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Jul 4, 2015 6:53 PM

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Lol god MC even more of a arrogant jerk than kanie! but i don't hate him nor did i feel bad seeing all his dreams get shattered


Seen a fair share of Key works so already know what i'm getting into i just hope it ends up good

was a fun promising first episode
 
Jul 4, 2015 6:59 PM

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Ayumi (the little sister) and especially Tomori made this episode considerably less enjoyable than it should have been. The former was too loud, and the latter was incredibly annoying. It is usually pretty hard to annoy me with a character (unless they're just poorly written), but Tomori did that reallllly well. All the interesting opening of a show plot arc... destroyed.

I don't enjoy when shows start with a good story and setting and abruptly end it. Why not enjoy when something is good for a while instead of just abruptly ending it immediately? If the first half of the episode be a mini-arc across a couple episodes with more buildup, events, and shenanigans, I'm sure what we saw in the second arc would have more impact.

This show will probably be similar to Angel Beats in that it will have a lot of content crunched into too little time, although I doubt it will be anywhere near as bad as Angel Beats in that department (which had well over a dozen characters, almost all of whom were merely "there"). Hopefully KEY learned from past mistakes and instead focuses on a select group of 8 or so characters. Even though I disliked the sudden change of direction, it at least still remains interesting, and the main character is still really interesting.

There's still 12 episodes to go, so hopefully this "lost" potential is merely a ruse, and this show brings back a lot of the elements that made the first half of this first episode amazing.

Edit: I gave this episode a 4/5. I'm still kinda mad they didn't expand upon what was done in the first half, because that was amazing and thoroughly entertaining.
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Jul 4, 2015 7:10 PM

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Guys prepare your tissue boxes !

hype T_T/

Ayumi has same quirk Fuko, dozing/daydreaming to stars/starfish

Should I consider to wait for this to finish and marathon it? Can't wait for next episodes :|

Why do I have a bad feeling all those superpowers have side effects, like for tomori, a certain one, can't see her anymore :O
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Jul 4, 2015 7:15 PM

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This first episode of Charlotte was very enjoyable. Yuu is such a douchebag though, wow. Ironically, the voice actor of Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park voices Yuu and Kanie and Yuu are very similar too. Yuu also reminds me of Lelouch and Light. xD Yuu's ability seems very useful but he constantly abuses it. I'm already really liking Nao though. Ayane Sakura's voice fits her character perfectly. Her ability is really unique too; to make her invisible to only 1 particular target. Yuu's little sister, Ayumi, is so cute! She probably is the negative for majority of viewers but I thought she was really cute and fun. :P

I really like where this is going, really good start. We got a tease of Yusa on the TV screen. I'm expecting her to appear next episode or maybe a bit later. Also looking forward to hearing the OP and ED next week. Lia please. <3
5/5
 
Jul 4, 2015 7:33 PM

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Mixed feelings onthis one. The little sister is beyond annoying.
 
Jul 4, 2015 7:36 PM

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I've been hyping this anime like no tomorrow
and I have no regret
I already like this series
gr8 start, hope it'll be better and better later

sad no OP/ED!
 
Jul 4, 2015 7:37 PM

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I'm more hyped because it's a P.A. Works, but since the story is written by Maeda Jun I'll expect to be at least sad. I'm not sure if I will cry. I didn't cry on Angel Beats even thought I really liked it. Charlotte looks much better than Angel Beats to me, thus I hope to not to be disappointed and to finally cry again on a key's project.
 
Jul 4, 2015 7:39 PM

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I really hope that the MC will stay evil, at least until the latter half of the season
 
Jul 4, 2015 7:44 PM

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I don't like this MC, he kinda endangered other peoples' life with that act of his. Let's see if this will get any better.
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Jul 4, 2015 7:55 PM

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Is Key, of course i will watch this show.
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:09 PM
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I enjoyed how the powers were unique and all seemed to be incomplete in some way. Not much to say about the first episode but looking forward to seeing how things play out. That evil grin though lol.
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:26 PM

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Jun don't disappoint me pls.
The MC sure is interesting, more shitty he is, more is the potential for his growing so it makes me hope so bad it will live with my expectations.
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:29 PM

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Moodie said:
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Say what you want about the male MC, but If I had his powers, I would do the same things he did. Im glad hes not using it just for the right purpose.
everyone would tbh

these keyboard warriors are just preaching but i doubt they practice their good ethics


Ehhh...I'm not quite sure if I agree with that. Would everyone be a saint? That's highly doubtful, but I don't believe that everyone would act this way the moment that they got such powers. It seems very unlikely.

