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.
they both have their dark atmospheric look...they both have the same mysterious type of story characters gettin to find somethin abt somwonw or theirself...they also both have same type of animation...
Both take place in a bleak, unrelenting future. Both have some interesting characters, are very well animated, and both are heavy psychological.
Texhnolyze is a little more depressing, has a very depressing tone, and... doesn't end well...
Ergo has much more approachable characters, has points of humor, and is easier to enjoy.
Texhnolyze is an anime with a very similar feel to Ergo Proxy. Both are based in an almost false utopia. Texhnolzye takes place in the underground city of Lux, which is similar in a few ways to Ergo Proxy's Romdeau.
There is a similar atmosphere and tone to the anime, sharing the same dark feel. You may not like Texhnolyze, since it is harder to follow than Ergo Proxy, but probably if you really enjoyed Ergo Proxy, give it a shot.
In terms of story, both series features a cyberpunk setting with a similar feeling in a dark world. The plot is deep in both that portrays the dark backgrounds, intense scars, and other psychological factors.
The series' dystopian themes are also present that holds influence among many of its characters. Both series also takes place in the future where technology are more advanced than our own.
Both series features a complex plot that becomes more clear as the episodes progresses.
It takes a certain, special someone to enjoy and comprehend anime like this, so if you were fond at all about one of these, you should thoroughly enjoy the other. Both anime feature a character trying to understand the world around them as it slowly crumbles apart. The overall atmosphere for both is dark and nihilistic and can leave a feeling of despair at times. Not for the faint of heart, or short attention span.
Ergo Proxy and Texhnolyze are very similar animes,both have very dark atmosphere
Both have the same feeling "feeling like you're under pressure". because of complicated plot you'll ask yourself many questions like; what the heck was going on?
Both share the bleak dystopian setting, heavy philosophical implications, characters searching for their own truth and/or purpose, the human-vs-machine problematic and heavily character-driven stories. Both set a very believable, dark, post-apocalyptic atmosphere and deal with various aspects of society and technology. Texhnolyze has a more raw and nihilistic feel to it. Ergo Proxy takes a more episodic approach than Texhnolyze.
Quite similar in terms of artistic quality. Both are deeply experimental, avant-garde anime that make you question, rethink and analyze a lot of things that happen in your life. They broaden your mind and are incredibly fulfilling experiences. Viewing these should be compulsory on your way through adolescence towards maturity.
Definitely most similar anime in atmosphere of all listed here, should be at first place imo. Similar melancholic, lonely style if thats what you are looking for although its not the same thing... There is nothing like lain. ;)
If you read manga and like steam/cyber punk try blame! manga too.
Both are written and designed by the same writer and art designer. Chiaki Konaka, and Yoshitoshi ABe. Eerie and unsettling atmosphere with little dialogue and psychological elements. Disturbing scenes, depressing topics, dark Mood, heavy material, and artistic symbolic scenes. Lain and Ichise also share some similarities in their personality. Both characters are mostly quiet and emotionless until they act based on emotion on certain scenarios. Watching either one you are guaranteed that you are in for a treat.
Has that same drug-like feeling. These two series like to make you blink twice and almost question what you're watching. They're haunting and share the same atmosphere... If you liked one, definitely try the other.
Lain is like first episode of Texhnolyze, but longer. There are a lot more SPEAKING going on, but nothing too coherent. A lot of atmoshpere. Same writer, same dark tone, same style of storytelling (if you can call it that), same pretentiousness... Well, same writer really sums it up.
Both anime have this gloomy but beautiful atmosphere and the action takes place in the future. The protagonist, an outcast, is searching for understanding of the world and so, the main thing going on in both scenarios is his journey. Both anime have another main character, a small girl who seemingly has the understanding of the world but also innocence. Answers to protagonists' questions are given in both anime.
