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Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan
SKNPN Ep
Anime Television Series
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Written by Michiko Yokote
Studio J.C. Staff
EGG FIRM
Licensed by Funimation (Season 1 only)
Netflix (Season 2 - onwards)
Network TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, TV Osaka
Original run July 4, 2016 – Present
Episodes 50 compilations

250 shorts

Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan, also known as The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., (斉木楠雄のΨ難 Saiki Kusuo no Sainan) is an anime series by J.C. Staff & EGG FIRM based on the manga of the same name by Asou Shuuichi.

History

The anime adaptation was announced on Weekly Shōnen Jump's 23rd issue of 2016. Along with the announcement the production companies, director, series composer, character designer and the voice actors for Saiki Kusuo, Saiki Kurumi, Saiki Kuniharu, Kaidou Shun, and Nendou Riki were released.[1] The following issue, on May 16, 2016, the voice actresses for Teruhashi Kokomi and Yumehara Chiyo were announced. [2] Afterwards, on May 23, 2016, Hairo Kineshi and Toritsuka Reita voice actors were announced.[3] On May 30, 2016, it was announced that the series will start airing on July 4, 2016.[4]
Funimation announced on June 29, 2016 that it will stream[5] and simulcast[6] the series for international audiences. It was streamed as "The Disaster of Psi Kusuo Saiki" but it was later renamed as "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." On July 13, 2016, Funimation announced that it will give the series an English dub that will premiere on August 7, 2016.[7]

On December 26, 2016, after the airing of Season 1’s Episode 24, it was announced that the series will have another season as well as teased the mini crossover with Gin Tama.[8] During a special event for the series, on July 23, 2017, a visual was released as well as the broadcast of Season 2 to start the following year, 2018.[9] On October 30, 2017, another visual was released, featuring Akechi Touma.[10] Later on, November 13, 2017, Touma’s voice actor was later announced, his character design and the month of the season’s release, January.[11] The following issue, on November 20, 2017, Aiura Mikoto’s character design and voice actress was released. [12] Afterwards, on November 27, 2017, Rifuta Imu’s character design and voice actress was released. [13] On December 4, 2017, it was finally announced the official premiere date, January 17, 2018.[14] Funimation was not given a license for the 2nd season,[15] making Netflix the sole exclusive streaming distributor for international release of episodes after season 1.

At the end of Season 2’s Episode 24, it was teased there is an anime conclusion in the works.[16] Visuals were released on September 3, 2018[17] and November 19, 2018.[18] It premiered on December 28, 2018 in Japan as a special[19] and on Netflix as 2 separate episodes on March 1, 2019.[20]

On March 23, 2019, Netflix announced that it will produce an original anime series with staff returning to reprise their roles.[21] Then on Weekly Shōnen Jump Issue 46, released on October 12, 2019, it was announced that the new series will come out in the Winter 2020 anime season. It will feature previous chapters that were not adapted and have characters, Suzumiya Hii and Iguchi Takumi animated. Hii will be voiced by Nao Tōyama and Takumi will be voiced by Kōsuke Toriumi.[22] Hiroshi Kamiya, Kusuo's Japanese voice actor, commented how the director has been overwhelming, especially on the 5th episode of the series and Nao Tōyama mentions liking the performances from Aiura Mikoto's voice actress and Hairo Kineshi's voice actor.[23] On October 23, 2019, it was announced that the series will come out on December 30, 2019, with 6 episodes. The official visual was released along with a promotional video.[24]

Synopsis

Funimation
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.[25]

Netflix
High school sophomore Kusuo Saiki swore as a child that he would keep his psychic talents hidden, but his abilities still make his life difficult.[26]

Episodes

Main article: List of episodes
Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
Season 1 24 July 4, 2016 (Japan)
April 1, 2018 (Netflix)[27]
December 23, 2016 (Japan)
April 1, 2018 (Netflix)
Season 2 24 January 17, 2018 (Japan)
June 27, 2018 (Eps 1-12) (Netflix)[28]
June 27, 2018 (Japan)
September 20, 2018 (Eps 13-24) (Netflix)[29]
Special 2 December 28, 2018 (Japan)
March 1, 2019 (Netflix)[30]
December 28, 2018 (Japan)
March 1, 2019 (Netflix)
Reawakened 6 December 30, 2019 (Worldwide)[31] TBA


