REVIEW: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

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Kusuo Saiki is a high school student who has been born with powers. Saiki is continuously in trouble that can reveal his abilities. Be it his friends or the girls that fall for him for an unknown reason. Sometimes, there is a show or movie in which there are next to no words to describe it. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K fits within this category. Similar to Bobobo-bo bo-bobo, this series loves to breaks the fourth wall to the extent that there is no fourth wall. It is gags and humor galore, within every frame.

The show contains two types of scenarios. Scenes that make the viewer scratch their head in confusion, or burst of laughing like there is no tomorrow. Discounting the supernatural elements that the series contains, I do wonder if we can all see some part of Kusuo in ourselves. Life never goes as planned, after all.

When it comes to the series voice work, watch the original Japanese. The English voice actors are not doing a bad job, but there is a lot (if not all) of miscasting around the board. It’s as if Matthew McConaughey voiced Darth Vader.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is a series that is not for everyone. It has a specific type of humor that is not for everybody. It can come off as somewhat cynical sometimes, but I argue that, when your character is as anti-social as Garfield, you can’t have it any other way. If you need some good laugh, give this show a try.

You can find the series on Netflix, Funimation, and Wakanim.

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Co-host of the Amateur Otaku Podcast. A writer of many things. Loves everything nerdy from anime/manga to comics and video games. Fire Emblem is the greatest of all time.