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Synonyms: Technolyze
English: Texhnolyze
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Thursdays at 03:28 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.761 (scored by 5818058,180 users)
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Ranked: #10652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #965
Members: 254,801
Favorites: 5,084

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In the dark underground city of Lux, people live in fear and despair under the rule of various criminal factions. Almost secluded from the surface, the gangs' only interaction with the outer world is their mining operation of "raffia," which is the raison d'être of the city.

Available only in Lux, this rare substance is the basis of "texhnolyze" transplants that permit humans to replace parts of their body with cybernetic prostheses. The latter have the particularity not to trigger an immune response in their hosts and the "Class" has the privilege to conduct research on them. This elusive organization, also in charge of the raffia production, delegates its executive authority to a group called Organo led by Keigo Oonishi—a self-righteous man with texhnolyzed legs who is rumored to hear the "voice of the city."

The fragile balance of powers in Lux is disturbed when a mysterious visitor named Kazuho Yoshii begins committing a series of crimes that puts the gangs at each other's throats. In the midst of the chaos, new actors emerge: Ichise, an ex-boxer mutilated by Organo and recently texhnolyzed by Eriko "Doc" Kamata; and Ran, a young florist who can see the future. While Lux steadily plunges into insanity, both Ichise and Ran find themselves involved in the greatest crisis the city has ever faced.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Texhnolyze was released on DVD in six volumes by Geneon Entertainment Inc. from April 6, 2004 to February 22, 2005. Funimation Entertainment later republished the series in a complete DVD collection on August 28, 2012.

Characters & Voice Actors


Haga, Satoshi


Itou, Shizuka

Yoshii, Kazuho

Inoue, Takashi

Oonishi, Keigo

Tsuchida, Hiroshi

Kamata, Eriko

Niki, Shizumi


Kitade, Shinya

Tooyama, Haruhiko

Hoshi, Mitsuaki


Tanaka, Kajirou


Okada, Mitsutoshi

Sakimura, Tatsuya

Tonosaki, Akihiko


Ueda, Yasuyuki
Endou, Takuji
Producer, Episode Director
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Guardian Angel (Xavier's Edit)" by Juno Reactor (eps 1-20,22)

Ending Theme

1: "Tsuki no Uta (月の詩)" by Gackt (eps 1-21)
2: "Walking Through the Empty Age" by Yoko Ishida (eps 22)

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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, ...
Jul 31, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 21, 2016
To call Texhnolyze one of the most predictable stories is an understatement. The only expectation it defied was the exepctation to be worthwhile. Other than that, this is your typical artsy anime. It beats you over the head with how artsy it is, using techniques that distinguishes it from mainstream anime. None of these techniques distinguishes it from the many ‘artistic’ stories out there. It often looks like an immature, more angsty little brother of Blade Runner or Eraserhead.

Is there a more redundant way to inform your audience that your story is serious by having grey colours and serious characters? Nolan used the same technique ...

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