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Synonyms: The Caligula Effect
Japanese: カリギュラ


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Furyu
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Satelight
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.241 (scored by 6,425 users)
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Ranked: #66002
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Popularity: #1730
Members: 42,458
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Mobius is a perfect digital world for the imagined benefit of humanity by μ, a virtual idol program that attained sentience and self-awareness. Only humans who are suffering in the real world and strongly relate to μ's songs are lured into Mobius.

Once they enter, people often forget that the real world exists. Regardless of age or gender, they are turned into students and forced to experience school life over and over, which μ considers "the most radiant time in a person's life."

(Source: Atlus)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Wada, Junichi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Takahashi, Rie
Theme Song Performance
Ozawa, Ari
Theme Song Performance

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"Paradigm Box" by Ritsu Shikishima (Chiharu Sawashiro), Shougo Satake (Shunsuke Takeuchi)

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"HYPNO" by Kotono Kashiwaba (Rie Murakawa), Naruko Morita (Ari Ozawa), Mifue Shinohara (Rie Takahashi), Suzuna Kagura (Minami Tanaka)

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Apr 29, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
If this title doesn't ring a bell, I'm honestly not surprised that anyone has ever seen or heard this series before.

My first impression of this series is just like a Persona rip-off (considering that the overall script was actually written by Tadashi Satomi who has worked on the Persona games), only that its popularity was no greater than say the latter, and coming into it, it is something that's quite confusing to deal with at first.

Based off the PS Vita game of the same name, or as is known with its main drive, the Caligula Effect (a real phenomenon) where people have the notion to read more
May 6, 2018
JakCooper2 (All reviews)

Ladies and gentlemen, I think that I just found the most confusing, but also most thematically complex anime of the season so far. And possibly the best, too. I’ll admit that I was looking forward to this one, but I didn’t expect it to be this interesting. At the time of this writing only four episodes have been released, and within those episodes I’ve interpreted four different themes. This is clearly the type of show that can be interpreted in many different ways, and I will be interested to know if anyone else out there has thought of read more
May 7, 2018
Kamareki (All reviews)
Caligula anime is based on a video game written by Tadashi Satomi who also worked as a writer for Persona 1-2 and a few other games. Needless to say, none of his projects have ever been popular or accepted by critics, so there's not much to expect from him. Now, I have not played the game yet, so anything I say will only be applied to the anime. The game is actually going to be re-released for PS4 in this or next year, so I'll wait for that to happen and I advise everyone to give the game a chance even if you disliked the read more
May 8, 2018
chapulandia (All reviews)
Maybe I'm failing to understand what's the point behind this anime, in three episodes there's no character development whatsoever except from stupid gags trying to make something funny when two seconds before the atmosphere was dark and "mysterious", between quotation marks cause I don't sense the mistery, neither anything that makes me want to see where this goes.
All in all, I sense something like "we failed to make this serious so instead we'll give you this fat guy who pretends to be a cute loli and hope that makes the series good enough for you".
The music is quite nice, and the animation is not... that read more


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