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The characters of the anime series Fractale:

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Clain Necran

"Offer a wish?" It sounds kind of strange. It's normally a "prayer" that we offer, right? Yeah, I'm sure no reward will be returned. —I'm sure the only result will be that the day star will discover... my small, stupid wish... And... the day star will laugh at me.

Age: 14
Voiced by Yuu Kobayashi (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

The main protagonist. Clain is young boy who admires antiques and is estranged from his parents, who watch over him in their doppel avatars but are physically in other places entirely. He meets a temple priestess named Phryne, and it is this chance encounter that leads him to learn about the secret of the Fractale System.

  • Accidental Pervert: Enri and his doppel parents incorrectly get this vibe whenever he is interacting with Phryne and Nessa in a way that could be verbally implicated in a sexual manner. Clain never catches a break with this.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He is originally a blond in the promotional ads, but his hair was a paler shade of blond.
  • Adorkable
  • Always Save the Girl: Towards Phryne and Nessa.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Attempted one in Episode 7.
  • Butt-Monkey: Can never catches a break in being called a pervert, mainly thanks to Enri.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Calls his parents out on leaving him in Episode 2.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: His feelings for Phryne. He finally admits it in Episode 9 and tells Phryne herself in Episode 11.
  • Costume Tropes:
    • Fundoshi: Episode 5 reveals that this is his choice of underwear.
  • Disguised in Drag: While in Xanadu.
  • Disney Death: When Colin shoots him. He gets better thanks to the advanced medical technology of the Fractale System.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Phryne.
  • The Dulcinea Effect:
    • When he first meets Phryne, he instinctively wants to help her, and she is probably the first, real human he's seen in a while since most humans use doppels. He is obviously attracted to Phryne and seems to have developed feelings for her, but it really kicks in when he is only concerned about Phryne during the temple's attack on Granites Village, and he chooses to rescue Phryne, leaving Nessa behind when she refuses to follow him in Episode 4.
    • The same goes for Phryne's clone in Episode 8. He's not really interested in her, preferring to rescue "his" special Phryne, but after getting to know Phryne's clone, he decides that she's special to him too and refuses to let her die when she's been labeled an expendable clone.
  • The Eeyore: Was initially pessimistic in earlier episodes.
  • The Everyman
  • Fan of the Past: Is a big fan of antiques.


"If I am to offer a wish to the day star... I would ask that Clain's smile last forever."

Age: 16
Voiced by: Minami Tsuda (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)

A mysterious priestess being pursued by both the temple and Lost Millennium, Phryne is rescued by Clain. However, she leaves Clain shortly after, leaving behind a brooch to "protect" him. Phryne is said to be "the key to the world" and is the "daughter" (likely in a successor sense) of the Archpriestess Moeran.


"Nessa hates hate. Nessa loves love!"

Age: 10
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

Nessa is a happy-go-lucky female doppel who appeared from Phryne's brooch. Clain initially assumes she is Phryne's doppel, although Nessa has no memories of Phryne, and she can be physically touched—a rarity in doppels. Nessa "loves" love and "hates" hate.

  • Clingy MacGuffin
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In Episode 4, she takes an instant disliking to Phryne after she slaps Clain. She gets over it in Episode 5.
    Nessa: Clain! You're thinking of Phryne, aren't you?!
    Clain: Huh...? Well...
    Nessa: Don't think about Phryne! [glomps] Think only about Nessa! Nessa, Nessa, Nessa, Nessa!
  • Comically Missing the Point/Innocent Inaccurate: She often misunderstands situations out of her naivety and innocence. When the temple's airship attacks Granites Village in Episode 4, she sees it and is in awe by how pretty all the "flickering lights" are.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She is jealous because, as a doppel, she cannot experience things like humans can, such as the taste of food. She also got quite clingy and jealous over Clain whenever Phryne is involved in Episode 4. She gets over it in Episode 5.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted. It's the redheaded Nessa who is attached to Clain.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Clain assumes that she is Phryne's doppel, but she has no recollection of Phryne. In Episode 3, Nessa appears to be the doppel of an actual priestess at the Star Festival, who calls Phryne "nee-sama." However, Episode 8 reveals that the priestess "Nessa" is one of many clones of Phryne from her childhood. Episode 9 has Phryne tell Clain that Nessa and she are two halves of the "key"—Nessa as the mind and Phryne as the body to host it—and when they are one, they will be able to restore the Fractale System.
  • The Load: Initially considered this by Clain (and briefly by Enri).
  • Stepford Smiler: Clain realizes that Nessa is this in Episode 7 and apologizes to her for not noticing it sooner.


