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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in January

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

This year's 48th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the second season of the television anime of Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. manga will premiere in January. The issue also revealed a new key visual, and also revealed that the new characters Hiroshi Satō, Tōma Akechi, and Mikoto Aiura will appear in the new season. Hiroshi is a very normal guy, Tōma is a transfer student who talks a lot, and Mikoto is a sexy gyaru character. Weekly Shonen Jump's 50th issue on November 13 will reveal the voice actor for Tōma.

The anime will feature a returning cast.

The manga centers on a high school boy named Kusuo Saiki. He possesses supernatural powers that cause unfortunate events in his everyday life.

The first season premiered as a "double broadcast," airing in the mornings Mondays-Fridays within the Oha-Suta ("Good Morning Star") program on TV Tokyo, and at night on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka. The morning broadcast aired five episodes each week, and the late-night broadcast collected those five episodes and aired them together. The anime premiered in July 2016. Funimation streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed an English broadcast dub for the series.

The manga also inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan on October 21. The film earned 194 million yen (about US$1.7 million) to rank at #2 during its opening weekend.

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