New Noitamina Anime Announced

Fractale is a new original television anime that will be airing in January 2011 on the popular Noitamina programming block in Japan. The new show will be directed by Yutaka Yamamoto (of Haruhi Suzumiya fame) and will be animated by A-1 Pictures along with Yamamoto’s Studio Ordet which just recently worked on the Black Rock Shooter OVA.

Here is the story synopsis from ANN:

The story is set on an island at the far reaches of a continent where the “Fractale System” is on the brink of collapse. A boy named Kurain embarks on a journey to search for Furyune — a girl who disappeared, leaving behind only a pendant. Kurain will eventually learn the secrets of the “System.”

The Noitamina block has been quite popular in Japan for some time now and it’s programming is now being streamed live by Funimation for American audiences starting with House of Five Leaves and The Tatami Galaxy this past spring. Fractale shows potential and after a quite bland summer season this year I’m looking forward to a more interesting selection of shows this fall and winter.