Main Protagonist is an overpowered Psychic and is of similar character.
While the vibe is different, the settings come close to each other.
Both are students and have interesting people around the Protagonist.
The protagonists of these series have overpowered psychic abilities, so much that no one stand a chance against them. They actually have to restrain themselves so that no one else gets hurt. A big difference is that, in case of Mob Psycho, Shigeo is portrayed as a character who is as simple as he can be, so everyone at first glance won't pay any attention to him. On the other hand, Saiki from Saiki Kusuo tries his best to avoid any type of attention, and realizes no matter what he does he is going to be at the center of every little and big events around him.
These series have some over the top comedic elements, and they were used in the best possible way.  read more
- Both protagonists have psychic powers (and are totally OP)
- A good cast of interesting side characters
If you liked the comedic aspects of MP100, Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan (TV) has got you covered for me. The latter lacks the intensity of MP100, but its quick wit and fast pace is enough to keep you hooked.
If you enjoyed the comedic side of Mob Psycho, you'll definitely like Saiki Kusuo, a much less serious gag comedy focused around its similarly overpowered protagonist. While Mob is a bit out of it, Saiki is relentlessly cynical and sarcastic, giving the show a more intense, hilarious vibe compared to MP100. Don't expect touching plot or drama from Saiki K, but it's a great watch anyways. Likewise, if you enjoyed Saiki K but wish it was a tad more serious/dramatic, MP100 is wonderful. Both are great, highly recommend.
Mob Psycho 100 and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. are both ridiculous, over the top comedy series about a teenage boy with superpowers. Each show has a part where the main character bends a spoon with his powers. There is a girl with dark blue hair who, in Mob Psycho 100, Mob has a crush on her. While in The Disastrous life of Saiki K., everyone else has a crush on her.
They both have Powerfull Protagonists that have problems dealing with the problems caused by their powers, yet The Disastrious Life of Saiki Kusuo has a more comedic tone and the main character shows more emotions.
Do you like psychics??!! Do you want to have a good time with a crazy and most of the times non-sense plot?? Unique characters that can't be possibly be taken seriously? Well, those shows are made for you. Two unique characters with crazy overpowered psychic abilities trying to live a normal life that will bring awkward and sometimes hilarious situation.
While the comedy is vastly different and Saiki K is episodic in nature, both anime do feature protagonists who are ESPers. Both are extremely funny and ridiculous, but Saiki K is more of a gag comedy that focuses on the silliness of the characters rather than the situations like in Mob Psycho. If you liked one, you're sure to like the other
Both involve overpowered psychics who don't use their powers too often for reasons. Along with a ridiculous cast of characters, but Mob Psycho 100 has a different way of storytelling and a very different art style. Both are funny though.
Mob Psycho 100 and Saiki Kusuo Psi-Nan have similar protagonists. Mob and Saiki have psychic powers and both are in school. However, as Mob uses his powers to fight villains, Saiki uses his powers to do daily chores and problems. Although both have comedy, Mob Psycho 100 have more action sequences while Saiki has more comedy.
Both these shows draw from the exact same premise. A teenage schoolboy (one in middle school and one in high school) have to deal with having psychic powers. However while they are similar in premise, they explore the idea in very different ways. Mob Psycho is primarily an action comedy while Saiki takes a more comedic approach. However both are equally great watches, even if for different reasons.
Is it good for having so much power? Is it good for being an Overpowered Guy?
Answer is : "Its Boring"
These shows are shown us that feel for having so much incredible power .. and so, u can't enjoy it as other normal being ...
Both show are funny and hilarious too .. if u enjoy one, u'll enjoy another ^^
Both shows deal with an overpowered protagonist and the hilarity that ensues when having to deal with the drawbacks that said overpowered abilities have.
Only while OPM diverges more into action and drama later on, Saiki is alot more comedy oriented.
Both are funny parody anime with the MC being a very overpowered person. Both eventually also gain an 'apprentice' of sorts who is overwhelmed by their power. I love both as they are both very funny, so give Saiki Kusuo a chance if you love the humour of the series :]
Chances are if you enjoyed OPM, you liked its comedy. Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan cranks that up to 11 (don't worry about episode count, most sites make it 24 normal episodes).
- Both MC's are hilariously OP to the point of boredom
- They both feature the same type of comedy (but Saiki K. pulls it off better, OPM has better action)
- MC's have similar personalities (although Saiki K. is more cynical)
- Both have a colorful supporting cast full of wacky personalities
If you want more of One Punch Man's comedy, this is where you'll find it in bucketloads. Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is THE funniest anime I've ever watched & I would definitely recommend it to fans of One Punch Man. read more
Both shows are comedies feature an OP main character for whom having powers is more of a disadvantage than a good thing. A big part of each show is the wacky group of supporting characters that appear over the show. However, Saiki K is more episodic and slice of life, while OPM has an overarching plot, but for me the jokes in Saiki K are much funnier.
