Saiki from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Shigeo from Mob Psycho 100 are both psychic characters who, despite their great abilities, find them to be a nuisance and instead want to live a quiet life. Other characters like Hanajima from Fruits Basket have faced bullying due to their powers and have had to learn to accept their abilities. As shown in AKIRA, psychic abilities come at a price and, if left unchecked, risk destroying the user and the world around them.
The Best psychic in anime all of which bring something new and exciting to one of the most prominent power sets in the field. From telekinesis to mind control to commanding nature, psychic powers can essentially take any form. So every anime that has them has the opportunity to do something creative with them.
Psychic characters are often young, with the challenge of controlling their powers adding to the already heavy burden of growing up and finding out who they are. Often, they understand their own strength as little as the people around them. If they can exploit them, they will reach their highest potential; otherwise, they will cause unspeakable destruction.
10 Kusuo Saiki – The disastrous life of Saiki K
2016-2018 – Available on Netflix, Tubi, Funimation
Many psychic characters take a while to adjust to having powers. Saiki is completely used to his powers: he doesn’t like them. He reasoned that they were more of a nuisance than a help to him, even though he could easily use them to get anything he wanted, except for the one thing he truly craved: a quiet, mundane life.
The anime takes its absurd premise and happily runs with it: Saiki’s sheer arsenal of psychic powers would make him an extremely unsuccessful action protagonist, but they’re also perfect for comedy. Paradoxically, Saiki’s cold and withdrawn behavior makes him a magnet for every odd character on the show, all of whom are determined to befriend him. Between dealing with others and his powers, Saiki is constantly busy.
9 Saki Hanajima – Fruit basket
2019-2021 – Available on Funimation, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video
Fruits Basket originally aired in 2001 and is streamed on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Amazon Prime Video
Even in one of the best fantasy shoujo anime, revolving around a family cursed to turn into animals when hugged, Hanajima still stands out. Her powers are never fully explained, unlike the Zodiacs, who at least have a folkloric backstory, or her brother, who goes to great lengths to research things. mystery. She was just born with psychic powers and now has to deal with them.
Hanajima is one of Tohru’s most loyal defenders, keeping bullies away from her gentle friend. However, she was once brutally bullied because of her strength, which she deeply feared, and convinced herself that she deserved the abuse after causing a bully to faint by wishing on him. I die. Only after meeting Tohru and Arisa does she begin to accept that she does not deserve to be punished for having powers.
8 Yuu Obedience – Charlotte
2015 – Available on Hulu and Crunchyroll
At first, Yuu uses his ability to possess another person’s body for five seconds to perform some very unpleasant acts. But when he is captured and forced to transfer to Hoshinoumi Academy, he realizes that not only is he the only telepathic teenager around, but that their abilities come at a high cost. He will have to adjust quickly if he wants to keep himself and his loved ones alive.
Every Hoshinoumi student has psychic abilities that awaken in their teens. Often, they come at a high cost, and users must work to gain control over them or stop using them altogether before it’s too late. Worse still, the children of Hoshinoumi have no one else to turn to and must locate and protect each other from those who would take advantage of them.
1997-present – Available on Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, and The Roku Channel
Many streaming services only offer certain Pokémon seasons.
There are over a hundred Psychic-type Pokémon capable of everything from levitation to hypnosis to seeing the future. However, there are only a few people who have such an ability, and the most prominent one is Sabrina, the Gym Leader of Saffron Gym. Her powers make her as mysterious and fearsome as any powerful Psychic type.
Anime Sabrina is much more toxic than her game counterpart, who dislikes fighting but accepts her vision of strong future challengers. Her powers, although still including the ability to communicate with Pokémon, left her hopelessly lonely and mentally depressed. Her desire for companionship combined with her distinctly sadistic personality leads her to use her powers to trap and torment others.
6 Anya Forger – Spy X Family
2022-2023 – Available on Hulu and Crunchyroll
With a father who is a spy and a mother who is an assassin, work The Forger family’s child is a mind reader. Four-year-old Anya wishes to stay in her new home so she won’t be abandoned again and never let anyone discover her powers. She fears that if she does, she will end up back at the orphanage or worse, at the lab where she continues to research her powers.
Anya may rely on her telepathic powers to survive in the world, but they cause her as many problems as they solve. She knows everyone’s thoughts, but is still a child with a child’s understanding of the complex problems of the adults she is listening to. Adopting a dog that predicts the future helps her feel less alone in the “laboratory escape experiments” department, but Bond’s problem-solving skills are also at 50, creating some Fun shenanigans.
