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Saito-kun wa Chounouryokusha Rashii  
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Description
Saitou, a rather arrogant kid, announces his super power to his class on the first day of high school. He imagines that it will make all the girls swoon, and he'll be crazily popular. Unfortunately, his ability to bend a spoon looks more like a cheap trick than a super power, and everyone laughs in his face.

Soon he learns that he is not the only kid with superpowers at the school, and there is even a Super Powers Research Club. He soon finds himself dragged into the society of a friendly invincible girl, a violent telekinetic girl, and a mind-reader. Rather than being swooned over, Saitou appears to have the least impressive ability of the group! Is there any way for him to get the happy high school life he was hoping for?

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Associated Names
サイトーくんは超能力者らしい
斋藤君的超能力情结?
Rumor has it that Saitou is an ESPER
Saito-kun wa Esper Rashii

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-5 + 6v2 by Muda Scantrad (1166d ago)
v.4 c.25-26 (end) by Muda Scantrad (1166d ago)
v.4 c.24 by Muda Scantrad (1195d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (269 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.41 / 10.0
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Year
2011

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Comic Gum (Wani Books)

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3 Month Pos #2854 increased(+407)
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It's fine   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Seregosa
August 22nd, 2017, 2:16pm
Yeah, just that. It's fine, it's not great, it's not average, it's a bit above average at good/fine. Just remember that this is NOT one of those stories where you want to get on the mcs side like I usually do with awesome mcs, where you imagine stuff from their perspective and immerse yourself(actually, it's probably best if you dislike the mc a bit, not enough to hate him but enough to gloat at his misfortune and foolishness). He's a moron and gets his ass handed to him regularly for being a moron. Just think of him as a side character or something, otherwise you will not enjoy this. I assure you that I cringed enough at his moronic escapades while not placing any real importance on him as a character, if I had cared about him I would've lost interest at the very beginning.

I usually prefer mcs that at least have some brainpower, but sometimes you have to give that up for other stuff so as not to get bored of your favorite stuff. Since I just read this for comedy and a laugh or two, I never expected him to be smart and I don't really mind that a monkey with a stick and chair getting a banana is probably far superior to him since I kind of knew what to expect from a japanese style mc in a comedy, even if they're usually a fair bit smarter than this guy. Good enough to read, especially funny if you don't like the mc that much as most the humor is about him getting screwed over, I actually laughed out loud a few times because I gloated at his misfortune. He's not a bad guy, but he's not that likable either, which is perfect. Good enough to keep around yet bad enough to not get annoyed when he gets fcked by everyone. I guess it could also be considered a plus that unlike in most other similar manga/novels/anime, this guy gets treated like the worthless guy he is instead of all the girls falling madly in love with him for no discernible reason. I like harems, but I find it somewhat unpleasant when the guy in question is just a worthless human being with nothing going for him except not fighting back when everyone screws with him...

I should also mention that I found two characters to be quite disgusting. The electricity girl and telekinesis girl. Both are the rude, annoying sort who doesn't care about people are needlessly violent for no reason. I especially started hating them at around chapter 16-17 where
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The mc wins 1million yen, he had joked about splitting the money with the rest of them if he won anything. He did win, but then he lost the ticket and they found it outside the club room and didn't want to return it,
starting to fight over it, something that is HIS property and his to do whatever he wants with, he also never wrote any agreement to really split with them not to mention that they want to STEAL it all,
they even have an esper girl that can read minds so they can't even lie about buying one themselves or anything else like that, hell, they didn't even try to lie and just said "I picked it up so it's mine"...
I mean, really? That's not even funny, it's just selfish, respectless and a major crime. Well, the worst part is that the vice president comes and says "hey, you guys(the two annoying girls that are trying to steal the money) destroyed this and that, you need to repay the school and it costs exactly 1 million yen"... So, guess what? The mc selflessly, with tears in his eyes, pays for it all with his 1 million yen,
ALL OF IT, repaying THEIR debts. So, guess what these two c*nts do next? Do they grovel in happiness and express their deepest thanks for covering their debt(that had no guilt in) with his money so that they don't have to repay around 1million yen(about 9100 dollars), something pretty much impossible for a student? NO! The next chapter we see that they have forced him to sign a document(and they're pissed at him) where it says that "because he spent "OUR" part of the lottery winnings(there was never a real agreement in that in the first place) without our consent, he has to do any odd jobs for the club for *unspecified* weeks.".

I mean, really? What the actual fck? Just how screwed up in the head can you be? He covers your debt(which he had nothing to do with) out of his pocket, ALL his money, and you not only do not thank him, you blame him for not giving you the money he never legally bindingly agreed on giving you and spending it where you would've had to spend it AND extra money from your own savings(that you probably don't even have) if you had gotten your cut? This is also after trying to steal it for themselves.

Geez, it's been a little while since I've hated two characters this much, even antagonists aren't this bad... These two characters lowered my score from 7 to 6, yeah, if you, as an author, can't even understand that something like that isn't funny, then you deserve a lower score. I dislike characters like that in the first place, but if used right they can be pretty good, but this author sometimes made some seriously bad decisions. Maybe I'm overreacting, because they are not that bad as long as they just beat him up for normal reasons, but if there's something I hate, it's people who 1: try to steal other peoples stuff out of greed, even when it's clear who the owner is, those who have no respect for private possessions and freely mess or steal them, 2: those who are ungrateful, especially if it's a huge favor, even more so if they pay it back with enmity 3: those who abuse innocent people with no provocation, not even a slight one... These guys just manage to fulfill all three things at times... At other times they're fairly amusing...


