Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (May 30th, 2018)

Hey folks! Welcome to this week’s Japanese pop culture thread.

The Caligula Effect is a JRPG originally released for the PS Vita back in 2016 in Japan and 2017 in the West. A PS4 remake subtitled Overdose was released in Japan a couple of weeks ago. It tells the story of a group of people trapped in an idyllic virtual reality where they live through their high school years indefinitely, unaware of the existence of the outside world. When some of them discover that they’re trapped in this virtual reality, they hatch a plan to escape.

An anime series based on the video game is currently airing. With any luck, the fact that the series is being dubbed for Western release is an indication that the remake of the game is on its way West too.

What have you been watching/eating/reading/playing/listening to lately?


Update: Since there were no takers, I’ve scheduled a post next week.

Original Text: Since I’m travelling next week, I might not be around to make this thread. If any of you are interested in making next week’s thread, please let me know. (If not, I’ll just schedule it in advance.)

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