In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGAN will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGAN specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Lain is a phenomenal series that is both strange and wonderful at the same time. It deals heavily with technology and an alternate reality for mankind, which is very similar to Texhnolyze. If you liked one of these anime, you should give the other a try.
If you liked Texhnolyze, you should like Serial Experiments Lain because, even though there are rather few common points in the two series, both feel like David Lynch. Both deal with existential questions and the evolution of mankind. If you're the kind of person who wants to see something that makes you think, you should like Texhnolyze and Serial Experiments Lain.
Of Yoshitoshi aBe's four works, Lain and Texhnolyze are the two that have the most in common. Both are very dark and feature main characters that are basically loners. They each deal with technology in some way, and both start off innocently enough but slowly pile on layer upon layer of complexity, culminating in something of a philosophical rampage towards the end. If you enjoyed the heavy, thought-provoking feel of one of these series you should find yourself liking the other as well.
Both science fiction-based series serve to confuse the viewer with a whirlwind of dark, mysterious and oft taunting visuals, mixed messages, scrambled memories and strange plot-twists that will leave you scratching your head but gagging for more.
Both Texhnolyze and Lain have a confusing storyline that is full of plot twists and dark mysteries. Needless to say that if you want to crack your skull open and mangle your brain a bit, these are good anime for you.
Both Lain and Texhnolyze continuously apply pressure to your brain as you try to understand what the author is trying to say. Both are about technology and how it collides with the basic principles of what we refer to as a human. While we don't really know how humans and technology will merge in the real world, both of these anime give us an idea of what might happen and what problems may occur.
Lain and Texhnolyze share the same kind of cyberpunk animation. They each have a philosophical background regarding technology and its relationship with humans, including dependence, the birth of transhumans, and the dangers that technology can represent.
Both Lain and Texhnolyze involve elements of a dystopian future dominated and fueled by advanced technology. Although different in motivations and setting, the main characters both undergo some form of physical transformation involving technology.
They both are very great series that keep playing with your brains over and over again until the end, though Texhnolyze is probably more of a mindf*ck than Serial Experiments Lain. Watch them, your brains will be cooked by both.
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".
Ergo is a lighter and slightly more pretentious series involving similar philosophical themes. The background and character designs are equally slick and very cyberpunk. Both deal heavily with the concept of techological advancement and human de-evolution being intertwined.
If you liked Texhnolyze, you would like Ergo Proxy because both are set in a post-apocalyptic future where mankind is struggling to survive in enclosed communities. Both animes give you the feeling of, "What the hell is really going on!" If you liked one, you should like the other.
Both Ergo Proxy and Texhnolyze are very dark, and their main characters seek a similar goal: to find the truth about themselves and the confined world that they live in. In a dystopic city, everything ends up going wrong and the truth about their entire existence can only be found in the deserted remains of the planet...
Enjoy dark scenes with muted high contrast?
Enjoy the atmosphere of decaying sci-fi cities?
Enjoy plots that are more than completely obvious?
Texhnolyze and Ergo Proxy are both series with similar atmospheres and looks, even if they do end up being quite different thematically.
Bothof these play out in a futuristic, gloomy, high-tech environment. You'll most likely like this if you liked the other.
Both of these series utilize a dark futuristic theme to portray the evolution of humanity in a closed society. If you like the overly stylistic type of anime where the story is told through the development of characters that try to find themselves amdist a harsh world, then you should try these series out.
Ergo Proxy and Texhnolyze are very similar series. They're both set in some dark futuristic dystopian society that has an obsession with technology. Both series move in a slow pace making you wonder about what is actually going on.
Both anime have similar dystopian settings, cyberpunk influences all over the place and quests to find one's "true self" in a rotten, dark world full of mysteries. Both anime are for a mature seinen audience that want something more than the dozen-or-so harems released every season and can be highly recommended to the intelligent viewer. Despite the similarities, Ergo Proxy is a lot easier to get into and more episodic, whereas Texhnolyze provides a more "hardcore" psychological analysis; if you're planning to watch both, start with Ergo Proxy.
Boht Ergo Proxy and Texhnolyze draw you into a dark and complex future dystopia. They also both deal beautifully with the problematics of being human, or indeed, inhuman.
Plotwise both Ergo Proxy and Texhnolyze are both complex sci-fi tales that take place in harsh and unnatural worlds. Life is about as sacred as a shit on the sidewalk and really the characters are just slowly trudging towards death as they deal with the conflict of wanting to cling to their own existence in living hell. Both are convoluted at times but Ergo Proxy is like a walk in the park compared to Texhnolyze which is both heavier and darker. Still, if you enjoyed the plot and themes in either then I think the other is a great recommendation for something similarly thought-provoking.
