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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,^^.

Packaging:

 

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.

Supplements:

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
no subtitles
BD Info

Bonus Material:

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).

Menu Shots:

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.

Screenshots (Lossless PNG 1920×1080, beware of spoilers!):