5 Akiza Izinski – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D
2008-2011 – Available on Tubi, Pluto TV, Peacock, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, VIX
Most streaming services only offer limited seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D.
Akiza’s psychic powers have isolated her from others since childhood, when they accidentally exploded during a duel and injured her father. This makes her especially vulnerable to the manipulation of Sayer, who recruits other telepaths to help him dominate the world. After rejecting Sayer’s intentions for her and befriending Yusei’s group, she gains greater control over her powers than ever before.
Akiza can bring her Duel Monsters to life, often uses them to attack when she is stressed or scared. She has telekinesis and, like Luna, can see the souls of Duel Monsters. After accepting and connecting with her powers as a member of Team 5D, Akiza also unlocks the ability to heal.
4 Tatsumaki – One-punch man
2015-2019 – Available on Netflix and Hulu
Tatsumaki’s spiritual powers make her one of the strongest heroes in One Punch Man. An S-Class hero second only to Blast, Tatsumaki can control all matters with just his mind. Unlike Saitama and other heroes who trained and evolved over time, Tatsumaki has been extremely strong since birth, which unfortunately caused her to be kept in a laboratory as a test subject, until when Blast freed her.
The Hero Association depends on her to bail Earth out of trouble in the most difficult of situations. She’s never learned to hold back in battle (or in her personal relationships, but that’s another story), so she constantly gives 110%. She constantly uses her powers to fly around and is introduced summoning a meteor from space to destroy a Godzilla-like monster.
3 Haruhi Suzumiya – Haruhi Suzumiya’s sadness
2006-2009 – Available on Crunchyroll and Funimation
It is unusual for psychics powerful enough to end the world as we know it to be unaware of their power. Although Haruhi Suzumiya is interested in the occult and people with special abilities, she has no idea that she is the scariest of them all. The SOS Brigade was tasked with controlling Haruhi’s powers without Haruhi herself ever discovering them.
Haruhi influences reality without even realizing it, making herself good at everything with ease. This extends to others she chooses as her friends, giving them special abilities that keep her entertained on their various adventures. No one on Earth or out there has the ability to accurately classify who she is, it’s just that she’s completely off the charts and if left unchecked, she could end the world.
2 Akira – AKIRA
1988 – Available on Hulu, Crunchyroll and Funimation
Akira is the movie (based on the manga of the same name) that changed anime history forever. It tells the story of Akira and his fellow Espers, the results of government experiments that killed many other subjects. The explosion that destroyed Tokyo was originally caused by Akira, the strongest of the group, whose psychic abilities grew stronger to the point that he ascended to a form of pure energy. His remaining friends are forced to take heavy drugs to control their powers.
Tetsuo Shima, upon learning of Akira’s existence, went on a rampage in Neo-Tokyo hoping to absorb his power. This results in Tetsuo undergoing one of the most painful transformations in anime, which shows how dangerous unbridled spiritual power can be, taking on a power trip brutal and ended with him mutating into one a huge monster made of flesh that no one can restrain, at least Tetsuo himself. In the end, the only thing that can stop him is the efforts of all the telepaths to send themselves and Tetsuo to another dimension.
1 Shigeo Kageyama – Mob Psycho 100
2016-2022 – Available on Crunchyroll and Hulu
The strongest spiritual power lies within the gentlest and most humble Esper. Mob has feared his continued powers since a childhood incident, which caused him to develop an introverted personality. Despite being the most powerful telepath on Earth, his only wish is to be accepted for who he is – without his powers. His life changes after meeting Reigen, a fake Esper who can teach him the best life lessons. Throughout his struggles, Mob always maintained the belief that power does not make anyone special, good or bad, which helped him develop a healthier mindset than many other Espers.
As Mob faces greater threats, he must unleash more and more of his powers and expose himself to emotions that cause the worst explosions of them all. At his peak, his telepathic abilities more or less made him a force of nature but Mob’s real strength is his kind and honest natureand his determination to perfect himself.
Spiritual power has no limits and neither does the ability to create a spiritual character. They struggle with controlling their powers, balancing them with normal life, and overcoming all the obstacles they and their loved ones face. Do right, Characters with spiritual powers possibly one of the funniest things in anime.
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