Ranked #2473
Madlax

Madlax

Alternative Titles

Japanese: マドラックス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2004 to Sep 27, 2004
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.211 (scored by 8141 users)
Ranked: #24732
Popularity: #1492
Members: 22,366
Favorites: 97
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Synopsis

In the country of Gazth-Sonika, civil war rages. There, a mercenary called Madlax plies her trade, with almost supernatural skill. In the seemingly peaceful country of Nafrece, Margaret Burton lives a tranquil life. As separate as their lives may seem, the two are connected by ties of mystery, and by a holy book that is also sought by the shadowy organisation, Anfan. As Margaret and Madlax follow the path of their destiny, they come ever closer to uncovering the truth - with no guarantee that it is a truth they can bear to learn.

(Source: ANN)

Background

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Characters & Voice Actors

Madlax
Madlax
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Burton, Margaret
Burton, Margaret
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Baker, Elenore
Baker, Elenore
Main
Uchikawa, Ai
Japanese
Uchikawa, Ai
Doon, Carrossea
Doon, Carrossea
Main
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Morikawa, Toshiyuki

Staff

Kitayama, Shigeru
Kitayama, Shigeru
Producer, Screenplay
Mashimo, Koichi
Mashimo, Koichi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Nakano, Toru
Nakano, Toru
Sound Director
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"Hitomi no Kakera" (瞳の欠片, Fragments of a Gaze) by FictionJunction YUUKA

Ending Theme

"Inside your heart" by FictionJunction YUUKA



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ErikaHanazono
Nov 1, 2007 11:19 AM
Story:: The story is quite slow paced, as it is in all of Bee-Train's "Girls with Guns" anime, but once the plot picks up...it REALLY picks up. I, personally, was sort of confused with the plot and had to re-watch the last few episodes to really understand what was going on. It is quite good though, and keeps you interested with its twists and turns, especially for the last six episodes or so.

Art:: The animation for the most part is smooth and flows quite well, especially during action sequences. There were a few episodes where some things just looked out of place though, like read more
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iamjoe
May 4, 2009 8:55 AM
Anyone can bother to tell me wtf this anime was about...?

Madlax is about a girl named Margaret with constipation problems. So badly is she constipated that she cannot remember who she is or her past. On the other side of the continent is the solution to her problem: a nice tall drink of Madlax. Madlax is another amnesiac who doesn't know how to count by twos or tie her shoes, so she tries to remember by killling lots and lots of people. Eventually, it turns out that Madlax and Margaret are linked in some way, and no, not because they're both kinda gay. The story read more
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ThatAnimeSnob
Oct 13, 2011 12:19 PM
Noir mark 2, also known as Madlax. Bee Train messes a little weenie bit with the exact same premise and throws it out supposed as a different anime we should regard differently. I am not fooled by that so as punishment I will even reuse most of my Noir review. Because I am that evil, muahahaha!

Just like THAT previous show as well as the later rehashes, Madlax made some sensation when it first came out. Being emo was cool back then and most didn’t mind watching the exact same thing over and over again. Just like the rest of these Chicks With Guns titles, it read more
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Tasogare
Nov 13, 2008 7:49 PM
Madlax’s similarities to Noir kind of turned some people off, and it really IS like Noir. Except I found it better, and quite different in enough aspects to make it worth watching. It’s not JUST a repeat of Noir. Trust me.

Alright, so the plot started out a bit slow, and that was kind of annoying. At 26 episodes, it drags. But if it had been condensed into 13, it wouldn’t have fit. So 26 it is. It is infuriating how it takes forever for the characters to meet up, but our interest is maintained through means of some pretty cool gunfights. When things eventually do read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Noir
These series are extremely similar, sharing the same formula of girls, guns and mystery, as well as a large portion of the crew involved. Madlax is the better of the two in my opinion - they're both slow to start, but Noir is a bit shorter on action and excitement until late in the show. 
reportRecommended by Krelian
Anime: El Cazador de la Bruja
Girls with guns theme - One of the trilogy by Bee Train's Moshimo Koichi. 
reportRecommended by seif
Anime: Canaan
Both have the hardcore girls with guns aspect as well as a bit of sci-fi or mysticism. 
reportRecommended by H2Crodon
Anime: Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
This show is similar to Noir/Madlax/El Cazador, because all of these shows are directed by the same guy.

Two people. One experienced, another a trainee. Secret organizations. Underworld. Supernatural elements.

And as usual, I really don't like the OP/EDs.  
reportRecommended by laflecha
Anime: Najica Dengeki Sakusen
They're both Super cute ass kicker assassins for hire. And for some ungodly reason they're good at hand to hand fighting and shooting. There are even bits of shoujo-ai in both if youre into that kinda stuff ^_^ 
reportRecommended by Ranivus
Anime: Black Lagoon
Super cute assassin ass kickers who like to dress in hotpants and tanktops. Revy is a little more darker and mysterious than Madlax (quiet and sophisacted). But overall they both have to fight against mobsters and gangesters in order to reach their goal. Madlax started off as a Mercenary for hire type of anime but then strayed off course for obvious reasons, but Black Lagoon is a "Mercenary for Hire" anime all they way through. 
reportRecommended by Ranivus

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