|Date||May 2, 2012|
Telepathy is the first chapter of Volume 0 of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (Saiki Kusuo no Sai-nan) published on the 2nd of May, 2012.
The chapter starts with Saiki Kusuo explaining the definition of "ESP" and how his own powers were discovered by his father when he was only a year old during 'play time'. He goes on by explaining the differences between the ideal of "Telepathy" and the realization that he was suffered due to these powers. The scene turns to a group of students complimenting each other but with Kusuo's powers, their true thoughts are shown to be that they are disgusted with each other. Kusuo expresses the consequences of having Telepathy as there's no off switch, meaning that you would always hear the thoughts of other people all hours of the day. Due to such consequences, he illustrates that when he was young he considered destroying all of humanity but thanks to his parents he doesn't think like that now. Travelling to school, Kusuo reveals that he was almost kidnapped when a "Nation" found out about his powers but he easily 'erased' them. In order to keep his powers a secret the Esper tries to remain distant to his class with only a handful of students that actually talk to him including: Nendou Riki, who he helps by using his powers to show his 'friend's' innocence in the crime. The chapter ends with Riki inviting Kusuo to eat some Ramen with him...but afterwards discovering that he too, had his wallet stolen.