Fractale has no idea what it’s doing. It has taken a look at other popular anime, decided to take cues from them and copy it without understanding what it is they’re copying. The various scenes from this episode look like moments you would see in a great anime with well developed characters and a coherent plot and tone. But Fractale doesn’t realise that these things are required and simply throws them in because it thinks that makes it good. Take the creepy villains and the ‘old’ lady who chokes Phryne. Why? What does this have to do with the plot? Why is she choking her? What part of the story does her getting angry at Phryne does this fit into? Why is this relevant to the Fractale system that they were discussing a few seconds before this scene? Fractale doesn’t know why. Fractale has just seen mentally unstable villains elsewhere and thinks that’s what all good anime should have (hello there Hamdo yet again).
Things are happening in the plot, but they’re just that. Things. With no apparent connection to what has occured previously or what the characters motivations are. Characters become idealistic when the plot feels like it should and realistic when Fractale remembers that one time Good Anime #43 had a character being realistic in a battlefield and felt it needed that too. So Clain now shoots grannies too, eh? Why exactly would that be? Have you forgotten every single thing that happens before this episode Fractale? Why is the entire world apparently at the beck and call of a mentally stunted hologram?
There’s no theme, no point, no purpose, no direction, no clarity and no continuity to Fractale. It hasn’t even thought about such things. It saw other stories had a post-materialistic world and thought it wanted to do something similar to that by putting in scenes where characters spout such lines. But these lines are in no connection to anything else that happens in the story, or who the character are or how they act. It’s just a massive fucking mess. You fucking suck Fractale. Up until now I genuinely thought people were being too harsh on you. Yeah, you weren’t very good, but you were mildly entertaining and brought up some interesting points, albeit extremely clumsily. Now you just plain suck.