The spring 2018 anime series Caligula is getting some renewed attention as Discotek Media has announced their pickup of the property for home video release. The twelve-episode series is now set for an August 25th, 2020 release where it’ll be in Japanese with English subtitles only. Priced at $39.95, it’s not currently listing any extras for it but the main cover artwork has been released.
The series was directed by Junichi Wada based on the series composition by Touka Machida. Kenji Tanabe worked on the character designs with Satelight handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Chiharu Sawashiro as Ritsu Shikishima, Reina Ueda as μ, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Shōgo Satake, Yuichiro Umehara as Izuru Minezawa, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kotarō Tomoei, Rie Murakawa as Kotono Kashiwaba, Ari Ozawa as Naruko Morita, Rie Takahashi as Mifue Shinohara, Minami Tanaka as Suzuna Kagura, Mai Fuchigami as Marie Mizuguchi, Asami Shimoda as Aria, Shouta Aoi as KagiP, Emi Nitta as SweetP, Yumiri Hanamori as Shōnen Doll, Eriko Nakamura as Mirei, Sōma Saitō IkeP, Yūma Uchida as Shadow Knife, and Yuka Ōtsubo as Sone.
The opening sequence features the song “Paradigm Box” from Chiharu Sawashiro and Shunsuke Takeuchi while the ending theme song is “Hypno” as performed by Minami Tanaka, Rie Murakawa, Ari Ozawa, and Rie Takahashi.
Game Concept: Aren’t you tired of being nice?
Ritsu Shikishima is your average high schooler with a passion for philosophy, and lately he’s had a question on his mind: what does it mean to be happy? Take his life, for example. He makes good grades at school. He’s got friends to chat about the latest single from favorite singers with. There’s nothing in his life that he could complain about, really. His life is perfect, idyllic even. But would you really call that happiness? Isn’t it a little too perfect? Why would you pick at the seams? Do you really want to look closer? What do you think this is, some kind of anime? He just has a perfect, happy, ordinary life. Whether he wants to or not.