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    A series of shorts followed by a standard-length compilation episode about a high school student with psychic powers and the quirky people in his life that he has to deal with. Being a psychic living a normal life is just nothing short of a disaster in the making.

    IMPORTANT: Given the format of the show with a short every day and a compilation every episode, use "Special x" to indicate that you are discussing episode x of the daily short, and "Episode y" to indicate episode y of the weekly compilation.

    Airs: Sunday, July 3

    Studio: J.C. Staff

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    Saiki Kusuo, an otherwise normal teenager, has various super-powers, telepathy and telekinesis included. This should have been cool, but through experience, Saiki comes to realize that having powers while trying to lead an ordinary life is a bad mix.

    Notes
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  • #2
    Special 1

    While Kusuo may have psychic powers, he's not exactly thrilled to have them as he sees it as more of a curse than anything. While he prefers to have a normal, quiet life continuing that is coming to an end. That was pretty funny to see this show begin like that with so many bizarre things going on.
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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Special 2

      Kusuo's parents sure have some problems getting along with each other there. Kusuo himself wants to stay out of it and let them sort things out themselves. But of course, he couldn't just sit idly by to let all this happen, and it ends up as a disaster. Pretty funny to see this being blown out of proportion.
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      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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      • #4
        Special 3

        Here comes Nendou, and he's quite the oddball just like Kusuo. He's somebody who has a mind that he can't read. That's going to prove to be quite a big problem for Kusuo moving forward all going to show just how much of a curse he has.
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        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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        • #5
          Special 4

          Next character to be introduced is Kaidou, and he's a chuunibyou seeing that unlike Kusuo, the self-proclaimed Jet Black Wing doesn't have any special powers to speak of. But thanks to Kusuo, he was able to fool everybody in class that he is some sort of superhero as Kusuo zaps that snake with Kaidou taking the credit for it. That was quite hilarious seeing the class all up in arms with that snake roaming around the classroom and whoever brought that snake into the classroom is just an all-around idiot.
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          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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          • #6
            Special 5

            And to end this week's shorts, here comes the cute girl Teruhashi, and she has a crush on Kusuo. But seeing that all he wants is a quiet, peaceful life that this is bad news. She's quite pushy, and it's no wonder she's a poor match for Kusuo. He manages to get away without showing off his power, and that was a close call.

            So with that, this week's shorts have finished up and on Sunday comes the first compilation episode. I plan on watching that and from there, I will either watch the shorts or the compilation, and not both, from that point on, and then do my usual trial period process with this show. It will depend on whether or not there is new footage in the compilation.
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            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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            • #7
              Special 6

              I checked out the compilation of the first five short episodes, and basically the difference is that it has an opening and ending, as well as a preview and eye catches between episodes. As for the actual content, there is no difference from what I could tell. It's basically in the format of Azumanga Daioh with there being five mini-episodes in one.

              So moving right along with special episode 6, Kusuo is playing dodgeball, and all he wants to do is just go out of the game quietly. But he drew attention to himself by trying to catch the ball and get hit in the face on purpose, which is what's keeping him inside the game. What a disaster that turned out to be as all he wanted to do is get back on the sidelines and have his quiet life go on as usual.
              MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
              Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
              Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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              • #8
                Special 7

                And the dodgeball game continues. Kusuo was trying hard to lose, but his feeble attempts drew attention, so trying to protect his affection, he ends up turning the tables around with the help of Hairo. He may have won the game, but his life has become even more hectic and disastrous now that there are people after him. So much for just quietly bowing out.
                MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
                Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                • #9
                  Special 8

                  Kusuo escaped a would-be girlfriend in Teruhashi, but now there's another girl after him in Yumehara. She secretly plots to get his attention, but not knowing that Kusuo is a psychic that he could read her every move, and thwart it in Sakamoto-like style. Dropping papers, the papers never reach the floor. Dropped hanky, and that gets returned to her skirt. And walking home together on a rainy day, Kusuo does something about the clouds. That was pretty hilarious to see Kusuo getting Yumehara to butt out.
                  MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
                  Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                  Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                  • #10
                    Special 9

                    Kusuo's parents sure found quite a convenient way to move and rearrange furniture around their house. But of course, they just never could decide how to arrange the room seeing that every time, their queen sized bed is blocking something, whether it be the door, the closet, or the balcony. So they had Kusuo break down a wall, and as it turns out that was totally unnecessary. So Kusuo fixed that, but in doing so it turned back the clock and the two are sleeping in separate bedrooms again. That was pretty hilarious seeing Kusuo having to put up with his parents like that all adding to the chaos.
                    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
                    Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                    Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                    • #11
                      Special 10

                      Another one of Kusuo's abilities is put to use as he can alter one's perception. That can be useful in a situation where somebody is doing an unannounced uniform inspection at the gate, and Kusuo uses it to make others think that his hair is not pink. But of course, it has its limits as using it too much will lead to chaos, much like what happens there at the end. Pretty hilarious stuff once again.

                      So with that, this is the end of what will be covered in the second compilation episode. As this show is getting a broadcast dub, I'll wait until it is dubbed before watching the compilation episodes at the very least.
                      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
                      Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                      Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                      • #12
                        Special 11

                        That magician may have the tricks to wow a crowd, but Kusuo's verdict: No Amazing. Not only did Kusuo see through his tricks, but he knows that he's doing things wrong before it happens. There's a dove in his hat that had been suffocating for being there too long, while he went too quickly that the old man didn't have enough time to get to the other box with this guy's teleportation trick. No wonder he has been desperate seeing that he just doesn't cut it as a magician when a bird ends up nearly dying.
                        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
                        Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                        Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                        • #13
                          Special 12

                          And that magician from last time does another magic show, and this time Kusuo is watching it on TV where he can't read his mind. He is attempting to escape from a box that's is getting skewered, burned, dropped, and crushed. As it turns out, he simply escapes through the back door while putting those banging sounds through a speaker. But Kusuo has to experience all that and he would have been dead if he weren't a psychic as his teleportation powers can't teleport out of the box right away. It's best to stay out, but here Kusuo just had to get to the bottom of this.
                          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
                          Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                          Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                          • #14
                            Special 13

                            The chuunibyou returns and forges a partnership with someone out to take out Dark Reunion. But little did he know that he was just playing him all this time. Kusuo saw through all that with his psychic powers, and that shady dude in the glasses really got what he deserved. Kaidou was quite naive believing everything that he said, but of course that's exactly what someone with a chuunibyou mentality will think. Of course, that's nothing that can get past Kusuo.
                            MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
                            Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                            Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                            • #15
                              Special 14

                              So much for laying low in the summer seeing that Nendou somehow figured out where Kusuo lives. He gets dragged to the beach thanks to his parents not wanting him to refuse a request seeing that Nendou went through a lot of trouble to get through. So off to the beach he goes with Hairo and Kaidou tagging along, and he just sits there wanting to do nothing. But with Nendou trying to save three people who couldn't swim, he just couldn't stand idly by. It's just one disaster after another for Kusuo as bizarre things just keep on happening like Nendou walking on water in order to cover his tracks.
                              MyAnimeList | Avatar: Asirpa, Golden Kamuy
                              Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                              Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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