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So many times reader's of an anime's source will assure anime only viewers, 'it gets better'. But what does that actually mean and does it matter?

Caligula Series Review: Virtual Reality is Cool – Do You Really Need Plot?

Caligula Episode 5

Caligula Series Review Caligula has the distinct honour (dishonour) or being the anime I watched this year that I just cannot find any merit in having sat through it. That isn’t to say that there aren’t a few good moments scattered throughout the 12 episodes, but I will admit that I was definitely breathing a … Continue reading Caligula Series Review: Virtual Reality is Cool – Do You Really Need Plot?

And Now… The Results of the Worst of Spring Reader’s Poll Are Here!

If you missed it, the best of the Spring 2018 season reader poll results can be found here. For those who are new to my end of season awards, I'll just remind you that worst of the season is a slightly misleading term given I ask people to vote for a show they didn't drop … Continue reading And Now… The Results of the Worst of Spring Reader’s Poll Are Here!

Caligula Episode 12: We’re Done!

Turns out not a single character or their story is significant in any way other than 'Ritsu' so all of those backstories and things we've sat through, just purge them from your mind and watch the world fall apart. For all that this show did a last ditch attempt to help the audience identify with … Continue reading Caligula Episode 12: We’re Done!

Caligula Episode 11: I Did It

Great, we finally figured it all out. Only thing is, there's nothing really to figure out. Any mumbo jumbo along the way existed only to make pretty basic story seem more than it was. Crazy girl from last week continues to crazy while other characters continue to lack consequence, but we're getting a big fight … Continue reading Caligula Episode 11: I Did It

Caligula Episode 10: That Grenade Should Have Been Dropped About Ten Minutes Earlier

This story continues to think its kind of cool when mostly it is just boring us to death with poorly realised characters who engage in overly edgy dialogue that amounts to nothing. What to do when your cast is boring and your characters are going nowhere? Trap them in a room and have them discuss … Continue reading Caligula Episode 10: That Grenade Should Have Been Dropped About Ten Minutes Earlier

Caligula Episode 9: Mystery Door, Locked Door

Suspicious memory retrieval from Aria leads the go Home club to look for a door that might lead home. Typically, it doesn't go well. Here's how not to write an episode. Start with a scene we have no context for based on where we left the characters. Throw in a line or two of exposition … Continue reading Caligula Episode 9: Mystery Door, Locked Door

Caligula Episodes 7 + 8: Absolutely Nothing Of Note Happening Here

What's better than random events and stuff happening for no apparent reason? Having random events occurring in random order. Thank Caligula for being the anime this season that shows us exactly how not to make a story interesting. The characters have had a month since the last battle and they've settled in to being a … Continue reading Caligula Episodes 7 + 8: Absolutely Nothing Of Note Happening Here

Caligula Episodes 5 + 6: Six Episodes For An Origin Story

I'm totally confused as to whether there is any thought put into this at all as stuff seems to just happen. At this point there's no real rhyme or reason to any of the events or fights and basically the story seems like it has been written by random lottery. Could it improve though? About … Continue reading Caligula Episodes 5 + 6: Six Episodes For An Origin Story

Caligula First Impressions

Really wondering if the title is actually referring to the Roman Emperor or if it is something actually relevant to the anime here? Anyway, what were your first impressions? While I will admit I was kind of interested while watching this, I'm also going to point out that unless you read the synopsis before starting … Continue reading Caligula First Impressions