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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Technolyze
Japanese: TEXHNOLYZE テクノライズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.791 (scored by 17880 users)
Ranked: #8712
Popularity: #563
Members: 63,722
Favorites: 1,248
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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)

Characters & Voice Actors

Haga, Satoshi
Haga, Satoshi
Itou, Shizuka
Itou, Shizuka
Oonishi, Keigo
Oonishi, Keigo
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Kitade, Shinya
Kitade, Shinya


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

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Aired  Apr 17, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
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Jun 14, 2013 5:17 PM
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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Apr 30, 2009 2:24 PM
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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Nov 10, 2014 2:38 PM
Humans have always been captivated by the idea of reaching a greater purpose. Whether its physical adaptation, or enlightenment through the mysteries of our own mind. Its an arduous journey for either. Within the world of Lux theres a glimpse of both. What you forfeit by the end will depend truly on how deep your willing to look. I would not recommend this as a light or easy watch. This is a show to be viewed multiple times and picked apart due to its immense detail.

The plot progress’s sequentially giving the story a realistic tone. It follows a linear path using flashbacks and precognition read more
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Dec 10, 2013 3:06 PM
I have been watching Anime for many years and I can safely say that Texhnolyze is one of the most unique series that I have ever seen while simultaneously also being one of the most depressing shows I've ever seen. Texhnolyze is a dark show and while many other shows have been labeled dark I believe this show is one of the few that actually deserves this label. Texhnolyze is not just dark because of its story or plot elements like many other shows, Texhnoloyze is dark because it simply contains no light to the bleakness.
The first part of this is the mood of read more
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The similarities here are loose, however the mood is much the same. The color palette and art style are similar, particularly the use of muted almost washed-out colors with strong dark overtones. Both are set in a near-future timeline with a post-apocalyptic twist. The difference is that where Ergo Proxy has a strong, linear plot line, Texhnolyze's plot is somewhat disjointed and very far from being direct. For those that love a story you have to watch a couple times before understanding what it's trying to get at, Texhnolyze is an obscure must. 
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These anime share many of the same key staff. The first thing you'll notice are of course the character designs, which are done by Yoshitoshi ABe. Both anime also share the same themes. 
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They both have a similar feel to them. Although Gungrave has more of a depressing feel. But both them are about to low poor people guys whom ended up becoming higher up bosses in Gangs. Both becoming the bosses most trusted people. Both no longer fully human use it to there advantage to keep what they treasure the most alive. 
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Anime: Shigurui
As soon as Shigurui started, I thought, "Whoa, this opening looks a LOT like Texhnolyze's opening," and I turned out right. Even though the anime take place at completely different times, they have a lot in common. Both are very dark, bloody anime who are more suited for a mature audience. Both are confusing at the start and being explaining later on. Both also share a very similar animation style. 
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Texhonolyze is darker and heavier then Ghost in the Shell but it shares similar atmosphere and cyberpank features. 
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Anime: Berserk
I can't believe that no one has made this recommendation yet. Texhnolyze, to me, seemed like the Cyberpunk version of Berserk. Both Series have a main character who has gone though a really f*cked up life, both main characters have a sort of artificial arm, both have some of the best, if not, the best antagonists of all time, both are brutal and extreme, and both have one hell of an ending.  
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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

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