10 Anime Like "Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan" ("The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.")

Updated on January 30, 2020
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Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) | Source

About Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)

Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is about a powerful psychic named Saiki Kusuo. See the pun in his name? Saiki really does sound like psychic. He has been a psychic since birth, but he claims that it isn’t what it’s made out to be. According to him, being a psychic is actually very inconvenient. Saiki is in high school now, and he’s trying to live a normal life. However, he has to deal with peculiar classmates, parents, friends, and bystanders.

This show is surprisingly fun and entertaining. The humor comes from having a powerful psychic who's trying to be as ordinary as he can be. Various endeavors lead to hilarious moments that deliver the laughs.

If you want to have more laughs, here are more anime like Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan.

Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto)
Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto) | Source

1. Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto)

This anime features a main character that is very similar to Saiki. The humor of this series comes from the protagonist that is ridiculously flawless in every situation he finds himself in. Sakamoto seems perfect in everything he does.

Sakamoto desu ga? follows the remarkable story of Sakamoto. From the very first day of school, Sakamoto caught the eyes of his classmates. They think he is the coolest since he is almost too perfect. Although he is weird and mysterious, Sakamoto tries to live a normal life. However, his idea of normal is a little unorthodox.

Daily Lives of High School Boys
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2. Daily Lives of High School Boys

Daily Lives of High School Boys is all about the wacky moments that occur in a mundane setting. This show has a lot of school boy antics that will make you laugh.

This show is all about the everyday lives of boys in high school. However, the lives of the boys of Sanada North High School cannot be described as boring. Games, romance, drama, jokes—this series has got it all covered. Everyday life, especially high school life, doesn’t have to be so dull. With these boys around, everything is wacky and fun!

Mob Psycho 100
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3. Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100 is a show that shouldn’t be ignored. It’s also about a psychic with overpowered abilities. It’s also quite entertaining with its story and silly visuals.

Mob Psycho 100 tells the story of Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. Mob), an eighth grader with superior psychic abilities. All his life, he has been able to wield psychic powers. As these powers grew, he gradually shut-off his feelings and emotions to prevent his massive psychic powers from becoming uncontrollable. He now attempts to attend school normally and trains with a shady psychic mentor named Reigen Arataka in order to keep his powers in check. If you like this anime, you should check out some series that are similar to it.

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4. Gintama

Hailed by fans as the king of comedy anime, Gintama is a series that’s capable of making anyone laugh. Gintama features humor that is similar to Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan.

Gintama takes place in feudal Japan. However, this series is not historically accurate. It has aliens, robots, and beings from other dimensions. There is a lot of humor that comes from breaking the fourth wall. The protagonists of this series are Gintoki Sataka, Shinpachi Shimura, Kagura, and Sadaharu. Their escapades turn the world upside down as they scour the universe for thrills and fun.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! | Source

5. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Besides being entertaining and wacky, this anime features the presence of chuunibyou. This refers to individuals who have delusions that they have supernatural powers. Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan features a character like this named Kaidou Shun. He refers to himself as "The Jet-Black Wings!”

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! follows Yuuta Togashi and his struggle in starting a new life. He previously lived as a chuunibyou; he referred to himself as "Dark Flame Master.” Now he’s just trying to live a normal life in high school. That is until he stumbles upon Rikka Takanashi, a girl who calls herself “Wicked Eye!” She’s a chuunibyou who happens to be Yuuta’s new classmate. With Rikka around, the chuunibyou life is far from over for Yuuta.

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge | Source

6. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge is another anime with a peculiar lead. Tanaka-kun is a lethargic high school boy who simply wants to sleep throughout the day.

Tanaka-kun likes relaxing and sleeping. It's his only real goal. His best friend, Ohta, has made it his mission to get Tanaka-kun through daily life despite his excessive laziness. Most of the humor of this series comes from other characters trying to get Tanaka-kun more involved in activities.

