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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 »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 37)

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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Also Known As:
"Tekunoraizu" - Japan (original title)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (most volumes) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) (volume 4) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:12 (DVD rating) | Germany:16 (most volumes) | Germany:12 (volumes 4 and 6) | 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-MA (dvd) | 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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41 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A brilliant, yet underrated anime, 30 August 2006
Author: ryushidude from United Kingdom

Texhnolyze is a fantastic, brilliant and unfortunately underrated anime that comes from most of the staff who worked on a similarly dark anime Serial Experiments Lain.

The plot is as follows: Lux, the name of the underground city is ruled by gang warfare, all aiming for more and more control of the decaying city that is Lux, and the technology of Texhnolyze (allowing the use of robotic limbs in humans). The story follows Ichise, a young man who spends his life fighting in underground fight clubs, Doc, the creator of Texhnolyzation, Onishii the leader of Organo, Ran, a young girl who can see into the future and Yoshii, a mysterious visitor from the surface world.

Unlike most anime, Texhnolye is very experimental, (with very little or no fan service whatsoever) and this is often seen in the dramatic angles, fight sequence, explicit violence and even in its soundtrack, which itself, is a mix of acoustic, electronic and orchestral music which suits the show very well.

Texhnolyze is thought provoking series, often characters will talk about the nature of humanity, man's ego, the effects of technology on humanity, power, greed, redemption and salvation. Although you might think the characters talking about these subjects could be out of place in the anime, it is not and fits naturally within the scene.

One of the flaws of Texhnolyze (and this is one echoed by many) is that the first few episodes (particularly the first episode) are not very interesting. For example, in the first episode, barely 3 lines of dialogue are spoken. It's something like that that can turn most people off the anime instantly. Unfortunately for Texhnolyze, it is a slow burner, and it can take a at least four, maybe five episodes before it really draws you in. But when it does, it doesn't let you go.

I encourage everyone to see this series and most of all, give it a chance, because this piece of art deserves to be seen.

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