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Psychic Kusuo (2017) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

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Yamazaki Kento is Psychic Kusuo in the 2017 live-action adaptation of Aso Shuichi's popular gag manga The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.! Fukuda Yuichi, the director of the hit live-action Gintama, brings the same savvy formula of colorful costumes, deadpan humor and hilarious slapstick to the over-the-top sci-fi comedy about the slice-of-life misadventures of a teen psychic. Besides Yamazaki Kento as the unfazed pink-haired protagonist, the film co-stars Hashimoto Kanna (Gintama) as narcissistic beauty Teruhashi Kokomi, and Arai Hirofumi, Yoshizawa Ryo, Kasahara Hideyuki and Kaku Kento as Saiki's wacky friends.

High school student Saiki Kusuo (Yamazaki Kento) was born with extraordinary psychic abilities. ESP, psychokinesis, x-ray vision, teleportation – he can do it all, but all he wants is to live normally. Saiki tries to keep a low profile, but his powers inevitably get in the way of normalcy. The school's biggest annual event is the cultural festival, a day that Saiki wants to get through without incident. When it looks like disaster will strike the festival, Saiki has no choice but to use his powers to save the day. However, his efforts to thwart disasters unwittingly create more problems for him to solve.

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Product Title: Psychic Kusuo (2017) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 齊木楠雄的災難 (2017) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 齐木楠雄的灾难 (2017) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 斉木楠雄のΨ難 Psychic Kusuo (2017) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: Saiki Kusuo no sai-nan / The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 超能力者齐木楠雄的灾难 超能力者齐木楠雄的灾难 Saiki Kusuo no sai-nan / The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Saiki Kusuo no sai-nan / The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Artist Name(s): Yamazaki Kento | Hashimoto Kanna | Uchida Yuki | Tanabe Seiichi | Kasahara Hideyuki | Arai Hirofumi | Sato Jiro | Muro Tsuyoshi | Kaku Kento | Yoshizawa Ryo 山崎賢人 | 橋本環奈 | 內田有紀 | 田邊誠一 | 笠原秀幸 | 新井浩文 | 佐藤二朗 | 室剛 | 賀來賢人 | 吉澤亮 山崎贤人 | 桥本环奈 | 内田有纪 | 田边诚一 | 笠原秀幸 | 新井浩文 | Sato Jiro | 室刚 | 贺来贤人 | 吉泽亮 山崎賢人 | 橋本環奈 | 内田有紀 | 田辺誠一 | 笠原秀幸 | 新井浩文 | 佐藤二朗 | ムロツヨシ | 賀来賢人 | 吉沢亮 Yamazaki Kento | ハシモトカンナ | Uchida Yuki | Tanabe Seiichi | Kasahara Hideyuki | Arai Hirofumi | Sato Jiro | Muro Tsuyoshi | Kaku Kento | Yoshizawa Ryo
Director: Fukuda Yuichi 福田雄一 福田雄一 福田雄一 Fukuda Yuichi
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 25 GB - Single Layer
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Rating: IIA
Duration: 97 (mins)
Publisher: Deltamac (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1066854424

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* Special Feature :
Trailer (Japanese Version)
Trailer (Cantonese Version)

Language : Japanese
Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1(X-Spatial 4D Psychoacou
Audio Specifications : Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1

Director: Yuichi Fukuda
Starring: Kento Yamazaki, Kanna Hashimoto, Hirofumi Arai, Ryo Yoshizawa

Kusuo Saiki is a high school student who was born with unimaginable psychic powers. However, Kusuo only hopes to be able to lead a normal life without special powers. Contrary to his hopes, his classmates are all troublemakers and force Kusuo reluctantly uses his powers. Around comes the annual cultural school festival. If something happens, the festival will be discontinued from the following year, but his classmates won't leave him alone! Before he knows, a mere cultural festival turns into crisis that could end the world!
Will Kusuo be able to manage to overcome this unprecedented crisis!?
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July 11, 2018

With great power comes great exasperation
Between Gintama and Gintama 2, director Fukuda Yuichi found time to adapt Aso Shuichi's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., another manga about a reluctant smart-talking hero with distinctly colored hair. Fukuda translates the physical comedy, deadpan humor and general ridiculousness of the gag manga into an appropriately over-the-top live-action high school comedy about the misadventures of Psychic Kusuo.

Prolific young actor Yamazaki Kento takes on yet another manga adaptation, but like with the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable adaptation, Psychic Kusuo sees him expanding beyond the shojo manga heartthrob fare that has been his bread and butter in the last few years. As the eponymous exasperated teen psychic with a disastrous life, Yamazaki successfully elicits laughs while playing a largely expressionless character.

Saiki Kusuo was born with extraordinary psychic powers, including telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, time manipulation and x-ray vision. However, it turns out having such enormous power is a total drag. Every day, he has to live carefully to keep his powers in check. Otherwise, he might accidentally destroy the world. Since Saiki can read minds, nothing interests or surprises him, leading him to be completely poker-faced to the antics of those around him. Saiki's goal is simply to be average and not stand out.

The day of the school festival is usually a day of escape for Saiki, because he can slip away and do his own thing. However, the school has threatened to cancel the festival the following year if anything goes wrong this year. Naturally, everything goes wrong – from perilous magic tricks to a gang of high school delinquents seeking a fight. Saiki's hilarious efforts to fix the wrongs trigger worse problems, and his out-of-control powers eventually put himself and the entire student body at risk.

Much of Psychic Kusuo's comedy derives from the contrast between Saiki's deadpan demeanor and everyone else's exaggerated actions and expressions. Just like how Gintama creates humor from its manga/anime references, Kusuo creates humor through its hero cynically seeing through the other characters' stock manga-like behavior and personalities. Kaku Kento and Hashimoto Kanna pretty much spend half their screentime doing facial contortions, all of which could get annoying if not for a protagonist who balances the madness with a relentless straight-man act. Albeit, a straight man with neon pink hair, an antenna on his head, and a penchant for turning people into stone.

Psychic Kusuo takes the audience through Saiki's long and harried day in which many crazy things happen around the school that test the scale and limitations of his powers. But also nothing happens in the greater scheme of things. It's just one gravely serious yet irreverently inane day in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

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