C3 is an anime series quite peculiar in that no matter how adorable our lead female may seem, or how cute the tale might become, there always remains a hardcore plot of devastation and consideration.
This episode is tricky to follow as it diverges greatly from the average of what we’re used to seeing in C3 – introducing even some new characters, alongside a fresh OP themed around the femme fatale, the class pres. Yet before any of that do we see the episode start off with our delectable little Fear cube doing something adorable – she’s practicing her dance maneuver, yet no matter what she’s doing, she’s simply so cute doing it, we wish we could hug her violently with love.
A selling point of C3 is how deliciously moe its main character is – and indeed does she seemingly captivate us that much more every episode. Momentarily setting aside the inevitable infatuation with Fear-In-Cube one will receive if watching this series, viewers are treated to the sparkly new opening sequence set amidst the night sky in a natural outdoors location – featuring the busty bishoujo killer class president. Certainly splendid is this visual display which boasts exquisite resonance to match – yet we’d be lying to say we admire it more than our outgoing Fear cube based OP theme.
With that out of the way, then is the first of two strikingly individualistic characters introduced in the form of tentacle hair molestation brought upon our undeservingly attacked Fear-In-Cube. This first to come is a lolita with rather long hair – as from the interactions she has with Haruaki, it’s clear she’s already well acquainted with him and Cow Tits from many ages ago, having been cleansed of her curse.
Social links spiral up for the four congregated in the home of Haruaki – only to be interrupted by the slender second character to arrive within this episode, a tall blonde female with an elegant outlook and a personality of pure class. She’s chasing the toddler child of earlier – yet when met with an unfavorable response, she ceases her actions as requested, adhering to an honorable disposition even though she may seem to be what one could consider an “enemy”.
In turn for not get worked up over the child however, the lady “invites” our innocent Fear-In-Cube to join her party of evil. The cute cube of fear denies of course without a second thought – knowing better than to transgress to a world unknown, prompting the woman to take her leave. The day then carries on at the regular location of school – Fear continues her training of dance, whilst the short one seems to be playing a fairly impressive leadership role. The chibi newcomer is in charge of a beauty salon – becoming a place of event for some sexy service.
Keeping our attention strictly to those of plot importance – the class pres has an encounter more intimate than she finds amusing within the school, something in relation to her role within the organization of researchers.
As for conclusions, this episode comes with a reappearance of the blonde bishoujo adversary – leaving our characters with a confession for a crime which we yet to know.
Affixing our thoughts on Fear, we’ve not much to say besides she’s cute – her lolita bath time protege however is unusual in that she’s so well known, contrary to her physical appearance. The class pres is who we need to keep our eye on – the opening sequence did not merely change to emphasize her without reason, and if one were to guess, it’s possible the next several episodes will form a segment in which she is the key player attempting to free herself of a “curse”, either literally or metaphorically, instead of our dear Fear-In-Cube.
An excellent episode indeed, though being honest it’s hard to follow in terms of story – we have little trouble recognizing any actions of our beloved cube, however the plot has a tendency to drift off, or rather, there is no boundaries. A scene may be showing us Fear doing something moe, then only a second or so later does it transparently begin to play a portion of crucial plot. It becomes difficult to keep focused or distinguish what is intended to be merely entertaining or eyecandy, and what was relevant to the series as a whole.
Worrying not however, this issue was prevalent in the past – balancing out as everything comes clearer within the subsequent episodes of the arc. And with that do we await those promising adventures to come – hoping they do so deliver the caliber of storytelling we’ve come to expect of C3, as well as the gratuitously satisfying loli service it’s simply renowned in offering.