The second big issue with the plot is the remarkably inconsistent tone and its total inability to incorporate elements of both comedy and tragedy without being clumsy and awkward.
This is a problem that is seriously pervasive in anime as a whole; if you want your dramatic scene to be taken seriously, DON’T IMMEDIATELY PRECEED IT WITH CHILDISH COMEDY!
Let’s start with what is, in my opinion, the biggest problem the show has, the characters.
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Let’s take our protagonist, Yuu, for example: The first episode introduces him as a character brimming with personality. These are traits that at the very least gave him a personality and the potential for development.
However, as soon as the ED played at the end of episode one, everything about him that was established in that first episode is COMPLETELY forgotten.
Every cardinal sin of story telling is present in Charlotte: Dues ex machine, plotholes, asspulls, you name it.