Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans and Breanne Evans
Genre: Drama, School, Supernatural, Special Abilities
First Aired: Summer 2015, 13 episodes
Summary: In a world similar to our own, special abilities manifest to a few children as they reach puberty. Yuu Otosaka is one of these children, awakening the ability to temporarily possess the body of others. As a lazy high school student, he uses his ability to cheat on exams and pick up on girls. One day he is caught by Nao Tomori, another gifted student. Nao forces Yuu to transfer to Star Ocean Academy, where special attention is given to students with abilities.
There is a lot of realism to the characters in Charlotte. The abilities they possess are not perfect, with negatives associated with all of them. The protagonist can possess another person’s body, but in doing so leaves his body, making it limp and dropping to the ground. One of the girls can become invisible, but only to one person at a time. Other characters have abilities that seem pretty useless, but are abilities nonetheless.
An interesting part of the story is the urgency felt throughout the season, as the children’s lives are in danger due to scientists wanting to experiment on them. Most of the episodes feature a new character as their ability awakens, which prompts a race between the scientists and the student council of Star Ocean Academy to find the special student.
You might enjoy this if: You are looking for X-Men with an anime twist.
You might not like it if: You are sick and tired of high school anime.
Note to the Viewer: Just wait until you see some of the worthless super powers…
AMV – Back to Life by AnimeMVfanUA
(Warning, the AMV contains spoilers. I figure if you haven’t seen the show, you don’t know what’s getting spoiled anyways, right?)