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"Texhnolyze" (2003) More at IMDbPro »"Tekunoraizu" (original title), TV series 2003-

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Release Date:
16 April 2003 (Japan) See more »
In a man-made underground society, descendants of a banished generation vie for control of the crumbling city of Lux... See more »
User Reviews:
First few episodes are alienating, but afterwards becomes accessible and brilliant See more (10 total) »


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Justin Gross ... Ichise (22 episodes, 2003)
Satoshi Haga ... Ichise (22 episodes, 2003)
Shizuka Itô ... Ran (22 episodes, 2003)
Carrie Savage ... Ran (22 episodes, 2003)

Jason Miller ... Shinji (20 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Hiroshi Hamazaki (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Chiaki Konaka (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Reiko Matsuo .... producer (22 episodes, 2003)

Hideki Goto .... producer (unknown episodes)
Akihiro Kawamura .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Klein .... producer (unknown episodes)
James Yosuke Kobayashi .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Yukio Kusumoto .... producer (unknown episodes)
Masao Maruyama .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Yoshimichi Murata .... producer (unknown episodes)
Yasuyuki Ueda .... producer (unknown episodes)
Nobu Yamamoto .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Hajime Mizoguchi (unknown episodes)
Keiji Urata (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Hidetoshi Kaneko (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôjirô Tsuruoka .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... storyboard artist (1 episode, 2003)

Yoshitoshi Abe .... character design (unknown episodes)
Hiroshi Hamazaki .... storyboard artist: opening credits (unknown episodes)
Yuko Kobari .... color designer (unknown episodes)
Sayo Yamamoto .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Hiroshi Kasamatsu .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Yoshitoshi Abe .... original character designer (unknown episodes)
Shigeo Akahori .... character designer / chief animation director (unknown episodes)
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Morifumi Naka .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
Toshihiro Nakajima .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Gackt .... music arranger: "Tsuki no Uta {Song of the Moon}" (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Takashi Endo .... visual advisor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tekunoraizu" - Japan (original title)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | France:-12 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R16 (volume 1 and 6) | New Zealand:R13 (volume 2) | New Zealand:R18 (volume 4) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (volume 1) | UK:12 (volume 2) | USA:TV-14 (some episodes) | USA:TV-MA (some episodes)

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References The Swimmer (1968)See more »
Tsuki no Uta (Song of the Moon)See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
First few episodes are alienating, but afterwards becomes accessible and brilliant, 16 March 2013
Author: johnny-donuts

With minimal dialogue and an overwhelming emphasis on atmosphere, Texhnolyze's first episode can be off-putting. While there are elements of surrealism in the visuals, this is more of an artistic direction and does not extend to the plot - which for the most part is founded in reality.

While the show's first few episodes were inaccessible and seemingly pretentious, I was surprised that they managed to be entertaining. The overarching plot does not reveal itself until episode 7 of the show. From this point the show becomes far more involved and exciting, and the emotional aspects of characters are developed as the show progresses.

The action sequences are fun to watch but always tasteful, and I think it's the well-handled balance between the violent scenes and more subdued, detached dialogue between characters that made this show great.

The pacing might be alienating to most people, however I never felt that the show tried too hard to appear smart or "artistic".

Texhnolyze is a demanding series - it is not until after episode 10 that each episode becomes filled with clear plot developments - but what is most noteworthy about the series is the final 3 episodes, which are refreshingly beautiful and haunting.

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