First thing’s first: say it with me. “Tek—No—Lies.” Well done! OK. Now make your way through a dizzying, wordless 11-minute narrative montage, and we’ll descend together into Lux.
Immediately following 2002’s Haibane Renmei (see last week’s column), ABe Yoshitoshi provided character designs for Hamasaki Hiroshi’s Texhnolyze (2003, 22 episodes), a post-genocidal, underworld masterpiece of animated storytelling complete with bio-robotic technological innovation, class warfare, precognition, evolutionary psychology and a healthy bout among existential, nihilistic, and utilitarian philosophies. And it’s pretty good. (more…)