If you enjoyed the last season, you'll love this one as well. If you're new to the series, definitely start with season one. c:
Each episode consists of approximately 3-5 *disjoint* short skits. This is a comedy anime, so there is less of a focus on the story, art, and sound, while the jokes can be like gold. With how short and disjoint the skits are, it's honestly impressive that there is even a story. lol
Of the first episode, the first three skits are more to reorient you with the characters, so some old jokes and tropes from season 1 are reused without variation
as the characters are reintroduced. After you get past that, it's new content and/or new variations on old tropes which will get you hooked again~ Basically, everything you could ever want for a second season! :) Seriously, it makes me want to re-watch season one while I wait for more episodes.
Just awesome! Each joke builds up pretty well for a great payoff. Humor can be pretty subjective - I personally find the humor in this show beautiful. For reference, other comedies I like include Cromartie High School, Sket Dance, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge, and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Of these, I find Cromartie High School the most similar in humor.
Opening & Ending Songs / Sound: 7
Just to start, both songs are jokes. The opening song is incredibly dumb, as it's a joke on if Kaido, the chuunibyou, took control of the opening song. While the ending song has a super bubbly feel and is a joke on if Teruhashi, the school beauty, took control of the ending song. For me personally, I like the ending song and dislike the opening song. Regardless, I hope to see every character get their own theme song lol. All of the songs in this anime are jokes really so it's hard to rate on how "good" they are.
Somehow there is a plot...and it keeps advancing...again somehow? lol. But yes! The romance continues as more complications ensue. Who will become a couple in the end? I personally am rooting for Teruhashi. Unfortunately, this is not a romance anime, so alas, the chance any romance gets fulfilled is low. But geez, with season 2 so far, the author sure keeps my hopes up. Unsure if anyone else is as invested in this aspect as I am. The show can be enjoyed even while ignoring this after all...
And ignoring romance for a minute, I think what makes this show work is that while Saiki, the main character repeatedly states that he just wants to be alone, he spends an awful lot of time looking out for his friends, subtly helping them with his super powers to achieve their daily goals and dreams. Perhaps Saiki is a bit of a tsundere in this regard. Anyways, the concept is interesting, and there are a lot of clever ploys with the setting, so gave a 9 for the story.
The art is kind of bland. At least I'm not a fan, but it's not to the point where it ruins the show for me. I will mention that between skits there is usually an awesome drawing that beautifies each of the characters. It makes one think, is this even the same character?! Yes, the drawings between the skits are that good in comparison haha.
There is little to no character development - I hope this changes! - but anyways, each character has one or two distinctive characteristics that actually grow stronger and stronger throughout the series. Mainly since they are the most well-used tools in the author's toolbox for setting up great situations and jokes. Really, the worse the writer makes Teruhashi's personality look, the more I like her lmao.
Frankly, between the art, sound, and characters, this show is pretty average. But honestly, it does not matter much, since the humor and jokes are what the anime is all about. This show is especially great for when wanting a quick bite of humor without having to sit through a whole 30-minute episode of an anime. Definitely highly recommended! :)
TBH I have been really waiting in eager for this anime to come out exactly one year. Why?
Because the 1st season of Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan is really funny as hell, kinda the same as nichijou or gintama level comedy.
This is the series that i still like and read in shounen jump, after i drop almost all shounen series as i feel they are too childish now. Too bad the Saiki Kusuo manga ends this March 2017 though, but anyway I have read so far in the saiki kusuo manga that i can guarantee you the story in Saiki Kusuo season 2 is
still as funny and as good as season 1.
Well, let's stop the rant and start the review:
The story continues the 1st season, so i really recommend and urge anyone who want to watch this show to finish the 1st season first in order to reconize the characters . Anyway, the story is still about Saiki Kusuo, an OP psychic that just want to have a peace common life, but always get disturbed somehow, either because of his family or his school friends.
The promise is really simple. But what makes this anime shine is because of the comedy from the situation occured and how the characters handle it.
Oh, and in season 1 the show is actually 5 minutes long per episode, but in this season 2 the show is 24 minutes long, consist of 4 separates stories that sometimes connected.
Well, here are what makes this anime so great. Because it has so many peculiar/interesting characters. Aside from the unique characters from 1st season, such as Nendou the aho, Kaido the chuuni, and Teruhashi the perfect bishoujo, in this season 2 it will introduce several new characters:
Aiura Mikoto (a real fortune teller, that become Teruhashi real rival to get saiki's love), Rifuta Imu (just another Teruhashi rival who wants to be the most popular), Satou Hiroshi (a perfect normal guy that saiki idolized and obsessed with), and Akechi Touma (Saiki's childhood friend who wants to prove that saiki is a real psychic).
Well, some people and even i might complain that it was a bit forced to introduce a new characters to the show, maybe because of the auhor lacks the inspiration to make a funny plot based on existing characters. But, i just put it aside, as long as the show still funny and the characters will stay in the show and not just somehow disappear, I won't give any complain.
For the characters, based on manga that i have read, Aiura Mikoto will be one of my favorite characters in this season 2. At first, I have a bit negative thinking about her, as i kinda dislike Gyaru type girl, but after more story revealed, i won't spoil it for you, but she actually deserve to be Teruhashi real rival to get saiki's love.
SOUND and ANIMATION: well, i never decide to like or give score to an anime based on these, as i watch fo the story and characters.
But for sound, I actually kinda hate the OP song as there is characters dialogue inside it that made it really weird and can't be enjoyed, the ED song is okay though.
For the animation, i dont think this anime is any special but I dont have any complain with the story animation, instead i have complain about the title sequence background as it made me cringe so bad with the bishounen theme, especially the bishounen nendou.
ENJOYMENT: well, i come to watch the anime for pure enjoyment and finish satisfied. Based on 1st season, this show really nailed in the comedy aspect. I always laugh in each episodes. I always finish the anime smiling, and cannot wait to see the next episode.
OVERALL: This is one of the best anime in comedy genre. And for me it is even better than gintama in some aspects.
Other than this show isnt too vulgar as gintama, what makes this anime better than gintama is how Saiki Kusuo ends the plot story without always become a boring action and tearjerker. In gintama formula always start the plot with so much comedy, but it usually always ends it with something sad/bad happen and end with gintoki saves the day with his cringy shounen plot armored action, which usually i always just skipped over, as i come to watch the anime for the laugh and not the melancholy. And this anime is so much better than gintama in this aspect.
Anyway, thanks for reading my review. Leave the comment in my profile, or maybe send a friend request if you agree with my review.
Well I can say that Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan from season 1 is a good anime in comedy genre. Of course not because of the story or plot but the characters and personality make it a color of a story.
Instead of finding some good plot and story. I can say that this anime is worth recommended for those dying fans in term of Comedy well it's because it maintain the strategy of making people laugh.
Yet for those who want to watch this anime, yes you can understand why the character always give a big role tho make a excellent rating for this anime
I will make it short so that you can also give your own opinion in this show.