FUNimation To Simulcast “Fractale”

FUNimation To SimulcastFractale

Flower Mound, Texas (January 12, 2010)Fuji Television's popular noitaminaA block continues in the U.S. as FUNimation Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, announced today it will partner with Fuji for the exclusive online simulcast of its new series “Fractale.”

The first episode will be available at starting Thursday, January 13 at 10:45 a.m. CST just one hour after its Japanese broadcast premiere. Then each week a new episode will be added to the site in addition to third-party streaming partners.

Fractale” is an 11-episode original series produced by A-1 Pictures and Ordet and directed by Yutaka Yamamoto (“Kannagi,“ “Haruhi Suzumiya”).

The story was developed by Hiroki Azuma with the screenplay written by Mari Okada (“Toradora!”) and original character design by Hidari.

Fractale is set on an island at the far reaches of a continent where its Fractale system is on the brink of collapse. A young boy rescues a shrine maiden from falling off a cliff and falls in love with her but he is left only with her pendant when she disappears the next day. With the help of the maiden's avatar that he finds withiin her pendant, he will search the island for the lost maiden and the answers to why their world is falling apart.

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