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Fractale's French Simulcast Still Continues (Updated)

posted on by Gia Manry
Fantasy TV anime series' 2nd episode streaming on region-locked sites

The French video streaming sites wat.tv and wakanim.tv are both now streaming the second episode of Fractale as part of their ongoing simulcast deal for the series. The episodes are region-locked.

On Wednesday, the copyright holders in the Fractale Production Committee halted the North American simulcast of Fractale after one episode and requested that licensee Funimation eliminate unauthorized copies of the series from the Internet before the simulcast may continue. As of Thursday evening, Funimation is still streaming the first episode of the series.

Wat.tv announced its simulcast of Fractale on January 5. The episodes are available for free in 1080p resolution for one month, at which point the episodes are available on a rental basis at a price of 0.79 Euros (about US$1.06) for 48 hours.

Funimation announced its simulcast of the fantasy anime on January 12. The series premiered in Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina timeslot in Japan and on Funimation's streaming service in North America last Thursday; Funimation has an ongoing deal in place to simulcast programs from that timeslot. Kannagi and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Yutaka Yamamoto is directing the anime at his studio Ordet and A-1 Pictures.

[Via Brian Ruh]

Image © Fractale Production Committee

Update: Wakamin announced its simulcast of Fractale on January 5. Thanks, Denys.

This article has a follow-up: Funimation: Fractale Simulcast Returns on Monday (2011-01-24 10:42)
follow-up of Fractale Production Committee Halts N. American Simulcast
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