Anime 26 Texhnolyze

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Technolyze
English: Texhnolyze


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Thursdays at 03:28 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.761 (scored by 5637056,370 users)
1 indicates a .
Ranked: #10272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #946
Members: 246,854
Favorites: 4,963

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Ranked #1027Popularity #946Members 246,854


In the dark underground city of Lux, people live in fear and despair under the rule of various criminal factions. Almost secluded from the surface, the gangs' only interaction with the outer world is their mining operation of "raffia," which is the raison d'être of the city.

Available only in Lux, this rare substance is the basis of "texhnolyze" transplants that permit humans to replace parts of their body with cybernetic prostheses. The latter have the particularity not to trigger an immune response in their hosts and the "Class" has the privilege to conduct research on them. This elusive organization, also in charge of the raffia production, delegates its executive authority to a group called Organo led by Keigo Oonishi—a self-righteous man with texhnolyzed legs who is rumored to hear the "voice of the city."

The fragile balance of powers in Lux is disturbed when a mysterious visitor named Kazuho Yoshii begins committing a series of crimes that puts the gangs at each other's throats. In the midst of the chaos, new actors emerge: Ichise, an ex-boxer mutilated by Organo and recently texhnolyzed by Eriko "Doc" Kamata; and Ran, a young florist who can see the future. While Lux steadily plunges into insanity, both Ichise and Ran find themselves involved in the greatest crisis the city has ever faced.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Texhnolyze was released on DVD in six volumes by Geneon Entertainment Inc. from April 6, 2004 to February 22, 2005. Funimation Entertainment later republished the series in a complete DVD collection on August 28, 2012.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Haga, Satoshi


Itou, Shizuka

Yoshii, Kazuho

Inoue, Takashi

Oonishi, Keigo

Tsuchida, Hiroshi

Kamata, Eriko

Niki, Shizumi


Kitade, Shinya

Tooyama, Haruhiko

Hoshi, Mitsuaki


Tanaka, Kajirou

Sakimura, Tatsuya

Tonosaki, Akihiko


Okada, Mitsutoshi


Ueda, Yasuyuki
Endou, Takuji
Producer, Episode Director
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Sound Director

Opening Theme

"Guardian Angel (Xavier's Edit)" by Juno Reactor (eps 1-20,22)

Ending Theme

1: "Tsuki no Uta (月の詩)" by Gackt (eps 1-21)
2: "Walking Through the Empty Age" by Yoko Ishida (eps 22)


Nov 16, 2023
First of all, if you like the type of anime that you have to connect many dots to understand something, you 'll love this.
The characters are so good and memorable. It starts slow but it's worth it to see. I couldn't get attached to the characters to the point of crying. I don't know if the anime itself was trying to achieve that.
Yes, the first episode is very gloomy. There are few animes like this, it's a unique experience.
Even though it is relatively old, you have to understand why the reviews give it so many tens. It may not be your ...
Aug 20, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Texhnolyze is one of many anime that have some good ideas, but bad execution ruins everything.
Both protagonist and antagonist are empty characters that either don't say anything meaningful at all or say something pretentious. Their stories don't add anything to empathize with them or to unfold their internal life philosophy better.

Another problem is that anime is very slow paced, and not in Tarkovsky's way. There's absolutely no reason for it to be that slow. Slow scenes don't add any depth or immersive emotional experience. The anime can easily be compressed to about eight series.

I'm sorry to say that, but Texhnolyze is just another pseudo-elitist anime ...
Oct 27, 2023
Texhnolyze is a dark and brooding anime series that left me with mixed feelings. On one hand, it's a bold and unconventional attempt at storytelling, but on the other, its bleakness and slow pacing can make it a daunting experience for many viewers.

The positive aspect of Texhnolyze is its unique and unapologetically dark narrative. The series doesn't hold back in its exploration of dystopian themes, human suffering, and the consequences of technological advancement. It pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling, making it an intellectually stimulating journey for those who appreciate unconventional narratives.

However, the show's relentless bleakness and the sheer weight of its oppressive atmosphere can ...

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