-Both main characters, Gintoki and Saiki, love eating sweets and reading Shounen manga. They're also strong (though Saiki's power is incomparable).
-Both shows have great comedy.
-Both referenced each other at some point.
Both shows have similar fast-paced comedy combined with exaggerated facial expressions and loud atmosphere's. Both shows also break the fourth wall from time to time, as well as having pieces of more serious moments in between
Basically the same type of humor, where the main character is overpowered and has a great influence on his class, while his classmates are totally unaware of it. Both are full of absurd, yet wacky and unexpected situations.
- Deadpan protagonist. Deadpan to the extreme.
- Gag comedy with a rough premise and wild happenings.
- School setting. Gakurans.
Sakamoto is outrageous but is very quiet and does not retort much. Saiki on the other hand, is silent in setting but has a very consistent tsukkomi-ing internal voice.
Both animes have a very similar form of comedy - generally light, slightly dry and neither take themselves too seriously. Alongside the comedy, both have enjoyable soundtracks, interesting characters (though minor apart from the mc), and pretty high quality artwork!
When watching Saiki K, I was immediately reminded of Sakamoto desu ga? because the humour is so similar. They both feature jokes and skits that involve the side characters who are for some reason obsessed with the protagonist. The antics of both shows are really silly and rather than labelling them as comedies, I'd say that they're both 'gag' anime.
These anime are similar in so many ways.
1. They are both focused on comedy very strongly and try making the viewer laugh. And they both succeed with it.
2. They are both divided in short stories that are mostly independent. Saiki has only 4-minutes per Episode. Danshi has a 20-minute episode divided in 3-4 short stories. So the length of one story in the anime are about the same what makes these two animes so similar.
3. Those two anime tell just about the daily lifes of schoolboys and a psychic. There is no major plot.
In conclusion: Both focused on comedy very strong, and both have short little episodes (about 5 min) telling the daily routine of the characters.
I think there is nothing more similar for both of the animes.
In a certain sense, Saiki can be considered as the "male" version of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, since while Nozaki parodies the shoujo's tropes, setting and characters, Saiki does the same, only with works for the shonen audience. The only difference is that Nozaki is strongly focused on romance and sometimes are sentimental, while Saiki always remains a gag comedy with an unceasing parody and humor.
While Saiki Kusuo is parodying Shonen tropes, Gekkan Shoujo is parodying shoujo tropes.
Both have a similar type of humour, a collection of random story in one episode, and the characters are really unique.
The comparison between characters is like this
Saiki -> Nozaki
Teruhashi -> Chiyo
Mikoshiba -> Kaidou
I highly recommended both anime since it will make you laugh out loud alone in your quite room
High school anime paroding stereotypical characters and their relationships.
What else can I say.. The type of humor, the lenght of episodes (or "sketches"), typical "highschool" situations, unrequited love... If you were falling off your chair with laughter because of one, the same will probably happen with the other.
I find them rather similar with school life setting and comedy. While Saiki has supernatural power and Handa-kun is a well-regarded school idol and prodigy calligrapher, all they wanted just a normal/quiet life but often hilarity ensues.
Both series follow a rather comedic and unique cast of characters in the daily high-school lives. Though they have different premises, they are two of the funniest anime I have seen. One deals with a main character, Handa, who is completely oblivious to the fact that the whole school loves him. The other is about a character, Saiki Kusuo, who tries to avoid the limelight and hide his psychic powers. Additionally, both series have great dub and sub voice acting. I strongly recommend both series.
The obvious comparison between these shows is the main characters... Both psychics with similar personalities (bar their intelligence) being forced into similar wacky situations.
Both shows have a very similar style of humour and plot-layout as well. The main difference between these shows is the intent. Saiki is a more fast paced, skit based show intent on being as entertaining as possible whereas Hana starts off similar to that but quickly converts into a fairly heartfelt comedy with some real meaning behind it.
you should watch these anime if you like comedy genre involving psychic power. Saiki kusuo is more about hiding his psychic power and live peacefully, while in hinamatsuri people use the psychic power in fighting between mafia
Comedy centering around characters with psychic powers is...not actually what I found to be the main similarity between these shows. What Hinamatsuri and Saiki Kusuo both share is a constantly developing world and characters, enriching the experience by keeping the jokes fresh and interesting as well as putting more weight behind them.
