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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)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.771 (scored by 5468354,683 users)
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Ranked: #9742
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Popularity: #934
Members: 238,560
Favorites: 4,772

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Haga, Satoshi


Itou, Shizuka

Yoshii, Kazuho

Inoue, Takashi

Oonishi, Keigo

Tsuchida, Hiroshi

Kamata, Eriko

Niki, Shizumi


Kitade, Shinya


Tanaka, Kajirou

Tooyama, Haruhiko

Hoshi, Mitsuaki


Okada, Mitsutoshi

Kimata, Motoharu

Nakata, Jouji


Ueda, Yasuyuki
Endou, Takuji
Producer, Episode Director
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tsuruoka, Koujirou
Director, Storyboard, Assistant 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)

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 ...
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 ...

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