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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Anime Gets New Series on Netflix

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"Concluding" anime special for series aired on December 28

Netflix announced at its booth at AnimeJapan 2019 on Sunday that it is producing a new anime series for the The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. franchise as a Netflix Original.

Hiroaki Sakurai is returning to direct the anime at EGG FIRM and J.C. Staff.

The first season of anime shorts based on Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) manga 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. The second anime season aired in January to June 2018.

A 55-minute "concluding" anime special aired in Japan on December 28.

The manga also inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan in October 2017, and the Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan: Bōsō Bōsō! Psychic Battle app that launched with an original story in April 2018.

The original 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 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2012, and ended it in February 2018. Asō launched a four-panel sequel manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2018.

Source: Netflix JP Anime's Twitter account via Ota-Suke


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