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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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A bleak and sometimes violent dystopia See more (9 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A bleak and sometimes violent dystopia, 15 June 2011
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom

Having really enjoyed Haibane Renmei I was interested to see another film from its creators. While this series is very different; it is slower moving, much darker in tone, violent and has a much bleaker look to it, however the animation is of an equal standard and the backgrounds are very detailed. The series is set in a bleak underground city were various groups are in conflict. As the story begins it is hard to tell who the protagonist will be; there is Kazuho Yoshii a visitor to the city who at first appears to be a tourist but soon starts to stir up trouble, then there is Ichise a young man who is violently attacked in the opening episode and ends up having his severed arm and leg replaced by cybernetic parts, and finally there is Ran a mysterious girl who is frequently seen around the others. As the series progresses we gradually learn more about these characters and others while the situation for them and the other people of the city gets more dangerous. As to the title; Texhnolyzation refers to the process where some people have body parts replaced by cybernetic parts; some people just have one or two parts others are almost entirely mechanical.

For the first few episodes I wasn't sure what to make of this series; there was very little dialogue and what there was didn't make it that clear what was happening; some viewers might find it boring but I found it gradually drawing me in to the lives of the characters. The animation looked good if a little bleak; the bleakness was increased as several scenes the picture contained static like you would find on a television with less than perfect reception. The regular bloody violence means that this series isn't suitable for younger viewers although I suspect the slow pace would put children off watching anyway.

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