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Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan Manga Gets TV Anime in July

posted on by Kyle Hallmark
Hiroshi Kamiya, Mitsuo Iwata, Rikako Aikawa, more star in series based on Shūichi Asō's manga

This year's 23rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing next Monday that Shūichi Asō's Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan supernatural comedy manga series will receive an anime adaptation.

The anime will premiere in July as a "double broadcast," running in the morning on the Oha-Suta ("Good Morning Star") program on TV Tokyo and at night on TV Tokyo and other channels.

The anime will star:

EGG FIRM and J.C. Staff will animate the series. Hiroaki Sakurai (Di Gi Charat, Maid Sama!) will direct the anime, and Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Kyōkai no Rinne) is in charge of series composition. Masayuki Onji (Kimi to Boku., Aoi Hana) is in charge of character design.

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

Asō launched the manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2012 after drawing one-shot versions of the story in Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump Next! magazines in 2011. Shueisha published the 17th compiled volume of the manga in Japan on April 4.

The series was previously adapted into an online Flash anime series that debuted in August 2013. A live-action film adaptation was announced last year, but the film has yet to be released.

The manga has also inspired three vomic (voice comic) adaptations, two novels, and a mini-game on the "Jump Live" mobile app. The protagonist Kusuo Saiki also appeared in the Shonen Jump's J-Stars Victory VS+ PS3 and PS Vita game.

Update: Character name spelling fixed. Thanks, Shinuki.

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