The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 2nd Season Anime Previewed in Commercial

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Hiroshi Kamiya narrates ad for series premiering on January 16

The official website for the second anime season based on Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) manga began streaming a commercial for the anime on Friday. Hiroshi Kamiya as Kusuo Saiki narrates the ad.

The anime will premiere late at night on January 16 at 25:35 (effectively January 17 at 1:35 a.m.) on TV Tokyo, TV Hokkaido, and TV Osaka, and will air later that night on TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting.

The new characters joining the second season include:

Yuuki Kaji as Tōma Akechi

Eri Kitamura as Mikoto Aiura

M.A.O as Imu Rifuta

The second season will also add the character Hiroshi Satō.

Hiroaki Sakurai (Di Gi Charat, Maid Sama!) is returning to direct the anime at Egg Firm and J.C. Staff. Masayuki Onji (Kimi to Boku., Aoi Hana) is also returning as the character designer. Hiroshi Kamiya, Daisuke Ono, and Nobunaga Shimazaki will perform the opening theme song "Silent Prisoner" as their characters alongside the Psychic Lover music group that also composes the music for the series.

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 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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