Both are very well done series that share a very similar atmosphere and generally pessimistic attitude. They are both set in apocalyptic and desolate landscapes. Casshern Sins is much of a study of the human mind and what it will do when it reaches its limits. Texhnolyze on the other hand is a profound study of how one identifies themselves through the human body.
Texhnolyze and Casshern Sins are two of "those series" that just aren't everyone's cup of tea. But if you're into dark, more mature-themed shows, then these are two great anime with dystopian settings. Texhnolyze mainly features partial-android humans and gives philosophical viewpoints on humanity; while Casshern Sins explores the sentience and self-actualization of robots. Both shows display themes concerning humanity, hope, despair, death, immortality, mere existence, and nihilism. However, there is a contrast in that Texhnolyze is at times void of any emotion, but Casshern Sins is filled with several vivid emotions.
They have incredibly similar feels to them. Where as Gungrave is often recommended because yes on the surface the stories seem much more similar in plot, you have to realize that in both Texh and Casshern, plot has diddly to really do with it. I mean it moves along to tell a story but each persons sub arcs and motivations are really not overly dramatic. There aren't any grandiose betrayals for the most part or crazy intertwining stories.
These stories are both moody and introspective. Casshern being far lighter. Casshern is honestly a great show with takes parts of Kino's journey into this futuristic dystopia. It's an existentialist anime.
Texh, well not much to say there. It is a quiet, somber and moody piece up until the middle event and final climax. Usually you just learn the background or some of their motivations. It almost feels like gungrave, right up until the ending.
Nothing prepares you for the ending. Well this is where Casshern Sins does. Casshern's ending will prepare you for Texhnolyze's ending.
Texz has the heaviest ending of the three, by a long shot. I have not felt so absolutely destroyed in a long time. The show delves into the surreal and wraps it with despair. It's a nightmare sequence. Not a dream sequence. A nightmare sequence.
You better be in a good mood, because if you were sad from Cassh's ending, you ain't ready for texz.  read more
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.
Gungrave and Texhnolyze have quite a lot in common. Brandon Heat and Ichise are very similar characters. They end up loyally serving an organization with their prodigious fighting abilities, they're both withdrawn and not very talkative characters. Some of the concepts in both series are similar, and although the style is a bit different, Texhnolyze being a bit more grungy, I'd say they both have a similar feeling to them. If you like Texhnolyze you'll probably like Gungrave, and vice versa.
Texhnolyze is a similarly grim and depressing show that tackles many of the same themes Gungrave does such as violence and the will to power. It's also divided into two distinct halves with a different flow, much like Gungrave.
Both have main characters who are no longer human. Despite this, they fight to protect people they care for.
They also belong to a gang, and work their way up the ladder, remaining loyal to their leader.
The technology used in their transformation is also used to create a revolutionary army, of sorts.
The main characters are rather similar. Both Brandon and Ichise end up physically modified, but that is less important than their ambivalent, confused outlook on life. Both join an organization they initially dislike and then try to establish their identity in relation to it, with nearly identical results. The tone/feeling of both series is quite similar as well. Bonus similarity: Both feature instrumental intro music.
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.
Both have a very similar style of presentation since they're by the same director. They're slow paced, violent and intense. The settings are complete opposites but they're so similar. If you liked the style of one you'll enjoy the other as well.
They both carry a similar very slow paced dark and brooding atmosphere which seems to continuously grow as the show progresses. Both are depressive and are much focused on communication through the visuals, as well as using some non-standard animation, less cuts and more detail put into every scene, very beautiful art in both.
Though they have quite opposite settings.
Although the two stories are highly dissimilar - Shigurui being set in the 1600s and focusing on the nitty gritty of Samurai culture at that time and Texhnolyze a dystopian cyberpunk series centered around the idea of human evolution as expressed through robotics - they are very stylistically similar. They are both directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, who is better known for directing Steins;Gate. This connection between the two series in question is evident in the washed out, more realistic art style and gory elements, the stellar voice acting and minimalistic but highly effective use of sound and soundtrack.
