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Fractale wasn’t my favorite show in the winter season but it’s cheaper than Madoka^^. I really liked the characters and the animation style so even with its flaws I really enjoyed it, so I decided to order the Japanese BDs. I hesitated for a moment when I heard that it will be released next year by Funimation but I also think that Madoka will be licensed sooner or later,^^.
The Limited Edition comes with a additional box attached for the Nendoroid Petit and an illustrated outer case for the standard Blu-ray case. The original character designs are used for the cover illustration (and the Nessa figure) and I like both of them.
Nessa is cute in her anime form (or in her original designs) and even cuter as Nendoroid Petit – no big surprise^^.
A piano sheet, a post card and a booklet is also included. The latter offers an interview with Yu Kobayashi (Clain) and Yamamoto Yutaka (director) and some illustrations about characters and locations.
Disc Contents and other information:
Region Code: region free
Disc type: BD25
Catalog No.: TBR-21099D
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video 30795 kbps 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: LPCM Audio Japanese 2304 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
There’s an audio commentary for the first episode on the disc with Yutaka Yamamoto (director), Yu Kobayashi (Clain), Minami Tsuda (Phryne) and Kana Hanazawa (Nessa).
No animation is used and the background music is not very long.
The Popup menu offers no surprise at all^^;.
Picture Quality / Audio Quality:
It looks quite good for a TV series even if the characters are not very detailed. The lines are most times sharp and the compression also does a good job in the opening animation which looks like a hard job for a codec because of detailed fractales in the background (the fansubs always showed there a lot of artifacts). Especially some background really look very good and I’m really satisfied so far (however I only checked few scenes).
The audio track is a normal PCM stereo track but at least it offers 24bit.