Anime Review: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

Japanese title: 斉木楠雄のΨ難 (Saiki Kusuo no Sai-nan)

Episodes: 24 (season 1), 24 (season 2), 2 (special/season '3'), 6 (Reawakened). Each episode consists of 5 minisodes. Total 56 episodes, or 280 minisodes.

Release date: Summer 2016 (season 1), Winter 2018 (season 2), Fall 2018 (special), Fall 2019 (Reawakened)

Adapted from: Saiki Kusuo no Sai-nan by Shuichi Aso

Studio: JC Staff

Content warnings: mild non-sexual nudity, comedic blood effects, mild adult humour

Consensus Points

  • One of the funniest anime ever!

  • Great characters, including the protagonist

  • Absurd scenarios and gags

  • Stays fresh throughout its run

  • Fantastic voice acting that brings characters to life

  • Mercilessly parodies anime and manga tropes with smart meta humour

  • Abilities are 'realistic'

  • Low-budget art and animation

  • No dub for season 2, and different dub cast for Reawakening

  • Episodes aired out of order

  • Occasionally predictable

Check out our individual reviews for The Disastrous Life of Saiki K below!

JoJo Battsu's review

Dr. Bugs' review

Emperor Penguin's review