I mean really, he had a man crash into a wall just to talk a girl that he liked.

With that being said though, considering his age, I wouldn't find it hard to believe that most people in his age group would behave in such a way (albeit a lot less insane).

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Back on topic, I'm not quite sure if I like the MC or not yet. He has this aura of arrogance to him that I just can't stand. But at the same time, he does seem quite clever, and he has delivered some lines that I thought were quite humorous. So, I'll wait a bit before I decide on whether I like him or not.

This show seems pretty good so far. I can't wait for more!
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:33 PM
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Feels really unrealistic to me, Only because there forcing the protagonist to do something he doesn't want to do, and realistically, if he wanted, he could literally kill off both the other 2 protagonists (or have them arrested, or cripple them, or whatever) easily.
I can say that in that situation (granted, I wouldn't abuse the power in that fashion anyway) I wouldn't allow anyone to take away my freedom, But maybe it's more important to me then the main character. Or there using the financial situation to coerce him, I guess?
Donno, the loss of freedom thing kinda pisses me off I guess, even if the main character is a complete a**, he hasn't really hurt anyone, and he kinda got some punishment when the girl that liked him flat out tells him she doesn't want to date him (which, honestly, wouldn't have gone well for either of them)
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:34 PM

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Dem eyes though.
Will watch atleast 2 more episodes before I decide to drop or not.
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Jul 4, 2015 8:35 PM

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By far the most interesting Key protagonist imo.

lmao you can already see where the tears are going to come from. These special abilities are going to represent something -- like, the main girl can go invisible because she always felt/feels invisible to other people or some shit.
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:36 PM
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ahahaha hey its Kanie in younger years

this probably the prologue of Amagi Brilliant Park
because they say they lost their powers when they become Adult that would be Kanie in Amagi
Just Joking

well the Yu reminds how Kanie talks and behaviors to other people around him

I dont why the title Charlotte I was expecting the girls name is Charlotte
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:37 PM

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Man, that MC is a bastard.
Pretty interesting first episode, but I'm not completely sold yet.
In AB! we had Key coffee, now we have a Key cafe. I see a pattern.


 
Jul 4, 2015 8:42 PM

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Byunjin said:


Ayumi has same quirk Fuko, dozing/daydreaming to stars/starfish

Thought the same exact thing
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:46 PM

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Overhyped and undewhelming so far. Hope this project of P.A. and Maeda doesn't end up as mere eye-candy.
3/5 is generous, imo.
 
Jul 4, 2015 8:52 PM
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Oh this was a good start. Got some good laughs from MC.
 
Jul 4, 2015 9:10 PM

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I hope its won't turn out to be a sad anime.
 
Jul 4, 2015 9:11 PM
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Feels really unrealistic to me, Only because there forcing the protagonist to do something he doesn't want to do, and realistically, if he wanted, he could literally kill off both the other 2 protagonists (or have them arrested, or cripple them, or whatever) easily.
I can say that in that situation (granted, I wouldn't abuse the power in that fashion anyway) I wouldn't allow anyone to take away my freedom, But maybe it's more important to me then the main character. Or there using the financial situation to coerce him, I guess?
Donno, the loss of freedom thing kinda pisses me off I guess, even if the main character is a complete a**, he hasn't really hurt anyone, and he kinda got some punishment when the girl that liked him flat out tells him she doesn't want to date him (which, honestly, wouldn't have gone well for either of them)
Technically he did cause injuries though they were only minor. Also the same way he could kill them they could also do the same to him. And they have the numbers advantage.
 
Jul 4, 2015 9:15 PM

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Maeda Jun & P.A. Works

 
Jul 4, 2015 9:21 PM

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So basically another Kanie Seiya (they are equal even in appearance o_O) but with a more rotten personality, but not quite as smart eh? (well he is methodical but academics aren't his forte).

Not sure what to make of Tomori. She still does not sell me well as a character and looks more of a troll than anything and a rather arrogant (in the bad sense) one. At the very least she gave this guy a good lesson.

The sister is funny as hell and that Yumi girl, is for all means and purposes a Diva. Basically she girly and stuff on the surface, but when she is pissed off, she won't have remorse on unleashing every she has to throw and looking down on you while doing so, eh? That was a real fail target. (even if I'm a sucker for long black-haired girls in pale skin).
 
