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What is happiness? Ever the fan of psychology, questions such as this are ones that high school student Ritsu Shikishima likes to ponder as he spends his peaceful days with his friends. His perfect world, however, begins to unravel when he hears a strange voice obscured by static, pleading for help. This voice belongs to μ, a beloved pop idol, whose singing begins to have an adverse effect on the world. Before Ritsu's very eyes, the faces of his friends and family become distorted by glitches as the sound of μ's voice transforms them into Digiheads: berserk monsters bent on the extermination of all those who begin to awaken to the true nature of their existence. Realizing that he is trapped in a virtual world created by μ called Mobius, Ritsu must now gather everyone else who has managed to realize the truth before they are all eliminated. Together, they will use their newfound powers and weapons granted by their emotions—known as the Catharsis Effect—to fight off the mysterious group known as The Ostinato Musicians as they struggle to escape.

User Rating: 4.48 ( 2 votes)


Japanese: Caligula -カリギュラ-
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Pony Canyon, Furyu
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Satelight
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Junichi Wada – Director
Satoshi Motoyama – Sound Director
Touko Machida – Script, Series Composition
Mariko Mochizuki – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Paradigm Box” by Ritsu Shikishima (Chiharu Sawashiro), Shougo Satake (Shunsuke Takeuchi)
ED1: “Paradigm Box” by Ritsu Shikishima (Chiharu Sawashiro), Shougo Satake (Shunsuke Takeuchi) (ep 1)
ED2: “HYPNO” by Kotono Kashiwaba (Rie Murakawa), Naruko Morita (Ari Ozawa), Mifue Shinohara (Rie Takahashi), Suzuna Kagura (Minami Tanaka) (eps 2-11)

Episode List

01: When You Lose Your Composure, You Cannot Reach the Truth or Reality.
02: Anxiety, Irritation, and Other Such Negative Emotions Spread to Others.
03: Why Do We Live? The Further We Pursue the Meaning of Life, the More Confused We Become.
04: People Who Do Not Respect Themselves Will Not Be Respected by Others.
05: Everyone Gets Hurt. But Those Who Don’t Realize They’re Hurting Can’t Be Healed.
06: Looking Forward Doesn’t Equal Progress on Its Own. Understanding One’s Situation Is Also an Important Step.
07: When You’re in a Desperate Situation, It’s All the More Important to Keep Smiling.
08: Your Life Shouldn’t Be Built from Someone Else’s Blueprint. No Matter How Unskilled You May Be, You Should Draw It Yourself.
09: Even If Something Has Already Happened, You Can Still Choose What You Do.
10: Caligula
11: People Constantly Seek Out the Right Answer. Yet, Is Being Right Really All That Matters?
12: Destroy Your Ideals and Self, and Return to Hell and Reality.



It’s like mixing together the Matrix, Chaos;Head, and Persona into something I just can’t wrap my head around. I am so confused.


No idea what the story, tone, or theme is supposed to be for this show, but let’s join hands and descend into madness together, shall we?


Vocaloids are finally taking over


I started this with no expectations but so far I enjoy it a lot. I love the psychological/ mystery going on and I hope it stays like this.


I was completely into the psychological/mystery/suspense until the credits started rolling. WTH did I just see?


Too much edge, not enough story I can understand. Don’t care for any of the characters. The only good thing is their cool school uniforms


For a brief second in episode 4 I saw a glimmer of hope that the plot would start moving, then they just went to a theme park??? WHAT???



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