Preview: FractalePosted: February 5, 2011
Man, this is the longest gap between posts I’ve had so far. I’ve been tweaking the blog, submitting it to sites, fixing up my computer, setting up my mum’s new computer, helping my friend with homework, all kinds of stuff. Basically, I’ve been pretty busy. I haven’t even had much free time for myself, let alone making posts.
Anyways, this preview is on Fractale. Pretty much anyone who knows about the whole Yamakan drama going on knows about this show. For those who don’t, basically the director of the show said he’d quit anime if this show failed.
So lets get started and you’ll (maybe) see what Yamakan’s fate is!
First up, our main character for the show is Clain.
One of the first scenes we see in the show is him conversing with what are known in this show as Doppels.
Doppels are somewhat like robotic holograms. They can be controlled by other people, but they don’t have any real physical body. When they aren’t being used, they basically vanish.
Today, Clain is just relaxing and listening to some music (see first picture), when suddenly a bell can be heard and a PA-like voice starts talking.
The voice says to look towards the shiny in the sky and not blink. Clain proceeds to do so.
Clain gets out of the way in time, and notices that it’s a girl flying that thing.
He also notices that she’s being followed and attacked.
Not too much later, Clain’s music player gets unhooked and the girl can hear the song that’s being played.
And it makes her suicidal.
By doing this, she manages to throw off her pursuers. I’m not quite sure how considering their hot air balloon thing was able to keep up with a friggin’ mini-plane jet thing, but lets just roll with it.
Clain goes down to look for her, and so do her pursuers, who look to be a girl and two men.
…I will now refer to them as Team Pedobear.
After a bit, Team Pedobear gives up and leaves, but Clain keeps looking and finds her. She has a few cuts and bruises, so Clain takes advantage of this and tells her she can come back to his place so he can force sexytime on her. Or maybe it was so she could treat her wounds. I forget which, my mind started to wander at that part.
Actually, she’s just taking her clothes off so she can get to the scratches and bruises and put ointment on them.
While upstairs, the girl, whose name we learn is Phryne, notices Clain’s electronics stash.
The next day, Clain is looking through some stuff, and he and Phryne talk for a bit and such. Clain explains that because of all the Doppels everywhere, he doesn’t really get to see normal humans that often, and it makes him sad. Phryne relishes in his mental anguish and decides to give him a gift.
Shortly after, there’s a knock on the door. Clain heads over to see who it is.
Clain closes the door in their face yet again. Moments later, guess what happens?
However, this time they manage to push past Clain and into his house. They search everywhere for Phryne, but she’s nowhere to be found. They give up after a while, and leave grumpily.
And then when they try to leave, this happens.
What kind of malfunction could have caused this to happen? Something severe must have happened to the engine while they were gone. Maybe someone ransacked it, or maybe it even somehow rusted over a short amount of time!
A single bolt.
I’m through arguing science with this show. Which is ironic, because this show is trying so hard to be sci-fi.
Clain and Phryne decide to go somewhere else alone so they can
have the sexytime talk for a bit. Clain falls asleep not too long after, though.
When Clain wakes up, Phryne has disappeared, but she left him with something.
Clain goes back to his room and stares at the
Relic Badge jewel-thingy for a while. Suddenly, he realizes that the center jewel is actually a data… thing. He quickly moves to his computer and starts to analyze it.
And then the first episode ends.
There isn’t much to say about the second episode, it was mainly full of this:
Basically Nessa (the wild loli) being awesome. Oh, and Team Pedobear captures her and Clain at the end.
In the third episode, we find out Team Pedobear is actually part of a revolutionary group planning to overthrow the Fractale system.
Up to this point, the show managed to be mainly light-hearted with some decent jokes spread out and Nessa being badass. Even the act of kidnapping a random girl (what Team Pedobear was trying to do) was made funny by the complete incompetence of the kidnappers.
Yeah, the resistance force unloads a ton of bullets into the priests and priestesses. Some of the resistance soldiers also get taken down by fabulous magical blasts.
However, one bullet manages to blow the hood off of the main priestess.
DUN DUN DUN.
And Nessa’s still badass.
So yeah. This show was pretty surprising. After the first two episodes, I would have never expected there to be actual killing going on in this show. It makes me curious about where the show is going to go from here.
I can’t really say right now if the show is good or not. Currently, I expect the show to be pretty good, but that doesn’t really count for much, I guess. This show is fun to make fun of though, if that counts for anything.