Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan, Anime’s Deadpool

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ nan is a comedy slice-of-life story about Saiki Kusuo who has special powers that allow him to do pretty much anything. Yet, when you can do so much, all you want is peace, but you rarely get what you want.

The artwork was very plain and the animation was a bit choppy, it few like the show is not putting its  and all characters are very different! in style in design. This is one of the few anime that I can say for certain that I have not seen something similar before.The music is definitely used for gag as well with it random changes here and there.

I would call this the Deadpool of the anime world along with Gintama. Yes, if you hate the jokes in Gintama you will not like these shorts, but this show is more children friendly than Gintama as there are less adult humor involved; less penis jokes and sexual innuendos that I can recommend this show to a much a larger audience. Gintama is a deconstruction of the usual shonen battle anime,  while Saiki placed all its eggs in making the audience laugh as hard as possible.

The meta-ness is also unique. Certain elements of meta-humor have become a cliche, and the anime in several instances subverts the expectation that it will follow a particular meta-trope by setting it up and them subverting it. That’s honestly remarkable. That’s not to say it’s flawless in its approach, but when a joke about some trope itself has become a trope, you can expect some interesting deviation. One beautiful thing is that, in a way, Saiki personally takes on the role of the frame. He takes responsibility for making the world is different from our own in ways that many shows take for granted, while also justifying the omniscience as a first person point of view.

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan is a very short but, extremely funny and enjoyable anime. The episodes are only 5 minutes long so, in case you want to spend a little time every day to watch something that can make you laugh. These shorts will definitely give you the laughter you need. And the show ask a simple question, if you can do anything just with a single thought, will you just want to live in peace?

saiki2bkusuo2bno2bpsi2b25ce25a8-nan2b2528tv25292bsoanimeUnfortunately, the life of a psychic is far from quiet. Though Kusuo tries to stay out of the spotlight by keeping his powers a secret from his classmates, he ends up inadvertently attracting the attention of many odd characters, such as the empty-headed Riki Nendou and the delusional Shun Kaidou. Forced to deal with the craziness of the people around him, Kusuo comes to learn that the ordinary life he has been striving for is a lot more difficult to achieve than expected

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan is a very short but, extremely funny and enjoyable anime. The episodes are only 5 minutes long so, in case you want to spend a little time every day to watch something that can make you laugh, you can give Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan a try without losing too much of your time.

2 thoughts on “Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan, Anime’s Deadpool

  1. It’s a fun series! Feel like it deserves more press than it gets.

    Nice comparison to Deadpool and Gintama.😸

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