Kyle McCarley, who voiced The Mob in Mob Psycho 100, discussed his dispute with Crunchyroll over his reluctance to use SAG-AFTRA contracts.
Voice actor of the titular character Mob from the popular anime series mob psycho 100 Turns out he had left the series due to a disagreement with Crunchyroll.
In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, voice actor Kyle McCarley shared that it is unlikely that he would relish his role as a crowdfunder due to Crunchyroll’s reluctance to discuss using the union SAG-AFTRA contract. Repeat again. McCarley said the dispute was not about money; Crunchyroll simply doesn’t want to use a union contract. He explained that they don’t generally accept non-union work, “The 99.9% of the work I do would be the end of the conversation for me. I’d say, ‘Thank you very much for the opportunity, but I’m non-union work. – doesn’t work in the union.'”
McCarley, with the help of his classmates, kept an open mind about contract negotiations. He said, “But with the help of my classmates, with whom I’ve been in close contact during all these talks, I could see an opportunity here. Crunchyroll has historically been very hesitant to take anything they’re a part of.” Produce on the SAG-AFTRA contract, and, because of my role in this particular show and the popularity of this particular show with you guys, it seemed like maybe there was an opportunity to change that.” Crunchyroll went back to discuss – non-union – with the caveat that they agreed to discuss using the SAG-FTRA contract on future productions with SAG-FTRA representatives. His only hope for discussing the matter on terms was a good faith agreement – he was not expecting Crunchyroll to guarantee it would use SAG-AFTRA contracts in the future. Unfortunately, for now, Crunchyroll will ask McCarley. Not ready to meet halfway through, leading to a blast that he won’t be returning to the Voice mobs in the upcoming season. “As far as things stand now, Crunchyroll is a huge corporation. There’s a lot of people needing to weigh in on a decision like this, most of whom I haven’t spoken to. But, all I had to do was They agreed to sit and chat, and it doesn’t seem like that’s something they want to do.”
Mob Psycho season 3 may have lost other voice talent
McCarley hinted at the potential for other voice talents leaving the series over the controversy, saying, “I just want to let you guys know that unless things change, you’re probably going to have at least one unfamiliar voice on Mob Psycho 100 season. Going to listen. 3 – Maybe more.” However, he clarifies that he does not wish to speak on behalf of anyone in particular or “make judgment or blame against any actor who takes the work opportunities given to him,” admitting that “they have to decide what is best for them.”
McCarley ended his video by thanking viewers and fans. “Thanks, guys, so much for your support. I love you all, and I hope the next time I talk to you, I have some good news to share.”
Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 will pick up where Season 2 left off, with the mob accidentally growing a giant broccoli in the middle of town. The third season of the anime will be released in Japan on October 5, 2022, with Crunchyroll planning to stream it in North America. How familiar fans will hear when the English version is released, only time will tell.