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Japanese: マドラックス


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2004 to Sep 28, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Original
Genres: MilitaryMilitary, MysteryMystery, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural, DramaDrama, MagicMagic, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.051 (scored by 1129911,299 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35422
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Popularity: #2880
Members: 36,568
Favorites: 139

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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, Enfant. 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)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kitayama, Shigeru
Producer, Screenplay
Mashimo, Kouichi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Nakano, Tooru
Sound Director
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Inside your heart" by FictionJunction YUUKA

Nov 1, 2007
ErikaHanazono (All reviews)
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 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
Nov 13, 2008
Tasogare (All reviews)
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
Jan 24, 2010
Bishounen_Hunter (All reviews)
I'm not too crazy about this anime, it is a test of one's patience. A huge chunk of this anime is boring...very boring and everyone lacks a personality. Because of this, over half of the anime was unbearable to watch because it was just so slow and boring and everyone was practically emotionless, they all speak as if they are all on Valium. This anime is a bit vague and pointless yet the biggest thing I dislike about this series is the fact it sets out as a “normal” story and then ends as science fiction.

The art and animation aren't bad, but it's not as read more
Dec 4, 2007
MrSanjuro (All reviews)
Before reading this recommendation, I want to notify that I have been quite rough in setting out the points. This is because of if I would set out the points the way I saw Madlax on, they would all be 10. But then again, not everyone have my taste of anime, since I'm a dramaholic and like these kinds of slow animes. Therefore, I set out these points the way I think an average watcher would rate it. But still, ofcourse there will be my own opinions in it.

Story; 7
Yes, the story is a bit confusing from time to times. And it proceed slowly, showing read more

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