News Funimation to Simulcast Fractale Starting Tomorrow
posted on 2011-01-12 12:41 EST
The North American anime distributor Funimation has announced on its blog that it will begin simulcasting the television anime Fractale on Thursday, January 13 at 11:45 a.m. EST.
Fractale's story is set on an island at the far reaches of a continent where the "Fractale System" is on the brink of collapse. A boy named Clain embarks on a journey to search for Phyrne — a girl who disappeared, leaving behind only a pendant. Clain will eventually learn the secrets of the "System."
Kannagi and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Yutaka Yamamoto (a.k.a. "Yamakan") is directing the television anime series at his studio Ordet. Also involved are otaku scholar Hiroki Azuma (as story developer) and series script supervisor Mari Okada (Kuroshitsuji, Toradora!). The illustrator Hidari (Uso-tsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan light novel) is creating the original character designs.
The 11-episode series is part of the Noitamina television block on Japan's Fuji TV, with whom Funimation has signed an agreement to simulcast the block. According to Funimation's announcement, the series will be exclusively simulcast by Funimation "in addition to third-party streaming partners." Crunchyroll has also announced that it will simulcast a Noitamina title: Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko), which will begin on Thursday at 1:00 p.m EST.
Update: Image and background information added.
Update 2: Press release added.
Image © Fractale Production Committee
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