Charlotte is a 2015 anime series produced by P.A. Works (who is also created “Another“) and Aniplex. Directed by Yoshiyuki Asai, the anime aired its 13 episodes between July and September 2015. The story brings you to an alternate reality where a small percentage of children manifested superhuman abilities upon reaching puberty. The focus is placed on Yuu Otosaka, a high school boy who awakens his ability to temporarily possess others, which brings him to the attention of Nao Tomori, the student council president.
The show's original idea was from Jun Maeda, who has also written the screenplay and even composed some of the series' soundtracks. The first season of Charlotte has received very well reviews among the fans and critics. Now, everyone is hoping that there will be a second season of the series. Even though some elements have been called dumb sometimes, the show mainly has been receiving praises, with some reviewers calling the show a ‘palette cleanser‘.
Charlotte Season 2 Release Date
The first season of Charlotte has ended with 13 episodes in September 2015. The series has ended with a finale that seemed to tell you a message that this might be the first and last season from this series. But, there are so many demands from the fan's reviews, waiting for another season of this anime series.
However, there is still no news from the production house about the script or even the release date of Charlotte season 2. Many of the fans speculated— and hoped, that the new season of Charlotte will be aired in mid-2022. This is because season 1 of the series ended without a significant ending. However, there is still no official announcement by P.A. Works.
Charlotte Season 2: What Might be the Plot?
Charlotte Must-Have Expanded Yuu's Storyline.
The finale of Charlotte— even the entire season seemed to be rushed with a regressive storyline plot for some of the viewers. For example, as the only one with a possession ability, Yuu is exploring all over the world to exploit all the abilities on earth so that he can prevent others from being exploited. The story of Yuu (supposedly) has to take years, but Yuu started and finished this task in one whole episode.
In his first journey, Yuu found and exploited people's abilities easily with a help of a map. Afterward, he possessed an ability to know every language in the world and that he never needed sleep. Not to mention, the character of Yuu seemed to be overpowered because every time he found an obstacle, Yuu seemed too invincible and that he can do his task without any certain difficulties.
Many fans think that this rushed pace is such a waste, seeing that this journey can be split into several seasons than to pack it into one season only. If only the plot can be fixed, the viewers can see the development of Yuu's personality when he was challenged to adapt and survive his monumental missions.
The Development of Nao and Yuu's Relationship Needs a Charlotte Season 2
The relationship of Nao and Yuu that has been expected from so many viewers just started to develop when Yuu suddenly needs to travel around the world for his mission. Nao gave Yuu a very helpful notes on what should he do on his missions. When he absorbed the unlimited abilities on his own body, his sanity eventually dropped because his body can't take all of the abilities at once.
At one point, he asked why he's taking a mission at the first place and considered to take over the world with his godly abilities and power. When Yuu's mind is exhausted and he slowly lost his memories, Nao's notes helped him to hold onto his thin sanity. Even though he doesn't remember who gave him the card, his heart still remembers that a special girl made it for him.
Even though Yuu's sanity is a very interesting topic to expect in the Charlotte Season 2, it is hard to not imagine how Charlotte will write the story if Nao went together with him when their relationship is just started to rise.
At the end of the finale, Yuu is dying as he placed his last ability on earth and that he was being rushed to the hospital. He woke up next to Nao, but unable to remember the girl even though they decided to have a relationship together. This explains how Charlotte season 2 can give a chance to the audience to see Yuu eventually remembers Nao as they are making new memories, which will make a better finale for Charlotte.
Charlotte Characters and Cast
|Nao Tomori||Ayane Sakura|
|Yu Otosaka||Kouki Uchiyama|
|Shunsuke Otosaka||Daisuke Ono|
|Misa Nishimori, Yusa Nishimori||Maaya Uchida|
Charlotte is a 2015 Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Yoshiyuki Asai. The anime aired 13 episodes in Japan between July 5 and September 27, 2015. An original video animation episode was released in March 2016. Two manga series were serialized in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Comic.
Charlotte was praised for its unpredictability and evocative moments, but its pacing and structure have been criticized as inefficient. It has been described as approachable for a wide audience and for defying the “moe anime” stereotype. Although the comedic elements have been called dumb and corny, they have overall been lauded for offering some relief from the serious moments, which one reviewer likened to a palate cleanser. P.A.Works' production was praised for its beautiful animation sequences and expressive cinematography.
If not for his ability to take over people's mind and body, Yuu Otosaka would be an ordinary high school student. Though it only lasts for five seconds at a time, Yuu's mysterious power allowed him to cheat his way to the top of his class and enter a prestigious high school, where he continues his dishonest acts.
His shenanigans are eventually stopped by Nao Tomori—the headstrong student council president from Hoshinoumi Academy—who sees through his deceit. Through coercion, Nao convinces Yuu to transfer to Hoshinoumi and join the student council. Hoshinoumi Academy is secretly an institution created for adolescents who possess supernatural abilities—with the student council serving as a means of locating those who abuse their powers.
With Yuu begrudgingly assisting in council affairs, the group sets out to find and protect new ability users from harm. However, as they further investigate the abilities, their findings entangle them in far more complicated matters than they could ever imagine.