Caligula (anime)

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Caligula
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Promotional art
カリギュラ
(Karigyura)
Anime television series
Directed byJun'ichi Wada
Produced byFuRyu
Written byTouko Machida
Music by
StudioSatelight
Original networkTokyo MX, ytv, BS Fuji, AT-X
Original run April 8, 2018 June 24, 2018
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Caligula (Japanese: カリギュラ, Hepburn: Karigyura) is an anime television series adaptation of the video game The Caligula Effect. It is produced by studio Satelight, and aired from April 8 to June 24, 2018.

Characters[edit]

The voice actors for the cast differ slightly from the game.[1]

Ritsu Shikishima
Voiced by: Chiharu Sawashiro[1]
The protagonist. In the video game, the protagonist does not have a name and can be either male or female.[1]
μ (pronounced Mu)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda[1]
Izuru Minezawa
Voiced by: Yūichirō Umehara,[1] Tomoaki Maeno[2][a]
Shougo Satake
Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi[1]
Aria
Voiced by: Asami Shimoda[1]
Ike-P
Voiced by: Soma Saito[1]
Kagi-P
Voiced by: Shouta Aoi[1]
Suzuna Kagura
Voiced by: Minami Tanaka[1]
Kotono Kashiwaba
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa[1]
Mirei
Voiced by: Eriko Nakamura[1]
Marie Mizuguchi
Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami[1]
Naruko Morita
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa[1]
Shadow Knife
Voiced by: Yuuma Uchida[1]
Mifue Shinohara
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi[1]
Shounen Doll
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[1]
Thorn
Voiced by: Yuka Ootsubo[1]
Sweet-P
Voiced by: Emi Nitta[1]
Kotarou Tomoe
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[1]

Anime[edit]

FuRyu announced during a livestream presentation that The Caligula Effect was to be adapted into a television anime. It premiered in April 2018.[3] The anime is directed by Junichi Wada at Satelight, with Touko Machida handled the series composition, Kenji Tanabe designed the characters based on Oguchi's original design, and Yasuharu Takanashi alongside Funta7, Tsukasa Masuko, Kenji Iwata, and RegaSound composed the music. The opening theme song is "Paradigm Box" by Chiharu Sawashiro and Shunsuke Takeuchi, while the ending theme song is "Hypno" by Minami Tanaka, Rie Murakawa, Ari Ozawa, and Rie Takahashi.[4] The series ran for 12 episodes.[5] Crunchyroll streamed the series.[6]

No. English title[b]
Original Japanese title
Original air date[7]
1"When You Lose Your Composure, You Cannot Reach the Truth or Reality"
"Reisei sa o miushinau to, shinjitsu to shinri ni tadoritsuku koto wa dekinai." (冷静さを見失うと, 真実と真理にたどり着くことはできない。)
April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)
2"Anxiety, Irritation, and Other Such Negative Emotions Spread to Others"
"Fuan, shōsō nado toitta make no kanjō wa tanin o makikondeiku." (不安, 焦燥などといった負の感情は他人を巻き込んでいく。)
April 15, 2018 (2018-04-15)
3"Why Do We Live? The Further We Pursue the Meaning of Life, the More Confused We Become"
"Naze, ikite iru no ka? Jinsei ni tsuite tsukitsumete ike ba iku hodo, konran shite shimau." (何故、生きているのか?人生について突き詰めて行けば行くほど、混乱してしまう。)
April 22, 2018 (2018-04-22)
4"People Who do Not Respect Themselves Will Not be Respected By Others!"
"Jibun no sonzai o mitomenai ningen wa, tanin kara mo sonkei sarenai." (自分の存在を認めない人間は、他人からも尊敬されない。)
April 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)
5"Everyone Gets Hurt, But Those Who Don't Realize They're Hurting Can't be Healed"
"Dare de mo kizutsuku koto wa aru. Da ga, kizutsuite iru koto ni kizukanai mono wa iyasarenai." (誰でも傷つくことはある。だが、傷ついていることに気付かない者は癒やされない。)
May 6, 2018 (2018-05-06)
6"Looking Forward Doesn't Equal Progress On its Own. Understanding One's Situation is Also an Important Step"
"Maemuki na dake ga zenshin to wa ienai. Jōkyō o shiru koto mo taisetsu na ichi ho da." (前向きなだけが前進とは言えない。状況を知ることも大切な一歩だ。)
May 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)
7"When You're in a Desperate Situation, It's All the More Important to Keep Smiling"
"Zetsubō-teki na jōkyō de aru toki koso, egao o tataeru koto ga hitsuyō da." (絶望的な状況である時こそ、笑顔をたたえることが必要だ。)
May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)
8"Your Life Shouldn't be Built from Someone Else's Blueprint. No Matter How Unskilled You May Be You Should Draw It Yourself"
"Jinsei to wa, tanin no sekkei zu de tsukuru mono de wa nai. Donna ni chisetsu de mo jibun de egakubekida." (人生とは、他人の設計図で作るものではない。どんなに稚拙でも自分で描くべきだ。)
May 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)
9"Even If Something has Already Happened, You Can Still Choose What You Do"
"Nani ka ga okotte shimatta ato de atte mo, Nani o suru ka wa jibun de sentaku dekiru." (何かが起こってしまった後であっても、何をするかは自分で選択できる。)
June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)
10"Caligula"June 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)
11"People Constantly Seek Out the Right Answer, Yet is Being Right Really All that Matters?"
"Hito wa tsune ni seikai o motomeru. Da ga, tadashikere ba hontō ni sore de ī no ka?" (人は常に正解を求める。だが、正しければ本当にそれでいいのか?)
June 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)
12"Destroy Your Ideals and Self, and Return to Hell and Reality"
"Risō o kowashite, genjitsu e kaeru――." (理想 (きみ)を壊して、現実 (じごく)へ帰る――。)
June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Until episode 8; Yūichirō Umehara got ill and is recovering and replaced by Tomoaki Maeno.
  2. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "The Caligula Effect Game Gets TV Anime Adaptation in April 2018". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Caligula Anime Replaces Yuichiro Umehara With Tomoaki Maeno". Anime News Network. June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Caligula Effect Game Gets TV Anime Adaptation in April 2018". Anime News Network. November 17, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Caligula TV Anime Reveals Promo Video, Visuals, Staff". Anime News Network. February 23, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 31, 2018). "Caligula Anime's New Promo Video Previews Opening Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  6. ^ "Caligula Anime to Premiere on Crunchyroll on April 8". Anime News Network. March 31, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Caligula-カリギュラ-". Tokyo MX (in Japanese). Retrieved April 20, 2018.

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