Tuesday, June 26, 2018

[Caligula] Episode 12 - FINAL everyone's impressios

Episode 12
"Destroy your ideals and self, and return to hell and reality."

The thing I'm going to miss the most about this show is definitely the badass OST, Paradigm Box was my favourite OP of this season

Get the games ost. It’s beautiful and worth it. Been listening to only it for the past few weeks.

When this started off it was walking a very tight rope. It seemed like it could have been a hidden gem and one of the best ones in a while, but if they slipped up it would just be trash. While it did slip a couple of times and failed to deliver fully it still managed to be somewhat decent. At the very least I don't regret watching it.

Favorite moments were the tea party also the episode focusing on the lives of the musicians.

Was a surprisingly good ending considering how wild the start was

I don’t think there’s ever going to be another show that resonates with me on such a deep level ever again. And honestly, I’m 100% okay with that fact.

Caligula just... clicked with me. I can’t explain what it was, I can’t explain why. But this show is just perfect for me. Maybe not for others, but certainly for me.

I can’t form words to say about this episode. It just felt so... perfect, in a way. In wrapped up everything I loved about the series all at once.

Now, not to say that the show is perfect. There’s certainly issues. The action and pacing are the two biggest issues I have with the show. But everything else was just amazing. It’s my new favorite show of all time, and I think it should be a gold standard for JRPG Adaptation.

Caligula did resonate with me as well. The animation was on a good level and the designs were very good, as well as the music (bless Reina's angel voice).

Ritsu's character and his problems really clicked with me, because I am his lighter version in real life. I want people to understand me, have smth in common and just have people listen to you seriously, but in reality I can't flow into the society and gain the social level I want. I can freely talk with people and take part in their company, but I can't really become one of them, unless I fake myself. In the end, I am just seeking people who would be close to me, looking for happiness in being able to share my own honest opinion (not the fake agreeing on anything people just agree on) and talk about anything, anime included.

I think just how well Caligula hit me with understanding our perception of reality/dreams was what got me into the anime in the first place (binged all the 7 available episodes at that time in 3 hours).

Just the idea that every single person has dreams that often end up placing them at exact opposites ends of the spectrum with other people is a very interesting idea to consider. Of course there's also the continuous use of the Johari Window which really invited me to consider how exactly my own personal perception of myself might be different from what I wanted and how other people saw me.

I think both of these statements about Caligula are true:
  1. It's techically terrible. It's easier to list what it does right - character designs and music, everything else is wrong.
  2. It was a highly enjoyable experience. And not in "so bad it's good" kind of way. It's more like this an earnest endearing story that is just communicated poorly. Which fits perfectly with its Jungian psychology theme of "living is hard, let's do our best anyway". Maybe the director is actually a genius of meta and have done it on purpose/s.
I picked this on a whim, because PV had a cool song, expecting Persona-esque battle shounen (still such a waste of all Catharsis mode weapons designs), and instead got what essentially is art-house - with poor production values and rough around the edges, but giving you something that you just won't get elsewhere.
It also beats Mekakucity Actors and Fate/Extra in my arbitary assigned genre of "Surreal Vocaloid/Virtual Reality adaptation".

Nice way to end, I enjoyed seeing the characters start living their lives again. While Caligula wasn't the most coherent show, it was genuinely fun a lot of the time and had some really great music. Goodbye mu ;_;

I think it is the best adaptation they have made of a videogame, they did not try to copy the game but they took the game and made an original story resulting in something really good despite all the structural problems that the game has.

Even it is much more satisfying than the game itself, because it answers more questions that the game never answered and let the player speculate that it had happened like what happened in Radian History (which fix some of the big problems with the remake in 3DS)

The problems in the anime come from the animation in some episodes or the narrative structure generated by the structure of the game and its events, it is an anime to recommend

I believe the best game adaptation is as following:Danganronpa - Shingeki no Bahamut - Caligula. That said all three are of different dimensions and while Danganronpa does overlap with Caligula in philosophy, they are different entities. But all three are an example of how you do not screw up when trying to make money off a game adaptation to Japanese animation.

