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C3 -C Cube- Curse Of Bishoujo Bondage

Dec 4, 2011 @ 12:04 CDT


Returning for a 10th time, C3 seems to have truly at this point diverged from an anime about an adorable lolita, to a series surrounding the life of a cursed masochistic bishoujo as she tortures herself BDSM style.

We’re truly yearning to love this series of C3, yet in all honestly have these last few installments been truly weak – once the focus began easing off of the leading female, Fear, as did the quality go astray as well. Not to say redemption or further elaboration is not possible, however for the time being, the display of merely no more than sub-par. The visuals remain fantastic as they’ve always been, yet they’re not being utilized to their full potential – as likewise, neither is the plot.

So previously did we see Kuroe arrive, and with that another female followed – a blonde haired bishoujo who one can be quite certain is more dangerous than her gentle outlook may lead one to believe. And on an possibly unrelated note, the class pres is receiving harassment from a member of some organization she appears to be unwillingly affiliated with. Disappointment fills the air as after 20 minutes or so of watching this episode, which is all of it, it failed to make any progress beyond that.

Murders are begin to erupt within the city, and Haruaki and friends find the culprit to be the blonde haired bishoujo – meeting her, they have a short meaningless exchange of words and a battle which holds no victor. Now having several minutes come to pass without much of value to the tale at hand, a pace far slower than a snail, Haruaki and Fear begin discussing things which we simply do not understand.

The story makes no sense anymore – somewhere along the lines of our dear Fear-In-Cube wanting to cure herself of a curse, we found ourselves randomly dropped within a nonsensical scavenger hunt for who knows what.

As the revitalized opening sequence implies, the story now first and foremost features the class pres. Who for whatever reason is ill in some peculiar, perhaps supernatural, manner – and has Haruaki lead her home as she can barely move. Whilst the two are within her room, she begins snapping her own bones and essentially torturing herself for no comprehensible purpose as she’s invincible.

Then as she awakens hours later after having fell asleep, all is once again well – Haruaki offers to take the curse upon himself to which she declines, prompting the story to carry on without any worthwhile events well into it’s final phases. Ultimately, Haruaki regroups with the lovable loli who we had assumed was the main character of this series, learning from her that she believes based on several items of evidence the murders are related to, or being caused by Kuroe.

How they came to conclude any of this is beyond us – we’ve no longer an idea what the plot is about, it’s simply becoming obscure through a lack of development, and a drastic shift into new areas without a proper transition.

4 Comments

  • -Sigh- Might I be able to get away with saying is that this is what most always happens when you diverge from the original plot?

    In all honesty, I had truly looked forward to C3 during its first six or so episodes. Good story, cute girls, and simply superb animation. What was there not to like? Nothing, IMHO.

    Now, with this apparent divergence from the original plot into a self-made rehash of tried elements that any experienced anime fan will take as merely Silver Link’s transparent efforts into forcing C3 into an early conclusion, I could shrug off these most recent episodes and never look back.

    Our dear Fear-in-Cube is undeniably awesome; regrettably she can’t carry this series by herself however, especially now that her once prominent role seems to be shrinking ever steadily.

    It may be a bit too soon to bury the hatchet with C3, but it’s getting darn close. Quite a shame too as I was willing to voice my support for a probable second season by buying the series once released. No longer though. No longer.

    • Seven says:

      I am truly hoping for it to redeem itself here. It had such a magnificent start – honestly heartbreaking to see it fail.

      • Couple of things in particular that have really irked me these past couple of episodes:

        - Okay, Sovereignty Perfection Doll WAS in the original story. We got that here and then… what? Her and Shiraho are reduced to a pair of mere side characters?

        …May I ask why they were brought in at all if this was to be the case? To fill up space, mayhaps? >->

        - Okay, I was willing to go along with this potential Kirika route just to see how things would unfold. After having watched these last two episodes however… no. Just. No.

        This is not the anime equivalent of a visual novel where you can just change your romantic objective halfway in and expect to get away with it. It doesn’t work, no matter how good the character is. Really, you had a good thing going with Fear and you should have stuck with it.

        - This latest antagonist… please tell me I am not the only one to think that this is some horrible rehash of Peavy? Whether or not she turns out to be the criminal behind this latest series of incidents, I like nothing about her. She was just brought in to take up space. Fail.

        - And most importantly, why in the name of all that is beautiful and enchanting in this world would you diminish Fear’s role in the way it has been? Seriously, after all the build-up and character development we had in the first six episodes… and now all we get is this?

        Silver Link, you people need to learn to treat the loli with the respect that she deserves.

        • Seven says:

          Ahhh, now that you mention it all, the series has seemed to have went a route of no return. It’s already screwed up unfortunately.

          Excuse me while I go facepalm in sorrow.

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