Review: Charlotte

Charlotte, the story of everyday people who are born with supernatural powers. It is difficult to summarize this show without giving away the story. Here is the ANN summery.

Plot Summary: Special abilities occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yū Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed. – Source ANN

 

Review

Charlotte, the name of source of source of all the supernatural powers that are both a blessing and a curse. This show takes elements from many genres, it is hard to label this show with just one. Charlotte is full of drama, suspense, action and comedy. The mainstay of any Key show is love and tragedy, I guess drama fits best, but Charlotte had so much going on at times and it blends the many elements in such a beautiful way. This show made me cry, laugh, and think. A roller roster ride of emotion is how I would describe it. This show is not for kids, I guess the older teen to adult demographic is where this show sits.

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The art of Charlotte is as always with Key amazing to behold. The character design is masterful and world is vast and beautiful. The universe of Charlotte is well developed and has depth on the global scale. I only wish there was more time to explore this world more, Charlotte is only 13 episodes long. You will fall in love with the cast and your feelings towards them will shift and a shuffle, a masters level in character development and story telling. I rather enjoyed the effort to build the main characters rather quickly, the pace was a bit fast at times but overall the impact of such a pace pays off. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, you must watch it yourself.

 

The music and voice acting are top shelf, very well executed this soundtrack will leave you wanting more and really sets the stage well. I was very impressed with the sound of Charlotte, the FX, tone, and mood were always spot on. The opening and closing are very good and are catchy and fit the show nearly perfectly. Perhaps my only gripe is the use of English at times including in some of the songs found in the show is poor quality engrish.

I have already touched a little on the story, and I will refrain from digging into it. You have to watch it and take it in and decide for yourself.

Because Aniplex is the publisher we will most likely not see a bluray stateside anytime soon or if we do it will be priced outrageously. I highly recommend watch this show if you enjoy good drama, JUST DO IT!

 

You can watch Chrlotte on Daisuki CLICK ME TO WATCH Also found on Crunchy Roll and Hulu+

 

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