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Texhnolyze


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Technolyze
Japanese: TEXHNOLYZE テクノライズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 21,576 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #8632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #576
Members: 82,197
Favorites: 1,728
7.79
Ranked #863Popularity #576Members 82,197
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Episodes: /22

Synopsis

In a man-made underground society, descendants of a banished generation vie for control of the crumbling city of Lux. Ichise, an orphan turned prize fighter, loses a leg and an arm to satisfy an enraged fight promoter. On the brink of death he is taken in by a young woman doctor and used as a guinea pig for the next evolution of Texhnolyze. With his new limbs, Ichise is taken under the wing of Oonishi, a powerful leader of Organ, an organization with some hold on Lux. As Ichise is drawn deeper into a war for territorial control of the city, he learns of his possible future from the young girl prophet Ran, who guides him from the shadows in his darkest times. With the explosion of the warfare, Ichise must uncover the truth about Lux and fight for his survival as he realizes his destiny.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ichise
Ichise
Main
Haga, Satoshi
Japanese
Haga, Satoshi
Ran
Ran
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Oonishi, Keigo
Oonishi, Keigo
Main
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Japanese
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Shinji
Shinji
Main
Kitade, Shinya
Japanese
Kitade, Shinya

Staff

Ueda, Yasuyuki
Ueda, Yasuyuki
Producer
Yamamoto, Sayo
Yamamoto, Sayo
Director, Storyboard
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Hirao, Takayuki
Hirao, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(22/22)

Episode Title Aired
1 Stranger
Apr 17, 2003
2 Forfeiture
Apr 24, 2003
3 Texhnophile
May 1, 2003
4 Synapse
May 7, 2003
5 Loiter
May 15, 2003

Edit Opening Theme

"Guardian Angel (Xavier's Edit)" by Juno Reactor

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Tsuki no Uta (Song of the Moon)" by Gackt
#2: "Walking Through the Empty Age" by Yoko Ishida



More reviewsReviews

aikaflip
Jul 31, 2015
Texhnolyze is a show about heavy breathing, grunting, and a pissing contest between a group of gun and sword wielding alpha males in suits who speak in bad mob movie cliches. If you force your imagination enough, you may be able to find something deep in the recesses of this art, but the same could be done if you stared long enough at the textures on a rusty frying pan.

There's a subplot about "texhnolyzation", a procedure to repair or upgrade a person using technologies such as mechanical limbs. The transhumanist ideas herein, which have potential, are unfortunately enveloped in a lot of empty atmosphere. Most read more
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walla
Apr 30, 2009
Okay, I'm going to repeat what many others have said and state that Texhnolyze is NOT a series for everyone. The pace is slow and punishing, and if your main squeeze is the straightforward action side of anime you will probably hate this.

However rather than bore me, I personally found the pace to be a breath of fresh air. This slow and steady treatment of the story is more realistic and true-to-life for me, and while it might not be as instantly gratifying as some other series it's truly enveloping and convincing. The plot itself is highly complex, and as with Lain, Texhnolyze's spiritual predecessor, read more
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Paraturtle
Feb 25, 2016
Texhnolyze manages to flatline across the scoreboard. Although there are slight variations, it's as though the show itself pursued a 7/10 in every category. That said, let's jump right into things.


Story:
Ichise is a personified existential philosophy which works properly with the constant barrage of philosophy expressed both audibly and symbolically. However, his pursuit for reason is not by constantly asking the other lead characters, but by silently observing as they advance in their personal goals. The biggest antagonist to his questioning nature is the very essence of Lux itself. Very early we are introduced to the nature of change – both in setting and characters. read more
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Zergneedsfood
Jun 14, 2013
I’ve been meaning to describe my experience with Texhnolyze since I last rewatched it, but just like the ending to the show I found myself a bit lost for words and a little empty inside. I’ve since found that it’s very easy to write about things I don’t like in anime, but it’s difficult for me to give praise to fantastic shows in a way that gives them the respect they deserve.

Story - 10/10

Texhnolyze's story stands out because of the power of its narrative. The story of the Texhnolyzed Ichise is not one that progresses very rapidly, but the complexities of the world of Lux read more
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