Jul 4, 2015 9:23 PM

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That was a good first episode. The characters seem really interesting. Yuu is such a massive scumbag, I already love him.
Causing an accident to get closer to a girl? Check.
Using your power for perverted matters? Check.
Creating a huge lie that you're a super smart top student by cheating? Check.
The other two, Tomori and Joujirou, have good potential too. I'm kinda wondering how he keep his suit so clean with that crazy teleportation (or more like translation?) power.

I wonder where the plot will go. The fact that there are people with power and that both Yuu and his sister made the same dream seem way too convenient. I'm guessing there is someone with an amnesia power.
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Jul 4, 2015 9:28 PM

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I get the feeling this will be another anime with a very intriguing story concept but sloppy execution. And from the the first episode, I kind of saw that. Granted, the animation was great, it had a unique atmosphere around it, but the writing was not impressive. It's like reading a VN, but animated. Started with the introduction of the protagonist complete with what was he all about through his inner thought, going about his daily life, met a girl he liked, & so on. It seems like Jun Maeda's skills in writing VN does not translate that well into an anime & make this really dull. But at least the protagonist was not generic & pretty refreshing, though I kind of annoyed by his grin. It's like the anime kept telling me in the face, "Look! He's an evil character! Look at the grin! Look at it!"
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Jul 4, 2015 9:32 PM

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Otosaka Yuu could easly became one of my favorite character (dat face)..

and Nao looks like Yusa from Angel Beats..

Looks great so far..


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Using your power for perverted matters?


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Jul 4, 2015 9:39 PM

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the male mc is an a-hole when he tried to get the girl.. but good thing the girl was also a b**ch. lol

Awesome start!
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Jul 4, 2015 9:43 PM

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fresh storyline, never mind this anime became so popular on first episode
their power isn't work perfectly, it will be nice coz the other anime put some "super highly" power to some char, it's just too mainstream!

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I hope its won't turn out to be a sad anime.

yeah, i hope so
 
Jul 4, 2015 9:49 PM

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I really liked the first episode and this seems to be a very promising show. I was so interested in it that it felt like it flew by in a matter of minutes, and I really like Yuu. He reminds me of Lelouch and yagami Light which are two favorite characters of mine. Yuu also reminds of myself. Kind've an asshole and narcissistic, as well as good looking ;P
 
Jul 4, 2015 9:50 PM
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I get the feeling this will be another anime with a very intriguing story concept but sloppy execution...."Look! He's an evil character! Look at the grin! Look at it!"


I wouldn't say evil, just spoiled. He was granted a limited superpower and used it in the only way he thought he could benefit from it. The other two characters, in showing him that he is not alone, actually have given him a chance to use his powers more productively. They have effectively seduced him by tying his cooperation to his sisters happiness.

PC Works animations always start incredibly, their animation is likewise top class. The one problem I have noticed is that their works are that they tend to fade in the end. If they can avoid this, then this should be a fun ride. If they cannot not, it will still be a decent ride, just frustrating in the end.
 
Jul 4, 2015 9:58 PM

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MC is a piece of shit for endangering that one girl, but I like him. Not really a fan of those other sanctimonious two.
 
Jul 4, 2015 10:08 PM
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Wow that was good, the MC in particular is really interesting. I'm guessing the next episode will deal with the idol from TV.
 
Jul 4, 2015 10:09 PM

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MegaShadowFist said:
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everyone would tbh

these keyboard warriors are just preaching but i doubt they practice their good ethics

Ehhh...I'm not quite sure if I agree with that. Would everyone be a saint? That's highly doubtful, but I don't believe that everyone would act this way the moment that they got such powers. It seems very unlikely.

To be fair, although looking at others' answers is against test taking rules and the spirit of test taking, there are no rules that I am aware of that prevent "mind reading for answers" or "possessing someone for answers." And even if there were, he could just do all that before the test.

Tests are about what knowledge you acquire (that's the spirit of it) and how you can apply it when quizzed upon it (based upon a arbitrary scoring system usually), so using "mind reading powers" beforehand wouldn't be cheating or breaking the spirit of the rules. It simply just means he as another "library of knowledge" of sorts he can easily access (other people's minds).

The only real issue (beyond looking at people's answers physically in their bodies as opposed to their minds) is the obvious privacy violations in such a circumstance.
 
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I wouldn't say evil, just spoiled. He was granted a limited superpower and used it in the only way he thought he could benefit from it. The other two characters, in showing him that he is not alone, actually have given him a chance to use his powers more productively. They have effectively seduced him by tying his cooperation to his sisters happiness.

PC Works animations always start incredibly, their animation is likewise top class. The one problem I have noticed is that their works are that they tend to fade in the end. If they can avoid this, then this should be a fun ride. If they cannot not, it will still be a decent ride, just frustrating in the end.

