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English: Charlotte
Japanese: Charlotte(シャーロット)


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.921 (scored by 218,066 users)
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Ranked: #6472
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Popularity: #83
Members: 368,712
Favorites: 6,604


Both written by the famous Maeda Jun and have the same amazing production behind his works.

Both however could be better if longer, but are still good given their short allotted time slot.

Both will make you smile, laugh, and cry as are typical Maeda Jun's works 
report Recommended by orangeblo0dz23
Charlotte starts off like most Key series. A lighthearted beginning with a forced tragic ending. It even has an innocent naive girl (Yusa) common in all Key series. You will see similar themes in Madoka Magica: innocent girls with seemingly funny stories in the beginning but becomes tragic in the end. However the folks at Key seemed to copy the plot of Madoka into this show. I won't reveal any spoilers but involves having the main character saving those who face potential anguish. Essentially taking in the burdens of others for themselves becoming a Christ-like figure. 
report Recommended by Makise
Plot, abilities, even the main character's personalities seem the same at times. Each one of them is like the other one from a parallel world, where everything is a bit different, but feels the same. (yeah i get it no details but suck it up and trust me the other one is the one you want to see as well...) 
report Recommended by Brutaller
Both deal with trying to help or deal with other ability users that have caused havoc or have their own problems. It has the same premise of possessing an ability that only lasts for their entirety of their high school lives.

There are many funny moments as well as many sad stories of each featured character in both animes.  
report Recommended by IchiroEX
Strange Phenomenal that caused by comet, and both have same victims (High school students). As long as the story progressed, the plot become deeper.
Both have a great visual, Very worth to watch!! 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz

-young male 'hero'
-supernatural/ability elements
-high school setting

While they may not seem super similar in terms of plot, Guilty Crown features a male protagonist that winds up with an ability he does not know the full extent of, just as in Charlotte. Both use these abilities to save many people. In Charlotte, abilities are the norm while in Guilty Crown, 'voids' (manifestations of one's soul/heart) is the norm. The main characters both use others' abilities/voids to their advantage to help others. Both take place in a high school setting.

If you loved the supernatural elements, thrill and hero protagonist  read more 
report Recommended by DizzyBunnies
Same super-power wielding students. The difference is that in charlotte, they have a organization where they gather all the teenagers with supers powers while in inou-battle they are already in a club before they "awaken" theirs. 
report Recommended by shirou19
Both shows feature a group of individuals in their adolescence who posses strange abilities. 
report Recommended by PixelSamurott

-high school setting
-high school club
-supernatural elements
-a tad of mystery

Both series include a group of high school students that join a club. In Kokoro Connect, this is a club that friends are in together. In Charlotte, the 'club' is the student council. In Charlotte, however, the abilities are all different and are used on a voluntary basis. In Kokoro Connect, the abilities the club receives are not voluntary.

If you like high school 'drama' and supernatural elements such as powers and abilities, Charlotte may interest you just as much as Kokoro Connect did! 
report Recommended by DizzyBunnies
Both animes have similar MCs. I honestly found Amagi Brilliant Park while trying to find more shows with MCs like that of Charlotte. If you liked the MC's personality in this you'll like Charlotte.  
report Recommended by lllanimepandalll
Very similar. Extreme plot twists and many other similarities that I can't say without spoiling one or the other. If you like one, you're sure to like the other! Lovable characters and great, captivating, gripping plotlines. 
report Recommended by PoptartGladiator
Male protagonist who is fighting to save those he loves with the support of those around him. You have to watch the entire anime if you want to unravel the mysteries and get the entire story. These two animes have a lot in common, but I do not want to spoil anything. 
report Recommended by CoffeeBean
Kids are exposed to something that gives them superpowers. One being more action oriented than the other while one has more drama. School setting for both, and the art is great for both as well. 
report Recommended by ChillPhil
In the world of impaired logic of social welfare club is trying to solve the conventions forthright young people. 
report Recommended by Exenjii
Both shows feature characters with strange abilities running from scientists who in fact (if they are captured) will treat these characters like a lab rats. 
report Recommended by PixelSamurott
Both shows have a group of heroes that objective is to limit the abuse of super power that some individuals are using it to their advantage. 
report Recommended by Rashikabi-san
They have this supernatural ability to read minds but the difference is that Yu's ability is to mind control people while haruka is to read minds without her even knowing 
report Recommended by YukiNatsu
Both center around a group of psychical-ability wielders who disguises themselves as a group of high-school students that take part on various activities, under the name of SOS Brigade and Hoshinoumi's Student Council. Both groups are composed of similar characters : socially-outcast girl who leads the group, reluctant MC and his cute little sister, etc.

