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Japanese: フラクタル
English: Fractale
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 14, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures, Ordet
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.931 (scored by 3409634,096 users)
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Ranked: #42482
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Popularity: #2040
Members: 79,346
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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.


Fractale aired on Fuji Television's noitaminA block.

On June 19, 2011, Mutsumi Akazaki, who drew the manga adaptation of Fractale, stated in a blog post that she found the work 'uninteresting' and added that she wanted to work on a manga that she enjoyed. The blog post was soon removed. As a result, the anime's director Yutaka Yamamoto requested that the production committee discontinue the manga series, though there was no indication that this was approved. Akazaki later apologised for the remark.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maeno, Tomoaki


Shimamoto, Sumi



Clain's Mother


Clain's Father



Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"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)

Apr 2, 2011
5camp (All reviews)
*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
May 25, 2011
du5k (All reviews)
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
Jan 25, 2015
Doughkey (All reviews)
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
Feb 9, 2011
SnippetTee (All reviews)
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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