‘Charlotte’ is a superpower-themed anime which takes place in a high school. It is one of the most entertaining anime ever made. The plot follows students who possess supernatural abilities. The protagonist of the anime is Yuu Otosaka, who has the ability to enter into other people’s minds. He obviously uses his powers selfishly and gains the highest grades, allowing him to enter a prestigious high school. But a girl named Nao Tomori catches him using his powers and forces him and his sister, Ayumi, to transfer to a school which has similar students. Nao leads the student council in this school; his aim is to find and stop people with abilities from using their powers selfishly. Tomoya is now one of the members of the council and needs to follow through on their aim.
The anime raises an interesting question: what would one do if given special powers? Will they use it selfishly for their own good or make sacrifices for the greater good? With all that said, here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Charlotte’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Charlotte’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
7. Amagi Brilliant Park (2014)
‘Amagi Brilliant Park’ is quite similar to ‘Charlotte’. For instance, both anime has a protagonist who is narcissistic and has superpowers (magical ability in case of Seiya from ‘Amagi brilliant Park’). Both characters have some limit to their powers. While Yuu can use his powers only for 5 seconds and with the person within the range of his sight Seiya can only use his powers once on every person. Both Yuu and Seiya are recruited to use their skills for the greater good. Isuzu Sento invites Seiya Kanie to an amusement park. Seiya thinks that the beautiful girl has invited him on a date but it is not true. Rather Seiya is being recruited by Sento and Princess Latifa to be the park manager. He needs to get around 500,000 guests to the park within three months. Failing to do so will result in the park being shut and the land sold to a greedy real-estate businessman. Seiya learns that the park is home to magical creatures who derive energy from people having fun. Now, Seiya must give it his all to save the park. This is a highly entertaining anime with around 13 episodes (yeah, easily ‘bingeable’).
6. Angel Beats! (2010)
The main reason for putting this anime on the list is because it is made by the same creator of ‘Charlotte’. Also, like ‘Charlotte’, it has a supernatural theme. ‘Angel Beats!’ is an entertaining anime which will keep you engrossed till the end. Part of its entertainment value comes from the array of characters who play a part in the advancement of the plot. The series is dramatic, funny and is set in a high school setting like ‘Charlotte’. The protagonist, Otonashi, is dead and is now in the afterlife. The only thing he can remember about himself is his name. He encounters a girl, Yuri, who carries a rifle. She briefs him about the afterlife and asks him to join the Shinda Sekai Force, or SSF for short. The purpose of this group is to wage war against the evil Tenshi. Otonashi does not believe her claims and attempts to contact Tenshi. But his meeting does not go as planned and he ends up joining the SSF. Even then he feels gravitated towards Tenshi. The visuals of the anime are quite pleasing too.