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The story takes place in an alternate reality where a small percentage of children manifest superhuman abilities upon reaching puberty. A focus is placed on Yuu Otosaka, a high school boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess others, which brings him to the attention of Nao Tomori, the student council president of a school founded as a haven for children with such abilities.
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Series cast summary:
Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ...  Yuu Otosaka 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Ayane Sakura ...  Nao Tomori 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Momo Asakura ...  Ayumi Otosaka 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Takahiro Mizushima Takahiro Mizushima ...  Joujirou Takajou / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Maaya Uchida Maaya Uchida ...  Yusa Nishimori / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Brian Timothy Anderson Brian Timothy Anderson ...  Additional Voices 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Ryan Bartley ...  Yusa Nishimori / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Kira Buckland ...  Ayumi Otosaka 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Ray Chase ...  Yuu Otosaka 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Megan Crockett Megan Crockett ...  Additional Voices 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Lucien Dodge ...  Jojiro Takajo 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Samantha Girod Samantha Girod ...  Additional Voices 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Lauren Landa Lauren Landa ...  Nao Tomori 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Julie Maddalena ...  Additional Voices 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Griffin Puatu ...  Additional Voices 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Ben Pronsky ...  Kumagami 9 episodes, 2015-2016
Robbie Daymond ...  Shunsuke Otosaka 9 episodes, 2015
Eiji Takemoto Eiji Takemoto ...  Kumagami 8 episodes, 2015
Junichi Yanagita Junichi Yanagita ...  Archery Club Member / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Marieve Herington ...  Medoki 7 episodes, 2015
Ikuji Nose Ikuji Nose ...  Ayumi's Homeroom Teacher / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Asami Seto Asami Seto ...  Medoki 6 episodes, 2015
Yôhei Azakami Yôhei Azakami ...  Male Student Yaginuma / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Griffin Burns ...  Maedomari / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Shizuka Ishigami Shizuka Ishigami ...  Female Student Kashiwabara / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Christina N. McBride Christina N. McBride ...  Additional Voices 6 episodes, 2015
Genki Muro Genki Muro ...  Male Student Kasai / ... 6 episodes, 2015


In an alternate world, a small percentage of children are able to manifest superpowers upon reaching puberty. Yuu Otosaka, a boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess others, hopes to use his power to live an easy going high school life. However, he is caught red-handed by the mysterious Nao Tomori and is forced to transfer to Hoshinoumi Academy, where he and the other student council members must help students who have trouble controlling their abilities.

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"Charlotte" is the second original anime project created by visual novel brand Key, following the hit series "Angel Beats!" (2010). See more »


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Written by Jun Maeda
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Unexpected Story, Very Interesting!
2 July 2016 | by mercfmaSee all my reviews

This is the same people who made "Angel Beats!". I heard good things about this since it aired but it was in my long list of shows that I plan to watch eventually, the reason I ended up watching it sooner than later was because my friend had just finished it & bugged me to watch it for days(lol). So my first impression after episode 1 was, "this looks like it could be interesting, i'm curious to see where it'll go". So I watched 1-5 & said to myself well this isn't bad its definitely interesting but its far from the scale of praise everyone gives it, seems pretty average/slightly above(in terms of story) to me. So I watched 1 more and everything from that point to the end just took a complete left turn in story(in a really good way) I didn't expect it at all. Went from a slightly above average > pretty awesome show. The story is about teenagers who develop supernatural abilities around puberty & a group of students from a school that houses these special teens go out & prevent others from abusing their powers & endangering the welfare of others with abilities with their poor actions. Its so much deeper than it sounds, don't let the "stupidly plain over done" theme discourage you! The animation & artwork is great, visually pleasing from start to finish. All the character designs are great, no one looks off or stupid. The music is fantastic! The op & ed are soooo good you can listen to them over & over without tire & everything in the show matches great. My only complaints with the show are it feels very rushed from 1-5ish, but then everything past that seems well paced and something that happens in the last episode irritates me I can't get into it without spoilers but it just leaves you with a how?..that doesn't even make sense due to what you see in the episode before it. Its got quite a bit of a darker theme then it lets on so if your tastes are instability, powers(with realism to them which is pretty cool from your typical power genre), action & or a fan of the previous work "Angel Beats!" you'll definitely enjoy this as long as you stick with it past the beginning.

4.5/5 Why? It felt rushed for the first half, something happens in the end that irritates me because it doesn't line up with the previous episode. But the story is pretty solid & much deeper than you'd ever guess from the first half, the animation & artwork are awesome and the music is majestic af. If you like a darker theme show you have to check this out, especially for fans of "Angel Beats"

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Release Date:

4 July 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlotte See more »

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Aniplex, P.A. Works See more »
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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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