What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Technolyze
English: Texhnolyze
More titles


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 4463644,636 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #879
Members: 206,421
Favorites: 3,977

External Links

Ranked #915Popularity #879Members 206,421
Add to List
Episodes: /22
* Your list is public by default.


Texhnolyze takes place in the city of Lux, a man-made underground city that has crumbled after years of neglect and lack of repairs. Citizens of Lux have come to refer to their home as simply "The City" and treat it as though it has a mind and will of its own. Three major factions battle to control Lux: Organo, a group of "professionals" who collaborate with the criminal underworld that controls Texhnolyze (prosthetics), the Salvation Union, a populist group that seeks to disrupt Organo's business, and Racan, a collection of young individuals with Texhnolyzes that use their abilities for personal gain.

Ichise was once an orphan who has made a place for himself in Lux as a prize fighter. One day, a fight promoter grows angry with him and the altercation that follows results in Ichise losing an arm and a leg. Before death can take him, Ichise is found by the scientist Eriko Kamata, who uses him as a test subject for her newly designed Texhnolyze. With these powerful new limbs at his disposal, Ichise begins to work for Oonishi, the leader of Organo. He soon meets a mysterious young girl, Ran, who has the power to see possible futures. Together, they soon realize that Lux is on the brink of war and collapse, and that they may be the only ones who can save The City.


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Episode Videos

Related Anime

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
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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
walla (All reviews)
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
Jul 31, 2015
aikaflip (All reviews)
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
Jun 14, 2013
Zergneedsfood (All reviews)
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
Apr 26, 2008
Olire (All reviews)
Texhnolyze is an adult show.
You may happen to witness homosexuality, SM, pedophilia,incest, blood sheds, meaningless violence and utter despair while watching it.
This is a pitch black cyber-punk tale of High Quality -Abe Yoshitoshi- in all regards : entrancing music, beautyfull art, bright direction and mind-blowing plot.

The pacing is slow, and the naration often resorts to visual communication and minimalist dialogues as you follow the taciturn (yet so hot) Ichise in the turmoil-city of Lux. You have to think of it as a highly symbolic and esthetic tale questioning civilisation, progress, evolution, survival, violence, loneliness and their conflicts with morality and sanity.

Story: Due to the slow, read more


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Texhnolyze Episode 22 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
tounoyaboys - Jul 1, 2008
295 replies by St0rmblade »»
10 hours ago
Poll: Texhnolyze Episode 19 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Tyestor - Apr 28, 2010
60 replies by St0rmblade »»
Nov 28, 1:39 PM

Recent Featured Articles

12 Complex Psychological Anime to Wrap Your Head Around

12 Complex Psychological Anime to Wrap Your Head Around

In a genre with anime of various types ranging from action to sports, these are the psychological anime that will actually challenge you and the way you think.

by MAL_Articles


Top 20 Best Sci-Fi Anime of All Time

Top 20 Best Sci-Fi Anime of All Time

So what's this genre all about anyway? Complex formulas and futuristic, science-y stuff? Well, only some of the time. Check out our list to find out!

by madokamage