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C³ – Cube×Cursed×Curious – 03

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Moshi forgot to make a post, so I guess I’ll fill in for him this week. This is pretty much a resolution episode for the first arc, complete with plenty of the mad faces and blood that just suddenly invaded this series beginning episode 2.
Yet another reminder that this release uses ordered chapters. With the correct setup, simply make sure that the OP video file (which you can grab from this release) is in the same folder as this release for a seamless playback experience.

C³ – Cube×Cursed×Curious – 02

>mfw I’m subbing Horizon

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Okay, okay, I went overboard on that one. Three post pics, one that’s actually from the show, and none that are of girls. And an internet meme. A shame that I must go to such lengths for you to read this blog post.

Well, not that I have anything to say.
In this episode:
1. Blood (well there go the lolicons)
2. Scary eyes
3. CRAB BAAATTTLLEEEEE (link has gore)
4. A cooking battle! (sort of)
5. No crabs, just pincers D:
6. New characters and school
7. Powerpoint slides and excel graphs animated in the background
If you are allergic to any of the above, don’t eat crabs raw. Or watch this episode. Hell, don’t eat crabs raw to begin with.
And here’s your real post pic, three of the four girls you’re going to be seeing a lot of:
Note from Daiz: While the OP animation / audio didn’t change at all from the previous episode, we decided to do a v2 for it due to the fact that it had much better quality in the Tokyo MX broadcast this episode than in ep1. The new OP file is intended to replace the old one, so feel free to delete the old one. Or at the very least, don’t keep the two versions in the same folder because you might end up having the old version in the episodes.

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!!!