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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
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.921 (scored by 3524535,245 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2325
Members: 83,428
Favorites: 207

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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


Konno, Hiromi

Clain's Mother


Clain's Father

Kimura, Masafumi



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 7, 2011
As an anime fan, I personally love finding shows that take me completely by surprise. Sure big hype shows are great too, but there’s something about finding an anime with little to no hype that turns out to be amazing that really strikes a cord with me. I wasn’t expecting much from Fractale, but what I found was what is sure to be one of the best animes of the decade and an easy contender for anime of the year.

Fractale is the story of an island governed by the Fractale system, a computer super-program that is worshipped as a religion by the people. ...
May 25, 2011
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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 ...

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