Texhnolyze is not simply very totally different from the remainder of the anime on this record, it’s totally totally different, interval. The cyberpunk setting and exploration of humankind’s more and more intimate relationship with know-how are nothing new, however Texhnolyze ramps the nihilism as much as all new ranges. This unique anime unfolds in Lux, an underground metropolis torn aside by warring factions. We see this grim, violent world by the eyes of Ichise, a former orphan who turns to prizefighting for survival. After crossing a harmful promoter, Ichise loses a leg and an arm, making him the right check topic. His limbs are changed with superior “texhnolyzed” prosthetics and he falls in league with Organo, a shady conglomerate with ties to the Lux underworld.
What makes Texhnolyze so distinctive is that nothing good occurs to anybody over the course of 22 visually spectacular, however extremely miserable episodes. The present is uncompromisingly darkish, forcing viewers to ask existential questions that they may not just like the solutions to. Given how the story ends (it isn’t precisely a fortunately ever after situation), it is fairly clear that author Chiaki J. Konaka (Serial Experiments Lain) does not maintain excessive hopes for the way forward for humankind. Texhnolyze is fairly gentle on dialogue (it resists the urge to bathroom the narrative down with overly advanced world constructing and philosophical monologues like most anime of this nature), however it’s a really heavy present. This one will go away you feeling extra hopeless than heartbroken.