This is a translation of The Caligula Effect: EPISODE Marie Mizuguchi ~The World Through Her Eyes (カリギュラ EPISODE水口茉莉絵～彼女の見た世界～), originally published October 14, 2016 as a tie-in novel for the video game The Caligula Effect.
You can buy the novel in digital and physical format here.
What is this novel anyway?
This is a tie-in novel for the first The Caligula Effect game (originally released June 23, 2016) centered around the character Marie Mizuguchi.
Is it necessary to play the game to understand the novel? Which games?
The novel was released shortly after the original PlayStation Vita release of the original The Caligula Effect in 2016 and works off of its story, so you should ideally play it or the Overdose remake.
Why isn’t (thing from Overdose) in this novel?
This novel was released on October 2016, only four months after the release of the original The Caligula Effect for Vita. Overdose wasn’t released until 2018, so elements that were specifically added for Overdose, such as the female protagonist, Lucid and the Musician Route, Ayana, Eiji, Stork, and Kuchinashi, are not involved in this novel.
Content warnings: abuse (physical and emotional), gore and body horror, depiction of fatphobia, discussions of suicide
Writer: Ryouko Seki
An author who spends time spelling out anything that could theoretically become a story, such as game story outlines, drama CD scripts, and light novels. Has a very difficult time with self-introductions these days due to having such a wide range of work. Fantastic at both the manliness and the girliness! (…Probably!)
Born in 1991. Graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2011 as an oil painting major. An artist with a wide range of activities across all sorts of media, including traditional art, digital art, fine art, and subculture. Serves as the character designer and general artist for The Caligula Effect.