This is comedy with thought behind it, that gets you to invest in the characters and their stories.
Both feature an overpowered potagonist and his daily life
For Beelzebub it's Oga and his strenght (and baby Beelzebub) and for Saiki it's his psychic powers.
Both anime feature a silly, slapstick style of comedy, it gets very ridiculous at points but still remains funny.
The side-love intrests also remind me of eachother, Kunieda and Teruhashi both put up fronts but they actually are sensitive, timid girls on the inside and in denial of their love for the protagonists.
Both comedy anime that have so many similarites.
-Both mostly take places in school.
-Both MCs are overpowered.
-Both MC's parents look kinda similar (especially their father).
-Both have some delinquents and stupid characters (like Toujou and Nendou).
-Nendou's family have the same face like him. In Beelzebub, there's an episode where the people of the town have the same face like Shiroyama (lol).
-"Queen" Kunieda and "Princess" Teruhashi always imagining romantic scenes between them and the MC that will never happen.
If you enjoyed one, you might like the other.
Why did I recommend this when Saiki is a genius and Yoshiko is an idiot.
Because everyone besides Saiki is completely clueless.
Yoshiko's childhood friend is somehow similar to Saiki.
Both anime have minimalistic art and many colors.
Both are fun to watch.
short, quick moving gag jokes. sarcastic character who acts tough/emotionless actually cares for his friends a lot more than he lets on. neither show takes itself too seriously. Senyuu has more of a plot building up in the background, while Saiki is solely comedic.
-Both are anime shorts, that are almost entirely comedy based
-Ridiculous shenanigans ensue in both series
-Characters are interesting and have unique designs and interactions
-Saiki is more episodic, but Senyuu actually has a plot
Similar short story/skit format, though Saiki K has more stories than skits. Both are slice of life, but only one has a psychic main character. Saiki himself takes up a lot more screen time than any one character in Nichijou. Both hilarious.
Saiki kinda feels like a parody of School Rumble at times with similar character archetypes, yet instead, in Saiki we get some poking fun of archetypes through breaking of the 4th wall and such. Regardless, the shows have a very similar feel except Saiki isn't based around the love aspect. If you loved School Rumble for its comedy and charm, you will probably adore Saiki as well and vice versa.
- Deadpan, level-headed protagonist.
- So very punny.
- Fast paced gag humour.
- Colourful supporting cast with their own amusing and troublesome quirks (troublesome for the protagonist at least).
The setting is very different but the pacing and style of joke telling is pretty similar. Japanese knowledge is helpful because subbed puns can be hit or miss.
Both have cynical, deadpan hilarious, overpowered main characters. Hoozuki is supernatural, while Saiki is more sci fi, but both shows are comedies and have a similar structure of short, funny vignettes rather than an overarching plot.
-contain bunch of short stories, but still follow the storyline
-the mc sometime use their power to reluctantly get rid of their problem or doing nice thing to the other
-have another char who make their live dont go as they want
- saiki is on highscool setting yet detroit metal city is on death metal life
- personality of the main char
Both centered around school with similar humor style.
Saiki looks similar to Switch - aside from their appearance, both communicate with others in their unique ways (Saiki with his telepathy, Switch with his laptop). They're funny as well in their own way.
If you like one, you might like the other.
Both shows, Saiki Kusuo and Nanbaka, have the similar factor of heavy comedy in the earlier episodes. Although Nanbaka strays away from comedy and focuses more on serious issues in the latter portion, Saiki Kusuo holds true to the comedic aspect and carries through 'till the end.
If you've seen Nanbaka and enjoy the wit and humor of the characters, Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is definitely something you should consider.
Both are gag comedies that involve the use of wacky and unusual characters getting themselves into comedic situations. If you like one for its humour and wide variety of different characters you’ll definitely like the other.
The genre and settings of both animes are quite similar. Both MCs are high school students who are considered geniuses/talented (Aoyama=soccer, Saiki=psychic) and surrounded by people who are obsessed with them, yet the MCs prefer to avoid them (Aoyama being a cleanliness freak while Saiki intentionally maintaining a mediocre image to live a peaceful, normal & average life/lifestyle). Both MCs are also notably serious yet their actions and seriousness make situations more hilarious.
As for Osomatsu-san there is no story as a whole, I think it's important that its recommendation is not just another anime with comedy. For Saiki Kusou is somewhat the same, there is no story outside of comedy to develop. It doesn't switch between comedy and story. It's just for comedy.
You must be scratching your head thinking, "how in the world are these two anime similar?"
(This is a kinda long recommendation, but reading it would be appreciated)
Well, the similarities lie in one key aspect and that is the fantastic usage of time.
