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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Anime's New Series Unveils Title, Cast, Staff, Global Winter Debut on Netflix

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Kousuke Toriumi, Nao Tōyama cast as perverted teacher Iguchi, unlucky girl Hii Suzumiya

This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine unveiled on Saturday the Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan Psi Shidō-Hen (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Restart Arc) title, cast, additional staff members, and Winter 2019 premiere for the new anime series based on Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) manga. It also confirms that Netflix is streaming the new series exclusively worldwide.

Kousuke Toriumi joins the cast as Takumi Iguchi, a first-rate teacher who unfortunately looks like a pervert at first glance

Nao Toyama plays Hii Suzumiya, a girl whose cursed unluckiness is mistaken as mere clumsiness

The other cast members are reprising their roles from the previous anime series:

  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Kusuo Saiki
  • Daisuke Ono as Riki Nendō
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shun Kaidō
  • Satoshi Hino as Kineshi Hairo
  • Natsuki Hanae as Reita Toritsuka
  • Ai Kayano as Kokomi Teruhashi

Masayuki Onji is also returning to design the characters, and Psychic Lover is again composing the music. Shogakukan Shueisha Production and PK Gakuen R are producing. As previously announced, Hiroaki Sakurai is returning to direct the anime at Egg Firm and J.C. Staff.

The original 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 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.

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.

Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 46, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. anime's website, MoCa

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