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.
The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
These titles each have a very similar pacing and feel to them. Going from little happening to intense action and back in no time. Also, the artwork in each seems to be rather similar.
Both of these sort of have the concept of someone who is alone and bored, and although they are generally content with (making hats, playing with antique electronics) their life is totally changed after they meet (howl, phryne).
It follows too that a host of characters start becoming interested in the main character after the initial meeting.
There is also the idea of trying to hide everything that's going on from their families and friends.
It is the year 3287, and the countries of Roxche and Soux-Beil have been feuding for one hundred and thirty years. In the country of Roxche, the young air force pilot Allison has just reunited with her childhood friend Wil; and together, they are about to embark on a grand adventure. Whether it's ending the war between the countries with the help of a legendary treasure, traveling into hostile territory, or helping restore a princess's right to the throne, Allison and Wil will complete their missions with kindness and honor.
I really dont know why I am making this recommendation.
Both are really different in terms of theme and setting.
However I just get this strong feel of both animes. They both deal with the male and female couple being young and naive about the world, though slowly growing more mature as they combat the challenges they face.
Furthermore, it is through both lead character's relationship that they manage to affect the people around them in aiding or changing view points. The overall feel for both feels light-hearted whilst being deeper than just shonen fun.
They both also have a lot of 'flying' machines in them, and in that regards I feel have a similar look (despite Fractale being futuristic, and Allison to Lillia being more period).
In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.
Both Denno Coil and Fractale deal with Augmented Reality - even down to the use of "glasses" for viewing the AR. They also both deal with mysterious problems that have sprouted up in the AR world. The AR in Fractale is much further along and more totally essential to the characters' world, but both series do some cool things with the concept.
Furthermore, both anime deal with children finding their own way in the world, and growing up in the process.
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".
Perhaps it is just me, but Ergo Proxy and Fractale have a very similar dystopian feel to them. Whereas fractale presents itself more of a sci-fi/fantasy. Ergo delves more into a cyberpunk conspiracy plot, and , they both contain a strong faction that doesn't wish for the current world to change. The main characters are trying to remedy this.
Welcome to a world in which memories can be transferred from body to body; old painful memories can be removed and replaced with new ones, and the poor sell their bodies to the rich to survive. Waking up one day, Kaiba finds himself in a strange place with no memories of his past and a mysterious hole in his chest; the only clue as to his identity is a locket with a picture of a girl hanging from his neck. Armed with this token, Kaiba must now travel across the galaxy to discover who he is and what the girl in the locket means to him; however, his journey will bring him into contact with many people whose lives have been tragically affected by the manipulation of memories. All too soon it becomes clear that something is very wrong with this world…
Kaiba and Fractale are both dystopic sci-fi animes that throws you into a rich and interesting world that you originally do not understand.
Following both main leads, both animes explores the problems of the futuristic world, delving into deeper and darker issues all the whilst appearing to be an innocent and happy feel.
Kaiba, does however take a more serious tone than Fractale.
The stories and world are eventually explained and explored through the character's interactions, exploring bonds of friendship and love.
Both Kaiba and Fractale also has the element of the main character interacting in the 'real' world as well as with a 'terrorist' organisation looking to overthrow the political institution. Both have characters that appear to be paramount to how the whole system works.
Kaiba remains the more confusing of the series with revalation only coming towards the second half, Fractale being more prefaced from the start.
There is also strong differences in the story telling method. Kaiba explores the effect of the dystopic world in greater details, focusing more on the interactions of Kaiba than dialogue. Fractale deals more with the interaction of the characters, peckered with more light hearted frivolties of the character Nessa and Enri.