Fractale – Final Impressions

Well, Fractale has finished airing after only 11 episodes.

Even though the series was relatively short, the pacing was good and its ending didn’t feel rushed. However, I was unsatisfied by the conclusion since they achieved their goal, but most of the world will remain ignorant of that fact and stay unaffected for a very long time. A second season of Fractale that takes place a few hundred years into the future would solve this issue.

The setting was what initially interested me the most. Unfortunately, they didn’t focus on the technology behind Fractale as much as I would have liked since the series followed a group of people that chose to live without its influence. It was also interesting to see the system have essentially an armed church organization form to maintain it after countless years. However, I still have so many questions regarding the Fractale system and decisions the creators made, such as the reason behind choosing a traumatized teenage girl as the “Key” to their system.

After a few episodes, the main reason to continue watching was to see how the story developed the relationship between Clain, Phryne, and Nessa. In that regard, the ending ties things up between them nicely.

Rating: Very Good

4 Comments to “Fractale – Final Impressions”

  1. Brett says:

    I just finished episode 06, and I am really enjoying it so far!
    I am glad it wraps up the relationship in the end and isn’t some horrible ending or something. I love the animation, and the episodes are just easy to watch.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Over halfway done already!
    I didn’t initially like the animation style as much as I do now. It certainly is easy to watch.

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  2. The series was alright. A fun little adventure if nothing else. I think it would have been better as a 24 episode series, though, in order to fully explain a lot of interesting ideas that the show suggested (Clain’s dad, the start of the Fractale corporation, more details about Xanadu, etc). By the end of the series, things felt a little rushed as show seemed to be trying to explain stuff as fast as possible. Still, a fun ride in the end, however.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Fractale had a lot of potential in its setting, but maybe their budget could only support 11 episodes? I think all series should be at least 24 episodes, but it seems like 12-13 episodes has become the norm now. :/

    There were definitely many things that could have been expanded on. I forgot about Clain’s dad until you mentioned it, but he really could have used a back-story. Yeah, it was a nice short story overall. There was even a space elevator in the end!

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