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Afterschool Charisma (放課後のカリスマ, Hokago no Charisma) is an ongoing Japanese seinen manga series written and illustrated by Kumiko Suekane, and serialized in Shogakukan's monthly seinen manga magazine Ikki. Shogakukan has released eight volumes so far, between 29 July 2009 and 30 July 2012. The manga is licensed in North America by Viz Media, and is partially available online at their website. It is also licensed in Taiwan by Taiwan Tohan Co., Ltd.
In developing the manga, Suekane felt it would be interesting to have "many great personages" together, and so she conceived of the idea of cloning them and putting them into the same world.
St. Kleio Academy is a very exclusive high school which restricts its enrollment to the clones of famous historical figures. The only exception seems to be the new transfer student Shirou Kamiya, the son of one of the main scientists involved in the cloning project. Shirou does his best to fit in, however, many of his classmates envy him because of the privilege he has as a human being even though Shirou wants nothing more than to help his new friends. Unlike Shirou, whose destiny has not been predetermined by history, the clones must closely study the achievements of their originals so that they can finish what their originals started. The students become ever more fearful of their futures, however, when the clone of John F. Kennedy is assassinated during his first presidential campaign in a manner similar to his original and they begin to seek out ways to alter their allegedly inevitable fates.