Charlotte is a 2015 Japanese anime television series directed by Yoshiyuki Asai and produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex. Between July 5 and September 27, 2015, 13 episodes of the anime were broadcast in Japan. In March 2016, an original video animation episode was released. ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki G’s Comic serialised two manga series. The storey is set in an alternate reality in which a small percentage of children develop superhuman abilities when they reach puberty. Yuu Otosaka, a high school boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess others, attracts the attention of Nao Tomori, the student council president of a school founded as a haven for children with such abilities.

Charlotte Anime Synopsis

While Yuu Otosaka appears to be just another charming and intelligent adolescent, he has a secret—he has the ability to enter people’s minds and fully control their bodies for five seconds at a time. Yuu has used this skill for years to achieve the highest grades, allowing him to attend a prestigious high school.
When the mysterious Nao Tomori discovers Yuu using his power, she coerces him and his sister Ayumi into attending Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for students with supernatural abilities. The school’s student council, led by Nao, is tasked with tracking down adolescents who abuse their powers in secret. Yuu is forced to join the student council, and together they face formidable challenges that bring him closer to the shocking realisation that his own, seemingly insufficient ability may be more powerful than he ever imagined.


Charlotte Anime Info

  • IMDB Ratings – 7.5/10
  • Genres – Drama, School, Super Power
  • Season – 1
  • Episodes – 13
  • Ova – 1
  • Status – Finished Airing
  • Aired – Jul 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
  • Premiered – Summer 2015
  • Duration – 24 min. per episode
  • Rating – PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Charlotte Anime Characters

Charlotte Anime Main Characters

Yuu Otosaka

Charlotte’s protagonist is Yuu. When he discovers he has the ability to take over another person’s body for five seconds, he develops a rude and narcissistic personality, but the true nature of his ability allows him to steal someone’s superhuman ability by possessing them. Yuu is a first-year student at Hoshinoumi Academy who is compelled to join the student council. Yuu, a fake honours student and chronic cheater at first, is hesitant to use his abilities to help the student council, but as time passes, he becomes less narcissistic and much more selfless and caring towards others. Throughout the storey, he grows to love the post-rock band Zhiend and falls in love with Nao. Yuu loses all of his past memories after travelling around the world to steal every ability user’s power in order to protect them from being exploited. Shunsuke is his older brother, and Ayumi is his younger sister.

Nao Tomori

Nao is a first-year student at Hoshinoumi Academy and the president of its student council. She is a hardworking, intelligent, and astute young lady, but she is also narcissistic, self-righteous, and irritable. She has the ability to make herself invisible, but she can only do so for one person at a time. She uses this ability to attack others she believes deserve to be kicked, but she is shunned and bullied by her peers as a result. Although she initially has no feelings for Yuu, she eventually falls in love with him and stays by his side even after he forgets everything about her. She is a fan of Zhiend, influenced by her older brother Kazuki, who used to be able to control air movements and vibrations while playing the guitar.

Jōjirō Takajō

Jōjirō is a first-year student and member of Hoshinoumi Academy’s student council. His ability allows him to move at high speeds, but he lacks control over where he stops, resulting in frequent injuries. Under his clothes, he wears protective gear to counteract this. He adores Yusa Nishimori and is completely smitten by her.

Yusa Nishimori / Yusa Kurobane

Yusa, also known as “Yusarin,” is a first-year student and member of Hoshinoumi Academy’s student council. Her bright and innocent personality complements her fame as a pop idol and the lead singer of the band How-Low-Hello. Although her given name is Kurobane, she goes by the stage name Nishimori. She has a collection of “magic spells” that she learned while working as a regular on a variety show. As a medium, she has the ability to channel the dead. She is initially unaware of this and believes she is sleepwalking whenever she is possessed.

Misa Kurobane

Misa is Yusa’s deceased older sister by one year, who died in an accident six months before the storey begins. Misa can freely possess her at any time, as evidenced by a change in the colour of Yusa’s eyes and hair. Misa can use her own ability, pyrokinesis, while possessing Yusa. Misa has a tomboyish and ill-tempered personality, and she is not afraid to use violence against anyone who attempts to harm her sister. She vanishes after Yuu deprives Yusa of his power.

Ayumi Otosaka

Yuu and Shunsuke’s energetic younger sister in junior high school is Ayumi. She has a sweet personality and genuinely cares about Yuu, offering him moral support. Ayumi frequently cooks for Yuu and has a habit of adding pizza sauce to everything she cooks, oblivious to the fact that Yuu’s modern tastes cannot handle the sweetness. She is a huge fan of the band How-Low-Hello and a huge fan of Yusa. She eventually awakens the ability to cause everything around her to collapse, but Yuu steals it to save her life.

Charlotte Anime Others Characters

Shunsuke Otosaka 

Shunsuke Otosaka is Yuu and Ayumi’s older brother and a time traveller. Using this power, he eventually establishes Hoshinoumi Academy in order to protect his fellow ability users. Overuse of his ability causes him to go blind, preventing him from using it again. In Japanese, he is voiced by Daisuke Ono, and in English, he is voiced by Robbie Daymond.

Takehito Kumagami

Takehito Kumagami is a mysterious student at Hoshinoumi Academy who has the ability to locate and determine the ability of an ability user. He assists the student council in locating capable users. He works for Shunsuke, who dubbed him “Pooh.” After saving Nao from falling wreckage, he is killed. In Japanese, he is voiced by Eiji Takemoto, and in English, he is voiced by Ben Pronsky.

