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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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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: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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44 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Anime as art, 20 August 2005
Author: Twinsen61

Lux ... the underground city of dark imagination where philosophies clash in form of mob-like gangs. Are you a free spirit, religious or do you fancy a well-structured leadership similar in a way to most current governments? Or maybe you do not care for any of these? A traveler descends into this dream-like world in order to find an intensity of life that is missing from his existence. A professional fighter has to find his path after a very violent incident makes him unable to continue his job. A mysterious young girl is able to see the future or rather a possible future. Their paths cross in unexpected ways and their destinies are difficult to fathom.

Texhnolyze has a really special atmosphere, with shots carefully composed and beautifully drawn. It's by no means a fun or fast-moving anime. It includes plenty of violence and some mechanized robots and body parts but the focus is definitely not on getting things blown up but rather on the psychological side. You have to be prepared to give it your full attention in order to understand the sinuous story and visual metaphors. Most important you need at least a minimum affinity to the stylish dark atmosphere because every episode is imbued with it. For those who can feel it and maybe understand it, Texhnolyze will prove one of the most rewarding experiences. It may well be the most mature and artistically valid anime series ever made.

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