here) out to steal Reigen's assignment to a friendly rival of Reigen after Mob saves both of them from a Yokai.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Quite skilled at his job, reasonably knowledgeable about magical phenomena, some nice magical items, is generally competent in a crisis... and his psychic abilities aren't even as strong as most of the more mundane psychics, let alone people like Mob.

    Kirin Shoudou 

Voiced by: Teruyuki Tanzawa (Japanese), Jason Marnocha (English)

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I'd like to see Reigen's ability. Even if I try hard, it's not spectacular at all. We should let the whole nation witness how the next generation of psychics does it.

A decrepit old man and the most senior psychic in the business, both literally and figuratively. He has formed the Sun Psychic Union as a way of both maximizing profits and maximizing his control over the business. Something of a TV star, he is one of the better-known psychics in the business. His actual abilities are unknown, though he appeared to display an unusual aura while performing an exorcism, hinting he may be an Esper.


  • Disproportionate Retribution: He had Reigen exposed as a fraud for getting kick in the stomach by him.
  • Evil Old Folks: He shames and humiliates anyone who dares to go freelance, and even tried to do so to Reigen even though his only interaction with Reigen was the latter saving his life.
  • Gonk: His pudgy face is permanently stuck in a bizarre, wide-eyed grimace that looks something like the "Y U NO" meme. He actually manages to unsettle Mob.
  • Jerkass: He will try to ruin the lives of any psychics who try to go freelance, despite the fact they usually pose no threat to him.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He got a good look at Reigen's face during the Minori Asagiri exorcism when Reigen saved his life. His repayment was to try to ruin Reigen's life for going freelance (and for kicking him to drive Mogami out of him).

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    Minori Asagiri 

Voiced by: Mao Ichimichi (Japanese), Kayli Mills (English)

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A rich girl possessed by the ghost of a powerful Esper. Her father calls Spirits and Such to exorcise her.


  • Alpha Bitch: The most popular girl at her school, she bullies the weaker, less popular kids to remain on top.
  • The Atoner: After going through a My God, What Have I Done? moment, she resolves to stop her bullying ways and become a better person.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she sees how she's perceived through Mob's time in Mogami's private world, her first act upon awakening is to tearfully beg Mob for forgiveness as she resolves to be a better person.
  • Rich Bitch: Her normal personality. It continues into her fantasy world, where she belittles and mocks Mob.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She appears to develop a crush on Mob and desires to see him again after he saves her from Mogami, forgives her for her actions and her father reveals to her that Mob didn't demand any reward.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The anime gives her lavender colored hair.

    The Aliens 

The Aliens

A group of aliens that reveal themselves to Mob, Reigen, and the Telepathy Club after the latter attempt to contact extraterrestrials.
  • Art Shift: Their faces look like a professionally done Shoujo manga, though the rest of their design matches up with ONE's art.
  • The Greys: Resemble your stereotypical grey aliens save for their large buggy eyes being replaced by shoujo style eyes.
  • Shoujo: Their faces resemble characters of this genre, and they both wear school uniforms and have a cozy school clubroom table in their UFO.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Their large shoujo-style eyes are described as "a lovely gaze."

    ??? (Spoilers) 

Mob's ??? Form

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Each of Mob's explosions have him still in control, at least somewhat: ??? is an exception to this rule. This form activates when Mob goes unconscious in moments of extreme danger, causing his powers to automatically activate themselves in an attempt to protect Mob's body. Immensely powerful but completely out of control, ??? is a Dangerous Forbidden Technique that allows Mob to turn any fight into a Curb-Stomp Battle at a major cost- ??? will attack everyone and anyone it deems as a threat to Mob's well-being with extreme prejudice, often going against Mob's wishes for a peaceful resolution to fights.

The "???" arc reveals that it's possibly a Split Personality that acts out Mob's best wishes the only way it knows how- through extreme violence. Many characters also theorize it may, in fact, be an entity entirely separate from Mob himself, which is seemingly confirmed when it takes control of Mob during Chapter 100 and identifies itself as a separate identity — that of the "original" Shigeo Kageyama.


  • Arc Villain: It takes this role during the titular "???" arc.
  • Cain and Abel: ???% doesn't trust even Ritsu and accidentally injuring him was what caused Mob to pretty much give up their powers. ???% seems to think little of it, instead focusing on how their relationship with Tsubomi changed how Mob viewed their power.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: A unique example insofar as that Mob must be unconscious in order for it to activate. He also hates using it, and seems to be traumatized by the fact that he accidentally used it on Ritsu, hurting him.
  • Enemy Within: Mob used to be much livelier as a child until his accident convinced him to suppress his emotions and powers. All of that became ???%, and he's tired of being locked up.
  • Heroic Safe Mode: Only activates when Mob is out of commission, and acts to protect his body without regard for the harm or destruction it causes.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: ???% wants to let his power run wild even if it wrecks the world and hopes Tsubomi can still treat him as a normal person despite that.
  • Insistent Terminology: He refuses to call Mob and Reigen by name. He insists he's the real Shigeo, and "Mob" is nothing more than an alter ego.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Flat-out the strongest esper in the world by an incredible margin. Unrestrained, he demolishes the city as a side effect of simply walking through it.
  • Split Personality: It's essentially Mob's body on autopilot, having none of the mercy of Nice Guy natures of the normal Mob. Chapter 100 reveals that it is a manifestation of Mob's deepest desires that acts as the source of his power. He greatly resents Mob for shunning his own powers despite them saving him time and time again and Reigen for exploiting them.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Easily the strongest of the Explosions, large in part due to its complete lack of mercy or restraint.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • ???% is tired of Mob treating his powers like a taboo even though more often than not they were the only way to save themselves and others from harm.
    • He also argues that Mob attempting to reject his own powers when Tsubomi wouldn't pay attention to him was a mistake because all her attitude meant was that she could treat him as a normal person when no one else would.
  • Walking Spoiler: Very little about it is revealed up until Chapter 100, where it becomes the Arc Villain and terrorizes Seasoning City, requiring the help of everyone, psychic or not, to take it down.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Its only desire is to protect himself, but it will go to any lengths to make this happen. Taken Up to Eleven in Chapter 100, where it nearly destroys Seasoning City in an attempt to make sure that Mob's, or rather, his own Love Confession goes smoothly.


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