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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:
Michael Forest ...  Bunken Kohakura 22 episodes, 2003
Justin Gross ...  Ichise 22 episodes, 2003
Satoshi Haga Satoshi Haga ...  Ichise 22 episodes, 2003
Shizuka Itô ...  Ran 22 episodes, 2003
Liam O'Brien ...  Haruhiko Toyama 22 episodes, 2003
Carrie Savage ...  Ran 22 episodes, 2003
Patrick Seitz ...  Keigo Onishi 22 episodes, 2003
Taliesin Jaffe ...  Inui 21 episodes, 2003
Victoria Harwood ...  Doc / ... 20 episodes, 2003
Jason Charles Miller ...  Shinji 20 episodes, 2003
JB Blanc ...  Keitaro Mizuno 19 episodes, 2003
William Morgan Sheppard ...  Hiroshisa Goto 17 episodes, 2003
Kirk Thornton ...  Akihisa Sonoda 14 episodes, 2003
Sam Riegel ...  Kazuho Yoshii 10 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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In the first episode, there's no dialogue whatsoever until 11 minutes in See more »

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References The Swimmer (1968) See more »

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Walking Through the Empty Age
by Yoko Ishida
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7 December 2015 | by duboreedasSee all my reviews

My first review on IMDb, Hiroshi Hamasaki's Technolyze has been so far (in my viewing experience) the most effective way to understand moral ambiguities of the human spirit. Juxtaposing art, architecture, science, psychology and a fair bit of body horror rendered in surreal animation, this series is everything an entire generation of storytellers could want to tell, perhaps, without being able to.

The first episode has exactly five lines of dialogues, the most provocative sound design and surreal animation that can either put you off it or make you bend your knees in awe. From there on, the world of Lukuss takes over, in vivid and astonishing detail.

The denouement is especially haunting and much will depend on your own perceptions. Unless you decide to hanker over the internet trying to find a singular meaning. Which will not be very satisfying. Re-watching this series is going to be my gamble.

I believe Texnolyze is more of an impression. An evolving thought in the minds of Konaka and Hamasaki. And therefore it has movement and fallibility. Sometimes, that is exactly what defines true expression.

Watch it only if you are patient. Or you enjoy art.


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Japan

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16 April 2003 (Japan) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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