Houkago no Charisma
Afterschool Charisma
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Houkago no Charisma

Alternative Titles

English: Afterschool Charisma
Japanese: 放課後のカリスマ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 25, 2008 to Sep 25, 2014
Genres: MysteryMystery, SchoolSchool, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Suekane, Kumiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ikki


Score: 7.561 (scored by 15021,502 users)
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Ranked: #22142
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Popularity: #1850
Members: 6,398
Favorites: 136
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History repeats itself... Or does it? St. Kleio Academy is a very exclusive school: all of the students are clones of famous historical figures such as Beethoven, Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon, Mozart, and Freud. All of them, that is, except for Shiro Kamiya. As Shiro struggles to adapt to this unusual campus, St. Kleio's first graduate, a clone of John F. Kennedy, is killed. Are the clones doomed to repeat the fate of their genetic progenitors, or can they create their own destinies? And how does a normal boy like Shiro fit in?

(Source: VIZ Media)


Houkago no Charisma was published in English as Afterschool Charisma by VIZ Media under the SigIkki imprint from June 15, 2010 to December 20, 2016.

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Dec 28, 2015
checkeredbow (All reviews)
The story of clones brought up in a clone academy, Afterschool Charisma (Houkago no Charisma) revisits the message of nature vs. nurture. Do they become who they are because of their genes? Or is it the environment that creates them? Both sides of this argument are tackled in interesting ways throughout the story without truly saying either side is correct.

Story- 9/10
Taking place in a boarding school, the first scene of this series gives a lighthearted tone. The story itself, however, quickly grows to be a lot darker. The question of nature vs. nurture and the ethical aspects of cloning come to play. The story read more
Apr 13, 2011
RealDelusion (All reviews)
I represent a very small group of people who believe “Afterschool Charisma” is the best thing since sliced bread. Maybe it’s the history nerd in me but honestly the cynical portrayal of these famous persons throughout time, representing a vast majority of nations, has me laughing almost as much as I did for Hetalia.

Story- 9

Afterschool Charisma is a tale of a “non-clone” student at an all clone school and his interactions with not only the clones, a vast majority of which seem to hate him, but with various faculty members all who posses their own level of bias and jealousy for the read more
Oct 8, 2010
Sheiya (All reviews)
This manga was very refreshing and suprised me in many ways.
you don't come across a story like this often.. and especcially not with the characters in it. Like Hitler and Napoleon.
The art is nice to look at.

For people who just want a new manga to read.. this one is a very good one.
Feb 19, 2011
PseudoJayne (All reviews)
After School Charisma is about St. Kleio's Academy where all of the students are clones from noteworthy historical figures - except for Shiro, who is the main character of the series. After the assassination of John F. Kennedy clone, the clones begin to wonder if they too are destined to repeat the same fate as their clones. Is it a coincidence or can the clones never escape the destiny of their originals? All the while, Shiro sympathizes with his clone friends, who both love and hate him. The series continues with great suspense, conspiracy, and even some light hearted humor. This series has only had read more

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