CubeŚCursedŚCurious, which can be shortened to C Cube or C3, is a Light Novel series written by Minase Hazuki. It has since been adapted into a manga by Akina Tsukako and a Fall 2011 Anime by SILVER LINK.Haruaki Yachi is yet another Ordinary High School Student, noteworthy only for being highly resistant to curses. Because of this ability, his Walking the Earth father frequently sends him cursed tools and items he finds during his travels to be purified, as their home is built on sacred ground that erodes negative energy, and Haruaki is able to safely keep watch over these troublesome items.One day, he receives a strange metallic cube, which he decides would be better left alone. That night, he wakes up to find a naked girl eating rice crackers in his house. The girl's name is Fear, and she is, in fact, the cube itself, an Artifact of Doom that brings painful death to her bearer and all those close to him. Having gained a human form and human emotions, she wishes to be freed from her curse. Haruaki agrees to help her, and she begins living with him and Konoha, another sentient cursed artifact, but none of them realize the true extent of the problems Fear's curse presents, both directly and indirectly.If you're going to check out this anime, keep in mind that it has a highlyNon-Indicative First Episode, and thus you won't get a good impression of what the show's about until the plot picks up in the second half of Episode 2. Try to watch it at least up to that point before deciding whether or not this is a show for you.Not related to another anime shortened to [C].
CubeŚCursedŚCurious provides examples of:
A-Cup Angst: Fear's two biggest problems with Konoha, whom she declares to be "the enemy of the flat-chested".
Back from the Dead: Mummy Maker made a reappearance and was shown alive in Volume 10 of light novel. Himura actually saved her from fatal condition. Although in the first volume she was shown drowning in her own blood as well as Peavey's announcement of her death to the gang, it turns out that Himura was hiding in the same building where Mummy Maker was supposed to be killed using a stealth-function curse tool. After Peavey soaked Dance Time (the cursed axe) to activate the curse, she left the building. After that, Himura uses that opportunity to rescue Mummy Maker. Peavey didn't confirm Mummy Maker's death, that's why when she confronted the main characters, she said that Mummy Maker is already dead.
Bad Powers, Good People: Neither Fear nor Konoha want to hurt anyone, they just want to live out their lives peacefully, but the nature of their powers makes that rather difficult.
Batman Gambit: Fear pulls off a pretty good one in episode 8. See, Shiraho doesn't want Sovereignty's curse to be broken because she doesn't want to know if her feelings for Sovereignty are fake or not. However, if things keep going the way they are, either Sovereignty will kill Shiraho, or they'll be unable to be together, forever. So she works out a plan to get rid of the blades hidden in Sovereignty's body, PLUS cracking Shiraho's defenses. Not bad for a self-proclaimed idiot.
The plan was based around understanding how people react to torture or watching their loved ones get tortured. If there's one field that Fear would be an expert in, it's that.
Fantastic Racism: Peavey and her colleagues believe that cursed items like Fear and Konoha don't have a right to exist.
Freudian Excuse: It's hinted and then confirmed that Peavey had a brutal experience with a cursed tool in the past. Having your father go crazy and attack both you and your mother would explain her extreme hatred.
Who Wants to Live Forever?: Moreso than merely implied. Fridge Logic from the apparent looks of said armor with the inability to remove it, says it doubles as a chastity apparel — unless partial removal is allowed. It can be partially removed.
Mayfly December Romance: Maybe. Konoha indicates that cursed items don't grow or age, but whether that remains the case when they're completely cured hasn't been confirmed. If Kuroe's any indication, they don't.
McGuffin: The Indulgence Disks, items that weaken Fear's powers, and thus weaken her curse.
Kaidou Imi: Scottie (Yes, a pun of that tissue brand. Haruaki even mentioned it to his tsukkomi). Why Kuroe called her Scottie is because Kaidou always carry a shovel around and she is a teacher. Take the first two kanas of Scoop/Shovel (スコップ) + Teacher (ティーチャー) = Scottie (スコッティ) (Volume 6+)
Pet the Dog: Peavey tells her backup to take off the bandages she's wearing (since Peavey hates cursed tools), and the girl is reluctant, saying that she feels her body is ugly, but does so. Peavey tells her that she's nothing of the sort, and that cursed tools are for more ugly then she'd ever be.
Kick the Dog: Then Peavey kills her because Amanda set up a plan that wasn't bloody enough for her.
Phenotype Stereotype: Averted. Peavey is indeed blond, but her eyes are green rather than the stereotypical blue.
Pinocchio Syndrome: Fear's wish. Konoha can be inferred to be in the process, as she still has some unnamed power remaining from her own curse.
Word Salad Title: The word "Curious" in particular seems like it might have just been thrown in to round things off, but it still fits: Fear is a Cube that is Cursed, and she is Curious about normal human life. This becomes more evident as the show goes on.
Yandere: Konoha is a mild form of this - meek until Harukai is threatened, then watch out!