Staff and Schedule for "Charlotte" Anime Updated

Series from the creators of "Angel Beats!" scheduled for July

Dengeki G's Magazine is updating the plans for Aniplex, Key and P.A. Works' original anime Charlotte. Angel Beats! scenario writer Jun Maeda and original character designer Na-Ga reunite for the story set in a world in which a small percent of children manifest super powers upon reaching puberty. It follows the Nouryokusha mono, power bearer, members of the "Hoshi No Umi" Academy student council as they help peers with problems arising from their abilities.


Scheduled for July, storyboard artist Yoshiyuki Asai steps up to direct with Kanami Sekiguchi (ShirobakiCanaan, Hanasaku Iroha, Tari Tari) adapting the character designs, Kazuki Higashiji on art direction and Satoki Iida on sound direction. 


Plans also include a four-panel manga by Komowata Haruka and Maeda.



Leads include:


Yuu Otosaka - a rude, bad student with the ability to hijack the bodies of others for five seconds. Uses the ability to memorize test answers of better students.

Nao Tomori - the hard working but narcissistic student council president with the ability to remove herself from the vision of one person at a time. She's also a huge fan of one of the series bands, ZHIEND (as in "The End"). Maeda will be writing English language for this post-rock band, but not composing the music. That group's front person will be a singer named Sarah.


Joujirou Takajou - a similar character to Takamatsu from Angel Beats! who can move at such high speeds that he looks like he's teleporting. However, he's not totally able to control where he stops, so he has to wear protective gear under his school uniform to prevent injury.


Nishimori  Yusa - vocalist for the band How-Low-Hello and a medium able to speak to the dead. She uncontrollably channels her deceased elder sister. When this occurs her appearance changes, as seen in the above image, such as her eye color from blue to red. Maeda will be doing lyrics and composing How-Low-Hello's music.


Inclusion of a new Saito character is also confirmed.




via otakomu


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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