A new series, huzzah! I always enjoy new stuff, especially something that (seems) to break away from the regular, rigidly defined set of plots and characters. Which is why I like C3 (Actually C cubed, but WordPress won’t let me do the mini-3, so whatever). It looks like it’s going to be kind’a heartwarming, kind’a amusing, and kind’a ecchi-esque. A bit too ecchi-esque for my tastes, but whatever.
First, the aesthetics. The character designs are nothing to write home about (and some shots even look really derpy), but everything else is bloody outstanding. The backgrounds are wonderful, the lighting and shading… Screenshots do not do this thing justice, it’s really one of those you should watch yourself. Sound’s also pretty good. Good music, good voice actors, the works. Granted, I have a personal gripe about Haruaki’s childhood friend, simply because of her soft, quick voice. Again, it’s a personal thing. I don’t like it, but the quality’s there.
The story is… confusing, to say the least. I really want this just to be about this weird girl who can turn into a magic block or whatever she is, and about how she adapts to being ‘almost human.’ I don’t want it to be a supernatural shonen harem anime sorta deal, really. New characters are good (if only to limit Konoha’s screen time…) and expected, and I kinda sorta expect this to fall back on the old harem traditions of having a new girl show up every few episodes and living with the main character and then you get a love polygonal shape and meh. Too much of that, in my opinion. I hope I’m wrong, though.