Kyle McCarley, Shigeo Mob Kageyama''s voice actor, may not reprise his role for Season 3 of the Mob Psycho 100. This is because of a growing disagreement with Crunchyroll about union agreements. In an update posted to Kotaku, the organization said it will recast some roles. This implies that Crunchyroll has chosen to move forth with the dub without McCarley.
McCarley is a member of the Screen Actors Guild American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Because of that, he states that his work is under a union agreement. However, he expressed his willingness to work non-union on the condition that Crunchyroll would then meet with SAG-AFTRA representatives. It was clear on that stance even after McCarley said it would only be a meeting.
He claims that Crunchyroll offered him the same amount as a union agreement would get him. Instead, he wants to help and protect other voice actors. Unions can also help to protect performers from excessive syncing or sympathy, which can damage vocal chords. They also allow for employees to have greater bargaining power and a baseline minimum.
Crunchyroll admitted in a letter that it was distributing the English-language dub for the series at its Dallas production studios and that, in order to accomplish this seamlessly as per our production and casting guidelines, we will need to remake some roles.
Season 3 of Mob Psycho 100 will air in Japan and on Crunchyroll from October 5, 2022. Both the original Japanese and the English-dubbed versions will be simulcast as episodes begin in Japan. However, it is unlikely that Kyle McCarley will reprise his role as Mob.
On streaming services such as Crunchyroll, Mob Psycho 100 is readily available.