Many centuries into the future, humans live as part of the Fractale system, a computer program that moderates their activity to ensure a free and peaceful existence. But while life is indeed comfortable, the cost of growing up in virtual reality communities filled with holographic people called 'doppels' means that it can also get lonely. For Clain living estranged from his parents, adventure finally knocks when he rescues a mysterious girl called Phryne, who appears to be on the run. She spends only a short time with him before hurriedly moving on but leaves behind an unexpected gift: the curious and frustratingly whimsical doppel called Nessa! As Clain learns to adjust to his new friend and survive the scrapes she gets him into, he discovers that she and Phryne are at the heart of a great conspiracy. If he is ever to gain a sense of purpose, Clain will have to leave his comfortable existence and challenge the only thing he has ever known, the Fractale system itself.
Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!
Well, honestly it's just my opinion, and I may be wrong, but somehow Fractale has similar feeling to Eureka. Why? Well... here you go:
Clain, like a Renton, is living his life without paying much attention to faraway problems: he has old stuff, which he adores a lot, he has a family etc. But then he meets a girl, and his life changes. And there you have love at first sight, adventures, company of badass revolutioners and much more.
Also animation of Fractale reminds me of Eureka - similar lightnings... well, I can't put it in words proprerly.
Fractale is basically a shorter, diluted version of Eureka Seven. All the same elements are there - a lonely but good-natured hero, a mysterious girl with colourful hair who is key to the mysery, an interesting system of life, airships with an ensemble cast of rebels on it, token kids...
Eureka Seven is not flawless, but it certainly is more sophisticated, more fun, and has better developed characters. I couldn't recommend a show more highly with Fractale than this one.
Here is the premise: Young kid who works on old machines meets someone special and then gets involved in a whole different world.
Renton ends up in Eureka's world, and Clain ends up in Phryne's world.
Also there is a big parallel theme of "world power" and controlling the masses via technology.
A boy who lives a boring life who meets a girl, gets swept up with revolutionaries, and could be a key component of changing the world. Oh, and airships! Sound familiar?
Both series have similar amounts of action, balanced by a romantic story to give an overall similar feel. If you enjoyed one of these series, you should try out the other.
Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?
Both shows takes place in a future where everything seems shiny and bright on the surface, but under the thin veneer things are really starting to crack up. They have the same general mix of plot, world-building and romance, and I'm pretty certain that they would appeal to roughly the same audience.
No. 6 and Fractale both look visually stunning, and have a similair feeling to them. A futuristic, utopic society where the young main character dwells, and is all of the sudden sucked into the middle of weird occurences and forced to follow rebels. The setting is intriquing in both titles, so watch one after the other.
Both anime shares a similar setting and have a similar feeling. Both take place in a futuristic place where everything seems to be perfect, but things are worse than it looks so, if you liked one, you should check the other.
Both these series showcase future utopias where all is not as it seems. An unseen and ultimately oppressive power lurks underneath the shiny veneer of manufactured worlds where things are simply too good to be true. How do our protagonists fare in their struggle against apathetic societies and the powers that be?
Legends tell of a floating island in the sky known as Laputa, upon which is rumoured to be treasure beyond a person’s wildest dreams. Sheeta is an orphan girl who is being hunted down because of her necklace, a rare Levistone, which legend says will lead the way to Laputa. One day she is saved by Pazu, a miner apprentice and also an orphan, and together they set out to escape from her would-be captors. Unfortunately, their friendship must go through endless trials in their quest to hide Laputa's location. What is Sheeta’s mysterious legacy, and what hidden motives do Sheeta’s enemies have in regards to finding Laputa?
These titles have a very similar, romantic story punctuated with sudden bouts of action. The pacing and artwork in these titles are also very similar.
Laputa and Fractale are replete with elaborate flying machines, a similar animation style, adolescent girls falling from the sky, pigtail-ed villains-turned-comrades, and a lightly sci-fi flavored sense of adventure.
Both shows are about a boy who meets a girl who's being chased sky pirates who then turn good and help them. And both shows have a very fun cast of characters. If you like one you should watch the other.
In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.
Both of them have naive and kind main character. They have similar world settings: very powerfull organisation, what lives in the sky fortress and control lives of regular humans and a mysterious little girl - 'key' to the world along main character. And both of these titles have stright and continious storyline going throu all series without major fillers and arcs. Also they both contain big flying warships and sky battles.
Last Exile and Fractale have a very common theme to them. They live in a gorgeously elaborate fantasy universes, and they deal with flying ships. More importantly is the feeling of war throughout the series. And perhaps to some degree, the main character Claus and Claine both look sort of similar.
Last Exile and Fractale are both animes that are steam punk in setting, feature a strong story line about aviation, and have young fear less boys with a girl side kick. They also both have a similar story, focusing on a war. If you liked one you would probably like the other.
Akiyuki lives on post-war Sentan Island, always rushing between the demands of his separated parents and his friends at school. But his carefree days come abruptly to an end when his school bus suffers an explosion, the first attack to plunge Sentan back into war. Akiyuki lives to find himself turned into a Xam'd, a mysterious creature, by the suspected cause of the explosion. Engulfed by Xam'd, Akiyuki is eventually saved by a red-haired girl, Nakiami, only to find himself torn away from those he loves. Now he must work to control and understand the creature within him, all while searching for his family and friends in a world steeped in the secrets and chaos of war.
Fractale and Xam'd reminds me alot of eachother. Both set in a distant futuristic earth setting, and both learn alot about themselves by dealing with people on flying ships. The main characters are also strong, and silent most of the time.
Fractale is basically a shorter, diluted version of Xam'd, although Xam'd has a quirkier and better realised world concept, way more action, and a moodier tone.
Both stories feature a young boy who is not in search of great epic journey but yet finds him self in the middle of it. Both also feature a story about a world that is divided by two very different views. Both also feature a very unique setting, and characters that have a "mystical" gift. I would also say both a bit slow paced. If you liked one you would probably like the other.