Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 2 Episode 1 Impressions

I binged Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan and really enjoyed it. Now that I’m on Season 2, I thought that I would write my thoughts about each episode. I did this with Shield Hero and it was a lot of fun. This is a comedy anime.

Synopsis: Saiki is a psychic. He can do pretty much anything, but there are limits to his powers. He hides his psychic abilities from his friends and his life is full of disastrous moments that he has to deal with. The English title of this anime is “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.”

There’s a lot of “Breaking the fourth wall” scenes.

Saiki being cute.

The classic “running to school with toast in mouth” trope. Normally, this would feel overused but when you have the context (hoping to bump into her crush, Kaidou, it becomes a lot funnier).

This is the third Christmas but I’m pretty sure it hasn’t been three years…

You can really understand Saiki’s feelings by looking at this frame.

Commercial bumper (signals the start and end of the commercial break). Why is the art style so different!? I’m not complaining though.

I really like this shot. Maybe this is what life is about…

To Saiki, bliss is eating his favourite desserts and watching television without interruptions. He just wants a simple life. I’m starting to really resonate with this.

Saiki being cute again.

When the anime references the mangaka.

When the TV starts playing the anime’s opening theme!

Now it’s referencing other anime. This show is too much… but I love it.


I planned to post my impressions of several episodes together but as you can see, there’s so much content in just the first episode. This anime helps you relax and watching this is a nice break from everything that’s going on.

If you like Sakamoto Desu ga? then I think you will like this anime. It’s a little like Mob Psycho 100, but it’s more focused on comedy rather than a coherent storyline. If you’re interested in Saiki K, start with Season 1!

I’ll be continuing my episodic impressions.

That Anime That Will Always Have a Special Place in Your Heart

Well, there are a few anime that are special to me. One of them is Death Note. Another one is Vampire Knight. I got into Vampire Knight in 2009, when I was 12 years old. It was also the first manga I bought. I’ve watched the anime and read all of the manga.

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I will never watch or read Vampire Knight again. I rarely rewatch anything to begin with (Click here for more context) but I just don’t think I will enjoy rewatching/rereading it. It’s also because I hate Yuki Cross, the female lead.

Even so, this series has a special place for me. Because I didn’t like Yuki, I’ve read a ton of fanfiction where Yuki was a minor character.

I still love the art style of the manga. Toga Yagari and the entire Night class are so attractive, especially Kaname Kuran. The opening and ending songs are still amazing and the soundtrack is really good.


Do you have an anime that has a special place in your heart? Let me know in the comments!

Ikiru = To Live

In Japanese, Ikiru 生きる means “To Live.”

I was playing Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony and the students were talking about the purpose of life. I thought that Kaito Momota’s statement, “Life’s purpose is to be lived!” was quite interesting.

What does it mean, though? The statement makes sense, but it’s also so vague. If I try to go deeper, I become stuck. Does it even have a deeper meaning?

Back in March 2018, I wrote a post about the similarities between the 1952 film, Ikiru, and the 2017 anime, Inuyashiki. I think that both series show what the purpose of life means to the protagonists. From what I gather from these two works, I think the common theme is that helping other people –> brings meaning to their lives. I don’t believe that this is the same for everyone, though. Maybe this is the answer, but I don’t think it’s that simple.

Maybe we will find out the answer on our own. I just hope that I won’t be close to retirement by then (like in Ikiru and Inuyashiki)…

If you have any thoughts about this topic, please let me know!

A Moment of Inspiration in My Hero Academia Season 4

In Season 4, Episodes 16-17 (or Episodes 79-80) Katsuki Bakugo and Shoto Todoroki attend a course because they both failed the second phase of the Hero exam.

I think that Bakugo and Todoroki are amongst the top five strongest students in the class. Even though they’re so strong, they still failed the exam and had to take an extra course.

Season 4, Episode 17.

I really liked this scene because it’s true that we sometimes feel stuck. It’s true that we sometimes have to go backwards in order to move forward. Some people seem to be moving forward so quickly, while others are moving slower. Even when we feel like we are not moving anywhere, it’s still part of the process. Improvement is not linear.

This scene was a good reminder for myself as I’ve been feeling this way for the past couple of days.

My Favourite Trainees in Chuang 2020

Chuang 2020 is a Chinese trainee survival show. There are 101 girls in the beginning. The remaining seven trainees will form an idol group. Tao, Luhan, Victoria Song, and Mao Buyi are the mentors. Kris Wu was a guest mentor for one episode.

My friends and I are so invested in this show. We remind each other to vote every day. We can only vote for two girls per day on the WeTV app so I rotate my votes. Here’s a list of my favourite trainees:

1. Nene

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Nene is from Thailand. She started learning Chinese a month before she came to the show and her Chinese is really, really good now. I knew Nene from the Thai drama, 2gether, so I actually liked her before Chuang 2020.

Nene had a rough life because she had to support her family. She even lifted bricks in Thailand. I can tell that it is her dream to become famous and that she is passionate about performing on stage.

Nene has consistently ranked #3 for a while. She’s really liked by Chinese fans and fans everywhere.

2. Chen Zhuo Xuan

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One of the reasons why I started watching this show was to support Chen Zhuo Xuan. She played A-Qing in the Chinese drama, The Untamed. In the first episode, she sang a cover of Wu Ji and it sounded so beautiful. I love her voice.

Chen Zhuo Xuan has consistently ranked #2. In one of the previous episodes, she was really brave and asked the sponsors why she had not gotten commercials while other girls did. This was controversial but I’m on her side. She’s ranked so highly yet she is being treated unfairly. She’s been cut out of advertisements because of her boldness. WE NEED TO VOTE FOR HER!!!

I know a good amount of people started watching Chuang 2020 because of Chen Zhuo Xuan. This is how the show is treating her?? I’m so mad.

3. Joyce Chu

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I liked Joyce Chu before Chuang 2020 because she’s a successful singer from Malaysia. She writes her own songs and she’s really good at guitar and ukelele. I like her friendship with Nene. Her ranking is not that high, so we need to support her!

4. Curley Gao

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Curley Gao has consistently ranked in first place. There’s no doubt that she has a strong voice. She participated in Sing! Sing China Season 2 in 2017, so you know she’s good at singing.


I also like Zhong Feifei, Wu Yalu, Xu Yiyang, Xie Anran, and Jiang Zheng Yu. It’s kind of hard to put a number order to them because I like them all.

The full episodes with English subtitles are on WeTV and YouTube. New episodes come out every weekend.

Mekakucity Actors Collection Figures

These figures are discontinued so I’m really happy that I was able to buy them. This is from Mekakucity Actors, also known as The Kagerou Project. I’ve actually cosplayed Kido Tsubomi a couple of times.

Had some fun with the photos:

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I got a free poster too!