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Posted 4/16/18 , edited 4/16/18

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Can't say I get the Caligula connection,



No one has appointed their horse as a High Priest yet?


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Posted 4/16/18 , edited 4/16/18

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I'm just here for the unicorns.

And they're here (2/3 of them). And they're perfect and amazing.

Main character is gorgeous. I love that flower on his tie.

Apparently the title, "The Caligula Effect", refers to wanting something more after it's denied to you. So, like, they never valued their freedom from this world much, but when they realize it's actually being denied to them, now they start to want it. (Like he says that he doesn't know what happiness really is, but he'd say his normal life makes him happy, and the other girl with her mother...)

Also, of the real producers doing music for one of the producer characters, I think one of them worked on tsukiuta, too?


Then I don't get the title at all. Why should be wanting something only after it is denied you be called the "the Caligula Effect"? I can't see how that in particular relates to Caligula at all. Could as well call it the Cleopatra Effect or Paris Effect, the last one being either person or city.
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Posted 4/17/18 , edited 4/17/18

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LavenderMintRose wrote:

I'm just here for the unicorns.

And they're here (2/3 of them). And they're perfect and amazing.

Main character is gorgeous. I love that flower on his tie.

Apparently the title, "The Caligula Effect", refers to wanting something more after it's denied to you. So, like, they never valued their freedom from this world much, but when they realize it's actually being denied to them, now they start to want it. (Like he says that he doesn't know what happiness really is, but he'd say his normal life makes him happy, and the other girl with her mother...)

Also, of the real producers doing music for one of the producer characters, I think one of them worked on tsukiuta, too?


Then I don't get the title at all. Why should be wanting something only after it is denied you be called the "the Caligula Effect"? I can't see how that in particular relates to Caligula at all. Could as well call it the Cleopatra Effect or Paris Effect, the last one being either person or city.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caligula_Effect The Game.

"The characters were said to violate a variety of taboos, with Satomi specifically creating one that the team were initially wanting to avoid. The title stems from the psychological term "Caligula effect", referring to the want to see and do prohibited things. Despite its prominence and tying into the gameplay experience, the word itself is not mentioned within the game's context."

Despite that calling it a 'psychological term', it only seems to come up in reference to that game, this show, and on what appears to be third-rate pseudo-medical sites.
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Posted 4/17/18 , edited 4/17/18

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Despite that calling it a 'psychological term', it only seems to come up in reference to that game, this show, and on what appears to be third-rate pseudo-medical sites.


Yeah, I googled it, and all I got was this game.

Doesn't bode well for the writing quality in the show, but... unicorns... I can't not watch it...
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Posted 4/17/18 , edited 4/17/18
So what happens if the creatures catch them? Just pin them down? Because I didn't see any context to what happens besides if they grab you its over. Yet Mc gets caught and nothing really happens.

Do they get beaten to death?

Do they get assimilated?

Mind wipe?

Booted out of this mobius?

Without knowing the stakes its hard to really get into this series much like with how darling in the franxx starts, there is not enough to keep me interested and want to watch the next episode.
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Posted 4/22/18 , edited 4/22/18
Episode 3

Now that the kids have reached the end of the virtual world, everybody realizes that they haven't gone mad, the world around them has. And the Ostinato Musicians hiding behind the scenes have something to do with it. This is not exactly the time to be having a tea party, but Mifue and Naruko are stuck in this place. And then those fairies pig out out to become monsters, which pushes Mifue over the edge. That goes to reflect the eating problem that Mifue has been having, and as such, her mother had been erased, which is what she subconsciously wished for. Damn, that was pretty gross seeing those girls going from cute little girls to fatsos in an instant, but it got Mifue to understand her problems.
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Looks like Shogo's preparing to Welcome them to the Jungle.

And that tea party sure took a turn. Screw fat people, I guess?
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Posted 4/22/18 , edited 4/22/18
Weird and cool and a really fun time. There's still a lot going on here that I'm really enjoying. The pace is slow but there's enough information being dropped in to keep you interested, and I'd much rather have a slow pace than something that just feels like a Coles Notes version of a story like we're getting in the Persona 5 anime.


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I'm still struggling to make some sense of what is going on in this series, so I've gone a bit overboard and am perhaps over analyzing things.

First, judging by the name of Caligula as well as the use of the Alice in Wonderland motif, it seems that this series takes a lot of cue from Western history and culture. So going off of that, I am going to just throw some things out there.

The term "Mobius" obviously refers to some sort of electronic world, such as that within a mobile phone. It also is perhaps related to the Latin adjective "mobilis," which means quick or movable. Given the fact that the time on the clocks was shifting back and forth relatively quickly and that people seem to rely a lot on their mobile phones, I'd say these are safe assumptions.

