Anime Review: Charlotte



While on the surface Yuu Otosaka appears to be just another charming and intelligent teenager, he has a secret—he has the ability to slip into people’s minds and fully control their body for five seconds at a time. Yuu has been using this skill for years to gain the highest grades, which allowed him to enter a prestigious high school.

When the enigmatic Nao Tomori catches Yuu using his power, she coerces him and his sister Ayumi into transferring to Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for students with supernatural abilities. The student council of the school, led by Nao, is tasked with secretly tracking down adolescents who abuse their powers. Yuu is forced to join the student council and together, they face formidable challenges that bring him closer to the shocking truth that his own, seemingly incomplete ability, might be more powerful than he could have ever imagined.

An original story from Jun Maeda, creator of Angel Beats and Clannad, Charlotte explores the supernatural lives of these teenagers and the price they must pay for being special. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Aired: Jul 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Producers: Aniplex, Key, Movic, Tokyo MX
Licencors: Aniplex of America
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Super Power
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)



Charlotte is created by Key. The same creator of titles like Air, Clannad, Angel Beats, and little Busters. I was expecting something within the same level though to my surprise this one one was better in its own way. It can’t be compared to Key‘s previous would since the story is different and its somewhat bigger. The story line was a bit slow in Charlotte at the beginning… then you’re suddenly taken by a storm with how deep. dark, and fast the story progressed. The anime had a good combination of  Drama, Humor, and character growth. I liked the fact that there were various characters that influenced the main character and helped him grow. The animation and art of the anime were amazing. I expect no less from PA works.

In short, Charlotte was one of the best anime aired in summer 2015. I believe that its worth watching.

Overall Rate: 8/10

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