Caligula Episode 7: Break time


This episode really seemed to emphasize the lack of urgency in this series. The episode was mostly nothing except for Ritsu's encounter with Mu, but it basically ends with the main characters saying they were waiting for something to happen anyway. I'd be fine with a slow pace if it didn't feel like the series was blatantly skipping things too.

While it was a bit dumb, I thought the Rescue Man stuff with Kotarou was pretty funny. At least he was doing something. Everyone else seems to have passed the month without doing anything to train for upcoming fights.

I can't keep track of these people because they all gained powers at the same time. Marie is just a regular person who hasn't noticed the truth of Mobius, right? I guess this will be relevant later.

I'm curious whether there's more to this scene where Thorn tells the Musicians that they're bringing Mu back. We just saw Mu in a conversation with Ritsu, so I'm wondering if Thorn is just misleading the Musicians as well.

The similarities between Ritsu's memories and Mu's own words seem to suggest that Ritsu is responsible for Mu's creation. It would explain why she cares so much more for him over everyone else in Mobius. There's also the possibility that Ritsu is related to that person in his memories, but it wouldn't explain Mu's own actions.

I was also entertaining the idea that Ritsu's interest in psychology isn't his own. Maybe he's projecting the mindset of his psychiatrist. That thought may be stretching a bit too far, but it would make things interesting.

Wait, when did this guy join their team? Wasn't he with the Musicians? Did I miss an episode?



  • Terrance A. Crow

    May 22, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

    "While it was a bit dumb, I thought the Rescue Man stuff with Kotarou was pretty funny. "

    The beginning threw me, too. I _think_ the story was trying to show us how Mobius was starting to seduce them. And I agree with you -- I laughed at Kotarou's routine, after I got over my mixed feelings about the beginning.

    "I was also entertaining the idea that Ritsu's interest in psychology isn't his own. Maybe he's projecting the mindset of his psychiatrist. "

    I got that sense, too. The dream sequence seemed to show Ritsu as both the patient and the psychiatrist. I'm interested in seeing where they take it.

    "Wait, when did this guy join their team? Wasn't he with the Musicians? Did I miss an episode?"

    That tripped me up, too. They were eating a rice dish at the end -- I wonder if it's a different day, and the narrative's being cagey about it? What do you think?

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    marthaurion

    May 22, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

    well, they did mention that a month had passed, so it's possible that he joined in the middle. maybe it was skipped to save time or they're planning to go back to it later. either way, it's pretty awkward from a continuity perspective.

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    Terrance A. Crow

    May 22, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

    That's a good point. I hadn't thought of that!

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