Characters

Main article: Characters

Main Characters

CharaSaiki
Saiki Kusuo
CharaNendo
Nendou Riki
CharaKaidou
Kaidou Shun
CharaTeruhashi
Teruhashi Kokomi
CharaTorituka
Toritsuka Reita
CharaYumehara
Yumehara Chiyo
CharaHairo
Hairo Kineshi
CharaChisato2
Mera Chisato
CharaAren2
Kuboyasu Aren
CharaMetori
Saiko Metori

Introduced in Season 2:

CharaImu
Rifuta Imu
CharaMikoto
Aiura Mikoto
CharaTouma
Akechi Touma

Cast

Main article: Anime Credits

Main Cast

Music

Main article: Music

Soundtracks

Cover Image Name Release Date Season Used
Saiki Kusuo no Psinan Soundtracks
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan: Original Soundtrack
「斉木楠雄のΨ難」 オリジナル・サウンドトラック
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan: Orijinaru Saundotorakku
November 30, 2016Season 1
Soundtrack 2
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan: Original Soundtrack 2
「斉木楠雄のΨ難」 オリジナル・サウンドトラック 2
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan: Orijinaru Saundotorakku 2
June 27, 2018Season 2

Reception

Oricon Rankings and Copies Sold

  • Volume 1 peaked at 12th place on the weekly Oricon Animation Blu-ray Disc chart and has sold 709 copies, as of December 18, 2016.[32]
  • Volume 2 peaked at 14th place on the weekly Oricon Animation Blu-ray Disc chart and has sold 685 copies, as of January 22, 2017.[33]
  • Volume 3 peaked at 7th place on the weekly Oricon Animation Blu-ray Disc chart and has sold 831 copies, as of February 19, 2017.[34]
  • Volume 3 peaked at 16th place on the weekly Oricon Animation DVD chart and has sold 266 copies, as of February 19, 2017.[35]
  • Volume 4 peaked at 12th place on the weekly Oricon Animation Blu-ray Disc chart and has sold 1,087 copies, as of March 19, 2017.[36]
  • Volume 4 peaked at 18th place on the weekly Oricon Animation DVD chart and has sold 330 copies, as of March 19, 2017.[37]
  • Season 2 Volume 2 peaked at 16th place on the weekly Oricon Animation Blu-ray Disc chart and has sold 412 copies, as of June 24, 2018.[38]
  • Season 2 Volume 2 peaked at 29th place on the weekly Oricon Animation DVD chart and has sold 145 copies, as of June 24, 2018.[39]
  • Season 2 Volume 3 peaked at 10th place on the weekly Oricon Animation Blu-ray Disc chart and has sold 590 copies, as of August 19, 2018.[40]
  • Season 2 Volume 4 peaked at 12th place on the weekly Oricon Animation Blu-ray Disc chart and has sold 325 copies, as of October 21, 2018.[41]

Gallery

DVD Volume Covers

Main Character Designs

Visuals

Promotional Material

External Links


References

  1. ANN 2016-05-02
  2. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2016-05-16
  3. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2016-05-23
  4. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2016-05-30
  5. ANN 2016-06-29 1
  6. ANN 2016-06-29 2
  7. ANN 2016-07-14
  8. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2016-12-26
  9. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2017-07-23
  10. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2017-10-30
  11. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2017-11-13
  12. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2017-11-20
  13. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2017-11-27
  14. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2017-12-04
  15. Funimation’s Facebook comment
  16. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2018-06-27
  17. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2018-09-03
  18. Anime’s Official Twitter Post 2018-11-19
  19. ANN 2018-12-02
  20. Anime UK News 2019-02-25
  21. ANN 2019-03-23
  22. ANN 2019-10-11
  23. Comic Natalie 2019-10-12
  24. Netflix Anime Japan Twitter Post
  25. Funimation’s Blog Post
  26. Netflix Series page
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  31. Netflix Anime Japan Twitter Post
  32. Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking December 12-18, 2016
  33. Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking January 16-22, 2017
  34. Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking February 13-19, 2017
  35. Japan's Animation DVD Ranking February 13-19, 2017
  36. Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking March 13-19, 2017
  37. Japan's Animation DVD Ranking March 13-19, 2017
  38. Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking June 18-24, 2018
  39. Japan's Animation DVD Ranking June 18-24, 2018
  40. Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking August 13-19, 2018
  41. Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking October 15-21, 2018
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