Texhnolyze is an extremely niche anime, but I believe Wolf's Rain shares some similar vital points and might appeal to the Texhnolyze audience to a certain degree. At least watching Wolf's Rain really reminded me of Texhnolyze and I felt similar feelings watching them.
I cannot really go into detail here as I can easily spoil one or both shows mentioning their key elements but I will try my best.
In short, you can get a feeling of desolation while watching both shows. They are set in universes with desolated worlds by either war, resource shortage, and exclusion of some parties. The characters are kind of similar in the way they are all lost and looking for hope, something to keep them moving and at a certain point in the plot everyone eventually losing something they care/love.
I feel like Wolf's Rain gives you positive vibes and hope on some occasions, Texhnolyze is a fully despairing and depressing journey. I would love to go into detail here, but giving any further info will severely cripple your enjoyment from both anime. read more
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.
In both series the main character doesn't have dreams or aspirations in the life, and they finish joining to another one who have a goal to reach. Texhnolyze have a depressing atmosphere and slow pace, meanwhile Berserk have a lot of more action dosis.
Both protagonists are plagued with tragedy, gain prosthetic limbs and are forced to work under a charismatic leader. These series are incredibly bleak as different forms of philosophical doctrine nihilism are incorporated into each series respectively. The bleak atmosphere is also conveyed through the visuals and soundtrack which make the worlds feel desolate and lonely for the protagonists. Both series also contain a political strife between the separate factions; in which the main protagonists get entangled in the conflict.
Both are very dark and original futuristic settings that deal with philosophical themes that unravel through amazingly written twists and mysteries until the truth about their worlds is uncovered.
Texhnolyze is bleaker right from the start and deals with human nature and the meaning of life, while Shinsekai Yori starts seemingly happy-go-lucky and slowly gets revealed as a dark story and deals with morality issues.
Both are grim, nihilistic masterpieces revolving around mankind's "evolution" leading to its implosion. Shinsekai yori does this primarily through thorough examination of power structures and their tendency to divide populaces for control, while Texhnolyze examines how our ambition can run rampant to the point where we do a 180 degree turn and regress back to primal, sadistic animals. Both are essential viewing for those interested in socio-political fiction (though Shinsekai yori is definitely an easier watch, so try it first if you've yet to see either).
Dark post apocalyptic futures and social adjustment are noticeable themes throughout both series. Though texhnolyze maintains a dark tone throughout the show with morbid fight scenes, desolate landscapes and seemingly just a story of one man's survival, shinsekai yori seems relatively happier to begin with, as the main character successfully graduates to a new school with her friends, but discovers all is not right with the world. Social segregation in shinsekai yori comes by way of introduction of a subservient species which is explored further in the show, by contrast, Texhnolyze establishes social non integration through gangs early on in the series.
The two series show similarities in the way they both demonstrate grim possible outcomes for humanity given some of our primordial instincts. Both shows blend mystery, action and suspense very well. I hope you have a chance to experience both. read more
both occur in a dystopic world, Shinsekai yori deals more about the organization of the world, Texhnolyze on the other hand is a much heavier story about the end of human society, both have heavy themes and serve for the reflection of our society in the current state , as much as they are very different in development, I recommend both.
Both of these series are as sci-fi cyberpunk as you can get, and both have a very dark and gritty noir-ish tone. They also share the trait of having complex and twisting storylines, although S.A.C. is partly episodic in nature while Texhnolyze is a fully serial drama.
Both series takes place in a futuristic setting giving off a dystopian feeling along with the cyberpunk themes. As such, technology in both series are advanced than our own along with other ethnics.
Both series consists of science fiction as well as a strong story with the characters that are involved in them.
Both series features some psychological themes along with action and drama.
By given standards, both series are appealing to those who are into a more deeper analysis and understanding of the story.
