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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Gets 3DS Game

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game to feature characters in chibi form; website takes suggestions on psychic abilities

This year's 32nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Shūichi Asō's Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan manga is getting a Nintendo 3DS game titled Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan: Shijō Psi Dai no Psi Nan!?. Bandai Namco Entertainment is developing the psychic action game.

In the game, players will be able to use various superpowers such as telepathy, psychokinesis, and x-ray vision. The characters in the game will be in chibi form.

On the game's official website the staff will take suggestions from fans regarding what kind of psychic abilities fans want in the game. Those whose ideas are chosen might also appear in the game.

The manga is inspiring an anime series that started airing within the Oha-Suta ("Good Morning Star") program on July 4. The anime airs five episodes each week inside that program, and then a light-night broadcast starting on July 10 will collect those five episodes and air them together.

Funimation is streaming the anime under the title The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., and it describes the series:

Kusuo Saiki is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. He can use them to get whatever he wants, but he also knows everything that people are thinking. Everything. No surprises, no secrets, no normal human experiences. He's kept his powers in check since childhood, but with the temptations of high school now on his mind, he's bending the rules—and spoons.

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 18th compiled volume of the manga in Japan on July 4.

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