C3 makes it easy to generate D3-based charts by wrapping the code required to construct the entire chart. We don't need to write D3 code any more.
C3 gives some classes to each element when generating, so you can define a custom style by the class and it's possible to extend the structure directly by D3.
C3 provides a variety of APIs and callbacks to access the state of the chart. By using them, you can update the chart even if after it's rendered.
Because of the dependence on D3, C3 supports only modern browsers D3 supports. Please see the description in D3.
Note: For IE9 and IE10, polyfill is required because c3 uses MutationObserver, which is not supported in those versions. However, it's not required if charts always will be binded to the DOM specified by bindto because MutationObserver is not called in that case.