They really try to make you think, to the point of looking for biographies of their respective directors to search for possible connections. Heavy on the symbols, less so with the metaphors. Interpretations of both may go in completely different directions, with much depending on the viewer.
Both series are dark and contains a serious mood involving a world of cruelty.
There are science fiction themes present in both series. With that also includes various plot twists, surprises, and some gruesome scenes. There is violence involved in both series so be a bit aware of that if you decide to give these two titles a shot.
Both series has drama, action, and some psychological factors. There are also thriller like endings that are build from some of the plot settings.
While not conventionally similar in terms of storyline these two anime have a hell of a lot of similarities.
- Both have two young girls which have a back story contributing to the events that unfold
- Both have 4 MC's with similar genders and connections
- Both contain people willing to surrender if it comes to helping civilization
- Both contain antagonists who tend to start off as normal citizens but are turned into killers due to events
I cannot promise you will like one if you enjoyed the other all I can say is that the similarities do not end there.
They may not be alike by storyline but they do have their similarities.
-Both have a civilization trying to survive against an outside force.
-The antagonists can be viewed in either a bad or good way, depending on opinion.
-Both have regular MCs that turn violent during the show.
-Both have very dark and gory events throughout the show.
-Both have very good and well thought out endings.
While these two anime couldn't be more dissimilar in terms of art style, tone, and pacing, they do both explore the theme of humanity's decline as a species. Texhnolyze is a dark, slow paced, and extremely moody series that handles the subject matter in a very serious fashion. Jinrui wai Suitai Shimashita, on the other hand, is infinitely more humorous and colorful, though dark undertones are still present throughout. I would recommended both of these series to anyone who is interested in seeing a similar theme handled in two completely different ways.
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita is basically Texhnolyze: The Comedy, as fucked up as that sounds (it is fucked up). JSS isn't soul-crushing or graphic, rather it makes light of humanity's tendency to take that extra mile we didn't need, turn it into a spiked dildo, and fuck ourselves with it. Obviously not for everyone, but if you're a miserable ass like me, you'll find Texhnolyze powerful and JSS hilarious.
After finishing Texhnolyze, the only other anime that I thought can even compare it with is Akira. Both are set in a futuristic, cyberpunk setting, with characters eerily similar to the people of today. The characters in both are also well-developed and multi-dimensional, as opposed to the traditional "bad guy" and "hero" characters. And both animes used some of the most innovative animation techniques of their time, though Akira was done many years earlier. The Texhnolyze series and Akira are perfect for rewatching as well, since they both operate on so many levels. I also appreciate that both anime attempt to tell the story visually, rather than having some character sum up the plot or major themes in a monologue. While I'm glad that Akira has achieved the status of "classic" or "legend" in the anime world, Texhnolyze is seriously underrated. If you liked Akira and haven't seen Texhnolyze, watch it!!! (And vice versa) read more
Texhnolyze and Akira are fantastic sci-fi animes, they took place in the future
both of them contain violent and survival fights.the most atmospheric animes you will ever see!
amazing backgrounds and robotic cities,just much more advanced technology.
In both anime there are several gangs/factions fighting for power and control over their respective cities. Both also feature a mysterious person that, from the shadows, gets involved with the rivalries between the gangs by manipulating them. Other than that both anime are quite different. Texhnolyze is slow paced, darker, depressing and contains sci-fi elements unlike Durarara which is mostly the opposite and has supernatural elements in it.
Both science-fiction series show humanity using technology to shut itself off from reality. While both are fairly downbeat, both shows have intelligent and affecting storylines that should appeal to the same audience.
You'll be hard pressed to find other anime that are half as nihilistic as these. Both anime opt for a depressingly dull color palette to the point where they might as well be black and white. The plot in both is also taxing on the watcher if they don't pick up on the littlest details. Their characters are also people of few words.
That's not to say either of these anime are bad, but they're definitely not for everyone.
