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Director Yamamoto Yutaka Requests Termination of Fractale Manga

by dtshyk
Jun 22, 2011 5:41 PM | 54 Comments
Anime director Yamamoto Yutaka posted on his twitter that he has made a request to the production committee of Fractale to terminate the serialization of its manga. The dispute was originated from the manga author Akasaki Mutsumi's blog entry, which expressed her dissatisfaction with the story of the manga and the anime. Akasaki said she couldn't understand what the producers of the anime wanted to tell and she has been at a loss what to do to make the story interesting. Akasaki immediately removed the entry but Yamamoto saw the screenshot and "felt sad about the current situation of the anime and manga industry. (tweet)" Yamamoto said the production committee will make the final decision of the future of the manga.

Source: Yamamoto's twitter

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Oh well, it was a good little anime :)
The final was dissapointing though.

Dec 6, 2011 10:05 AM by Des

oh good, i liked the art in the manga alot, but that was all the begging seemed like it could of been good.

Dec 5, 2011 9:48 AM by Cooperation-san

I hate Fractale. The first two episodes were kind of interesting, but then the show just falls completely apart. The animation is sloppy, the characters - with the exception of Nessa - are either bland, hateful, or cruel, plot holes are frequent and giant, the humor is awful (Enri saying ecchi over and over again !=funny), and the attempts at romance between Clain and Phryne are so forced and contrived it borders on hilarious. And, as mentioned earlier, the character design changes stink and ruin one of the biggest plot points in the entire series.

Yamamoto is a joke, and he hasn't directed anything noteworthy in five years. (No, not even Kannagi.)

Sep 25, 2011 2:57 AM by morningblue

so now he blames the manga...

Aug 31, 2011 8:46 PM by darknessneko

Wait, hang on. Is the anime covering he same story as the manga, or is the manga gonna go continue farther than it? Does it have more story behind it?

The only reason I can see him trying to cancel the manga is if the manga had the same exact story within it with no further continuation on development, in which case the anime would ruin the manga anyway.

I hope this isn't the case, cause I would like to read the manga as well and draw my own conclusions about it. To have it canceled mid-story for some arbitrary reason isn't going to go over well.

Aug 31, 2011 5:54 PM by Mecheye

ChronosXIII said:
I don't understand how he thinks he has DA POWA to terminate the manga when this bane of his existence is an adaptation of it.

I may be misreading your comment, but although the manga started first, Fractale was originally conceived as an anime, as far as I've ever heard. Or I guess it's more accurately described as a deliberately mixed-media franchise, like Angel Beats! A light novel and manga slightly preceded the Angel Beats! anime, but Angel Beats! is not "an adaptation" of a manga or light novel. It's all part of the same project, with the anime as the centerpiece.

Either way, you're undoubtedly correct that he has no formal authority whatsoever over the fate of the manga. But I don't think he thinks he does - he's just being Yamakan. And Yamakan unfortunately cannot go a month without doing something controversial.

Jun 24, 2011 2:07 PM by jmal

DURR~AAAMMMAAAAAA!!!! Especially in the anime x manga industry is srs bsnz.

I don't understand how he thinks he has DA POWA to terminate the manga when this bane of his existence is an adaptation of it.

Jun 24, 2011 1:32 PM by ChronosXIII

I guess that rules out a season 2 or OVA? :p

Seriously tho, disappointing to hear, loved the anime, not really sure what every ones problem with it was, other than being a bit shorter than it should have probably been.

Jun 24, 2011 8:15 AM by Bugy

jmal said:
Hoppy said:
Nanatsuiro Drops was very average, it ended up a poor quality version of Nanoha

Putting aside whether it was good or not (I thought it was okay, nothing amazing), how in the... Nanoha? That is definitely not the first show I'd compare the average magical girl show to. Would make more sense to compare it to all the other more traditional magical girl shows, not the second-most genre-atypical magical girl show ever (behind Madoka of course).

I'll bite. The first comment about it being the worst show needs to watch more shows and/or get better taste.

Anyway, without spoiling too much, what I really liked about Nanatsuiro Drops was the romance aspect, not the mahou shoujo part (which didn't really get cool until Sumomo gets her resolve, and even then, it's dropped in the last few episodes in favor of the drama anyway). So comparing it to Nanoha is not only completely off, but even comparing it to other traditional mahou shoujo isn't right, since the couples in those typically only get established at the end, whereas this anime goes further than that and settles things in the middle.

Jun 24, 2011 7:34 AM by Eab1990

IRL soap drama.

Jun 24, 2011 6:43 AM by Yanoflies

Will you shut up Yamaken-tan xD

Jun 24, 2011 6:38 AM by Shin_Star

Very classy Yamamoto....keep sucking....

Jun 23, 2011 2:33 PM by JustALEX

someone is seriously butt hurt and wants attention.

Jun 23, 2011 2:32 PM by Lightyear8684

lolwut? Fractale wasn't THAT bad.

Jun 23, 2011 2:11 PM by Cruncher

DeathReaper said:
Ok this guy has got some serious issues...
I agree. Yamamoto needs to either learn how to direct or stfu. If he's in denial that's fine, but he can't go interfering other people's work just because "omg, they couldn't understand my greatness !". Seriously wtf.

Jun 23, 2011 1:53 PM by Leon-Gun

Ok this guy has got some serious issues...

Jun 23, 2011 8:41 AM by Aozure

FOE-tan said:
jmal said:
Project_MkUltra said:
I never saw Fractale before, but is it really bad as people claim?
Because I keep hearing news about this and they act like it's literally the absolute worst anime/manga that ever existed.

Not at all. It's a decent show (and Hanazawa Kana's Nessa is utterly amazing), but many people (myself included) feel like it did not live up to the potential of the premise.

Most of the derision has far more to do with the behavior of its director, the Yamamoto Yukata referenced here, than the show itself. Yamakan comes off as an extreme drama queen much of the time, and when you couple that with his persecution complex and "nobody understands me" attitude, you have a gaffe-prone director who makes the mistake of making himself the story much of the time.

I think he's talented, and he's been involved in some shows I've loved, but he's really his own worst enemy. I just can not bring myself to like him as a person at all.
^ That. (apart from the last line. I don't think he's very talented, at least as a proper director, he's probably a good animation director.).

For the record, for me, the worst full-length TV series that I was crazy enough to actually complete (not counting Endless Eight) is Nanatsuiro Drops by a country mile. I swear that show was written by your average 12-year old fanfic writer, or at least I would have if I didn't know it was adapted from a VN with (relatively few) sex scenes. Fractale is a masterpiece when compared to that. It's just that it's extremely average when compared to very best anime on my list.

Nanatsuiro Drops was very average, it ended up a poor quality version of Nanoha, with quite a few uninteresting characters and the main is my most despised character, I want to slap Sumomo and leave her in the Mojave Desert for the wildlife to deal with her.

Jun 23, 2011 7:51 AM by Hoppy

Oh, come on.

Jun 23, 2011 7:46 AM by holypoop

just end it, waste of time and resources

Jun 23, 2011 6:02 AM by leeahseng

Problem with Fractale is that it is "pretentious". The first episode is giving the viewers an impression that the show has a message. In fact, the premise of Fractale is good and INTERESTING. Then after episode 4 or 5, it throws the interesting premise and BLAM! It just turned mediocre.

Jun 23, 2011 4:54 AM by Dark_Pride

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