Note: I got this from another source ten days before official release to my immense surprise.
Funimation pulled out all the stops for this wonderful box set of Fractale. Set over 1000 years from now, a future utopia is decaying as the Fractale system begins to fail. A classic tale of a naive boy pulled into events beyond his experience begins when a sad eyed girl falls into young Clain's life. Initially cheery and bright, this complex anime series becomes progressively darker and emotional. Often acid in its social commentary, this is not a show for those wanting mindless entertainment. I recommend it to serious science fiction fans and anyone who enjoys a well crafted anime. It has its flaws, but the sum total of its parts made this my favorite anime of all time.
The box set itself is impressive. A glossy and sturdy slip case holds two Blu-ray cases, one for the DVD's and the other for the Blu-rays. Each disc has distinct artwork so you will not mix them up easily. The original promotional paintings are used for the case covers, inside the case lids, and on both sides of the slipcase. Do not be alarmed by the lavender hair on the girls, that is not what is in the actual videos. Picture quality is excellent and this series truly needs to be seen in 1080p to appreciate the nearly Studio Ghibli quality.
DolbyHD soundtracks in both languages sound fantastic and even though I hate dubs, I have to admit the American voice actors did a great job. The English language script does take liberties, but does not change things too much. It will probably be easier for people to understand, since the series did go over some people's heads. The commentaries will either amuse or infuriate you, you will understand after hearing them. However, it is clear that everyone who worked on the dub genuinely liked the series.
A bevy of extras is included with one of my favorites being the wind orchestra playing the main theme (not Harinezumi, the opening song). Also, the excellent Funimation trailer for the set puts the Japanese ones to shame. Which is something I never expected to write.
I loved this series when I watched it streaming and am still in shock it was given such a deluxe treatment. If you liked the series, this is a terrific bargain and must buy.