Goodness Gracious, What a Troublesome Bunch
- Episodes : 24
- Genre : Comedy, Supernatural, Shounen
- Airing Date : January 2018 - July 2018
- Studios : J.C. Staff
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan 2nd Season (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 2) Introduction
Saiki is just like every other student at his high school. Well… save for the fact that he has pink hair, sports green glasses, has these weird antennae attached to his head, and, oh yeah, he has psychic powers. Saiki just wants an easy life but the people around him do not make it easy. Whether it is his parents needing a favor, dodging Kokomi’s ego, trying to figure out the nonsense that Riki Shun, or Aren is spouting, or just avoiding being exposed as a psychic, Saiki has his hands full! He just wants to eat coffee jelly in a cockroach-free environment and be left alone by everyone including his genius older brother.
1. You Like to Laugh
While Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan isn’t Manzai since you need two people only to perform it, everyone in the show is the boke, or idiot, to his straight-man act. The show is riddled with joke after joke meaning that there is always someone who is about to pop up and make their set joke while somehow causing some sort of problem for Saiki. Everyone is delusional in this series and since Saiki can see into their minds, he knows it and we have the joy of laughing at all of their ridiculous interior monologues as they go on and on about something they want or think.
2. Saiki Season 2 Builds on Season 1
It’s hard for a series to continue to build on itself, and that goes doubly for a series that is comedy like Saiki. Imagine having over 300 episodes and forcing jokes that were told in season 1. That would be rough. Saiki, however, manages to keep the funny coming by rotating through the series’ characters and making more and more introductions. It gets even better with the introduction of Mikoto Aiura who is a fellow psychic like Saiki and sees right through him. Her one-liners are some of the funniest in the series but she always lends a hand making her a great staple.
1. You Don’t Enjoy Fast Dialogue
The zingers in Saiki come at you with lightning speed, a lot like manzai comedy, so if you do not give the series your undivided attention, a 15 second look at something else can leave you completely lost and in the dark. Not to mention too, there can be so much back and forth, that you really do need to keep your eye on the series. Saiki’s seiyuu seems to speak at a neck-breaking speed. Be sure to pay attention!
2. You Dislike Shounen
The humor of Saiki, while funny, is certainly something that can be missed on an individual if you don’t like cheap humor. Because Saiki is aimed for a shounen demographic and not a seinen, the jokes can be a bit puerile if you don’t enjoy jokes that re-appear frequently. For example, jokes about whole buildings disappearing because Saiki saw a roach or Kokomi being incredibly self-absorbed while coming off as caring, are things that come back often. That and Riki’s quip about “let’s go eat ramen.”
We hope you enjoyed this review of Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan 2nd Season. It’s almost bittersweet seeing this series go. As the series no longer has any more source material being made, it is safe to assume that the series is over. Still though, this has left enough of an impression on the anime community that it will be remembered for years to come. We really enjoyed Saiki’s antics and Mikoto’s presence this second season that build on the first, but what are your thoughts on this anime? Good, bad or neutral, be sure to let us know down below! Till Next Time,
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