The atmosphere of each series has a very similar feel to it. They both have slow pacing and a similar way of presenting the story. While Texhnolyze is much darker, Ghost Hound has a few light hearted moments but still retains a dark atmosphere.
The story has some vague similaritities as they both take place in a town with conflicting groups but the main similarity is in the presentation of each of them; they're both very dark and slow-paced.
Both are two of the most depressing things ever; enough that you may never want to watch them again. The main characters of both series are incapable of stopping any of the extreme violence - if anything, they make things worse. Plus the endings to both series would not be different if the main characters had just stayed home.
The main characters of both series have a powered-up arm used to fight against bad guys. However, while Scryed's MC summons the arm at will, Texhnolyze's has a prosthetic arm. Texhnolyze is also much darker than Scryed, to the point where no one has any hope of saving the world (and its ending shouldn't be surprising).
Do not let the friendly nature of Cybercoil and Texhnolyze deceive you. With the development of innovations, wearing technologically advanced glasses comes to be the standard norm, both for children and adults, the same way how the citizens of Lux become overly dependent of their texhnolyzed limbs as well as the techno-vision provided by their robotic extremities. The more the kids of Dennoi Coil try to uncover the truth behind their glasses the darker the story becomes, as it is in Texhnolyze where the viewer comes to understand that such prosthetics come with a ruthless price.
Both series excel in terms of atmosphere. Thematically, both explore the distinction between simply living and being alive, and emphasize that nothing really changes about individuals and the world. Both have melancholic endings and moments during which the individual may be thrown into the "void." Although vastly different, they both have appeal as human stories; Bebop is more specific by emphasizing human interactions while Texhnolyze focuses upon encapsulating humanity as a whole.
Who doesn't like sci-fiction. This story about an elderly man name ichiro inuyashiki. who suddenly struck by meteor along with the teenage boy name hiro shishigami. Which makes them as a cyborg. Ichiro was having difficulties in life which he has a family that always neglect him. Unlike hiro. He always fond by people around him. Which make him look cooler however he uses his ability to killing people that he aiming. Different from ichiro he using his ability to help people.
Beside texhnolyze character, Ichise is a street fighter that who participates in underground for money. Later he joined yazuka name onishi and Organo.  read more
These two dark sci-fi anime are set in the near future and deal with themes of darkness that exist inside of humanity. They both have a dark and violent gloomy feel to them because they both deal with the violence of human nature and the quest for power. Not to mention they are pretty violent too.
While there is a dozen of other obvious recommendations of anime similar to Devilman: Crybaby I find it pretty surprising no one mentioned Texhnolyze.
Disclaimer: Do not be surprised you got disappointed if you looked at Texhnolize as an action-packed experience like Crybaby. The similarities can be found in the second half of the story atmosphere and emotional impact on the viewer.
At first, they aren't even that similar as Texhnolyze isn't even an anime about demons but during the second half of the two shows, they are similarly despair-inducing, extremely cruel and torturous to watch even. Do not be fooled. These are both equally cruel and intense anime. But hey, if you are feeling masochistic, go ahead!
If you paid attention, both anime provide an important hint on how the plot will end at a very initial stage of the anime. In Crybaby it is provided right at the start of the first episode and I will not mention Texhnolyze exact moment as I would be stepping into HEAVY SPOILER territory.
The protagonists of the different stories also obtain a power strong enough to change the course of the story completely but do not really know how to use it effectively and sometimes end up fighting against said power as they do not have the knowledge of what the future unfolds.
That is all I can provide without spoiling the end of any of the shows but there are a couple more similarities. It's always hard to compare any other work to Texhnolyze without stepping into spoiler territory so I hope I managed to succeed with this recommendation.
