Hazuki Minase's C³ Light Novels to End in June

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Oreimo's last novel also slated for June

ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint revealed in a newsletter on Wednesday that Hazuki Minase's C³ (C Cube/Cube x Cursed x Curious) light novel series will end with the 17th volume on June 7. The 16th volume in the series (pictured at right) shipped in Japan on March 9.

The story begins when a high school student named Haruaki Yachi receives a mysterious, super-heavy black cube from his father overseas. That night, Haruaki wakes up to a suspicious noise in the kitchen, and he discovers a "fully naked female thief of rice crackers." The girl, Fear, is the first of several surprises that Haruaki receives. The series inspired a 12-episode television anime series in 2011 that Niconico and Funimation streamed as it aired. The fifth Blu-ray Disc/DVD release of the anime also bundled an unaired episode in April 2012.

Minase launched the original light novel series with illustrations by Sasorigatame in 2007. Artist Tsukako Akina launched a manga adaptation in the April issue of ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in February 2011.

The newsletter also confirmed that the 12th and final volume of Tsukasa Fushimi's Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) light novel series will also ship on June 7.

Sakura Ikeda adapted the light novel series into two manga series in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine — the main adaptation as well as a spinoff manga, Ore no Kouhai ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. It also inspired a television anime series that has a second season that will premiere this week. The second season will cover the plot up through the 12th light novel volume.

Aniplex is publishing both anime seasons in North America, and Dark Horse Comics publishes Ikeda's main manga adaptation.

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