Review – “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” Season 1

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Saiki Kusuo 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.

Review – Saiki K

Sometimes we need a break from the hard core, heavy thought and dark anime. That is where The Disastrous Life of Saiki K comes in. The story is about Saiki Kusuo who happens to have psychic powers. The series follows the every day antics of a boy with such powers in high school. How he interacts with his friends and his parents is all over the top. The entire anime is over the top but when you have psychic powers, anything goes right?

I love that fact that I can through everything out the window with this show and just watch it for the laughs and not care. But don’t think its not funny or worth watching. It is absolutely worth watching and enjoyable. It reminds me a show from New Zealand called Atlantis High. I am sure not many of our readers will know of this show but it was over the top too. Sometimes that over the top touch makes the comedy that much more fun. Add in some Spaceball-esc moments (selling movies and books about his anime, in the anime) and you have comedy gold.

The other part that makes this fun is the voice cast. Funimation picked a great lineup for this show. You can tell they are having a good time with it as well. Maybe I am pretending I have telepathy and can read their minds but who knows. Season 2 is already underway but it appears Netflix has snagged that one for streaming. I am crossing my fingers Funimation gets dubbing and home video release on it. This wouldn’t be the first time Netflix streamed while Funimation released on home video. So it is not a far stretch.

Either way if you are looking for a brain relaxing, fun comedy to kick back and laugh with, you should watch The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Robert Prentice