Netflix announced back in March that they were working on a new anime season of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. adapted from Shūichi Asō’s popular gag manga series of the same name. It has finally been confirmed that the series will hit Netflix worldwide this winter.
To date, the series has receive two anime adaptations in addition to two specials, all of which is streaming on Netflix. The next season will feature all-new characters, details of which have been dropped, including teaser visuals and photos of the voice cast in the studio.
Hiroshi Kamiya, who voices the main character Kusuo Saiki, commented on how his lines were to be spoken faster than ever before―a gag from previous seasons―saying, “It’s no longer just the director who can’t wait to get into the studio.” He continues, “The fact that there is a series that makes me this happy, one that has continued to be adapted, fills me with gratitude.”
Two new characters will be introduced. Takumi Ichigu will be voiced by Kōsuke Toriumi (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind; Kuroko’s Basketball). He is an excellent teacher, but because of his lewd facial expressions, he is mistaken to be a pervert. Talking about the character, Toriumi commented: “I believe he is a wonderful and enthusiastic teacher who is always thinking about and works hard for his students.”
Hii Suzumiya will be voiced by Nao Tōyama (Nisekoi; 7SEEDS). She is altogether an unlucky individual, but that is mistaken to be her just being “clumsy.” That bad luck found itself into the real world. Speaking about the recording, Tōyama commented: “All of the lines on the first day were Suzumiya’s, which had an influence on the post-recording script. I couldn’t believe it!”
The new visual released to tease the upcoming season features the main character Kusuo Saiki performing a glorious “N” pose.
The new season will stream on Netflix in 190 countries around the world. Several of the cast members released statements in anticipation of its release. See below.
Hiroshi Kamiya (Kusuo Saiki)
“A new chapter of Kusuo Saiki begins! With this, we’ve covered most of the content serialised in Jump Comic by [Shūichi] Asō! The fact that there is a series that makes me this happy, one that has continued to be adapted, fills me with gratitude. Post-recording has been tough, but I’ll continue working hard!“
Kōsuke Toriumi (Takumi Ichigu)
“This is my first time joining the series. I think everyone already knows by now how fun this series is, and I believe this new season continues to play up to that. Please look forward to it.“
Nao Tōyama (Hii Suzumiya)
“I’ve been given the opportunity to join the series, and I’m completely in love with it! I hope lots of people enjoy the episodes where my new character Hii Suzumiya appears too! And this is off-topic, but since this is Netflix, that means there’ll be dubs too. I wonder if the voice actors in other countries are going full-speed in their voice acting too? I really wanna know [laughs] Be sure to give the show a watch!“
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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Releasing: Winter 2019 (Worldwide)
Anime Official Website: https://www.saikikusuo.com/