Charlotte (シャーロット Shārotto) is a Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Yoshiyuki Asai. The series, which is written by Jun Maeda with original character design by Na-Ga, is the second original anime project created by visual novel brand Key following the 2010 series Angel Beats!. The anime began airing in Japan on July 4, 2015, and is simulcast by Crunchyroll. A manga adaptation illustrated by Haruka Komowata began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Comic.
In an alternate world, a small percentage of children are able to manifest superpowers upon reaching puberty. Yū Otosaka, a boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess others, hopes to use his power to live an easy going high school life. However, he is caught red-handed by the mysterious Nao Tomori and is forced to transfer to Hoshinoumi Academy (星ノ海学園 Hoshinoumi Gakuen, "Star Ocean Academy"), where he and the other student council members must help students who have trouble controlling their abilities.