The ending was horrible, a big part thanks to that it was rushed like hell due to being axed. I guess it's good that there actually was an ending, no matter how bad and rushed it was.
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Still, the author introduced a new character and stuff seemed like it could get really interesting if it continued, we also get to know the mcs real power. Then it abruptly ended. It's nice to know his super power and some trivia about the future at least, but it left me wanting more, wanting to see that story, because it seemed FAR more interesting with a slightly more competent mc and I could probably expect some really funny esper battles between the light and dark organization that was mentioned. The school setting is boring and overused, not to mention that it's not particularly relatable for us westerners who never went to their schools even if we stocked up on some knowledge from novels, manga and anime... In the first place, school was never really that enjoyable in my case and I never had any of those "youthful" moments that they mention all the time and I'm sure that's the case for most of us.
I don't really want to be reminded of that time, so I guess it's actually lucky that I can't relate that well with these japanese schools and their systems. However, a school setting was never that interesting and it's just far too overused because of it being the "natural" setting for youths. So it's sad that we didn't get a sequel or just a continuation of this one and that it got axed.


I found this to be way funnier compared to kono bijutsubu ni wa mondai ga aru(although that one wasn't bad either), another manga by this mangaka with an entirely different approach to comedy. Probably has to do with 1: I didn't quite like the character cast that much in that other work and they were somewhat boring/lacking for comedy, and 2: I like the idea of supernatural powers, it spices things up a bit above the quite boring idea of an arts club with some mildly wacky members...

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2017, 7:10pm
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What a downer   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mokaboy
March 21st, 2015, 2:39pm
I was really enjoying this series, even tho it's nothing spectacular or revolutionary, it's in my opinion quite funny. The art it's good so it makes it more enjoyable. Such a shame it got axed.
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I really enjoyed it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
December 20th, 2014, 6:39pm
It was a story about a guy with a big ego founded on a very limited talent. He gets abut the amount of attention an ordinary guy would get from some girls who DO have special talents, which recurringly amazes him. In other words, it's a satire about blind egotism. The thing is, the guy is clueless in an interesting way; the girls have interesting talents and or either whacky or cute or both; and the events are unexpected and nutty.

I laughed out loud often while reading this. The creator of it obviously has talent for comedy. I don't understand why it just trailed off...

... Last updated on December 20th, 2014, 6:41pm
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That's it???   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by jb85
November 22nd, 2014, 3:12pm
The concept was interesting, but the ending came out of nowhere. This series looked like it could go on and on so whe I read the final chapter I just thought 'wait...that's it?'. Seriously, the ending is so rushed I thought it was just the end of the chapter and not the series. Just as it was gettnig good, it ended, just like that, without resolving anything, which is a shame.
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It's a pure comedy   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
October 5th, 2014, 9:41am
I'd say this series did the incredibly stupid subgenres of "loser joins a club of incredibly hot but inexplicably unpopular girls" and "everyone in high school has a magical power" the best. The loser is in fact a huge loser and the author makes no attempt to mask that. There is no character development and it doesn't need any because its a comedy. If anything the author is poking fun at the superficial character growth of harem MCs by having his MC learn nothing. I wouldn't go so far to say it was a parody of said subgenres but everything was handled with a bit of self awareness. I really enjoy Imigi Muru's artwork and his ability to do physical comedy. The ending obviously was unplanned but that's fine because there was no real plot points that needed to be resolved.
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Had some potential but dont expect much   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
October 4th, 2014, 3:53pm
Welp ive been reading this for some time and now its over. All in all it was a funny series and thats that. I mean i know we have an eccentric dumb main character but i was constantly expecting him to gain more power and become i guess just relevant; especially from the category in this page that say "Seemingly Useless Power" but yea....
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In the beginning the only power he has is to bend spoons and the whole time im thinking it would change into something great like being able to bend space or something; but yea i guess i gave this gag series too much credit. He just stayed with this lame ability and stayed being a lame male lead. All they did in the end was just create a quick random character that says he can time travel in the future. Well that sounds awesome but i wish we could see that during this series...
. This had funny situations but over all was disappointing story wise, if it even had that. It kinda went no where so i guess it was really just a gag manga
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Wonky   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
July 22nd, 2014, 10:35pm
Lets get this out of the way first, the MC is worthless. The author obviously design him to be that way but it comes across to poorly it feels like hes just a badly written character.

That said, the side character are much better... when they get the spotlight. The story touches upon some of the more interesting aspects of "Espers in everyday life" such as how/why they would act the way they do and whether or not they would ever realize they are Espers in the first place. The problem is that the story keeps putting the focus back on the main character which is by far the most boring aspect.
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mwahahahahaha!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bookawkee!
January 8th, 2014, 7:54am
The comedic content is pretty good. The lines are simple yet clever and delivered well. Characters are well rounded and pretty solid.artwork suits it well. Even the lame mc fits in nicely. Sad to see its over at 4 volumes,I wouldnt have minded reading this for a while.

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Nothing remarkable so far   
Rating: N/A
by unnes
June 28th, 2013, 10:30pm
The art is nice, but the story is extremely hackneyed in the few chapters that have been translated. A few characters have yet to be fleshed out so there may be some surprises yet to be seen but I'm not holding my breath.
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Interesting so far   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
June 16th, 2013, 11:41pm
Not as much fanservice as the cover implies and the MC is a moron but he isn't the wimpiest or the dumbest out there by far. He gets beaten for his stupidity quite often so you don't feel too annoyed by him. Looking forward to more.
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