Being a psychic and leading a quiet life is quite cumbersome, especially for Saiki. He is a high school student with psychic powers. Not only does he have X-ray vision, but he also possessed powers like telepathy, telekinesis, etc. His abilities are quite powerful, and hence, he tries not to use them in public but often slips up.
However, being constantly surrounded by airheads, he never has to cover up for his actions. Instead, those around him make up assumption-based excuses that push any sort of attention away from Saiki.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is filled with gags that will make you laugh out loud. The humor is consistent and never fails to amuse. The diverse cast with their weird and clown-like personalities make the show extremely enjoyable.
If you enjoy comedies like Gintama and Sakamoto Desu Ga, you’ll surely love Saiki K!
1. Release Order
I. T.V. Series
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (2016)
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 2 (2018)
- Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (2013)
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (2019)
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Final Arc (2018)
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2. Chronological Order
- Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 2
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (Episodes 1-5)
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Final Arc
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (Episode 6)
Follow the chronological order for watching Saiki K. You can skip the first ONA, Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (2013).
4. Quick Review
There isn’t much of a streamlined plot in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Short 5-minute gags follow Saiki and his misadventures around the school, home, and the surrounding areas.
The story is more like compilations of the events in Saiki’s life. However, this allows extremely well-executed jokes and humorous characters to gain more screen time.
There are a lot of characters in Saiki K, and all of them are unique. Saiki is a genius with psychic abilities. Nendou, one of Saiki’s pals, is so stupid that he has no thoughts whatsoever. Kaidou is another friend who has the eighth-grade syndrome, and the list goes on.
The specialty about this cast is that no matter how they behave around Saiki, his reaction is always the same deadpan expression and cynical remarks, and that is the source of all the humor of the show. The huge cast also makes it hard to predict what’s going to happen next.
The animation is top-notch. Saiki’s powers are elaborated well with dramatic speech bubbles exaggerating his thoughts as well as the thoughts of everyone else around him. The character designs are unique and detailed.
There isn’t anything that stands out in the music department, but the openings and closing themes are quite catchy. However, you may find yourself skipping them to move forward with the show.
5. About The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is a manga series written and illustrated by Shūichi Asō. The anime adaptation is produced by J.C. Staff and Egg Firm and directed by Hiroaki Sakurai.
Kusuo Saiki is blessed with psychic powers, including X-ray vision, telepathy, and many more of such superhuman abilities.
But to him, it is nothing more than a curse as he wants to live a carefree life without any hassle. But the more Kusou wants to lead a normal life, the more eccentric characters are attracted to him, resulting in a chaotic life.
Thus, he soon comes to realize that leading a normal life is far more complicated than he thought.