Texhnolyze Episode 1 Discussion
Aug 6, 2015 11:22 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Geez, it's gonna be one of these kind of shows, huh?
I liked parts of this episode, such as the character design, and the animation and the visual direction. Hell, I even like how most of it was completely silent, as it set a nice tone.
However, this episode actually didn't convey much of anything to the viewer. It just ended up trying to force symbolic imagery down your throat, and (as is the case with most of these series) it came off as super pretentious to me.
These kind of series just seem to be made for people to over-analyze despite not actually saying much of anything.
Ugh, I'll keep going with it for now to see if it gets any better, but I'll probably end up feeling the same way about this as I did with Serial Experiments Lain.
That is to say: I'll likely end up thinking it's well made, but also super pretentious and a giant waste of the animation team's talent.
I suppose we'll see what happens, though. This is simply a poor first impression.
::End of Transmission::
What have I been watching?
Click here and find out on my viewing blog, "Vigorous Viewing"
Sep 25, 2015 6:54 PM
Sep 27, 2015 9:16 PM
Sep 29, 2015 1:30 PM
Sep 29, 2015 1:59 PM
Oct 3, 2015 1:53 AM
Oct 11, 2015 4:48 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
I got totally sucked into the dark and gritty world and loved the visual story telling. Sure, there are some things you don't understand yet, but I am sure it will be "explained" later.
What I like is the little exposition. It is telling the story by showing you what is going on instead of explaining it.
Nov 3, 2015 11:13 AM
Nov 5, 2015 8:57 PM
Nov 10, 2015 11:59 AM
Nov 11, 2015 4:21 AM
Nov 26, 2015 8:42 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
i got what was going on with the "street fighter" guy.
have no clue though on the girl and the worker.
Ok episode, can understand the complaints with the fact that not much explaining is done through speaking, but, if you read into the animation you can grasp the situation a bit better.
Argue? Nah Too lazy For That...
Are You Ready!~Gulcasa
Dec 6, 2015 9:46 AM
Jan 31, 2016 5:29 PM
Mar 19, 2016 1:34 PM
Apr 26, 2016 8:34 AM
Jun 19, 2016 3:28 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
So, I have a question - Am I supposed to understand this first episode? Because I sure didn't. At all. I mean, the way they did the sound effects and everything was really awesome, but I have no clue what happened.
prize fighter punches manager for nearly gouging his eyes out... manager is angry.. manager wants to hurt prize fighter... proceed to episode 2.
I honestly didn't even get that. I know that he's a prize fighter from the description of the anime, but I sure as hell didn't get that that women was his manager. And the whole sex-and-then-taking-out-eyes-and-suddenly-everythings-weird scene. Also, the description said that he lost an arm and an leg for his manager? Geez, nevermind, I just didn't get jackshit. I'll still continue watching this though, since it seems quite interesting.
I enjoy the comparison between Ichise getting his arm chop off and a lizard, at the end of the episode (the capacity of creation of new limbs).
Literature class all over again, huh xD?
Modified by Call-Me-Captain, Jun 20, 2016 7:08 AM
Jul 25, 2016 11:50 PM
Aug 26, 2016 1:20 PM
Sep 26, 2016 4:29 PM
Oct 16, 2016 4:52 AM
Feb 5, 12:17 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Without any BS narrator exposition, this ep told us a good deal number of things:
1) The setting is some sort of steam-punk, torn, 20th century looking place with factories, maybe akin to Industrial Revolution America, possibly ruled by crime.
2) The MC is a boxer. His boss seems to want him mainly for his body. MC doesn't like his boss.
3) The woman who was having sex with him (possibly his boss), is probably not human.
4 (pretty obvious)) the MC is on the run from a crime syndicate.
Jun 25, 5:18 AM
Jul 21, 7:40 PM