The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K, published in the Shonen Jump magazine. It started serialization from May 2012 to February 2018. It is a Japanese anime based on the famous Japanese manga series by the same name. It’s created by Shuichi Aso.
The anime series revolves around the main protagonist Kusuo Saiki and his daily life. He struggles to find peace in his life. He deals with the constant strife brought by his psychic abilities. There are strange people around him.
The plot progresses as Saiki K gets involved with various people from his high school. They end up dragging him into various troublesome yet funny scenarios.
It’s different from the typical Shonen and comedy animes and is worth a try.
What Makes The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K Binge Worthy?
Unique and Interesting Characters
The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K isn’t like our typical anime bishounen. The purple-haired high school boy has psychic abilities since birth. This is why he has to keep it a secret from everyone around him.
Kusuo Saiki wears clear glasses and a control device on both sides of his head.
He is a reserved person. Saiki hates being the center of attention. He is a die-hard lover of sweets especially coffee jelly. He is selfless, sacrifices himself for others, and rarely uses his voice. Instead, he communicates via telepathy.
The Saiki household has Kuniharu Saiki (father), Kurumi Saiki (mother), and Kusuke Saiki.
He dislikes burdening others or owing favors. His psychic abilities always end up ruining his experiences. He looks like an intimidating character, but he is quite different in contrast.
Saiki is a responsible and level-headed character.
His brother is often competitive and keeps losing. Kusuke keeps challenging him.
Kusuke Saiki, Kusuo’s genius elder brother and he often end up getting entangled with each other. competitive, and prideful, he would do anything to win against his little brother.
Kusuke is a sadist and often enjoys tormenting Kusuo with every chance he gets. His obsession with his little brother is a bit too much. Kusuke often schemes to test his psychic abilities.
The brothers’ bond is sweet. He often ends up helping his little brother even though the teasing never ends.
Kusuo Saiki tries hard to maintain zero presence. He keeps a distance from his classmates. Riki Nendou, the class delinquent often engages with him and invites him for ramen.
Riki Nendou is a simple-minded person and friendly towards Saiki. Shun Kaido, another classmate befriends Saiki. Kokomi Teruhashi, the popular girl in PK academy ends up crushing over Saiki and chasing him.
Kineshi Hairo is the energetic class president. The transfer students Reita Toritsuka, Aiura Mikoto tag along. Chiyo Yumehara, Mera Chisato join him. Everyone ends up being a part of his disastrous life.
It’s More Than Just Comedy
What makes a good comedy anime? The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K is more than your average comedy anime with cheap gimmicks and a cliché plot.
The narrative and the flow of the plot make this series unique. And the character development and transition are enjoyable. It leaves you speculating and wanting for more.
The anime has sub-parts which has different stories. It gives viewers the essence of watching an elaborate story. Without making it boring or repetitive, the series has tremendous potential. It’s more than what meets your eye.
Witty And Dark Sense Of Humor
The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K doesn’t shy away to exaggerate situations. The series has a dark sense of humor. Justice prevails in the end. The heart-warming lesson might leave you surprised.
What might surprise the viewers is the hidden plot twist!
If you are a Yamazaki Kento fan, try counting his name. His name is all over the series in different episodes.
Fun fact #1 the live adaptation stars Yamazaki Kento!
Will Kusuo Saiki ever find peace? Will his secret get exposed? What is the plot twist? Who will win- Kusuke or Kusuo? Follow the adventures of Kusuo Saiki and the students of PK academy to find out!
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is available on Netflix and anime streaming sites. It has 50 episodes. Happy binging.