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?
In the 6th year of the Kan'ei era, people enjoy a time of peace; skilled swordsmen are revered and respected, and their lives are their own. Amidst the tranquility, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaka decides, for his own amusement, to hold a fighting tournament in which real swords are used - though laws forbid their use. In a match to the death two highly-skilled swordsmen face off: the one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke, and the blind Iraki Seigen. As they take their respective stances, flashbacks paint a picture of the duo’s past and battle wounds; and thus, the real story begins...
Both anime share the same director, Hirotsugu Hamazaki, and this is massively prevelant to their uniquely shared style:
Although the genres of these two anime appear poles apart, rightly they are, it is the unique style of narrative delivery which can strongly attract a viewer to one and if that has happened to you, try the other.
Dont know exactley how Technolyze came to my mind when i was watching Shigurui but it did. Probably because the plot of Shigurui was so difficult to follow that i had the same feeling of mental pressure as when watching Technolyze.
Both of these series are completely grim, joyless affairs floodied with a dismally dark atmosphere - and each are directed by Hamasaki, who brings to them the same sort of arty stylistic flourishes. Beyond that they may have little in common - Texhnolyze is a dry mindfuck, Shigurui is an astonishingly visceral and disturbing experience - but fans of this director's style in one work are sure to appreciate the other.
if you like this one, you are almost definitely going to like the other.
they're both by the same director, have an intense dark atmosphere about them,
To be honest, Shigurui and Texhnolyze feel like the only recs possible for one another. & yes, this is probably 100% down to having Hiroshi Hamasaki at the helm. You can't watch either without feeling oppressed by the dark and depressing atmosphere. The stories told in both are very heavy, the characters not particularly likeable, the themes uncomfortable but sure to cause a reaction. In Texhnolyze the story is much more interesting and complex than in Shigurui which is ultimately an incomplete tale, but Shigurui will offer you a raw and unnerving level of violence to feed off. When watching either you have to be prepared as they are not easy-going.
I can just repeat what was told by others: same director, same look, same feel.
Although stories have a little of common.
In a dark and dystopic future, the environment of Earth has been destroyed by its human inhabitants. The remainder of mankind live in a physical “gap” between what is known as the lower level, and the unknown sky above. In this dreary and mechanical existence, the melancholy Ura works to restore the memories of the past, as part of the Archive Excavation Department. Along with Riko, his sole companion, Ura will soon discover a mysterious remnant of the past which may prove that there is more to their existence than meets the eye...
Both science-fiction series show humanity using technology to shut itself off from reality. While both are fairly downbeat, both shows have intelligent and affecting storylines that should appeal to the same audience.
In both Pale Cocoon and Tehxnolyze, people live underground and seek the truth about what happened to the deserted surface world. Pale Cocoon is much more contemplative than the action-packed Tehxnolyze, but both have a similar thoughtful feel.
Pale Cocoon might be easier to understand, but it does have the same atmosphere as Texhnolyze: a dark and gloomy new world has become the result of mankind's missteps in the past. Just like Texhnolyze it also has an intelligent story which even adds more similarity to the two.
Pale Cocoon has some surprising similarities to Texhnolyze, which are all in a shorter, more peaceful, more hopeful, and more friendly package. Also, it has a somewhat similar artistic style, though Pale Cocoon goes much more for white/gray tones overall.
both has dark coloured environment and atmosphere and with that both has an alienated mood
both has a futuristic and apocalyptic sense
BLAME! is a very dark and abstract set of 6 shorts which are based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei. The "story" (if it can be called that) revolves around a man named Killy: a human living amongst clones and androids. His task, it seems, is to collect things known as "net-genes", and to help find the remaining humans that may or may not exist.
Texhnolyze and Blame are really deep into darkness! The two use cyberpunk elements to help this dark ambience. The amazing animation of both is similar in a certain way: they have mature drawings, dark colors and the same feeling. They are also far from typical anime! If you liked one, you'd certainly like the other.
Texhnolyze and Blame are both rather experimental anime which are far from the usual stereotypes. They are also similar in their content: each is violent, painted in dark and mature graphics, has a complex background and story and a-not-so-straightforward plot with cyberpunk elements.
Texhnolyze and Blame! are similarly dark, cyberpunk stories about violent futuristic worlds. Both employ a fairly roundabout method of storytelling which relies upon the viewer to connect & understand events.
Blame and Texholyze are strangely interconnected.
It's easy to imagine Texhnolyze as a prequel for Blame (several thousands years before) and Killy as cyborg Ichise
Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...
Boogipop Phantom is very dark and very strange. Texhnolyze is the same way, and both have a very intriguing and confusing storyline that seem to make you go "what the hell?" at first glance.
Both are very dark anime with a plot you have to keep paying attention to. Since, if you don't, you won't be able to keep track of what's going on anymore. Made to make you think and aimed at an adult audience, Boogiepop and Texhnolyze will appeal to the same people.
The plots are very different but if enjoyed the dark feeling and characters usually having a sense of guiltiness then both of these animes are for you.
Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.
The message in both anime is relatively clear: no matter how much the glories of technology and society may mask them, there will always be a savage and bestial side to humankind that will can never be stripped away. As well as this, both anime carry a complicated plotline, brutal imagery, and a decidedly bleak ending. If you enjoy watching science fiction that delves into an uglier side of human nature and don't mind a slow moving plot, then either one should be well worth the watch.
These two are surely top recommendations for each other, as both Jin-Roh and Texhnolyze are hard to follow stories about the violence of human nature and the quest for power. Also, the animation seems very similar and you get the same dark and mysterious feeling from both anime.
These two anime productions are very similar, both in feel and certain plot elements. Both productions revolve around a socially dysfunctional man, and his relationship with a woman who is important to multiple waring factions. Both are grimy and dark, with political undertones, and can definitely be confusing. If you liked either the other is worth checking out.