July 11, 2004

Madlax Episode 5


"Non-Existent - None"

It probably doesn't help that I haven't watched an episode of Madlax for about two and half months, but I was definitely confused by the plot of this episode. While I think some of it is my fault, I think that Madlax is still in this meandering, slow-plot-revelation mode that most Bee Train shows seem to go through (.hack//SIGN, Noir, etc.). I still have no idea how the two heroines' stories mix together (as they've barely shared any time together--episodes, for that matter).

I think Madlax is an interesting character though. She's sufficiently different compared to your usual anime contract killer and her background is obscured enough that I'm still curious to see where it's all going. I feel like I've been watching a lot of introductory episodes, but haven't gotten much exposition.

So, while I couldn't really recommend this series to someone to watch (mainly because as a whole, the first five episodes haven't told me much about the show's plot or premise in much detail), it does have an intangible watchability. I think it has the potential to be a good show, but I'm going to wait and see.

Rating: B-

Posted by Kei at July 11, 2004 07:08 PM
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