Charlotte Anime Production

Creation and conception

Jun Maeda and Na-Ga of Key are the original creators of Charlotte, and Charlotte is Key’s second original anime series after Angel Beats! (2010). In early 2012, Yosuke Toba of Aniplex approached Maeda with an offer from P.A.Works president Kenji Horikawa to work on another anime series with the studio. Maeda was taken aback because he had never expected to work with P.A.Works again. Horikawa explained that the production team could now handle things that could not be fully realised during the Angel Beats! production. Maeda did not expect to be involved in the planning of another anime series, but after discussing it with Horikawa, he said he had no choice but to accept Horikawa’s offer. Toba asked Maeda to write a “Key-like storey,” and Maeda began by drawing on his previous experience working on Angel Beats!. He went through a trial-and-error process to determine what kind of setting and storey would be appropriate for an anime series.

Long before beginning work on Charlotte, Maeda had conceived of a storey involving characters with imperfect superpowers who must work together to resolve any incidents that arise. Toba was given three different storey ideas by Maeda, and he asked which one he liked best. Maeda, on the other hand, made it clear that he wanted to do the storey that would become Charlotte after Toba pointed out one of the other two. Maeda rethought how he had done certain things with Angel Beats! while writing the storey. He attempted, in particular, to place a greater emphasis on the characters’ behaviour. Maeda also reduced the number of main characters in Charlotte compared to Angel Beats!, which couldn’t focus on every single one.


Toba reasoned that it would be better not to have the same team that created Angel Beats! on Charlotte’s staff. Having already decided to stick with Maeda, Na-Ga, and P.A.Works, Toba sought to assemble a team that would add new variety to the creative process while avoiding being influenced by the work done on Angel Beats! With this in mind, Toba sought out Yoshiyuki Asai as a director who was familiar with Angel Beats! and who could also serve as Charlotte’s director. Toba considered Asai’s storyboarding for two episodes of Angel Beats!, and he thought Charlotte would be a good opportunity for a first-time series director. Asai was also chosen for his ability to handle both comedic and serious situations. When Horikawa first saw Charlotte’s unfinished script, he told Maeda that it didn’t have the same zeal that Angel Beats! had. However, once he saw the entire script, his reservations about it vanished, much to Maeda’s relief.

While the entire script was still in the draught stage, Maeda revised lines that felt unnatural after soliciting feedback from others, including Na-Ga. When writing the script for Charlotte, Maeda made a conscious effort to write it in the framework of an anime series, as opposed to Angel Beats!, which he admits he wrote more in the framework of a video game. Toba perceived Charlotte as Maeda’s attempt to write a storey in its purest form that, unlike Angel Beats!, could not be made into a video game. Toba also noted that the characters in Charlotte, particularly the protagonist, are not written for a video game scenario, and went on to echo Horikawa’s sentiment that Charlotte is akin to an I novel for Maeda.

Charlotte Anime Media


Yoshiyuki Asai directs the 13-episode Charlotte anime television series, which is produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex. Between July 5 and September 27, 2015, the series aired in Japan. Jun Maeda, the series’ original creator, wrote the screenplay. Noboru Sugimitsu and Kanami Sekiguchi are the main animators, and Sekiguchi based the character designs used in the anime on Na-original Ga’s designs. Satoki Iida is in charge of sound and music. Between September 23, 2015, and March 30, 2016, the series will be released on seven Blu-ray/DVD compilation volumes in limited and regular editions. An original video animation episode was included in the seventh volume.

Charlotte Anime Episodes

I Think About Others
Aired: Jul 5, 2015 (JST)

Melody of Despair
Aired: Jul 12, 2015 (JST)

Love and Flame
Aired: Jul 19, 2015 (JST)

Moment of Earnest
Aired: Jul 26, 2015 (JST)

The Sound You Heard Sometime
Aired: Aug 2, 2015 (JST)

Happy You Did Not Notice
Aired: Aug 9, 2015 (JST)

The End of the Exodus
Aired: Aug 16, 2015 (JST)

Aired: Aug 23, 2015 (JST)

The World is Not in Here
Aired: Aug 30, 2015 (JST)

Aired: Sep 6, 2015 (JST)

Aired: Sep 13, 2015 (JST)

Aired: Sep 20, 2015 (JST)

Memories to Come
Aired: Sep 27, 2015 (JST)

People Also Ask

Is there a season 2 for Charlotte anime?

Because the show has not yet been renewed for a second season, no trailer for the second season is available.

Is Charlotte a good anime?

They’re objectively good in the sense that the production quality for both of them is good. Fortunately, I have a diverse set of tastes and can appreciate a wider range of anime genres than most. Charlotte was interesting, but not as much as another anime in the same season, Gakkou Gurashi.

Is Charlotte anime romance?

It has a touch of romance, but the main plot does not revolve around the aforementioned love storey. It’s magnificent and mind-boggling. Charlotte is an anime for those who enjoy laughing and crying at the same time.

Why is Charlotte not getting a season 2?

It appears that the show’s creators intended to complete the anime in its first season. Aside from that, there are no other sources to draw from because ‘Charlotte’ is an original work rather than a remake of something else. This can either benefit or harm the show.

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