Anime Review: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

I binge-watched the first season of this series a few days ago and these are my thoughts.


The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is about a powerful psychic highschooler named Kusuo Saiki and his struggles to hide his abilities from his zany classmates that won’t leave him alone.


There isn’t really a main plot in this series, no plot development either. It’s all about Saiki, his interactions with people and situations he’s put in. All he wants to do is go on with his life and try to be normal but life makes this as hard as possible for him and that’s what makes this series interesting and funny.

While it dosent have much in the way of plot, The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K is hilarious due to the amount of sarcasm, deadpan humour and amazing fourth wall breaks that have me on the verge of breaking down in a fit of laughter.


From a critical standpoint, the animation in The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K isn’t what I would call amazing, but it works perfectly for this anime. It puts lots of emphasis on the funny parts which just adds to the comedy, topping it all off.


The characters are what make this anime what it is. They are pretty generic but for some reason, they work perfectly here. You learn little things about each of the characters every episode and by the end of the anime you feel like you know all of them.


The opening and ending were pretty average in my opinion, the ending was the better of the two. The music during the show was pretty much your usual background music for comedy series but I have no problem with that.

Final Verdict:

My final verdict on this anime is that its great! If you analyse all of the aspects, it seems like it would be a pretty average anime but it somehow works and turns out amazing.

If you like sarcastic humour then you will love this! I would reccomend this to anyone because even younger kids would enjoy this as it comes off as a bit of a kids show but the humour caters to teenagers and ages upward from there.

If you do want to watch this, there are 24 episodes or 120 mini episodes and you can watch it on Animelab and Netflix.

Thank you for reading and tell me if you liked this series as much as i did or if you plan to watch it.


23 thoughts on “Anime Review: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

  1. I’m not a huge fan of comedies (not only in anime but in general) so I probably don’t think I am going to watch this show. But that doesn’t mean I did not enjoy your reading your post for it: You still haven’t lost your touch in writing stuff. Wonderful to see a post by you again 😊

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    1. I’m not a huge fan of comedy either, I always find that comedy anime dosent make me laugh (other than this and Dr Slump). I’m more of a horror guy. I’m glad that you enjoy reading my posts, prepare for more!!


      1. Definitely love horror…it’s one of my favorite genres and one that I will never get enough of. That said…there is one anime comedy that I really enjoyed and that’s Urusei Yatsura. It’s an 80’s anime but one that was totally hilarious. looking forward to it! 😊

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      2. Yeah, I’m still yet to find a really good horror anime (not that I’ve looked too hard) but horror manga is usually great. I had to look up Urusei Yatsura but I recognize the main girl.


      3. Have you watched Another? I have you haven’t, go and watch that one. I guarantee that you will enjoy that horror anime. It’s amazing. Great story, really terrifying atmosphere, and as far as horroranimes go one of the best that I have ever seen 😊

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      4. I’m actually watching it at the moment. I’m about halfway through and I’m really enjoying it. I didn’t count it as a good horror anime because I haven’t finished yet and I’m saving my opinion for when i do.

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