    Lost Millennium 

Lost Millennium

A rebel group consisting of humans who desire to liberate mankind from the Fractale System and resume a natural way of life without its influence or relying on doppels—growing their own crops, teaching their children without using data, and resorting to regular medical aid without the Fractale System's more advanced medicines. The Granites family is one a part of the many factions of the organization. They are considered "terrorists" by those who follow under the Fractale System.

  • Airborne Aircraft Carrier: Lost Millennium's airship Danan.
  • Arcadia: Lost Millenium, who have chosen to live without the Fractale System to achieve "true freedom" without the Fractale System's seeming utopia: their advanced medical, their easy way of life, and especially their brainwashing.
  • Cool Airship
  • From My Own Personal Garden: Sunda makes a point to boast to Clain their Granites Village's coffee—along with all their crops—are grown by L.M. members without the use of the Fractale System.
  • Multigenerational Household: Episode 4 reveals that several members of Lost Millennium (of a variety of age) are all a part of the Granites family.
  • See-Thru Specs: Having removed their Fractale Terminals, Lost Millennium members are unable to see doppels unless they wear special eye monitors.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Are not above killing their enemies—regardless of gender, age, or innocent civilians—and some factions of L.M. are more morally ambiguous than others.

Enri Granites


Age: 13
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi (JP), Monica Rial (EN)

Enri is a member of Lost Millennium and the younger sister of Sunda. She has made attempts to capture Phryne and constantly accuses Clain of being a pervert.

  • Cannot Spit It Out: Her feelings for Clain. When she tries to confess to him in Episode 9, Clain automatically assumes she wants to use the bathroom and she punches him in the face.
  • Curtains Match the Window: In her original character design.
  • Not So Above It All: She acts tough and aggressive, but is absolutely beside herself with grief when Butcher dies. She later tries to subvert this again after Sunda passes command of the group to her and is killed shortly thereafter: when her grandfather walks up behind her on the ship, she explains in a strong voice that they are still in hostile territory and need all hands at their stations. It's only after her grandfather points out he can see her reflection in the window crying that she drops the facade.
  • Red Oni: To Sunda's Blue Oni.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With her enthusiastic but practical brother Sunda.
  • Take Up My Sword: Enri is the new leader of Lost Millennium's Granites faction following Sunda's death.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: For Clain.
  • Tsundere: Is tsun-tsun towards Clain and Nessa, but is dere-dere towards Sunda and the rest of the members of Lost Millennium. She later plays this straight in regards to Clain.

Sunda Granites

"In this world... whether it's working or even working your body, doppels take care of everything that's troubling for you. But... the things that you experience for yourself are far more shocking. Isn't that right, boy?"

Age: 20
Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma (JP), Scott Freeman (EN)

Enri's older brother and the leader of the Granites faction of Lost Millennium, Sunda and the rest of the L.M.s have chosen to live their lives without relying on the Fractale System. He wants the Fractale System to collapse.

    The Temple 

The Temple

Priests and priestesses who reside in the temple and follow the Fractale System, a seeming religious-like utopia that began in the 22nd century to create a comfortable and orderly life for mankind. Their leader is the Archpriestess Moeran. They seek the return of their fellow priestess Phryne, Moeran's daughter (likely in a successor sense) and the "the key to the world."


"Hey! It's no use running away! You smell no matter how far you go! I can smell you anywhere you go, Miss Phryne!"

Age: 48
Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (JP), Bucky Pearl (EN)

A temple high priest who attempts to bring Phryne back to the temple. He acts in a somewhat childish manner.

In Episode 8, Phryne calls Barrot "Father/Oto-sama" and later reveals to Clain that Barrot was the one who raised her to be the "key." He is the developer of all the Phryne clones.


"She cannot go anywhere. Everything is connected in this world. When she comes back, she needs to be severely punished."

Age: 40
Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto (JP), Stephanie Young (EN)

The Archpriestess who seeks Phryne's return to the temple.

Episode 9 reveals that Moeran is a Phryne clone as well and is a figurehead for the Fractale System.


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