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Texhnolyze


Alternative Titles

English: Texhnolyze
Synonyms: Technolyze
Japanese: TEXHNOLYZE

Information

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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.781 (scored by 26,601 users)
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Ranked: #9112
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Popularity: #626
Members: 110,189
Favorites: 2,224
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Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ichise
Main
Haga, Satoshi
Japanese
Ran
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Yoshii, Kazuho
Supporting
Inoue, Takashi
Japanese
Oonishi, Keigo
Supporting
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamata, Eriko
Supporting
Niki, Shizumi
Japanese
Shinji
Supporting
Kitade, Shinya
Japanese
Tooyama, Haruhiko
Supporting
Hoshi, Mitsuaki
Japanese
Kano
Supporting
Tanaka, Kajirou
Japanese
Hirota, Michiko
Supporting
Sakuma, Kumi
Japanese
Youko
Supporting
Kaida, Yuuko
Japanese

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

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
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
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

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