Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan, Saiki Kusuo no Sainan
Japanese: 斉木楠雄のΨ難
English: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
German: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Spanish: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
French: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.411 (scored by 599781599,781 users)
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Ranked: #1712
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Popularity: #135
Members: 1,071,263
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To the average person, psychic abilities might seem a blessing; for Kusuo Saiki, however, this could not 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.

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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


Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Sakurai, Hiroaki


Opening Theme

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Youtube Music
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 (eps 61-120)

Ending Theme

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


Nov 28, 2023
Comedy is subjective but this is objectively funny. It even sprinkles in moments of pathos that aren’t overdone but endear you more to the characters. The cast in this one is a major strength and all add something in their roles as nuisances in Saiki’s life. They are even better developed than many present in a lot more standard shonen series.
The vignette structure is also perfect for this series as it allows for focus to be shared without milking the comedy dry out of a scene. It’s rare for me to comment on voice acting as I haven’t any expertise but the voice acting ...
Aug 30, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I watched the first season (24 full-length episodes) of Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan. Here are my thoughts:

This is a comedy show, the main shtick of which is that the main character has psychic powers. Sometimes the humour is unique and creative. Mindreading and psychic powers are used to put a unique and entertaining spin on absurdist and situational humour. The show consists of short (~5 min.) skits. These skits are hit and miss in terms of my enjoyment of the comedy. I watched the ~25-minute episodes which consist of 5 skits. Longer stories are presented as multiple sequential skits; the longer stories never exceed the ...
Oct 13, 2018
Saiki is an anime about a boy who has psychic powers but despite this awesome gift he is very pessimistic
Story: The story isn't really anything special but this anime doesn't particularly need anything grand as its very episodic and cut up in 5-minute segments.

Art: Pretty awful to be honest. Characters aren't ugly but the animation is so lazy.

Sound: The voice acting was fine, and they have some nice quirky sound effects which can be quite charming

Characters: Saiki is a funny character and is quite relatable in his thinking, however, the surrounding characters are very over the top and can sometimes be funny, but other ...

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