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Texhnolyze 

Tekunoraizu (original title)
In a man-made underground society, descendants of a banished generation vie for control of the crumbling city of Lux. Ichise, an orphan turned prize fighter, loses a leg and an arm to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Justin Gross ...  Ichise 22 episodes, 2003
Satoshi Haga Satoshi Haga ...  Ichise 22 episodes, 2003
Shizuka Itô ...  Ran 22 episodes, 2003
Carrie Savage ...  Ran 22 episodes, 2003
Jason Charles Miller ...  Shinji 20 episodes, 2003
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In a man-made underground society, descendants of a banished generation vie for control of the crumbling city of Lux. Ichise, an orphan turned prize fighter, loses a leg and an arm to satisfy an enraged fight promoter. On the brink of death he is taken in by a young woman doctor and used as a guinea pig for the next evolution of Texhnolyze. With his new limbs, Ichise is taken under the wing of Oonishi, a powerful leader of Organ, an organization with some hold on Lux. As Ichise is drawn deeper into a war for territorial control of the city, he learns of his possible future from the young girl prophet Ran, who guides him from the shadows in his darkest times. With the explosion of the warfare, Ichise must uncover the truth about Lux and fight for his survival as he realizes his destiny. Written by Anonymous

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Japanese

Release Date:

16 April 2003 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Walking Through the Empty Age
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Holy Fate and Tragic Destruction
15 July 2018 | by blooddragon-73253See all my reviews

This is the most unique show I've ever seen. Story and Setting elaborate precisely, and it is solid style. I'm surprised that Madhouse made this show in good meaning. There is a strong impact potentially. Nevertheless, I think that this show's attraction can't communicate by above. Let's talk this show right away.

In the near future, Mankind continued to become evolving by prosthesis technology called "Texhnolyze". However, many violent organization including Organo devastates the city in order to new revolution. The person who appeared in there is Ichise. He lost right arm and left foot in a certain affair. Ichise came to life barely by Texhnolyze, and he moves for stop the city's collapse. This is basic synopsis. Since plot is very esoteric and complicated, even for mistakes, please forgive me.

People who avoid this show after watching first episode will many. Dialogues have very little. Even Ichise don't speak. Individual settings become reveal little by little since episode 2, and dialogues also particularly increase. So first episode is substantially tutorial. I get involved as of first episode because I love serious shows. but atmosphere is very dark. You don't want to continue watching unless something unusual happens. Don't give up. 2-cour shows expand gradually. This show also part of it. After that Episode 7 on the street is main scenario. whether put up with until then. It is essential.

When I'm talking in this show, indispensable element is characters psychological description. Goes without saying Ichise, Ran and other characters are full of mysteries. To understand their internal conditions are time-consuming. Description is nothing. If you can't follow characters conversation, you'll leave you behind. For the purpose of giving room of consideration, whole composition purposely is unkind. "I don't get it." "This is ambiguous!" I have no choice that get caught up thing like them. This show is outstanding clearly from traditional shows. If you completely understand this show, this show becomes interesting in one go. There is subtle charm. The more you understand, the more you will understand Ran's identity, you'll see that Texhnolyze conflict is ugly and waste.

Animation's beauty is astonishing. It's very match with dark moods. Character design also distinctive. Especially shape of eyes and whole clothes. Hairstyle is matter of preference. Judging from the nature of this show, bloody scenes and violence are many. You should attention if you don't like them. OP and ED animation is very impressive and deep combined with songs. I like Ichise and Ran's eyes met them. I'll be your guardian angel... Voice acting is first-class. You feel like pulled into this show.

As stated previously, story is esoteric. To come to the point, it is high hurdle.

I've watched some shows who similar to Texhnolyze. Of course, this show is no exception. Hidden excellent show. This show is extremely great. That's a shame that Blu-ray version is unreleased. I have anxiety as a collector. If it was released, MUST-BUY.


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