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Afterschool Charisma, Volume 1

by Kumiko Suekane

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Questions of identity and destiny drive this manga series focusing on cloning. Imagine a school populated by Napoleon, Freud, Elizabeth I, Florence Nightingale, Madame Curie, Hitler, Mozart, as well as other great personages from multiple times and multiple countries. Each clone is being educated, not only to be great students, but also to become the luminaries from whom they were cloned. Shirou, the headmaster’s son, is the non-clone from whose eyes we are introduced to this world. As the series progresses, action, intrigue, and conspiracy drive the plot at breakneck speed. The result is a thought-provoking tale filled with drama and action. Perfect for fans of science fiction thrillers. ( )
  ktoonen | Apr 4, 2017 |
This is an interesting start to a new manga. I’ve always been fascinated with genes and clones, so I knew this was a series to try out. I didn’t realize the art would be so good. It’s interesting the characters picked for this series as well. And somewhere in here I can see the beginnings of a very interesting inner battle. What does it mean to be told your fate and have to exceed at something picked for you. And Shiro; his story is a mystery which I’m sure will play a big part later on. I’m looking forward to more. ( )
1 vote Kassilem | Nov 8, 2014 |
Interesting concept, though a little jarring due to suddenly clones of historical people being cute or bishie as hell. Will totally read some more of this. ( )
  cendri | May 30, 2014 |
Intesting manga (though one that doen't always make a lot of sense) about a highschool where almost all of the students are clones of influential people form history. Yep, even Hitler - though why anyone would clone Hitler is beyond me. ( )
  LouisVillains | Feb 8, 2014 |
This review refers to volumes 1-7 of the manga. The series is about a group of private school students who are clones of famous historical figures (Joan of Arc, Marie Curie, Sigmund Freus, Napoleon, and several others). They struggle with forging their own identity while living up to the potential of their originals. Over the course of the seires the students discover that their school is not the beautiful ideal that it initially appears to be. For what purpose are the clones being made, and what will happen to them after they leave the academy? This is a series for older teens, or maybe even adults. There is violence, nudity, and very dark subject matter. ( )
  Dauntless | Apr 17, 2013 |
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"St. Kleio Academy is a very exclusive school. To enroll, a student must be the clone of a famous historical figure. Wolfgang Mozart, Queen Elizabeth, Sigmund Freud, Marie Curie, Adolf Hitler--with such a combustible student body, it's only a matter of time before the campus explodes! SHIRO KAMIYA (2XXX- ) The only non-clone at St. Kleio Academy, a school dedicated to the clones of great historical personages. Shiro's father is a professor at the academy. Why is a regular kid taking classes at the school? Nobody seems to know for sure" -- from publisher's web site.… (more)

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