If they did try to make him look like a spoiled boy with that grin & showed it so many times, that's not the way to go. I think by his actions & his plentiful inner monologue would be more than enough to show the viewers that he's a spoiled boy.

What do you mean? The animation? Or the overall quality?
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Jul 4, 2015 10:15 PM

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Its finally here!!!
This was everything i was hoping it was going to be and more :D
10/10 :)
 
Jul 4, 2015 10:16 PM

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Interesting first episode. Didn't expect the plot to have supernatural aspects, expected another highschool romance drama of some sort. I do hope the MC gets a better attitude, throughout the whole episode until any moments he had with his little sister, it was very frustrating seeing how he manipulated others for such petty things with his powers.
 
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Feels really unrealistic to me, Only because there forcing the protagonist to do something he doesn't want to do, and realistically, if he wanted, he could literally kill off both the other 2 protagonists (or have them arrested, or cripple them, or whatever) easily.
I can say that in that situation (granted, I wouldn't abuse the power in that fashion anyway) I wouldn't allow anyone to take away my freedom, But maybe it's more important to me then the main character. Or there using the financial situation to coerce him, I guess?
Donno, the loss of freedom thing kinda pisses me off I guess, even if the main character is a complete a**, he hasn't really hurt anyone, and he kinda got some punishment when the girl that liked him flat out tells him she doesn't want to date him (which, honestly, wouldn't have gone well for either of them)
Technically he did cause injuries though they were only minor. Also the same way he could kill them they could also do the same to him. And they have the numbers advantage.


They could, but there trying to use him for something, so he's got the advantage right now, I think what annoys me the most about him is he didn't even try to fight back, just ran away and took the beating. Has all this power but just lets her hit him? Seems wrong to me.

Besides the fact that, all he had to do was take control of her for 5 seconds and destroy the camera and they couldn't do anything to him :P
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Jul 4, 2015 10:30 PM

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Best...sister....character....ever

But that was a good first episode.
 
Jul 4, 2015 10:38 PM

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Interesting start. I like that the main character was a jerkbag.

I wonder if he will develop as a character or hardly change at all. I also wonder what the meaning of Charlotte is since none of the characters are actually named Charlotte.
 
Jul 4, 2015 10:54 PM

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I also wonder what the meaning of Charlotte is since none of the characters are actually named Charlotte.

Maybe Charlotte is the name of a secret project that made those people have superpowers? That's my theory.
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Jul 4, 2015 11:00 PM

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this was a pretty fun first episode. i like the MC :>
 
Jul 4, 2015 11:11 PM

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I already like the MC. It a nice personality change than the usual nice/quite/mysterious types out there these days. But I can't help think of Kankie everytime he speaks because of their similar looks and same voice actors.
 
Jul 4, 2015 11:13 PM

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Lol am I the only one who thinks him taking girls bodies and looking at their boobs is kind of worse than the truck thing? I mean, he always planned on saving her, the others he basically peeped on. Really enjoyed the episode, and the MC.
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Jul 4, 2015 11:16 PM

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Looks good, loved the humor. Has an Angel Beats! feel to it but I hope it doesn't end with plotholes like it did with AB! The little sister is annoying tho >_<
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Jul 4, 2015 11:18 PM

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So we'll have an violent female who humiliates the MC? That's.... nice.......


Better than the MC straight up killing someone. He deserved to be punched for what he did. That's exactly what he got. He could've killed a number of people, just to get with a girl who he hasn't met. Come on, If you were watching him abusing his power and almost getting people killed you would've done the same thing. Just like if you had his power at his age with raging hormones you would've done the same thing he did. Why don't you wait and watch a few more eps rather than jumping the gun?


Just an initial assessment. I can't do that? It can change LOL
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Jul 4, 2015 11:19 PM

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Good first episode. Creates a mystery putting the nature of the world into question. Basically the usual Key stuff.

I'm just hoping they don't waste too much time on comedy like Angel Beats did and instead focus more on fleshing out the characters this time.

No OP/ED. That's a shame. I was really looking forward to seeing those.
 
Jul 4, 2015 11:23 PM

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Remember your lesson from Angel Beats staff:

Less half-assed comedic bs, more actual story and character development

You're supposed to be telling a story. Let's hear it.

It was an ok pilot. I'll give it a few more episode to see how it is. I really want this to succeed honestly.
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Jun Even stated that the first 6 eps is going to be slow and comedian.
 
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