Ranked #2842


Alternative Titles

Japanese: フラクタル


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 14, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.111 (scored by 22104 users)
Ranked: #28422
Popularity: #796
Members: 45,360
Favorites: 139
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

No tags found


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.

Add episode Episodes

Episodes  0 / 11
Aired  Jan 14, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
No data, yet..

Related Anime

Adaptation: Fractale

Characters & Voice Actors

Tsuda, Minami
Tsuda, Minami
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Necran, Clain
Necran, Clain
Kobayashi, Yuu
Kobayashi, Yuu
Shimamoto, Sumi
Shimamoto, Sumi


Ueda, Masuo
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Makihara, Ryoutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

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.

I've said this on more read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Apr 11, 2011
I like Fractale. I really do. But more I reflect on it, more I realize that Fractale isn't the greatest.

What caught me was the setting. A computerized system called "Fractale" is used to catalog and maintain the whole human population. A normal boy named Clain is unsatisfied with his life. In comes Phyrne, a doppel named Nessa, a rebel group called the Lost Millennium, and the Temple knocking on his door. He's dragged into a whole world altering mess of conflicts... so why is this show so slow moving?

The pacing isn't very well done. A show is supposed to raise questions in the beginning read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful


The stories are based around a future with high level technollogy that allows a select group of huimans to live in peace. Yet there is a dark secret behind the societies that they are living in. Both happen to feature young males whose perspective of the world is naive, not to mention innocent of the way the world looks. But when someone suddenly shows up, a person very mysterious, suddenly, their lives end up being turned upside down. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
A youthful romance develops on a rebel airship with an eccentric crew and a charismatic captain. Although similar, they are not "alike." Still, if you enjoy one, you are likely to enjoy the other. 
reportRecommended by lisnoire
Lightly steampunkish futuristic series dealing with everyday protagonists getting gradually drawn into a war taking place. They definitely have the same feel to them. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Similar feel, art, music and setting. However, Laputa is far superior in every way and if you enjoyed Fractale, you'll be blown away by Laputa. 
reportRecommended by Xenograft
After watching the first episode of Fractale, the first thing I thought of was X'amd Lost Memories/Nausicaa and how grand the story was to be. A kid enjoying everyday life suddenly taken out of that with the help of uncommon events. The music and art styles are very similar and give off a nice slice of life feel that's pretty relaxing.  
reportRecommended by Shirt
World in the future, new technologies and organization fighting for freedom. Both have some similar supporting characters. 
reportRecommended by Shifu

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)

Recent News

FUNimation Licenses Fractale, Freezing, and Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike
38 replies by Izanagi-94 »»
08-09-12, 3:26 PM
Director Yamamoto Yutaka Requests Termination of Fractale Manga ( 1 2 )
57 replies by Des »»
12-06-11, 10:05 AM

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Fractale Episode 11 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
198 replies by stephtastrophe »»
01-13-15, 2:08 PM
Poll: Fractale Episode 10 Discussion ( 1 2 )
89 replies by stephtastrophe »»
01-12-15, 1:47 PM

Related Clubs

English Dub Fanclub, European Themed Anime & Manga, Hanazawa Kana's Fans!, Nessa fanclub, Fractale FanClub, Manga Anime League (MAL), Kamiya Hiroshi fanclub, noitaminA, Baldwin High Anime Club, Dino's Shit Taste

See All | My FriendsRecently Watched By