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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Manga Ends, Gets 4-Panel Manga Sequel

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shūichi Asō launches 4-panel manga sequel on March 5

This year's 13th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter on Shūichi Asō's Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan manga on Monday.

The issue also stated that the manga's fifth anniversary "isn't over," and that Asō is launching a four-panel sequel manga in Weekly Shonen Jump's 14th issue on March 5.

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.

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

The manga inspired an anime series of shorts that premiered in July 2016. Funimation streamed the anime series under the title The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed an English broadcast dub for the series. A second anime season premiered in January, and is ongoing. Weekly Shonen Jump will reveal a new opening theme for the anime in the next issue on March 5.

The manga also inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan on October 21.

The manga is also inspiring an app titled Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan: Bōsō Bōsō! Psychic Battle that will launch on April 16. The app will be free to play, with some items costing extra. The app will feature an original story.

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