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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 87,277 users)
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Ranked: #812
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #443
Members: 195,771
Favorites: 4,637


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. 
report Recommended by Souru
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 ^^ 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz
- Self aware - 4th wall, what 4th wall? - Deadpan protagonist with dead eyes - Silly gags and puns - Bright colours and simple lines  
report Recommended by Lemon
Although Saiki is an esper and Sakamoto is not, both characters turned out to be surrounded by people who becomes enchanted by their abilities in school and eventually into their personal life. 
report Recommended by Aleron
both anime focus on comedy (daily life of school boys/girls) and its quite funny <(','<)lol  
report Recommended by juju20x5
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.  
report Recommended by RobertBobert
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. 
report Recommended by aisoka
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. 
report Recommended by Jordanious77
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. 
report Recommended by gapmoetype
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. 
report Recommended by Azzo67890
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.  
report Recommended by fizzytastic
both anime focusing on comedy which is quite funny.(worth to watch)  
report Recommended by juju20x5
School setting with really crazy comedy and large cast of characters. There are some similiar archtypes (for example, hot-blooded class president, delinquent who tries to leave his past behind, etc.). 
report Recommended by FrostLich
- 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.  
report Recommended by Lemon
-very funny -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 the difference - saiki is on highscool setting yet detroit metal city is on death metal life - personality of the main char 
report Recommended by wildape
This is anime have the same humor and there are also plenty of attractive character like this anime ! :) 
report Recommended by -Araragi-
both equally strongest and hide their power in public Recomend by Shiori-chan 
report Recommended by YuHachiman
Hilarious, short-form comedies that feature extraordinary main characters leading normal lives. Lots of anti-humor and fourth wall breaks.  
report Recommended by -j--
The main cast in both anime is mostly male and both have short-story 5-minute-episodes with very unique and individual characters. They're both fun shows to enjoy. 
report Recommended by KatouHasegawa
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. 
report Recommended by QuotingLegacies
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. 
report Recommended by Akoram
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. 
report Recommended by khayediaz
Nice and great souls to relax 
report Recommended by ByronLove98
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. 
report Recommended by Masood_sama_XN
Both of these anime are gag anime that make you laugh out loud real hard. Saiki Kusuo is more straightforward in its comedy while Gag Manga Biyori is filled with more random and bizarre moments.  
report Recommended by Shinn_Asuka666
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  read more 
report Recommended by any13th
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. 
report Recommended by hack_the_gate
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. 
report Recommended by chiringu
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.  
report Recommended by NoNiceThings
The daily routine of a special teenager with strange superpowers. Nonsense humor and absurd situations everywhere. Very colorful art. 4th wall almost always broken. 
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
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. 
report Recommended by Roruman
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. 
report Recommended by Roruman
>Style of comedy is similar (Ridiculousness, randomness, and funny) >Both have some kind of supernatural phenomenon >few similar characters (gender may be opposite)  
report Recommended by guddi
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. 
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
Comedies where the MCs have supernatural powers  
report Recommended by MJSpice
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 
report Recommended by Halettan
The chuuni boy is actually the least powerful when it comes to superpowers in high school. 
report Recommended by Lemon
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. 
report Recommended by JesterZelfer
-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  read more 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both funny episodic anime where the lead male protagonist has special abilities (psychic powers/military training) 
report Recommended by Ph8
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. 
report Recommended by lswarmruler
-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 
report Recommended by lswarmruler
Both have a main character with psychic powers and both have the same style of humour. 
report Recommended by koshkarr
+These two shows share comedy in the form of Introspection. The main protagonists always have a unique view or way of interpreting mundane things. 
report Recommended by dragonhold24