Haruhi tries to find them to recruit them into her club, while Nao for the sake of securing them from evil scientists.  
report Recommended by mangosteen05
Both anime involve characters with abilities but they have restriction on using them both are very well made amazing story and art style one is the abilities are held by anyone and the other only teens can have abilities.  
report Recommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
Both shows focus on people who were born with or acquired special abilities.
Both main protagonists of each show had dark and sad pasts and they're trying to overcome them by stopping those who abuse their special abilities and saving those who posses similar powers also from normals and their fellow people.
They also had bad encounters and experiences with scientists who want to experiment their abilities.
Anyway, what makes both of these shows different from each other is that in Charlotte their abilities are temporary until they reach a certain part of their life when it is no longer there while on the other  read more 
report Recommended by FalloutShounen3
Both of these seriess deal with students with superpowers in an ordinary school setting. Sagrada Reset focuses comes across as much more dialogue based and serious, whereas Charlotte is more light-hearted and focuses more on light comedy and humor. If you like one you will probably like the other.  
report Recommended by 3xTripple
Trinity Seven and Charlotte are shows about children with special powers. Both anime have a similar setting and the cast of characters have a lot in common (just think about the Sherlock sisters from Trinity and Yusa and Misa from Charlotte). 
report Recommended by BrandonMTA
Both series have the setting of ordinary students who possess supernatural powers with a dark story behind the scenes regarding the experiments scientists do only difference is in Charlotte people with powers are not made public while in Toaru they are 
report Recommended by DaruBarrel
First, let's examine the similarities:
- Small communities of users with superhuman abilities being targeted by organizations.
- MCs are OP, probably the strongest within their groups.
- MCs have the emotional support and teamwork from a close group of comrades.

Despite sharing similar themes, both shows have very different initial tones.
Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited starts off with a bang, showing a psychic terrorist group raiding facilities across the world.
Charlotte starts off on a gentler note, showing how school children use their special abilities across daily life in hilarious ways.
The contrast makes both series complement each other in refreshing ways. 
report Recommended by wb1
this is my first entry but i'll try my best so let's get started
#both of them have romance in them but chuunibyou has more.
#both of main characters are dragged to join a club.
#both of them have something for super powers.

report Recommended by Hilal150
If you liked the idea of teenagers with powers but aren't a fan of the big shot superhero shows these days then I think this is a must watch for you!
Odd phenomenon appearing in young children in japan is an obvious place to start us, no one knows why it's happening but some think it'll come in handy. We start our journey, well story in a city in japan and with some young feisty teens trying to work with their powers though what they're doing with them differs I think the enjoyment will carry over.
There's not a lot that can be said  read more 
report Recommended by LazyLeafeon
-Both MC are school students who got involved in the world where some people have different super powers.

-They got one of the most powerful power.

-If you liked Nao Tomori from Charlotte, then you might like Izzie from Taboo Tattoo too. 
report Recommended by renzospark
They have superpowers but different on all of them.....
But still there in highschool or since birth adapted powers by a comet or a father :) 
report Recommended by Bluffer27
Pritty much anime any with Supernatural is bound to have something like superpowers. So this is an anime that tells an interesting story of a boy with superpowers meeting other character with superpowers. It starts off slow and funny, however after the mid part it begins to really show it's strong points. The opening is AMAZING IMO. The characters are actually interesting and the sittuations they run in-to are kind of average but the way they handle them is diffrent from the traditional heroes way. If you have the paitence to watch it till the end you will not regret it ! It starts of  read more 
report Recommended by Arrekusu-san
Heart-touching and made by the same person, both of which involve situations that could make you think about if those things were to really happen.
Overall, the story of each is enough to make you partially tear up. 
report Recommended by _Seki_
- All main characters have some sort of ability

- Both animes have an element of mystery

- Koharu and Yuu both have extremely powerful abilities 
report Recommended by smmshelby
Both are about highschool students with superhuman abilities. Both also has similar artwork since they are both made by key. As you guys already know, key makes mostly emotional animes so i am sure you guys can be hyped to get ready for the feels (sadness, happiness? Anything... i wont spoil) I m sure you guys will like this anime even if they have different plots. They are similar in one way or another. 
report Recommended by kuroneko199
Charlotte and Bungou Stray Dogs (BSD) 2nd Season are both about people with supernatural abilities trying to find justice. Although both have comic relief, they both weave in darker elements involving the main characters' backgrounds. Also the main characters of Charlotte share a bit of Dazai's OP-ness. However, Charlotte has quite a bit of romance, unlike BSD, but overall I put them both in high regard. 
report Recommended by stars_and_mars
In both series, the way that the two main characters act is kinda similar, specially when they choose a decision. and if you love the idea of time travel I assure you will love these two masterpiece :D bookmarked it now :D  
report Recommended by Luuji222
What makes this similar?..
First of all
Daydreaming about music could be much creating a mutual feelings.. other than love 
report Recommended by HikiNEET021
Both have a satisfying ending, although with both there are many questions left unanswered the ending is something the audience can live by. I would recommend this to anyone stuck with nothing to watch. 
report Recommended by Articleste
-Both are about high school life
-Good graphics, beautiful characters
-Same genres: school, comedy, romance 
report Recommended by NightmareFear
These series are both absolute eye-candy. The backgrounds in both of them are bright, colorful and simply beautiful. The animation is fluid and flawless. The effort that is put into the appearance also enhances the emotional impact of the drama that both of these series contain.  
report Recommended by mimiiria
This goes to any Toaru Majutsu No Index/Toaru Kagaku No Railgun anime. However, I am only going to focus on Railgun this time.
Similar :
- Ability users
- Main characters use abilities for good purposes
- A group of four people (Main Characters)
- Both groups supposedly have the strongest or one of the strongest ability users

