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

Updated on August 15, 2019
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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 the all-powerful psychic, Saiki Kusuo. See the pun in his name? Saiki really does sound like Psychic! Well, he’s 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. It’s like when you are given something (in this case, psychic powers), something else gets taken away! But enough about that! Saiki is in high school now, and he’s trying to live as ordinary as possible! That is—if he manages to get through peculiar classmates, parents, friends, and bystanders.

This show is actually surprisingly fun and entertaining. It pokes fun into Saiki’s everyday life as a powerful psychic who’s trying to be as ordinary as he can be. And so, one wacky thing just leads to other hilarious moments, which adds exponentially to the charm of this show. And that is why it delivers laughs and cackles very effectively!

Thus, listed here are more anime like Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan! If you like to have more laughs and feel good cackling, then these are the shows to watch out for!

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

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

If there’s something so common between “Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan” and “Sakamoto desu ga?”—it’s Saiki and Sakamoto! Both seem perfect in everything they do. Both are the reason their respective shows are hilarious. Both just have the same aura and feel. Well, it must be fate or whatever. But the most important thing is—Sakamoto and Saiki are individuals who can make people all laughy and giggly!

“Sakamoto desu ga?” follows the remarkable story of Sakamoto. From the very first day of school, Sakamoto caught the eyes of many people in school and continues to do so thereafter. Cool! Cooler! Coolest! He’s almost too perfect that he’s always at the spotlight! Albeit weird and mysterious, Sakamoto tries to live and attend school as normal as he could…in his own standards.

2. Daily Lives of High School Boys

Daily Lives of High School Boys
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“Daily Lives of High School Boys” is all about wacky moments and more! It’s funny, amusing, and very comical! Well, just what would you expect from teenage boys in high school?! This show, has a lot of school boy antics you could laugh along with!

This show is all about the mundane lives of boys in high school. Speaking of mundane, does everyday life need to be so ordinary and boring? Of course not! And that’s where the boys of Sanada North High School come in! Games, romance, drama, jokes—they’ve 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!

3. Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100
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Occurring in the same season release as Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan, “Mob Psycho 100” is a show that totally shouldn’t be ignored. It’s also about a psychic with overpowered abilities. Plus, 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. Present day, he goes to school normally and trains a shady psychic mentor named Reigen Arataka in order to keep his powers in check.

4. Gintama

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Hailed by most as the king of comedy anime, Gintama is one that’s capable of making anyone laugh uncontrollably. And that’s why it’s here. Gintama is so funny and humorous that it is resonant with Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan.

Gintama takes place in feudal Japan. Or so it says! Aliens, robots, beings from other dimensions, nutcracks—everything is a mish-mash of craziness! These in turn makes everything comical, of course! Gintoki Sataka, Shinpachi Shimura, Kagura, Sadaharu, and the rest of the cast shall turn the world upside down and scour the universe for thrills and fun moments.

5. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

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

Besides being entertaining and wacky most of the time, “Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!” also has a very striking element—the presence of Chuunibyou! Many characters are “Chuunibyou” in the said anime, and there’s also a notable one in Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan. That is none other than—Kaidou Shun, the classmate of Saiki who calls himself the “Jet-Black Wings!”

“Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!” follows Yuuta Togashi and his struggle in starting a new life away from his past as a “chuunibyou” (a person who believes and acts on delusions like having supernatural powers or being a special being). He used to call himself the “Dark Flame Master” but that’s all in the past. 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 the “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.

6. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
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Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge is another anime with quite a peculiar lead. This time, it’s a high school boy who is so listless that it is contagious. Folks, meet the energy-saver sleepy-head—Tanaka-kun!

Tanaka-kun likes relaxing and sleeping. His whole is actually all about those. Every second, every minute, and every hour, he just can’t help but feel lethargic and fall asleep. Much to his classmates’ fascination, Tanaka-kun is a very unusual classmate! Especially for Oota, who happens to be his best friend, Tanaka-kun can really be such a handful yet adorkable friend.

7. One Punch Man

One Punch Man
One Punch Man | Source

Saiki is an omnipotent psychic but so is Saitama as a hero! With a powerful punch that can one-hit KO anyone, Saitama might just be one of the most powerful beings that ever existed! Additionally, the One Punch Man series is all about being a hero for fun and whatnot so you should expect it to so humorous as well!

One Punch Man follows the hero story of Saitama. He claims that he’s a hero for fun but he actually might just be the best hero there is. He can defeat any villain with just one punch. Much to his growing boredom since nothing thrills him much anymore. But, there’s one thing he doesn’t know. He’s actually not an official hero just yet! There’s a due process for that! And so, he joins the Hero Association in order to become a legitimate hero and show everyone that a caped baldy can save the world!

8. Handa-kun

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Awkward, weird, and socially strange—that’s Handa-kun! He’s the focal point of this story, the center of attraction! He’s peculiar, but that’s what makes this show standout as one that is very similar to the topic at hand. But well, enough about that! Handa-kun is another school series, which has a peculiar main character, that will make you laugh!

Handa Sei is a talented calligrapher who’s in high school. Given his talent that towers above all and his upbringings, he’s very socially awkward. As a matter of fact, he thinks that everyone in school hates him when in fact, he’s just too damn popular! All of these lead to a gaggle of silly moments with Handa-kun as the center.

9. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

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

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is another school/comedy anime that pokes fun into everything! With the theme of “shoujo manga-making” this time, the anime pretty much delivers comical moments in the process of creating shoujo manga and getting inspiration from real life. That’s what it practically is for now. Shoujo in real life? Now that’s something to look forward to!

One day in school, Chiyo Sakura decides to confess his feelings for Umetarou Nozaki. But unknown to Chiyo, Nozaki is actually a shoujo manga artist, which leads to the misunderstanding that she wants to be his assistant. And so, she did become his assistant! It’s a confession gone whack! Now, Chiyo helps Nozaki with the shoujo manga he makes while finding inspiration in their school lives, which most the time showcases uncanny yet funny resemblances.

10. Tonari no Seki-kun

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

School life can be fun or boring depending on the student and what he/she is doing to make it meaningful and lively. But as for Seki-kun, nothing is boring when he has an arsenal of stuff to do in class! Presenting another anime series that is so whack that it’s so hilarious, Seki-kun will blow boredom away as he goes through his mundane school life. This is all much to Yokoi’s (his seatmate) inconvenience and annoyance though.

Seki-kun is a genius when it comes to passing time! He has a lot of stuff to do and play with whenever he comes upon a dull moment in class. Then there’s Yokoi, a girl who happens to be Seki-kun’s seatmate. She sees everything Seki-kun does, much to her annoyance every single time. But well, Seki-kun is the master of passing time so he does what he does, whilst not getting caught by the teacher, and with Yokoi the one being caught for being distracted and not paying attention.

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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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      anime fan 

      8 days 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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      12 months ago from I wish it were Japan.

      This article makes my heart whole again.

      I have to move on...

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      14 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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      23 months ago

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

      Guess I'll just rewatch Sket dance

    • Cheeky Kid profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheeky Kid 

      2 years ago from Milky Way

      @Animelover Try Nanbaka.

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      2 years ago

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

    • Cheeky Kid profile imageAUTHOR

      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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      Kuan Leong Yong 

      3 years ago from Singapore

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


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