Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan
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|Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan|
First tankōbon volume featuring Kusuo Saiki
|Genre||Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural|
|Written by||Shūichi Asō|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Jump|
|Original run||May 14, 2012 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiroaki Sakurai|
|Written by||Michiko Yokote|
|Network||TV Tokyo, TVA, TVO|
|Original run||July 4, 2016 – scheduled|
Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (斉木楠雄のΨ難 Saiki Kusuo no Sainan?, lit. "The Disaster of Psi Kusuo Saiki") is a Japanese gag manga series written and illustrated by Shūichi Asō. Individual chapters have been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since June 2012. The chapters are collected into tankōbon volumes published by Shueisha. As of April 2016, there are 17 volumes released. A television anime adaptation by J.C. Staff and EGG FIRM will begin airing on July 4, 2016.
Born with innate supernatural power, Kusuo Saiki seems to have his life easy. He possess various ESP ability including telepathy and psychokinesis among others allowing him to get anything he wants. During kindergarten, he incidentally caught media attention after rumors of how he never loses any janken match against his friends and teacher spread around town. The incident made him came to the resolve of not using his power in front of others ever again so people will not find out that he is a psychic.[ch. 1] But upon being a high school sophomore, with all hijinks that ensue, Kusuo is slowly cutting his resolve loose.
- Kusuo Saiki (斉木 楠雄 Saiki Kusuo)
- Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma (vomic, flash anime), Hiroshi Kamiya (TV anime)
The protagonist of the series who has all-kinds ESP-related abilities. He usually avoids getting into troublesome situations. His trademark are his glasses and two pink antennas located slightly above each ear which have the function of limiting his power. In the beginning, he was always seen alone but as the story progress he eventually gets along with his schoolmates especially Riki and Shun.
- Riki Nendō (燃堂 力 Nendō Riki)
- Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (vomic, flash anime), Daisuke Ono (TV anime)
He is the most feared student in PK High because he is huge, dons mowhawk hairstyle and yells when talking. Kusuo describes him as a dangerous man because he can neither read his mind nor predict his action. Riki is simply an idiot who thinks of nothing. He usually calls Kusuo "buddy" and often invites him to eat ramen together.[ch. 2]
- Shun Kaidō (海藤 瞬 Kaidō Shun)
- Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi (vomic, flash anime), Nobunaga Shimazaki (TV anime)
A chūnibyō who calls himself The Jet-black Wings and thinks that the world is ruled by an evil organization called Dark Reunion.[ch. 3] Although still so much attached to his delusional mind, he slowly builds a normal human relationship with his schoolmates.
On May 4, 2013, a Light Novel titled, Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan - Extra Story of Psychics was released, following with Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan - Extra Story of Psychics 2 in July 2014.
On August 4, 2013 this manga got a flash anime adaptation.
Kusuo Saiki appears as a playable character in the Jump crossover fighting game J-Stars Victory VS. Its European and North American release marks the first release of Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan material outside Japan.
A television anime adaptation was announced in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine's 23rd issue of 2016. J.C. Staff and EGG FIRM are producing the adaptation, with Hiroaki Sakurai directing, Michiko Yokote handling series composition and Masayuki Onji designing the characters. It is scheduled to begin airing on July 4, 2016 on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi and TV Osaka.
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- 斉木楠雄のΨ難 1 (in Japanese). Shueisha.
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- "J-Stars Victory Vs. Game's 52 Characters Unveiled". Anime News Network.
- "Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan Anime's Main Visual, Premiere Dates Revealed". Anime News Network. May 30, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2016.