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Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan

Alternative Titles

English: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Synonyms: Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan
Japanese: 斉木楠雄のΨ難


Type: TV
Episodes: 120
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2016 to Dec 26, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Not scheduled once per week
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff, Egg Firm
Source: Manga
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.561 (scored by 81,372 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #470
Members: 183,805
Favorites: 4,278
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To the average person, psychic abilities might seem a blessing; for Kusuo Saiki, however, this couldn't be further from the truth. Gifted with a wide assortment of supernatural abilities ranging from telepathy to x-ray vision, he finds this so-called blessing to be nothing but a curse. As all the inconveniences his powers cause constantly pile up, all Kusuo aims for is an ordinary, hassle-free life—a life where ignorance is bliss.

Unfortunately, the life of a psychic is far from quiet. Though Kusuo tries to stay out of the spotlight by keeping his powers a secret from his classmates, he ends up inadvertently attracting the attention of many odd characters, such as the empty-headed Riki Nendou and the delusional Shun Kaidou. Forced to deal with the craziness of the people around him, Kusuo comes to learn that the ordinary life he has been striving for is a lot more difficult to achieve than expected.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan aired weekly from Monday to Friday short 5 minute episodes in the morning block until November 4, 2016. A full episode every Sunday night followed the morning block short, but later became the main broadcast time.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakurai, Hiroaki
Hanae, Natsuki
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance
Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer

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#1: "Seishun wa Zankoku ja nai (青春は残酷じゃない)" by Natsuki Hanae (eps 1-60)
#2: "Sai Ψ Sai Kouchou (最Ψ最好調!)" by Dempagumi.inc (eps 61-120)

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#1: "Ψ desu I LIKE YOU" by Dempagumi.inc
#2: "Kokoro (こころ)" by Natsuki Hanae

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Jul 15, 2016
Melody (All reviews)
You thought that having supernatural abilities would make your life easier and more enjoyable? Apparently, not for Saiki.

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan is an episodic anime with short, 5-minute, episodes with only comedic purpose. It doesn't really have a story, there is just the fact that Saiki is a psychic who actually finds his abilities annoying, while he tries to live a normal everyday life.

We, also, see Saiki's daily interactions with other characters, mainly his classmates and his parents. The characters are the best part of the show as they are all hilarious and you can never get enough of them. They all read more
Dec 25, 2016
MetaThPr4h (All reviews)
Aired during the Summer and Fall 2016 seasons, Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan is (hopefully just for now) a hidden gem in comedy anime that I can't recommend enough to watch.

The protagonist in this story, Saiki, is a boy that was born with psychic powers in a normal world. He can read minds, he can teleport from one place to another, he can restore things (people included) to their previous state in the past… and these three are just a few examples of all that he can do. Saiki is so powerful that, if he wanted to, he could singlehandedly take control of the Earth in read more
Jan 1, 2017
3xTripple (All reviews)
You're in a crowd of people and trying to hide from a really creepy dude that you know from school or work. Luckily, he hasn't noticed you yet.

You probably want to do the best you can to get out of his line of sight... right? So you've finally managed to make it behind him, but then, just as you think that you're safe, the creepy dude stays facing forward, but SWIFTLY does a horrifying 180-degree HEAD-ONLY turn. He then, with a derp face, looks SOLELY at you out of everybody in the crowd. In a shocking development, you've somehow been spotted! That "wtf moment" that read more
Oct 28, 2016
LIQfilms (All reviews)
With the abundance of short four minute episode anime becoming increasingly more common every anime season, Saiki-kun felt like a breath of fresh air from the same boring and tiring formula that has been used ever so frequently.

One thing that works in favour of the show above others of the same format is that Saiki-kun lasted for many more episodes while also airing a new episode everyday. My main problem with these types of shows is the weekly formula as they're airing; once the episode stops and the next one begins the following week its hard to keep track of what has happened and the read more


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