Fractale anime review

Fractale anime review
In a far distant future, humanity has embraced the Fractale system as the ultimate path towards utopia. Comprised of several trillion networked computers, Fractale was created in the 22nd century to promote a peaceful lifestyle for the entire world in exchange of a periodic recovery of personal data from individuals through terminals located within their bodies. Living in a rocky coast region, Clain is a young boy fascinated by old technology. After helping a girl named Phryne, she gives him a pendant before disappearing by the next morning. Accessing the data from the peculiar gift, Clain ends up summoning a girl-shaped avatar named Nessa. Together they start a journey as they discover the truth behind the Fractale system.

As hard as this anime was to comprehend at first because of the lack of explanation and the setting being somewhat complicated to fully understand, I have come to strangely like it despite it all. It delivered some quite interesting and complex characters and brought up some interesting aspects to the idea of a world being within a computer (not exactly that, but close enough). Sadly the actual story, apart from being incredibly well set up and developed, was lacking since the true plot only showed up near episode 5. Either way, let’s take a look at it.

The first I simply have to say is the fact that the animation is absolutely beautiful and it was the thing that kept me going at fist as I was thrown into a strange and complicated world with little explanation and little back story, I’ll get back on the animation later. As we were presented the world in which a majority of the scenery is computer generated, I started taking interest in certain aspect of the anime, such as the various concepts of the doppels, which seem to be an avatar of a person far away. As the anime advanced I was slowly exposed to a rather odd, yet intriguing, plot. I was surprised as the anime went on to discover a very deep and even somewhat dark aspect of this seemingly perfect world, and I was glad to find neutrality on both sides of the ongoing crisis of Fractale failing. Allow me to clarify, what I loved was to find that there wasn’t a ‘’good’’ or a ‘’bad’’ side, they both had some things right and other wrong. I must say the story in its whole was interesting and had some good turns to it, as well as bad ones. Sadly as the ending came, I could only feel disappointed about the ending, not being as good as I had come to expect from this anime. Another appreciable thing in this anime is the slight hint of a love story between the main characters, I am disappointed that it was not further pushed and developed but its quite subtle presence made me keep listening. In whole, the setting is incredible, the story not as much, but it’s a recommendable to anyone liking sc-fi and who can stand the fact of not knowing everything.

The characters were a definite part of the whole charm of the anime, they provided a wonderful ambiance and, even if some of them were a slight clichéd, they provided some great entertainment with their interesting personalities. The allowed the anime to give a warm feeling and a great backbone to the relatively weak story. The characters also provided a great part of the intrigue of the anime. The main characters being very easy to love and to somewhat relate to, they helped me stay on track and appreciate this anime .Sadly I cannot say that all characters were as good, the main villains being disappointing at best or otherwise very bland. In whole, the characters helped the anime greatly by being simply good and appreciable, bringing with them good drama and a good story.

The animation was, as I have said, simply wonderful; it was the primary aspect that helped me enjoy this anime. I don’t know whether I liked it simply because it was a salvation from the other animation I have seen in other anime lately or because it resembled Miyazaki’s style a little, but it was for me the best aspect of this anime.

The music itself was good, giving a great help to establish the mood of the anime and working a great deal to keep the mood to what it is supposed to be. Sounds in this anime were well done as well and did not lack clarity or originality as I have come to expect of anime this season. Finally, the voice acting was very good in comparison of what I have seen lately, it might not be as good as I have the feeling it is right now, but it is very good, as it manages to make none of the voices get on your nerve.

In the end, this anime is well worth your time, its fun, intriguing and actually pretty complex. It was a good watch in this horrible massacre of a season we have had.

Better than review, is a Trailer video of: Fractale. Watch it now:
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