Saturday, September 18, 2010

Afterschool Charisma by Kumiko Suekane YP FIC SUEKANE

St Kleio Academy is not your average boarding school. Every student is a clone of a famous historical figure. Motzart, Joan of Ark, Elzaibeth I, Sigmund Freud, and even Hitler all go to class together and learn how to live up to their awesome potential. But there is a single non-clone student: shiro Kamiya, son of the principal and desperately trying to fit in with a school filled with madmen, geniuses, and genius madmen. But there is something behind the scenes that threatens the lives of all the clones and it may just be that their protectors are as bad as the unseen enemy.

This is a wonderfully weird little manga. When I read that Hitler was going to be a character I was really wary, because he’s not the ideal guy I want to read a manga about. But the way they introduce him is pretty perfect and he’s a well thought out character (after all as a teen Hitler wasn’t a genocidal monster yet). You won’t have to worry about knowing much history because the characters all get explained as they go along, but of you like history then it does add another layer of fun to the whole book. The story is just getting started but this seems like a great manga to watch.

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