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?
Two siblings, Kiyoko and Tatsuya, live in a future reshaped by a terrorist attack known only as "Twin X". In this terrible new world, advanced technology such as computers and radios no longer function and even the very sky has become something terrifyingly alien. With the siblings' mother dead, they are hunted by loan sharks who want recompense for her debt as well as a mysterious Countess who wants them for her own reasons. Even worse, they are also coveted by their father, the terrorist who caused the "Twin X", Gilgamesh!
Grim, oppressive and generally dark in every sense of the word, these two series do not make for an easy viewing. Refreshingly free of predictable inspirational character arcs, they do not care if the viewer finds their characters likable or relatable, or if he agrees with their worldview. People who require bright colours and heart-warming stories should probably stay away, but those not deterred by the overall hopelessness of these series could be in for a treat.
In feudal Japan, Kurou and his servant Benkei are fleeing from Kurou's elder brother, who has recently ascended to the throne. In a forest, they come across a house and a strange woman by the name of Kuromitsu, who agrees to harbor them under one condition: that they do not peer into the inner chambers. Soon, they are attacked by the Red Army; they are searching for Kuromitsu, whose blood holds immortality. Fatally wounded, Kurou drinks some of Kuromitsu's blood and gains immortality along with strange abilities; but shortly after, Kurou is seemingly decapitated and wakes up centuries later in a ruined city. In this twisted future the Red Army is omnipresent and still searching for Kuromitsu’s blood, while a rebel army seeks to keep them from acquiring it. With threats at every turn and fueled by his obsession, Kurou sets forth to find Kuromitsu and seek his revenge on the Red Army.
If you're looking for a dark, bleak and depressing portrayal of the future, you've come the right way, as both of these shows do a fine job in depicting the most hopeless post-apocalyptic settings you could ever imagine. The key word here is cyberpunk: Kurozuka mixes it with romance, while Texhnolyze delves into psychological themes. Add some breathtaking animation, and you've got two shows you definitely don't want to miss.
Both these animes portray a very dark and deppressing future, and the overall feeling is just as dark as the look - turn off the lights, shut the curtains, or you won't see much. Both are also very interesting and just enough confusing. Texhnolyze is more philosophical, while Kurozuka is more just morbidly trippy. Well ok, both of them are indeed morbid and trippy.
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
Neon Genesis Evangelion and Texhnolyze have the same level of Depth and Meaning and both are full of symbolism.
Texhnolyze is the only anime I've yet seen that even compares to Neon Genesis Evangelion in terms of artistic depth and symbolism. And the story takes a while to unfold, but it reminds me of NGE in that around 3/4 of the way through it REALLY picks up. The characters are perhaps less likable in Texhnolyze than in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also, Texhnolyze is NOT a happy series and it makes Neon Genesis Evangelion look like a Disney film when you compare the Tone of the two series.
I completely agree. Texhnolyze, NGE, ( and perhaps Serial Experiments Lain) are the only anime series' I've ever seen that are just pure psychological science fiction genius. Though I didn't necessarily enjoy the first half of Texhnolyze while watching it and had to use online plot summaries to fill in the blanks, it left me pondering for days on end.
In a world where corporations snuff out the competition by sending fighter jets to attack their offices, teenage pilot Kannami Yuichi is reassigned to a new base. There, he meets Tokino, a carefree pilot who enjoys the company of older women, and Kasanagi Suito, his superior officer who he slowly falls for. However, not everything is as it seems. Soon, distressing questions are raised about Kannami's predecessor, a race of perpetual adolescents known as the Kildren, and the enemy ace of the skies, Teacher.
Two extremely difficult and pretentious anime - they make absolutely no concessions as far as enjoyment goes to the viewer. They move deliberately and slowly; their characters are completely colourless, and the subtext is king. If you enjoyed one of these morose yet fairly memorable works it is possible you will like the other.
1. Slow-paced (with dynamic)
3. Psychological moments
4. Similar pale color palette
5. Anime with aftertaste
6. Depressive style
7. Makes you thinking...
Rare anime for those who tired of school girls, kawaii, garem-comedy and so on...
If you see only 3 stars, don't be confused - this is just "not for all"
STN is a secret organization charged with capturing witches of all ages who misuse their inate ability of the Craft. Its newest recruit is a young girl named Robin, who wields the same power that she is helping to control. While skillful at their ability to detain quickly, the number of witches keeps seeming to increase, and the misuse of power grows stronger, casting a shadow of doubt as to what is really going on. For STN, there is much work ahead, and for Robin, her troubles are just beginning...
Witch Hunter Robin is a series that feels very similar to Texhnolyze if nothing else, but since both series have a great plot and are VERY interesting, I highly recommend you watch Witch Hunter Robin.