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Female gun-for-hire Madlax and unassuming student Margaret have discovered that their seemingly different lives share a deadly connection, one that they must uncover and solve before the dark forces opposing them end their lives forever. Will the knowledge they gain really be what they expect?
The broadcast series Madlax (2004) reunites producer Shigeru Kitayama, screenwriter Yosuke Kuroda, and director Kouichi Mashimo from Noir. The title character is a glamorous assassin--she wears an evening gown to climb trees and kill soldiers in a remote jungle. Like Mireille Bouquet in Noir, Madlax can outshoot Annie Oakley, and like Mireille, she's somehow linked to an amnesiac. Like Kirika Yumura in Noir, aristocratic Margaret Burton can only remember a few fragments of her life from before a myserious accident: rain, red shoes, the civil-war torn country of Gazth-Sonika. As both characters are complete ciphers, Madlax is more oblique than Noir and even less entertaining. A more imaginative writer and a more skillful director might have worked the diverse elements into an intriguing story, but Kuroda and Mashimo leave the viewer adrift in a sea of portentious bilge. (Rated TV 14: violence, nudity, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
My daughter is actually the one watching this, however she has said nothing about it to me. Usually when she enjoys a particular show, she tells me about it....not this one though.Published on February 10, 2013 by Richard Burk
I have to say i took a leap of faith in purachseing this item as i had seen several trailers of this anime. Read morePublished on October 4, 2010 by C.
This is yet another masterpiece bought to you by the creators of NOIR. The secret to this story is to disregard the character design similarities. Read morePublished on November 29, 2006 by Unsatisfied Sony Customer
After you watch the very first episode Madlax starts to get boring. The only thing holding it up is the power it has over you for wanting to know mystery of the connection of... Read morePublished on January 6, 2006 by Keith A. Jones
The premise sounded interesting, but the characters and plot failed to come through. I didn't care about the characters. Read morePublished on December 29, 2005 by Maegwen