Ranked #2969


Alternative Titles

Japanese: フラクタル


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 14, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: A-1 Pictures, Ordet
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.091 (scored by 23,779 users)
Ranked: #29692
Popularity: #910
Members: 49,779
Favorites: 158
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The story takes place on an island, where a "Fractale System" is beginning to collapse. One day, Clain finds an injured girl called Phryne under a cliff. She disappears leaving a pendant. Clain sets out for a journey with the girl-shaped avatar Nessa to look for Phryne and discovers the secret of the Fractale System.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Hanazawa, Kana
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Tsuda, Minami
Tsuda, Minami
Necran, Clain
Necran, Clain
Kobayashi, Yuu
Kobayashi, Yuu
Granitz, Enri
Granitz, Enri
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka


Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ueda, Masuo
Ueda, Masuo
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

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Opening Theme

"Harinezumi (ハリネズミ)" by Azuma Hitomi

Ending Theme

#1: "Down By The Salley Gardens" by Azuma Hitomi (eps 1-4, 9-11)
#2: "Salley Garden "(サリーガーデン)" by Azuma Hitomi (eps 5-8)

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Apr 2, 2011
*Edit* There are spoilers in this review. I was under the impressions that spoilers required a plot that was coherent enough to spoil, but after some complaints I decided to put in this warning*

Before Fractale aired, the dir­ector Yamakan declared that moe was the can­cer that was killing the anime industry and that he would cre­ate a show that stepped out­side that and appeal to a wider audi­ence (not quite in those words, but that was the gen­eral gist of his ram­blings). He even man­aged to get him­self a slot in the fam­ous Noit­am­ina timeslot, a place ded­ic­ated to host­ing anime that don’t suck, for read more
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May 25, 2011
I'm gonna come out and say that Fractale isn't that bad... and all the hate people have for it is kinda unjustified. The problem is that the show didn't manage to become the kind of masterpiece Yamakan wanted it to be, and that failed promise put the show in a very negative light. At least he's a man of his word, and "retired for the time being". It's a pity if he actually goes away for good because I still think he's still someone with plenty of talent, and even some of that does show in the flop that is Fractale.

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Jan 25, 2015
This show was actually awful.

I really liked the colorful and simple style of the show so I looked more into it. I read the summary and thought it could be really okay. And then I made the mistake of watching it.

It is the kind of overall bad that I cannot pin point just where they went horribly wrong. It is like that time you tried making dinner and you followed a recipe pretty strictly but it tasted awful and you didn't know what you did to ruin everything.

All of the characters are faceless and not worth mentioning, I can't even remember any of the read more
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Feb 9, 2011
Of the entire Winter Anime list, Fractale instantly caught my attention, perhaps because of all the words written on the list, “fractal” is the term that I have encountered several times. I enjoy this show because it has some in-depth meanings on how technology impacts humans and apparent socio-political implications. Also, I find it unique and refreshing in its own simple ways.

In terms of character design, I find them pleasing but not really fantastic. However, you can surely recognize the character development. I particularly like Nessa, I thought she is going to be annoying doppel--data or memory that interacts like human, who will screw up read more
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