back to see the cursed cuteness of C³ CubexCursedxCurious, episode 3, “Warm Curse, Cold Curse”. We’ve finally witnessed the cursed power of Fear, and her arsenal of killing and torture mechanisms. As she drives away Peavey, Haruaki and Konoha also learn of Fear’s dark past, and the multitudes of people she’s been used to kill, and her deepest sins.
Fear’s powers are very unstable, so she can’t stop using her mechanisms, even when Peavey is withdrawn and only Haruaki and Konoha remain. Thanks to Konoha (being a cursed tool, herself), Haruaki doesn’t take any serious injury, but Fear, grief-stricken runs away in tears. Once Haruaki comes to back home, he commits to finding Fear, and, thanks to Konoha, comes closer to understanding what she’s going through and where she might be.
Kirika stumbles upon Fear in the city, and narrow escapes thanks to Fear’s flashback of earlier that day. Kirika then calls Haruaki to tell him about Fear. On a side note, I’m glad I’m not the only one here who isn’t clued in on cursed tools, as Haruaki opts to not tell Kirika about what just happened.
Fear decides to remove herself from the world, maybe as an atonement for her sins, or to keep her from killing more people. Thankfully, Haruaki figures this out, and gets to the ocean just in time to jump in and save Fear.
The series takes a darker turn away from the continuous cuteness seen in the first two episodes. But this means it is now better geared to handle the serious nature that the cursed tools have. Just because Fear is calmed down and letting Haruaki help him, all is not well, Peavey and her accomplice are still out there, and I foresee and explanation for Kirika in the next episode.
Until next time,