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Charlotte, a thirteen-episode anime television series, is directed by Yoshiyuki Asai. It was released in 2015. The story takes place in an alternate universe where a small percentage of children are manifested with supernatural abilities as soon as they hit puberty. The focus of the anime is on Yuu Otosaka, a high school boy who was blessed with the power of possessing others. This power brought him attention, especially of Nao Tomori, the student council president in the school, which acted as the foundation of children with such abilities which made them unique from other kids.
What is the story of Charlotte anime?
Charlotte anime takes place in an alternate reality where a comet named Charlotte passes near Earth once every 75 years. As this happens, the earth gets covered with dust, which gives a small percentage of adolescent children who inhale the dust supernatural abilities.
The protagonist of the Charlotte anime is Yuu Otsaka and the whole story revolves around her. Yuu was awakened with the ability to temporarily possess any person for five seconds. Although hoping to use her ability for a good cause in a carefree way, he is unexpectedly exposed by Nao Tomori, another girl with supernatural abilities. Nao could make herself invisible to a specific target.
Nao became a big problem to Yuu and forced him to transfer to Hoshinumi Academy and join its student council, the same council of which she was a member. The student council’s main ability was to keep the students safe and in control. With supernatural abilities, comes a lot of responsibilities. Sometimes the power can get out of control.
Is Charlotte Anime Sad?
Especially when you’re new to the power, it can overwhelm you and you may hurt someone even if you don’t want to. As the story moves forward, a terrorist group manages to abduct Nao and Kumagami, one of Shunsuke’s closest friends and aides. They hold them as hostages in exchange for Yuu, who attempts to rescue them. However, the plan does not go the way it was planned causing Kumagami’s death and Yuu being deeply injured.
Yuu takes a lot of time to recover and as soon as he recovers, he resolves to protect everyone by stealing other people’s ability and using it to save people in need. As Nao planned, Yuu travels the world and keeps on stealing other people’s abilities. The more powers he takes from other people, the more it takes a toll on him. The power gets heavy on him and soon he started to lost his memories and sense of self.
However, Yuu being Yuu still manages to steal everyone’s ability even though the whole world was collapsing. Shunsuke rescues Yuu but he has no memory of his past life. Even though Nao tries her best to make him remember, absorbing this much power made him weak. Even though Yuu was unaware of his past life, he and his friends are looking forward to making new memories from now on as he recovers from his deteriorated health.