Charlotte TV Anime's 'Making of' Video Shows Production
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
International television channel Animax Asia began streaming an English-subtitled "Charlotte, Making of" video on Monday. The video shows the development of Jun Maeda's Charlotte TV anime, introduces the show's story and characters, visits P.A. Works ' studio, and feature messages from the staff and cast. The video will only be available until August 3.
The original Japanese program, titled "Hōsō Chokuzen Tokuban: Charlotte ~Arata na 'Unmei' no Hajimari~" (Special Pre-Airing Program: Charlotte ~The Beginning of a New 'Fate'~"), had aired in Japan on the Mainichi Broadcasting System on June 20, followed by an airing in Tokyo MX on June 26, and in BS11 on June 28.
Animax Asia describes the Charlotte TV anime:
Charlotte, rumoured to have been based on Maeda's own early life, is set in an alternate world where a few children come into unusual superpowers upon puberty. One of the colouful characters is Jōjirō Takajyō, who can move so fast he appears to be teleporting. There's also student singer Yusa Nishimori, who can communicate with the dead. The children are enrolled into Houshinomi Academy, which has its own student council for guiding those who encounter problems with their newfound abilities.
The protagonist, Yū Otosaka, an ill-mannered first-year transfer who uses his ability to possess another person's body for five seconds in order to cheat in his exams. When Yū meets school council president Nao Tomori, the fate of these extraordinary children begins to unravel. Will the youthful duo be strong enough to fight their destiny?
The anime premiered in Japan on July 4. Animax Asia is simulcasting the series in Asia as it airs in Japan on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Bangkok (Thailand), and at 12:30 a.m. in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The series also received an encore slot on the channel on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Bangkok (Thailand), and 10:00 p.m. in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Yoshiyuki Asai is directing the anime at P.A. Works from an original concept and scripts by Maeda. Kanami Sekiguchi is adapting Na-Ga's original character designs. Lia performs the opening theme song "Bravely You," and Aoi Tada performs the ending theme song "Yake Ochinai Tsubasa." Maeda is composing and writing the lyrics for both songs. The band ZHIEND and the vocalist Marina perform the background music. Maeda also produces the background music compositions, and Hikarisyuyo composes the songs.
Key is releasing the anime in celebration of its 15th anniversary, and the series will be Maeda's second original anime work, with the first being Angel Beats! in 2010.