Then you have the group Ostinato Musicians. Musicians is self-evident. But "Ostinato" probably refers to a Latin base as well. It could be referring to the adjective "Obstinatus" meaning stubborn. At first, this alternative spelling might seem to preclude such a reading, but actually over the long history of the Latin language, the omission of "b" is quite common. Take the verb "obstare." By the sixth century, the word was being spelled as "ostare" instead.

This Latin connection also seems to be bolstered by the girl hosting the tea party using the words, "non non non," which is Latin for "no no no."

I'm still struggling with what the use of the name Caligula means, but hopefully they begin to reveal more.
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Episode 3

Now that Ritsu has realized that he's not gone bad but the world he tries to figure out what to do next. We also see that the musicians are the ones in control and Sweet-P has taking a interest in Mifue. This time around Mifue is the focus of the episode as she is out looking for information to what happened to her mother. She attends Sweet-P's tea party as the invite says she can get any information but she is not the only who showed up as Naruko did as well. During the party Mifue was only getting mad and disgusted as she saw the others eating that she finally got fed up with it and shouted what she really felt. Sweet-P than reveals that it was actually Mifue that made her mother disappear as she has a problem with over weight people. However Sweet-P than gives away who she really is when she starts eating ramen and that she or should i say he is actually a over wight man. He wished for himself to look cute and μ's granted that wish for him. Now Mifue knows whats going on and Naruko also sees whats happening in this world. In the end Ritsu decides to join Shougo.

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Posted 4/22/18 , edited 4/22/18

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I'm still struggling with what the use of the name Caligula means, but hopefully they begin to reveal more.


Honestly, I'm not really personally trying to go too deep into things like word choices. It certainly could have meaning and I don't disparage anyone who is looking at it on a deeper level. That's interesting to read for me as well. But, at the same time, I'm also thinking they may have picked things that just sounded cool or dark or mysterious because that sort of thing isn't unusual in anime (or in Japanese in general). It does seem like they've done some research here so there may well be deeper meanings but I'm not personally sold on everything having a meaning yet.
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Posted 4/22/18 , edited 4/22/18

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Rohzek wrote:

I'm still struggling with what the use of the name Caligula means, but hopefully they begin to reveal more.


Honestly, I'm not really personally trying to go too deep into things like word choices. It certainly could have meaning and I don't disparage anyone who is looking at it on a deeper level. That's interesting to read for me as well. But, at the same time, I'm also thinking they may have picked things that just sounded cool or dark or mysterious because that sort of thing isn't unusual in anime (or in Japanese in general). It does seem like they've done some research here so there may well be deeper meanings but I'm not personally sold on everything having a meaning yet.


Very true. Anime does indeed have a bad habit of just using things because they sound cool.
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Posted 4/22/18 , edited 4/22/18

Rohzek wrote:

The term "Mobius" obviously refers to some sort of electronic world, such as that within a mobile phone. It also is perhaps related to the Latin adjective "mobilis," which means quick or movable. Given the fact that the time on the clocks was shifting back and forth relatively quickly and that people seem to rely a lot on their mobile phones, I'd say these are safe assumptions.


Or it's a reference to a Möbius Strip, implying a closed world.



This Latin connection also seems to be bolstered by the girl hosting the tea party using the words, "non non non," which is Latin for "no no no."


It's also French, and perfectly in line with a pretentious tea party.
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Posted 4/22/18 , edited 4/22/18

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Rohzek wrote:

The term "Mobius" obviously refers to some sort of electronic world, such as that within a mobile phone. It also is perhaps related to the Latin adjective "mobilis," which means quick or movable. Given the fact that the time on the clocks was shifting back and forth relatively quickly and that people seem to rely a lot on their mobile phones, I'd say these are safe assumptions.


Or it's a reference to a Möbius Strip, implying a closed world.



This Latin connection also seems to be bolstered by the girl hosting the tea party using the words, "non non non," which is Latin for "no no no."


It's also French, and perfectly in line with a pretentious tea party.


Yes I was thinking the Möbius Strip since the world endlessly cycles, although that would have worked better if getting to the edge of the city just landed them up coming back in the other side.

Non is the French usage, you don't say no like that in Latin.

The inhabitants all appear to be in some sort of sleep chamber and experiencing a shared virtual experience a la Matrix

What's puzzling is why these people? What did they do? How much effort is required to sustain the system? Why are those charged with maintaining it such arses? Why is the world mediated through a virtual idol?

The concept seem intriguing enough to give the show a few more episodes to show its hand.
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These musicians kinda piss me off and these girls love to eat sweets. Mifue hates fat people and they erased her mom. Definitely need some explanation cause i am still pretty loss in this anime.
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