April 21, 2004

Madlax Episode 3


"Blue Moon - Moon"

In this episode, Kirika and Mireille are hired for a job, thinking that it will bring them closer to finding out the conspiracy behind Soldats. It's kind of tough to watch this show, because of the incessant flashbacks to Mireille's childhood (really, I think it's like three times this episode it shows up). On top of that, nothing about the story is really revealed, so I'm still wondering when it's going to pick up. On the plus side, Yuki Kajiura's music is as blaring and obvious as ever, and continues to be the best part of the show (except in those few moments when the action comes up).

Er, oops, this is a Madlax review.

Two minor things that really continue to grate on me in Madlax are the terrible child's voice and the unbelievably stupid names for every proper noun that pops up in the course of an episode.

THE KINGDOM OF GAZTH-SONIKA, ruled by CAWTHRA THE FOURTH, assisted by his public affairs officer GWECK MARABEL.

Anyways. The plot of this episode doesn't do much but have some needlessly (who would actually have themselves killed to create an excuse for military action) convoluted political scheme. I guess it sort of fleshes out Madlax's character, but let's face it, when your name is Madlax, who really cares about your character?

At least Noir had action to go with its cutscenes.

Rating: C

Posted by Kei at April 21, 2004 11:55 PM
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