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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Anime Gets 2nd Season in Early 2018

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st season premiered in July 2016

This year's 34th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that the television anime of Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. manga will get a second season in early 2018.

The anime's official Twitter account previously hinted at a sequel.

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.

Hiroaki Sakurai (Di Gi Charat, Maid Sama!) directed the anime at EGG FIRM and J.C. Staff, and Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Kyōkai no Rinne) was in charge of series composition. Masayuki Onji (Kimi to Boku., Aoi Hana) was in charge of character design. The new special musical unit Saikic Lover performed background music for the anime. The group consists of vocalist Yoffy, guitarist IMAJO, and arranger Kenichirō Ōishi.

The manga is also inspiring a live-action film that opens in Japan on October 21.

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