I believe that NOT everyone that enjoyed one will necessarily enjoy the other, but it's worth mentioning alone for the atmosphere and cruelty of the shows. read more
both animes have similar electric atmosphere. they involve with different main story, but they have mysterious
male characters as the main role. plus they follow a complicated plot so if you like mind blowing animes I suggest you this.
both animes have similar story development because events are slowly processed.
both animes take place in strange worlds, for Teknolaiz it is inside underground city while .hack// the story processed inside a video game.
i HOPE you will like both.
Both anime have humanity facing enemy which tends to be a new perfect species, and main character finding himself in the middle them. On first look he is both of them, but actually not any of them. Anime asking questions like what is it to be a human being? And what future have a life?
Both are dark in tone. They both require the viewer to make an effort to understand the message that is being conveyed to them. It is not your typical "MOE MOE, TSUNDERE," these shows were both made for mature audiences.
Both are cyberpunk with depressing settings and partially-explained reasoning of how the story develops and how the story ends. The range of character sets and the context (high school life vs gang wars) are quite different though. But probably these two are the most similar anime on this recommendation list.
ATTENTION: the storylines and style are not at all similar. Texhnolyze is targeted to a more mature audience.
But if you are intrigued by the idea of artificial limbs, they will both catch your attention.
Both have a relentless atmosphere about them that hardly ever gives off the impression of joy.
Both stories are, in essence, about humanity. Granted, in two, totally, different situations.
Despite this, they are quite addicting, have a nice and well-rounded cast of characters, have AMAZING art and music. And stand out as truly unique.
But... they not for everyone as they're both highly mature and graphic, and deal with topics that aren't suitable for those who like "4 lumps of sugar instead of black...".
Oh, and they're both slow starters.
Phantom deals with the psyches of killers. It has a better, more detailed, beginning than Tex, and the cast of characters are smaller. It's also a subtle romance too. Has a very special bond that supports and contrasts to said romance, giving hope.
Tex is... more of a psychological than anything else. Has a CRAZY beginning that slowly, and steadily, makes sense. Unlike Phantom, the tone is heavy throughout, never giving an impression hope but a single question: What will happen? read more
Both are unconventional anime's that rely heavily on; subliminal messages, trippy scenery and a lack of information, ensuring that the viewer pays full attention (multi-task and you'll miss something).
You'll also find that there's a lack of archtyping as the characters are quite unusual, stepping out of any indication of 'type' and maming a name for themselves.
There's a number of examples of fandissservice present in both.
If you watched Togainu, and felt that it was disappointing, and that it had potential to be a really great dark and moody series but dropped the ball...then take a look at Texhnolyze. Both are dark, moody, futuristic, taking place in a dog-eat-dog world, with silent "observer" characters, and people caught up in the games that the ones in power play. They are both rather mature, with violence and sexual exploitation. The big difference is that Texhnolyze is actually worth watching.
Texhnolyze is the only anime I've yet seen that even compares to NGE in terms of artistic depth. It's also the only one since NGE to make me feel like I'd REALLY been through something by the end. The story takes a while to unfold, but it reminds me of NGE in that around 3/4 of the way through it REALLY picks up. And even though the pace never reaches a boiling point, it remains measured and intense throughout. There are many episodes where not much happens and the episode just serves to slowly advance the story.
The characters are perhaps less likable in Texhnolyze than in NGE, but by the end of the series you can't help but find yourself rooting for them. If it's one of the more obvious flaws of Texhnolyze, it's that we don't get a deep enough look at the main characters. Rather, it's more about their relationships and their part to play in the grand scheme of the story.
Also, Texhnolyze is NOT a sunny, happy series. It makes NGE look like a Disney film (in tone) by comparison. But if you're in the mood for a dark, gorgeous, and meloncholy series; don't hesitate to pick it up. Also, both series require you to re-watch them in order to understand. If you are able to understand either one of these in the first watch, then you are a god. read more
Both have the main characters alike. Both of the main characters are depressed, following a cursed life during dark times. Both of them were used as test subjects and they both were slashed by swords.
It almost has got the same spooky environment.