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Director/Artist Koichi Mashimo
Format Anime (TV)
Made By Bee Train
Episode Length 25 minutes
# of Episodes 26


Girls with Guns, Mystery

Sum it up in a Sentence

A mercenary and a little girl both with amnesia, but with no knowledge of the others existence share a bond with the only clue being the name "Madlax".

Main Description

The second installment of Bee Train's girls-with-guns trilogy opens in the war-torn country of Gazth-Sonika, where there is a mercenary with no memories past twelve years ago who goes only by the name Madlax. Margaret Burton is a seemingly unrelated wealthy little girl living in another country who was in a plane crash 12 years ago which killed her Mother and left her father missing, but she mysteriously made it home forgetting everything except the same name: Madlax. Both begin investigating an evil corporation known as Enfant which eventually leads them to discoveries about their past and the intentions of Enfant.

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Personal Opinions

Scruffy the janitor

I thought this show was pretty decent for what it was going for. It wasn't amazing, but I'd say it's at least worth a watch. The plot starts a bit slow, but once it gets to the action it's a lot of fun. I wasn't a big fan of the ending, but maybe I just didn't "get" it. Also if it looks like "Noir" it's probably because that it's the same studio and is basically the same idea, but with more psychological weirdness. 3/5


If you liked Noir you will probably love this one as well. For me I thought Noir was average but Madlax feels more polished. The pacing is quite good but towards the middle of the series, the plot takes a turn and could leave you really confused. The action scenes are pretty well animated and Madlax sometimes fight in a dress which is cute in some ways. Give it a shot even if you haven't seen Noir, but overall this is still worth checking out if you like action oriented shows, or have a thing for "girls with guns". Like Noir, the soundtrack is very good as well.