Judge Mitchell Hattaway is going to name his child Quanzitta. Quanzitta Gazth-Sonika Hattaway.
A language long forgotten has awakened.
The plot of the anime series Madlax has rounded third and is headed for home. The episodes collected on this fifth volume bring together most of the major players and answer several key questions. Here's a brief synopsis of the installments you'll find on this release:
• Episode 17: "Killing Moment"
• Episode 18: "Two Separated"
• Episode 19: "Targeted Book"
• Episode 20: "True War"
I would be lying if I were to say I fully understand what is going on in this series, but at least I can say I have a few more clues as to exactly what is going on. As I have said before, the plot of Madlax is quite complex and more than a little perplexing, but this is part of the show's charm. I enjoy trying to keep up with what is happening almost as much as I enjoy trying to figure out what is coming next (if that makes any sense). There are six episodes left, and I cannot wait to get my hands on them.
The technical quality of this release matches that of the four previous volumes. The transfer is impeccable, and both audio options feature very good mixes (although the voice acting in the dub still leaves much to be desired). Extras once again include the standard clean opening and closing sequences, another unfunny installment of "Conversations with SSS," a teaser for the next volume of episodes, and previews for other ADV releases. You also get some Japanese TV spots, a gallery of design sketches, and a music video.
I know I am repeating myself here, but Madlax just keeps getting
better and better. This volume earns another unqualified recommendation.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: ADV Films
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