One Punch Man
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7. One Punch Man

One Punch Man follows the story of Saitama. With a powerful punch that can KO anyone, Saitama might just be one of the most powerful beings that has ever existed. However, his ability to easily defeat villains has taken away the thrill of being a hero. On top of that, he’s not an officially registered hero. There’s a due process for that. Saitama joins the Hero Association in order to become a legitimate hero and show everyone that a caped baldy can save the world!

This series is a comical parody of superhero stories. If you enjoy this anime, here are more shows you should check out.

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8. Handa-kun

Handa-kun can best be described as awkward and weird. He is another strange protagonist who offers a lot of comedy with his eccentricities. Handa-kun is another school series that will make you laugh.

Handa Sei is a talented calligrapher who’s in high school. His talent exceeds all of his classmates, but he’s very socially awkward. As a matter of fact, he thinks that everyone in school hates him. In reality, he is very popular. Most of the humor in this anime comes from Handa's frequent misconceptions about the people around him.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun | Source

9. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is another school/comedy anime that pokes fun at the genre. A lot of the comedy in this anime comes from the process of creating shoujo manga and getting inspiration from real life.

One day in school, Chiyo Sakura decides to confess her feelings to Umetarou Nozaki. But unbeknown to Chiyo, Nozaki is actually a shoujo manga artist, which leads to the misunderstanding that Chiyo wants to become an assistant. The botched confession leads to Chiyo helping out Nozaki with the shoujo manga he makes as they find inspiration in their school lives.

Tonari no Seki-kun
Tonari no Seki-kun | Source

10. Tonari no Seki-kun

School life can be fun or boring depending on the student. It is up to them to make the experience meaningful and lively. But for Seki-kun, nothing is boring when he has a variety of stuff to do in class! He spends most of his day playing creative games. However, this is a big inconvenience and annoyance to his classmate, Yokoi.

Seki-kun is a genius when it comes to passing time. He can create games whenever he comes upon a dull moment in class. Yokoi, a girl who sits next to Seki-kun, is annoyed at the distractions he creates. The comedy comes from Yokoi being the one who gets caught for being distracted and not paying attention in class.

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Questions & Answers

  • Is there any anime like Disasterious Life of Saiki Kusuo where a character has physic power?

    Mob Psycho 100 is the closest one.


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      2 weeks ago

      I recommend watching these on Kissanime.ru, Kickassanime.rs, and there are a couple on Netflix (Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun). Crunchyroll has more anime, and it's legal, but the ads and slow scrubbing and stuff will throw you off. Not to say these don't have ads, these just have pop ups and stuff, just not the 5 ads in a row 3-4 times in the video like crunchyroll. Hope you like the anime! I also recommend Durarara!!, which you can watch at least partially in all 3 of these locations.

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      6 weeks ago

      Where can i watch these?

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      8 weeks ago

      Hey anime fan I recommend Blue Exorsist, One Piece, Bleach.

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      5 months ago

      When will be the next season

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      anime fan 

      5 months ago

      i am trying to get into anime the first anime (i read/watched) was my hero academia then i watched saiki k and i am in love with the animes so if anyone can recommed me anything that'll help.

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      18 months ago from I wish it were Japan.

      This article makes my heart whole again.

      I have to move on...

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      19 months ago

      In the same style of absurd and hilarious situations I love Denki gai no honya san. It's about a manga-shop and its crazy employees. The main difference is that it has a lot of jokes about dating and porn related stuff but it's light hearted.

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      2 years ago

      I watched everything that I don't have anything to watch anymore *cries

      Guess I'll just rewatch Sket dance

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      Cheeky Kid 

      3 years ago from Milky Way

      @Animelover Try Nanbaka.

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      3 years ago

      I watched everything on the list except the last one!! I will check that out the next

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      Cheeky Kid 

      3 years ago from Milky Way

      Great! I'm sure you'll have fun watching it. I did! Haha.

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      3 years ago from Singapore

      I was just thinking about starting on Psi-nan this week. :)


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