The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Anime’s 2nd Season Reveals New Key Visual
This year’s 48th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed a new visual on Monday for the second season of the television anime of Sh?ichi As?‘s The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. manga.
The visual features characters Kusuo Saiki and Tōma Akechi. The caption reads: “That’s a horribly villainous face, but… who is it?”
The anime will feature a returning cast, and will premiere in January.
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 as a “double broadcast,” airing in the mornings Mondays-Fridays within the Oha-Suta (“Good Morning Star”) program on TV Tokyo, and at night on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka. The morning broadcast aired five episodes each week, and the late-night broadcast collected those five episodes and aired them together. The anime 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.