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.