Madlax

Madlax (マドラックス) is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced in 2004 by the Bee Train animation studio. The story revolves around two young women who seemingly have little in common and do not know of the other’s existence at the beginning. The eponymous Madlax is a legendary mercenary and assassin in the fictional civil war-torn country of Gazth-Sonika, who cannot remember her past or indeed her real name before twelve years ago, when the war started. The other main character is Margaret Burton, the sole heir of a wealthy aristocratic family in the peaceful European country Nafrece. Twelve years before the story begins, an airliner Margaret and her mother were on crashed over Gazth-Sonika, and its passengers, as well as Margaret’s father who led the rescuers, have been missing ever since. Margaret, however, mysteriously traveled back to Nafrece on her own, losing her memories prior to her return; the only thing she recalls is a single word, “Madlax”. With this thread linking the two girls, they both independently start investigating the powerful crime syndicate Enfant after its enigmatic mastermind shows interest in both of them.

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. This show starts out slow, so you may find it boring in between plot points. But the action sequences that are in this show, although they’re sort of exaggerated, are very entertaining to watch. Overall though, it was a very entertaining series, which I could probably re-watch a few more times before getting bored with it. This show is definitely not for everyone because of it’s slow pace, but once you get past that, it really is a good anime with mostly good points, that’ll have you wanting more in the end.

[May 08, 2004] Opening Theme: “Hitomi no Kakera” by FictionJunction YUUKA
[July 07, 2004] Ending Theme: “Inside your heart” by FictionJunction YUUKA
[July 21, 2004] Madlax Original Soundtrack: OST 1
[Sept 22, 2004] Madlax Original Soundtrack: OST 2

Last Modified: Aug 06, 2017

 

MADLAX OST 2

MADLAX O.S.T.2 – Yuki Kajiura
Catalog Number VICL-61320
Release Date Sep 22, 2004

Tracklist
01 we are one 2:03
02 your place 2:22
03 open your box 2:45
04 fall on you 2:13
05 lost command 2:52
06 saints 3:53
07 a plot 2:42
08 people are people 2:54
09 complicated 2:03
10 cannabinoids 3:33
11 Friday 3:03
12 if I die 2:23
13 Gazth-Sonika 3:03
14 places of the holy 3:32
15 a tropical night 2:17
16 hearts 2:49
17 cold 2:00
18 we’re gonna groove 3:46
19 street corner 2:15
20 she’s gotta go 3:02
21 bank on me 2:21
22 I defend you 2:00
23 Madlax 3:14
24 inside your heart ~TV SIZE-EDIT

Format/QualityScan BKFile SizeFile Hosting
MP3/320kbpsYes142 MBMega

MADLAX OST

MADLAX O.S.T. (Original Soundtrack)
Catalog Number VICL-61319
Release Date Jul 21, 2004

BGM: Yuki Kajiura
01 Galza 2:56
02 nowhere 3:41
03 Limelda 2:13
04 calm days 3:17
05 midnight 2:02
06 a pursuit 2:02
07 Elenore 4:22
08 the story begins 3:00
09 Vanessa 2:02
10 to find your flower 2:23
11 no man’s land 3:03
12 the day, too far 2:17
13 calm violence 2:41
14 cradle 1:52
15 battlefield 2:49
16 Quanzitta 2:00
17 Enfant 2:09
18 in a foreign town 3:15
19 flame 2:33
20 dawnlight 2:03
21 peace in your mind 2:00
22 Margalet 3:15
23 Fragments of a Gaze ~TV SIZE EDIT 1:35
Disc length 59:30

Format/QualityScan BKFile SizeFile Hosting
MP3/320kbpsYes132 MBMega

FictionJunction YUUKA – inside your heart

TV Anime MADLAX ED theme song
Catalog Number VICL-35646
Release Date Jul 07, 2004

Tracklist
01 inside your heart 4:13
02 I’m here 4:58
03 inside your heart(original karaoke version) 4:13
04 I’m here(original karaoke version)

Format/QualityScan BKFile SizeFile Hosting
MP3/320kbpsYes23 MBMirrorcreator
FLACYes134 MBMirrorcreator

FictionJunction YUUKA – Hitomi no Kakera

TV Anime MADLAX OP theme song
Catalog Number VICL-35627
Release Date May 08, 2004

Tracklist
01 瞳の欠片 4:05
02 nowhere 3:45
03 Hitomi no Kakera (original karaoke version) 4:05
04 nowhere (original karaoke version)

Format/QualityScan BKFile SizeFile Hosting
MP3/320kbpsYes19 MBMirrorcreator
FLACYes114 MBMirrorcreator