Anime fans love characters who have extraordinary abilities. And anime is known to take extraordinary to the extremes, and psychic powers are no exceptions. Psychic powers are fresh and unusual with so many psychic abilities such as telepathy, clairvoyance, teleportation, psychokinesis, and more. These supernatural powers, as the names suggest, are often scientifically based in some anime plots, which makes up for more speculative fictional situations across different narratives.
Psychic powers in anime are usually depicted as fundamentally and arguably a useful element. The ability to change or manipulate reality, directly tied to the conscious of the characters, can also be a helpful plot device to make an anime more interesting. Sometimes psychic powers in anime are used so amazingly than it even lefts fans to desire such supernatural powers for themselves.
Supernatural powers may be cool and convenient, but our psychic buddies in anime have it rough. Anime based on Psychic abilities usually deal with concepts of characters who use their supernatural powers for good or bad. The main characters often use it to help those in need, fight evil. The antonogist use Psychic abilities solely for the act of villainy and sometimes have a good reason behind thier actions. The two types of characters with different stands play an essential role when defining a Psychic anime’s central theme other than the use of Psychic abilities.
If you are looking for some good psychic anime, then don’t worry you are in good hands. Here’s are a list of best psychic anime that you should watch right now.
Best Psychic Anime
Yoshifumi Nitta is a yakuza member who was carefully holding his prized vase when out of nowhere, a girl in large capsule suddenly drops on his head without warning. The girl doesn’t have any memory but remembers her name Hina. When Yoshifumi frees her from the capsule, she explodes. She reveals that she posses immense psychokinetic abilities and helps out Yoshifumi with fighting the rival yakuza group. These events lead to Yoshifumi becoming her fake father to use her in the yakuza business. But her arrival has invited other girls with supernatural powers in the city to capture Hina.
02. Elfen Lied
Lucy is a mutated human with special abilities to use invisible telekinetic hands that are strong enough to break any metal. She was an experimental subject for government scientists. One day Lucy got a chance to escape and went on a killing spree to get free from her captors. While breaking out of the confinement, she caused an explosion, which resulted in a head injury, and she ended up losing her memories. Luckily two colleges student found Lucy and took her at thier place to treat her injuries. But little do they know that they are harboring an escaped convict with murderous tendencies.
03. Shinsekai yori (From the New World)
A small percentage of the population on earth started using the godlike ability of psychokinesis to manipulate matter remotely. It brough chaos with power users causing harm to normal humans. After a long time, society was able to rebuild with power users isolating themselves to create a new world for them. Saki is a teenager who has awakened her ability and is happy to join her friends at Sage Academy, a school to learn to control her power. As she slowly gets more involved in the psychic society, she started noticing the dark truths about psychic users and how thier new world can bring disaster.
04. Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary)
Yukiteru Amano is a loner who spends his time writing a daily diary on his phone. He also talks to an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, who is a supposed god of space and time. One day, Deus reveals himself as a real entity and grants Yukiteru the power of Random Diary. This power enables him to see the future in his mobile diary. The catch is that Yukiteru has to fight in a battle royale with eleven other humans with the same power. Fortunately, Yukiteru’s stalker and lover Yuno Gasai is also a diary holder who teams with him in this bloody battle. But this team-up can lead to a much worse ending for Yukiteru if he doesn’t play his card correctly.
05. Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo Kageyama is a high school student who awakens his psychic powers at a very young age. Despite being incredibly gifted with supernatural powers, Shigeo had trouble controlling them when he is emotionally unstable. To control his abilities, Shigeo started working for a self-proclaimed psychic and conman named Reigen Arataka. Shiogio wants to live a normal life and impress his childhood crush without relying on his psychic power. But the suppressed emotions inside him is growling slowly and may come out anytime if Shigeo gets angry.
06. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
Despite being born to very ordinary biological parents, Kusuo Saiki posses some very extraordinary psychic abilities like telepathy, psychokinesis, and teleportation. For an average human, supernatural powers would be a blessing, but for Saiki, it’s like a curse. He is fully able to control his powers, but he hates the attention these powers can attract. The only purpose of his living is to stay out of the spotlight and live an ordinary, hassle-free life. But it seems like not using his power is not an option when dealing with his friends who are weird just like him.
07. Kokoro Connect
Taichi, Iori, Himeko, Yoshifumi, and Yui created the Student Cultural Society club after failing to find a place they could fit in. One day, Yoshifumi and Yui found their bodies switched for a short period. This supernatural phenomenon continued to happen randomly among other club members. At first, it was fun to experience each other’s lives, but when they started learning each other’s hidden secrets, it changed into a nightmare. The person behind these phenomena was a mysterious entity called Heartseed, who wanted to study humans for an unknown goal. Now this band of friends will be forced to undergo various other supernatural experiences, which may end up leaving emotional scars in thier bonds.
08. Kotoura-san (The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura)
Haruka Kotoura is a teenager who was born with the ability to read other people’s thoughts. When she was a child, she revealed her mother’s secret affair without knowing that it could break her parent’s relationship. She ended up living with her grandfather when her parents abandoned fearing her power. Even her friends found her creepy. But things changed for her after transferring to a new school. She met a guy named Yoshihisa Manabe, who found her powers amazing. They both starting a club about psychic abilities where Haruka began to open herself to others and made new friends.
09. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches)
Ryuu Yamada is a former delinquent who changed his ways after joining the Suzaku High. But life started getting boring for him, and he returned to being a delinquent. One day after returning from the teacher’s office, he ended up accidentally kissing Urara Shiraishi when a misstep caused both of them to fall down the stairs. But the wildest part was the kiss made then switch bodies with each other, which was convenient and troublesome for both of them. As they started exploring more about this secret power, they discovered the legend of the Seven Witches of Suzaku High.
10. Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)
Satoru Fujinuma is somehow able to travel back in time just before any tragedy is about to happen. Satoru has taken advantage of this strange power to save the lives of people. When his mother’s murder gets blamed on him, he ends up traveling back in the past to his childhood period. Now his task is to figure who killed his mother. And it also connected to the kidnapping and killing of his three childhood friends. It is the chance for Satoru to make things right.