ok the logical part of me is like "you can't read abot without watching/reading mob psycho 100 that's just stupid" and another, very loud part of me is like "BUT DONT YOU WANT YOUR HEART RIPPED OUT" to which the answer is YES so ok i guess my question is would i be utterly lost if i just started reading it with a very basic knowledge of the original material
The thing is, you can read ABoT without having read mp100.
I totally recommend mp100!!!! But since ABoT is an AU of mp100, it kinda stands alone. Like, you’ll miss the nods to canon (which, there are a lot of) and like, all the background and stuff. BUT, it can still stand alone.