Texhnolyze takes place in a man-made underground city called Lux. Different factions fight for control of the crumbling city. The main story revolves around Ichise, who had lost his arm and leg and was given a mechanical arm and leg from a female doctor. After being welcomed into one of the warring factions, Ichise is dragged into the war as a prize fighter. He one days learns about his possible future from a girl named Ran, who is supposedly a prophet. As he fights for survival, he begins to uncover the truth about Lux and it's destiny.
Audio and Visuals
The visuals are really good in Texhnolyze. The characters are drawn well and the background is constantly eerie and depressing. The mood is definitely set by the way it was drawn and helps to make the show mysterious.
The audio was also good. I loved the opening, "Guardian Angel", which helped to draw me into wanting to watch the show. The endings were also nice. The English voice actors did a great job and fit the characters very well. Plenty of them gave a depressing sound, which helped set the feelings of the people in Lux.
The story is definitely confusing at times and it can be hard for you to follow. A lot of times, objects used are symbols to represent something, which might not be apparent right away. It's for this reason that I gave it a high vote for watching it more than once. You'll need to if you want to understand everything.
Despite that, the characters were developed well and the story was good too. I'm not too thrilled about the ending, but it did fit the series well, so I can't complain.
Texhnolyze is definitely good if you like anime that make you think a little, instead of just pure action.
Official website at www.texhnolyzedvd.com.