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.
Ok, guys I’m back and as I have promised, I’ll now continue to blog for the month of October. I watched the last episode of Charlotte a week ago but I already exceeded my 20 blog per month, so I will just write the review today.
The story of Charlotte is rather supernatural. There are certain people in the world that have abilities, each with their own unique kind of ability. For example, the ability to become invisible, the ability to teleport, and the like. Although these abilities may seem useful, it’s considered as diseases that wears off when these ability wielders reaches adolescence.
The ability wielders doesn’t have a perfect ability. In fact, their abilities lack something. Each of their abilities are not perfect and has some kind of disadvantages to it.
At first, the story looks like it’s like a normal anime with a normal plot or story, a normal boy going to school and uses his abilities to do something wrong but then his personality changed after he met a certain character. I guess for the first few episodes, the plot will flow like that, but as soon as you go further, the darker it gets. I mean, this anime has some really unexpected plot twists.
One of the main characters in here is Yu Otosaka. He is known to have the ability to possess people, but only within a 5 second radius, I think. As I have said earlier, the abilities are considered as imperfect, so Yu Otasaka’s ability lack something to it. But in the later episodes, you will find out what his true ability is.
The character development here is quite normal. Some people liked the character development, some people don’t. Well I can’t explain if it is rushed or a bit too slow, but for me it’s alright for a 13 episodes anime. All of the characters here have their own unique personality and unique ability. Even the supporting characters, each characters plays a very important role of the story.
Art & Sound
The art kinda reminds of Angel Beats. Well, I guess because it’s from the same producer. But I guess Charlotte is more advanced and has more improvement than Angel Beats when it comes to art.
For the sound, the opening [“Bravely You” by Lia ] has an Angel Beats vibe to it. Maybe because, I think I red some information that the person who sang the opening of Charlotte, is also the person who sang the opening of Angel Beats. The soundtracks are also great, reminds me so much of Angel Beats.
Overall, this anime is great to watch. If you want something feely or a really emotional anime, you might consider watching this. Although the feely scenes will start early, an even more heavy feel factor will arrive once you reached up to episode 6. Well, it does have some comedy, but for every comedy, there’s always a drama or emotional genre that are mixed into those type of genres (comedy). This anime messed with my head, but not that much because it’s easy to understand the plot twist of the story. I was expecting a sad ending……… (suspense). So for the rating, I’ll rate this anime a 9/10.