I don't have a lot to say about this show except that I didn't really expect to enjoy this one. The first few episodes didn't help too considering how confusing they were. When I found out this was based on a game I started to expect it to turn out like Dies Irae adaptation which I dropped after 4 episodes in. This one turned out different though and it actually managed to keep my attention.

It was fun speculating what Mobius was and who μ is from piecing together scenes and flashbacks. And when the reveal happened everything started making sense and it just made it more enjoyable for me. Also it helps that the show has a REALLY good soundtrack.

I'm not sure how faithful this is with the game but this show is getting a solid 8/10 from me.

So now all the Go Home Club members has finally returned to their lifes once again.

Well, farewell then my lovely mu ;-;

Quite good anime. This had interesting story and the soundtrack was really good.

I like how they have ended the series. Its not that much of an action for me but the final episode is great for me especially the final few minutes of the show where it has shown what the real life of those in the mobius are (go home club). And the ritzu and u monent- i like and personally agree on how ritzu defined what real happiness is all about...

*i will miss the OST of this series, its good to listen to my ears. 😊😊😊

I mean, it wasn't great and it wasn't bad either. The series itself was condensed to say the least, but after having watched a lot of anime recently with dismal or sad endings its kinda nice to see things work out for the MC without it seeming like total bullshit.

A good ending to a decent show. Had a nice concept, nice character designs, but most importantly, some amazing OST.

Except for distorted happiness which is my least favorite (mostly used this episode, unfortunately) I got all the OST pieces and listened to them a lot.

Big props for all that, when I couldn't go on Persona 5 past ~4 episodes before I lost interest.

8/10, would join Hatsune Miku to our version of Mobius.

After watching the last episode, I'm starting to understand how everything happened or at least the motives behind everyone wanting to go back. What I'm still struggling to comprehend is the relationship between µ and "Mobius Ritsu".

How I understood it was that "Mobius Ritsu" irl defined happiness for µ just by making a miscellaneous list of what he wished he could change about his life. After the entire anime, he realizes that what he really needs to do is acknowledge that happiness varies for everyone. I still don't see what he meant by "our lives are a mix of dreams and reality". Can anyone explain?

Everyone strives to make their own happiness in real life, which is attained through the realization of their own dreams and aspirations. Living is about facing reality while also dreaming. You cannot have do one. People in the Mobius were dreaming their ideal lives, but not facing reality. Life is not about just dreaming about the things you want, but facing the obstacles that may hinder you from reaching them.

Or at least that's what I understood from his line.

This show was definitely one of the stranger ones on my watch list this season. It was okay, but didn't really feel too invested in the characters, although that improved a little bit near the very end. The music is probably the thing that stuck out most to me in this series. All in all, a decent watch.

Didn't even realize that Caligula was game going into this, which probably explains some of my hangups with the story flow. With no knowledge of the game, I think I might be missing a lot of much needed context that may have helped improved my experience.

Can anyone tell me what happened to the Musicians? Did any of them beside Kage make it back to the real world, or were they just absorbed into Mu and became a part of her (leaving their real world bodies dead or inert)? I don't recall seeing any of them in the end credits sequence, unless I'm too obtuse to have made the connects.

Overall, a decent series but not great. I give it a 7.5/10.

I can agree with what most people are saying, it didn't end up as good as it could have been, but it had some moments that did shine. I'm a bit surprised that I actually really like the last episode, how everything ended felt very satisfying. My favorite scene was probably the one when they were walking through this pastel world, but in an earlier episode. I think it was when μ was sleeping. Other than that I also liked library girls episode. Better fights would have been great, but it can't helped. At the end it was alright, I'm glad that I finished it, but some episodes weren't very enjoyable

I have to say that the OP, ED, and soundtracks of Caligula are really catchy and nice to listen to.

Although I was somewhat confused in the middle of the series, the end was really good, went full circle, and answered some questions I had.

For some reason, I was like...what...so that’s Ritsu, but isn’t Ritsu the one with mildly long black hair? (from the flashback scene). Then at end, “Oh, so the lonely one is...Ritsu...he started Mobius and those quick shots of his memory are what foreshadows it...and...the first episode was already inside Mobius...Okay I see...and Ritsu chose to be the avatar of the leader of the group to show his aspirations... - basically my line of thought.


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