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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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Japan

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

16 April 2003 (Japan) See more »

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Texhnolyze See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Ichise himself never talks until about halfway through the third episode. 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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A bleak and sometimes violent dystopia
15 June 2011 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

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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