Afterschool Charisma, Vol. 1 (Afterschool Charisma / 放課後のカリスマ #1)
R to L (Japanese Style). History repeats itself... Or does it?
St. Kleio Academy is a very exclusive school: all of the students are clones of famous historical figures such as Beethoven, Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon, Mozart, and Freud. All of them, that is, except for Shiro Kamiya. As Shiro struggles to adapt to this unusual campus, St. Kleio's first graduate, the clone of...more
Because in concept, holy crap. A school full of cloned famous historical figures? Nefarious plots involving unknown conspirators? The assassination of KENNEDY CLONE?!?! Amaaaaazing!!
But between being dropped in the middle of the plot, being forced to watch our main character stumble around blatantly ignorant of the fact that his dad is CLEARL...more
Dlm manga ini, kita akan melihat bagaimana para klon d...more
The first volume of this series is intriguing, but raises far more questions than it answers. The volume started off abruptly. It felt like I came in the m...more
I'll admit, most of my knowledge of history does not originate from my public school career (the same American history every year, and then a year of obscure European in high school for AP). Most of what I know comes from watching far too much history channel. Needless to say, a few of the historical clones (Himiko and Ikkyu) I had to go running to wikipedia to understand. In fact, keep wiki close to you for this one.
First of all, the drawing is quite nice. A hell of a lot better than some of the manga I've read.
The problem in the book lies with the structure. The students at this are all clones of famous people in the past and are groomed to succeed in the field of their 'original'. First, don't the creators of clones know that society would be wtf? if there was a science prodigy named Marie Curie or musical prodigy named Mozart or the like.
The structure of the opening volume is... odd. The story starts abruptly, then just as quickly shifts focus from one crisis to the next. And then the pace slows to a crawl, as the school is kind of explored,...more
Unfortunately, I can tell that the book's intent is not comedy, and so it falls into the "so bad it's funny" territory. I don't think I'll be...more
This is a bit more of a mindf*ck than I would have appreciated.
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