Both these series are set in cities that control and maybe even create whatever lives within them, both deal with human being’s need to create new forms of life (and ignoring the ultimate price that must always be paid) and both are somehow overwhelmed by the nature of what man can no longer understand.
A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?
Ghost in the Shell is a classic amongst anime movies, and a great one at that. If you like all the technology and cybernetic enhancements in Texhnolyze, you will like them just as much in Ghost in the Shell; or maybe just the cybernetic humans in general.
Humans are seeking to improve their body mechanically, and there are those that go along with and those that try to stop it. Both Texhnolyze and GITS take a deeper view into this idea; and to give the right feeling for that view, the surroundings are somewhat similar.
Both GitS and Texhnolyze are science fiction-based and are highly detailed in animation, character development and plot. Each serves to examine how superficial bodies in a superficial utopia can affect the mind that dwells within.
If you are into the cyberpunk thing you can't go wrong with Ghost in the Shell or Texhnolyze, unless you have no stomach for violence or gore. As long as you don't mind blood, you're good to go! These aren't for the kids.
Ghost in the Shell and Texhnolyze share the same dangerous ambiance in their towns, involve oppositions between two camps, and have mysterious characters that detain keys to the truth.
Both have a cyber punk, futurisitic feel to them and are slow paced. They are a thinking man's Anime and require much attention to detail or you won't understand what's going on. Ghost in the Shell is more pretty to look at and deals more with technology and the meaning of life. While Texhnolyze Deals more with Society, Morals and the collapse of what makes us human.
Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.
Wolf's Rain and Texhnolyze, despite the differences in casts, have rather similar storylines. Both anime follow the actions taken by their characters in dark, gloomy worlds that are approaching their end. If you thought one was good, you should certainly give the other a go.
Texhnolyze and Wolf's Rain share similarities in setting and overall concept. Both are set in worlds which are corrupt, poverty-stricken, have ruling hierarchies and individual factions. The protagonist(s) in each series must adapt to such places where such groups reside in order to succeed in their own personal gain, whilst struggling in a dying world. Both are somewhat gloomy, yet are intriguing to view.
Technolyze and Wolf's Rain both have many nice, slow moments, allowing the viewer to think about the issues that come forth in each episode. Texhnolyze is more focused on people's emotions, while Wolf's Rain is more focused on mystery, but they both contain the necessary elements to make a good, solid story.
These two shows are quite similar to each other in terms of the years that they were aired, the animation an character design being all gorgeous and eye-popping in their unique ways and the overall dark tone these two shows bear. The one thing that makes it different are the themes. Wolf's Rain is all about spirituality, specifically searching for paradise, and Texhnolyze is about technology and the human soul. Yet, as I said, both of them carry a somber tone to the overall show, but Texhnolyze is much more depressing.
Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.
Though very different, these two gave me a very similar feeling. Both are serious and dark anime, though I have to admit Texhnolyze is more plot-heavy than Gungrave is.
Both Texhnolyze and Gungrave are similar in the the sense that they are dark stories involving mafia activities. The main characters are pretty similar as well; both are the silent strong types who got involved with the mafia because they simply lacked any other options.
If you ever wondered how man responds to a new body that allows them to live beyond the strength of the average man, then Texhnolyze and Gungrave will provide all the answers you desire. The protagonists in each series similarly have to gain understanding of the world around them once their bodies have been physically enhanced. Each is packed to the brim with a unique outtake on life, a sense of mystery and intrigue, confusion regarding friends and foes, and is shrouded in darkness.
Both Texhnolyze and Gungrave are rather dark series featuring a mob drama as a large part of their storyline, yet both also show a bigger process behind it all, both having to do with the inevitable end of an era.
Both also feature a very silent and loyal (perhaps even to the point of servitude) protagonist who carry out their orders without question, leaving the audience only guessing what their own thoughts are, although Ichise starts out as quite a bit more feral than Brandon.
Also, neither series shies away from showing just what kind of price does making people super soldiers via science carry with it. Texhnolyze's violence is gruesome in a more restrained, grotesque way while in Gungrave things explode in a more adrenaline-filled way, but aside from that I'd say if one strikes your fancy, try the other.
The main characters are rather similar. Both Brandon and Ichise end up physically modified, but that is less important than their ambivalent, confused outlook on life. Both join an organization they initially dislike and then try to establish their identity in relation to it, with nearly identical results. The tone/feeling of both series is quite similar as well. Bonus similarity: Both feature instrumental intro music.
Both of these dark anime feature a silent protagonist who gets in the favor of the mafia. Animation and music are great in both. Texhnolyze is a lot trippier, but it is worth the time if you liked gungrave. Gungrave is more straitforward, but the characters are quite alike and are developed masterly. Both feature a lot of dark human emotion. If you like one, try out the other.