Saiki Kusuo utilizes 5 minute episodes to adapt a single chapter, and does so extremely well as the experience from start to finish is aimed at comedy first without anything in between.
3-Gatsu no Lion takes the chapters from the manga and adapts 2 per episode, which are about 25 minutes long, or 20 minutes if you take out the OP/ED.
I'll admit that these two are extremely different experiences, but they do manage to avoid dragging on a chapter.
These two anime are certainly not the first to have little to no filler, but I'd say they are some of the best and deserve their scores.
And just a few words about the series themselves.
Saiki is a nice brief slice of comedy that feels rewarding to watch.
For me it's like Gintama in that it provides some much needed relief and variety.
The characters and plot are very simple, and that's okay because it doesn't need them.
3-Gatsu is a very calm, down to earth anime with a focus on the chess-like game shogi.
It provides a different sort of relief and variety than Saiki, but it's relief regardless.
The thing that really helps the anime go to another level is it's amazing cast of characters and it's top-notch animation from Shaft.
Saiki is heavily under watched and I implore you to give it a chance.
While it may have 120 episodes, that only amounts to 10 hours, or about 30 standard episodes of anime.(20 minutes each)
3-Gatsu is fairly popular, but I still feel the need to recommend it as its just that good. read more
Stereotypical high school delinquents, clubs, main character gets involved with weirdoes at his school. The opening songs are from the same artist.
Both are in my opinion among the best comedy anime out there.
Focusing on the Dad character in both of these anime series only, and yes, I do mean Kuniharu Saiki for Saiki and Hiroshi Mizuno for Tsuki ga Kirei. Both of the Dads have the same voice actor and have the same decently malleable personality. On a general level, these Dads are roughly the same Dad-like characters, in a good way, of course.
Saiki K being better in every way other than cuteness.
They are both great gag comedies. while ones focus is cute girls, while the other involves an all powerful psychic and his friends. Both involve reaction faces and hilarious jokes.
High-school comedies, quite parodic, with "alien" characters.
Psi seems to have Cromartie references, such as Nindou and the guy twitching his hair...
So far, I prefer Cromartie. It's definitely more manly too.
Psychological battles of sorts in bizarre settings.
JoJo is campy while Psi is a parody, so they are different genres, but similar.
Psi has references to JoJo, such as a Jotaro-lookalike in the early episodes, sound texts representing intense situations, characters spelling their character's strategy and thinking a counter to it, a glorious GAR narrator explaining concepts in a bombastic style, shorts arcs, a silent protagonist (mostly applies to Jotaro again), etc.
Both are great anime, though JoJo is obviously the better one.
Both shows are comedies that are totally hilarious. But the thing that makes both shows similar is the format as both shows are told in five mini-episodes in one compilation episode. Both shows are great comedies worth watching, but Saiki Kusuo is centered on one guy while Azumanga is about girls going crazy.
The character with supernatural God-like powers? check. High school comedy? check. Unusual or simply strange set of friends? check. Action? check, kinda. While Saiki is the level-headed protagonist, Haruhi is not, but the story-telling is similar (due to Kyon). Well if you enjoyed one, you would definitely like the other
Both are short in terms of episode length, 4 to 7 minutes.
Enjoyable gags with meaning and comedic timing.
Each episode can be considered an independent, so no prior knowledge of past episodes to fully enjoy the series.
Both show creativity with the gags.
-They both take places in School.
-Both have Megane MCs with deadpan expression.
-Both MCs are forced to do things they actually dislike (Keima forced to save the girls from Kaketama, while Saiki forced to take a part in any events that makes him inconvenience).
-Both MCs are "The god" in their own story (Keima is the god of galge. Saiki In other hand, has a "god-like" power).
-Both have Supernatural elements.
The difference is Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai focused on romance and the Harem Story of Keima, while Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan as the title says, focused on how disasterous Saiki's life was..
Despite Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan didn't focused on romance, Saiki still get some girls who love him (just like Keima). Both also have a good amounts of Comedy (especially in Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan). read more
Both basically are about high school daily life with over the top comedy scenes. In Saiki Kusuo, mc is using his psychic power to solve any problem he is facing, while in Chio chan, mc is using her gaming knowledge to solve any problem she is facing.
-Both are shorts anime (<5minutes)
- almost entirely comedy based with nothing taken seriously
- both have absurd out of the box comedy
- Characters are interesting and have unique designs and interactions '
- both are episodic and don't really have singular big plot
- both involve characters with super power. Saiki is psychic, while Azuchimomoyama is mahou shoujo
- if u like Saiki Kusuo, you'll most likely love Seizei Ganbare too