1. Main protagonist is boy (Charlotte)
1. Main protagonist is girl (Railgun)
2. Group of 2 boys and 2 girls (Charlotte)
2. Group of all girls (Railgun)
3. Ability is apparently a disease (Charlotte)
3. Ability is a strength/gift. (Railgun)
4. Ability can be found  read more 
report Recommended by Crysnow
Both have an abnormal story setting. Also the characters have very similar properties. However there are some differences such as the genre types of supernatural for Glasslip and super power for Charlotte, or the character development such as for Charlotte they use singular character development and for Glasslip they use multi character development. But, overall there are many more similarities than differences. If you liked Charlotte you'll probably like Glasslip if your into the whole supernatural genre. 
report Recommended by Riviall-Black
Both are about children and research.
Underground/ hidden because it's inhumane... 
report Recommended by WeiWeiWei
A guy has a unique and suprising power and is not that nice to othes (hides his true self) tries to avoid contact with others. 
report Recommended by JopaFish
Same feeling
The female protagonist depend of the male at the end
Same unsatisfying ending
The female protagonist somehow empower the male protagonist
The "Iwillsacriceforbettermentoftheworld" type of protagonist 
report Recommended by Jonat-san
Charlotte really reminded me of both seasons of Tokyo Ghoul combined. From the way in which certain group are targeted (sometimes in a very cruel way) for what they are and how the main character tries to take the burden of putting an end to that on himself. I found the Ken/Touka and Nao/Yuu relationships to be quite similar. Also both anime had at times a sad/desperate/tragic tone to them. 
report Recommended by animealways
the whole concept of children taken in at a young age and are experimented on in an institute unknown to the public 
report Recommended by saranghaja
worte by the same guy. top show  
report Recommended by RevM
Both Charlotte and Mawaru Penguindrum involve teenagers who are somewhat special and get caught up in a lot of supernatural stuff. They center on orphaned brothers who go to great lengths to protect their younger sisters, with the younger sisters being cute and innocent as well as the caretakers of the household. While Mawaru Penguindrum is much more surreal and utilizes a lot of symbolism, Charlotte is shorter and more direct with its premise. However, both anime gave me a similar emotional feeling and if you watch both, you'll definitely see a lot more thematic similarity that I won't go into detail with because of  read more 
report Recommended by NlSHlKlN0
Experiments, special abilities, plot that's almost unpredictable and MC that throws you off. Yes. 
report Recommended by IseeV
Okay, let's see..
at first, I think its not really similar, its just similar in both hero evil laugh. But when i watch 8 eps of charlotte, i discover that some characters are too similar like Nao + Yusarin = Misa, Yuu = Light (in some case they're similar) and many more ..
and do you know? Some scene in this both are similar if u watched carefully ..
both hero are very potential to rule the world with his power (Yuu with his looting power and Light with his death note). But with these powers too, sometime both characters will looks like the  read more 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz
Enchanting and eccentric super power with school setting. The law of Ueki has shonen theme with longer story and greater worldbuilding, while Charlotte is shorter with fast pacing. 
report Recommended by illivinni
Like Noragami, Charlotte features characters with special abilities. In Noragami the characters are gods and phantoms, the characters in Charlotte are more like superheroes. But both series have a serious storyline with very comedic situations mixed in. Both are blends of drama and comedy. 
report Recommended by IAmJ
Both titles include some kind of supernatural.
Also both start off as cute slice of life, to later take sinister turn. 
report Recommended by Piromysl
Both MC's have (kinda) the same power and they both have alot of plot twists 
report Recommended by Smaulelele
The characters on these two shows possess special abilities that varies from one person to another. Another similarity is the characters are gathering members with special abilities to join their group.  
report Recommended by salamander02
I think it's similar because it has alot of characters in it with different powers and/or weapons and that they have something important that they have to do together.

There are many funny moments as well as many sad stories of each featured character in both animes. [ AgK has more of them]

The music of both anime is quite amazing, and although the art style is a little bit different, both are refreshing in their own ways

AgK ending was so freakin sad....!!!! Charlotte's ending was - mehhh....

report Recommended by Konte
Characters attend special schools were students have special abilitties. Both main girl characters have silver hair.  
report Recommended by Mendo22
Both of these shows focus on teens with super powers who are being chased by the government, and other teens with superpowers saving them from the fate of a guinea pig. 
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