The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Alt title: Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan

TV (120 eps x 4 min)
4.299 out of 5 from 26,354 votes
Rank #163

Kusuo Saiki is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. He can use them to get whatever he wants, but he also knows everything that people are thinking. Everything. No surprises, no secrets, no normal human experiences. He's kept his powers in check since childhood, but with the temptations of high school now on his mind, he's bending the rules—and spoons.

Source: Funimation

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Like all my reviews let's start from what the wiki has to say about the series. So, the story of "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." revolves around Kusuo Saiki who is a high school student who was born with all manner of psychic abilities; including telepathy, psychokinesis, teleportation, and more. Despite having all these powers, Saiki faces all kinds of hardships and tries to avoid attention as much as possible. The story follows Saiki as he attempts to secretly use his powers to live a normal high school life while dealing with his less than ordinary classmates at P.K. Academy. Well with that information in mind, I shall begin my personal review of the series: - Storyline As expected, since "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." is a comedy, the story doesn't really have any significant plot. There's no drama, no needed plot development and everything just revolves around the shenanigans the protagonist, Kusuo Saiki, goes through on his everyday life. He claimed that, while he could have used his powers to gain money, fame, women, and etc. he chose not to for the sake of not getting too much attention. And so he lives, or try to live, as a 'normal' highschool boy... or at least until he gotta deal with the shenanigans that occurs around him with his psychic abilities as he hide it from the other students. Despite not having a plot, "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." is really funny for its "WTF Moments" especially whenever Kusuo Saiki made his deadpan, sarcastic, snarky, and occasional fourth-wall breaking comments about what the heck was going on. - Animation As far as I'm concerned, the animation is great. It also emphasized the funny moments in the series, making it even more funny than before. However, while it's great, the animation is nowhere near the animation of high quality anime series like, for example, "No Game No Life." - Sound Like the Animation, I don't think anyone would have a problem with the sound effects, songs, or etc. The Seiyuu/Voice Actors and producer have truly did a wonderful job just as much as they did with the animation. - Characters While the series is basically a plotless comedy, the side characters are just as important as the protagonist is; having their own unique and distinct personalities. Well, that's because everytime Kusuo Saiki got involved in a shenanigan, it always involve at least one of them. More about Saiki is the fact that throughout the series, Saiki never spoke with his mouth. Not even once. However, he does have telepathy thus the series is basically more about what's in his mind rather than what he says resulting in multiple funny mental retorts. For some reason though, no one, except his family, ever noticed this; but I guess that's just for the LOLs. In conclusion, "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." is a plotless, comedy anime full of short, yet hilarious, "WTF" Shenanigans involving an arguably overpowered psychic that is trying to simply live his life in peace. If you love short, plotless, comedies like "Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto", then I highly recommend you give this series a shot!

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