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Caligula Episode 5: Finally some powers


I'm really having trouble defending this series. It's nice that this episode seems to mark a return to the fighting, but the episode definitely felt as if it had multiple stories going on simultaneously. I'm guessing this is just another consequence of being a game adaptation. This stuff's happening, but it's not making much sense.

So, let me see if I understood correctly. I gather that Kotono appears as a Digihead because she's a brainwashed puppet in the Musicians' water park scheme. That effect is separate from her ability to see Aria, which indicates that she's regaining her memory. I feel like this could have been explained better.

Fun at a water park? Ritsu sure has his priorities straight.

Cheap joke, but knowing about masochism is pretty reasonable for someone who studies psychology as much as Ritsu does. Am I just supposed to believe that Kotarou doesn't know anything about Ritsu yet?

This scene seems like it's meant to be tangentially important. Why does being called a middle schooler bother Ritsu so much?

Wait...you're just going to tell everyone your evil plan?

As ridiculous as this competition is, I have to admit that it was pretty entertaining.

Seriously, what's going on with Mifue's mom? She just randomly finds her mother in the background of the episode. To be fair, Shougo's side was even worse. It looked like he was trying to stop a suicide, and we just have to watch without any background knowledge.

I think it's kinda funny that Kotono unlocks her power before Ritsu does.



  • Terry Crow

    May 8, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

    Fun at a water park? Ritsu sure has his priorities straight.


    That's probably my biggest concern with the episode. The seemingly fractured narrative may sort itself out in an episode or two, and we may be just a reveal or two away from understanding the Catharsis Effect and other plot elements.

    But Ritsu up and deciding it's a good idea to go to a theme park? Unless this becomes a plot point later, I just don't know what to make of it!

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    marthaurion

    May 8, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

    yeah, it seemed like a convenient way to encounter another Musician. felt really sketchy

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