With almost no dialogue, save for a short conversation half-way into the episode, this first episode introduces us to the hypnotic, brooding atmosphere of the Texhnolyze series.
Dark. Can't-see-your-hand-in-front-of-your-face dark. Ichise the boxer, our main protagonist, emerges from the darkness and the aftermath of a fight. Ichise is paid to have sex with a whore, with an affluent man as an audience. The woman attacks Ichise mid-way through their sex act. Ichise retaliates with a boxer's strike. He is dealt a disproportionate justice when his arm is severed ala samurai sword. Enraged, he then loses a leg for retaliating. He is left to drag himself through the gutter, bleeding, with only two limbs.