Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: 'After School Charisma, Volume 1' by Kumiko Suekane

The premise if this particular manga involves a school for clones of famous historical figures attended by a lone "regular" human, the son of the director, who begins to question the true purpose of the school.  And the humanity of his classmates.

Character development is intriguing and the figures chosen to be represented in the clones are both multicultural and unusual. Who'd have thought that Joan of Arc and Hitler might attend school with Marie Curie and Florence Nightingale? A compelling mix of mystery and questioning of fate make this an interesting read that should hook manga readers looking for a bit more depth to their stories.  Recommended for public libraries and high school libraries.

Book Source: Local Library
Reviewer: Rebecca

Recommended Ages: 16+ Sensuality, Adult Situations, Violence

Recommended for Readers of:

Black Bird
Kanoko Sakurakoji
Black Butler
Yana Toboso

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