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Chiaki Konaka (writer)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
16 April 2003 (Japan) See more »
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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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Pretty hard to follow, but it keeps you watching... See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Justin Gross ... Ichise (22 episodes, 2003)
Satoshi Haga ... Ichise (22 episodes, 2003)
Shizuka Ito ... Ran (22 episodes, 2003)
Carrie Savage ... Ran (22 episodes, 2003)
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Series Directed by
Hiroshi Hamazaki (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Chiaki Konaka (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
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)
Reiko Matsuo .... 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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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pretty hard to follow, but it keeps you watching..., 24 September 2012
Author: dee.reid from United States

"Texhnolyze" (pronounced "Techno-lyze") is a compelling and pretty hard-to-follow Anime' series. The plot is very indirect and slow-moving; it's obvious that a lot of thought went into building its story and characters. The first episode is pretty unique because over 10 minutes go by before a single word is uttered by anyone.

In the presumably distant post-apocalyptic future, years have passed since an unnamed calamity forced much of the human population to abandon Earth's surface and settle into the underground city of Lux. Many humans have undergone "Texhnolyzation" - exchanging organic body parts for prosthetic ones. Lux, meanwhile, is the center of a three-way power struggle by those looking for ultimate control of the city: the Organos, led by Onishi, who all appear to be Technolyzed in some way or another, more or less; the fanatical populist movement the Salvation Union, who are radically opposed to Texhnolyzation; and the Racans, a gang of adolescent street punks.

Thrown into the chaos is Ichise, a prize fighter who is brutally dismembered - his unwise provocation of a ruthless fight promoter's wrath costs him an arm and leg, quite literally - and he is put back together again like the Six-Million-Dollar Man by the beautiful mad scientist Doc. Another wrinkle comes from Ran, a young girl who has the ability to see the future of anyone she comes into contact with. Needless to say, her prophetic warnings to Ichise about his future have horrifying implications not just for him, but for everyone in Lux.

This is an extremely difficult and frustrating Anime' series to try to wrap your head around. I'm not even going to try to decipher what the Japanese artists were trying to convey with this series. Maybe it was mankind's insatiable quest for power? The obsessive need for human perfection by exchanging organic limbs for artificial ones? I have no idea. I do know that this is an unusual science fiction series - definitely not one for the kids, if any are around, since there is plenty of graphic bloody violence, nudity, and some colorful language.

There is also an atmospheric score and soundtrack by Keishi Urata and Hajime Mizoguchi, with songs by Juno Reactor, Gackt, and Yoko Ishida.

Sit back and prepare to be mind-boggled by "Texhnolyze."

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