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C³ – Cube×Cursed×Curious – 01

Fear has the right idea. TV sucks!

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So, after Moshi fell asleep while translating Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (or whatever happened to him), we dropped the project and picked this up when he came back a few hours later. It’s a pretty cute series, and we had fun working on it. This will be our second project at UTW. Look forward to some fun times (and an earlier release next week)!

Note: This release uses ordered chapters to have the OP as a separate file, which is then seamlessly linked into the episode. Why? The reason is twofold: For one, the OP is a huge bitrate hog. If it was included in the episode 1 file, it’d take a whopping 25% of the entire filesize. And remember that this is just the opening that we are talking about: 90 seconds of content. Time-wise it’s only 6,3% of the episode runtime. The second reason is that the OP looks terrible in the TV broadcast. Due to the excessive filtering required to make it look at least somewhat less terrible, it takes a damn long time to encode the thing. So in other words, future episode encodes would slow down considerably if the OP was included every single time. Thank you for your understanding, and have a nice day!

Clarification Edit: I would normally never use ordered chapters for TV releases, but the huge filesize of the OP and the excessive encoding requirements makes this a very special case.

Oh, and this release is obviously 10-bit, too. Just in case you didn’t get the message about every new show being encoded in 10-bit.

Moshi here, jacking a post before it’s even published.
The spoiler is a wall of text about how horizon is bad and how I don’t want to TL it.
tl;dr: no plot and too confusing. DROPPED.
[spoiler]Oh man. OH MAN. DOES HORIZON SUCK. Like, man. This plot—no, no, wait, I’m getting a Null Pointer Exception. Oh that’s right, THERE IS NO COW LEVEL PLOT. I mean seriously, this show is devoid of any comprehensible storyline until the last minute, and even then it’s impossible to figure out how the past 23 minutes (which consisted of a teacher running away from her {(I.S. + Nanoha) / 2}-like spellcaster-mecha students, beating them up, beating some demon gangsta dude up, then beating the crap out of the main character (who also happens to be the main character of seitokai no ichizon) while some old man and a secretary watch) are remotely related to the explanation just given, save the random “Holy Calendar Year X” things that pop up. Oh right, and I still don’t really understand where they got their uber mecha-tech from or how it works. I mean the archer girl had some shrine maiden chibi mascot go fetch her buffs for her shots via teh intarwebz in exchange for working part-time shifts there and bribing the chibi with cake or something.
Now okay, you might be telling me to go look at a plot summary or something related so I get it. And yeah, there is some stuff on YouTube like this “let us explain some of the jargon you’ll be hearing” video. (in Japanese, text only. If you don’t get it, take a look.) It helped. Like, a lot. But you see, even if I now get it and make an epic TL of this thing and we all somehow get this to the point of release, now you, the audience, will go through the exact same procedure of total and utter cranial chaos. You won’t get who they’re talking about. You won’t understand if something is a meme, a name (or nickname), a landmark, an idea pertaining to the series, or something else entirely. Oh, and you’ll feel like you’re watching from around episode 5, when people who watch from the beginning are starting to get used to the world and people who’ve never watched it become quite confused. No sir, this is episode 1.
Now interestingly enough, there is an Introduction and Prologue section on the official site, the intro talking about the original writer etc. and the prologue equivalent to the last minute of ep1. Not useful. Oh look, there’s also a Story section, how convenie—
No. way.
I rest my case.[/spoiler]
Now uh, regarding what I did do. Cube is semi-generic and quite pantsu, but very watchable. Just another decent loli-comes-stumbling-into-your-house show, lol :3
…well, at least so far. The fight scenes may not be so.
Anyway, it’s easy to work with and shouldn’t be much of a hassle to keep up with, either. Do enjoy.
Oh right, and I’m back after my 1-season hiatus. BAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!

211 Thoughts on “C³ – Cube×Cursed×Curious – 01

  1. @Thomas: I tried that and the mplayer2 binary crashes whenever I try to play a video, regardless of whether it’s 10 bit or not.


  3. this is crap can’t watch c3 en fate/zero cause of the 10-bit vlc can’t play it.
    i only get a green screen

  4. ok so nightly build of vlc work just fine

  5. Use madVR for playing 10-bit – quality, stability, more work for GPU and less stress on CPU ^^
    Here is the official guide: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=146228

    Note: You need MPC (Media Player Classic) installed, as madVR will be a part of MPC and using MPC you will be playing it. Guide is posted on here: http://haruhichan.com/wpblog/?p=205 Just scroll down till you see “Setup guide for MPC-HC + madVR:” and read and follow instructions.

    It mainly depends on GPU (I played a 9~10 Mbps bitrate movie @ 1080p 10-bit flawlessly on a cheapest GPU card nowadays, ATI HD 4650 128 bit 1GB DDR2 RAM using madVR), So if you have a ancient PC like P4 with a PCI-E slot then grab a similar model (or, which has at least have a 128 MB dedicated RAM and supports Shader Model 3.0, and install Direct X 9.0c) you are good to go! 😀

  6. @jurgah: Currently there is no officially released version of VLC that supports 10 bit video. In my experience, the green screen only occurs in VLC 1.1.11 and 1.1.12. VLC 1.1.9 will play the video, but the colors will be slightly distorted throughout most of the video. There have been suggestions such as using mplayer2 or nightly builds of VLC 1.2 that you could try, maybe they’ll work better for you than they did for me. Failing there, I think VLC 1.2 is supposed to be officially released in a few weeks, and that’s supposed to support 10 bit video, so with any luck it will only be an issue for the next 2 or 3 episodes. In the meantime, the 10 bit is quite watchable in VLC 1.1.9 and regular MPlayer as long as you aren’t overly picky, and the SD release should also be fine for a few episodes.

  7. ZeroOBK on October 11, 2011 at 4:36 am said:

    “who also happens to be the main character of seitokai no ichizon”

    Liar. They’re not even voiced by the same guy.

  8. gabriael on October 22, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

    OMG i use media player classic and all i had to do is update CCCP and 10-bit works fine but i hear alot of peeps having problems with it i kinda like 10-bit i hope one day all the fan subbers will follow suit and just do 10-bit

  9. Persona2005 on October 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm said:

    Is there an opening on this release?

  10. Extrablade on February 24, 2012 at 3:06 am said:

    i can’t seem to download this episode 1

  11. Brandon on July 5, 2012 at 8:06 am said:

    Is there anyway to get a copy of this series? all the links I found are broken

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