Currently watching this series. Boy did it take awhile, but around episode 6 I fully got into the show, although it didn’t completely win me over. Just watched episode 13 and now I feel like it’s gotten even better. The show is interesting, and I really like the dub. The setting is good too. But something about it all is a little dry at times. But I do like it a lot and can’t wait to see the ending, because I hear good things about it.
Oh and the artwork is nice, I really like the character designs. The backgrounds are great when they’re in the middle eastern country too! And the animation is pretty good. But yet again the music is where this series shines. The OP, ED, and all the insert songs are amazing! I really love the insert song “Nowhere”, by Fiction Junction Yuuka. Damn when you hear that song you just know some serious crap’s ganna go down! Someone’s ganna die, or get messed up! It’s a very heart racing, dirty, and yet beautiful song. Dirty in that is shows the ugliness and unclean parts of the fictional country very clearly, in the way only a song can. But still the beauty of it all shines through. Yuki Kajiura is most definitely one of my favorite composers, and stuff like this is why.
That artbox + singles REALLY looks nice. I’m stuck here with the stupid stackpack, with no extras which makes me want to cry. Wish I went that route for this series, but this was a blind buy at Best Buy awhile ago. Anyway I’m so getting the extras for Noir I don’t care what I have to do for them!
Spoilers up to episode 13
I really was blown away by the fight between Madlax and the sniper girl, Limelda Jorg. That was an AMAZING fight scene. That’s what I want to see now! More stuff like that. Besides that the drama is good, and I really liked the way Margaret and that book detective guy, Eric Gillain, got along. That was cute, and then he had to go and get himself killed .
Oh and I’m so hoping for Margaret and Madlax to meet up already. It’s bound to happen…so let’s head to that ok? Please? Just a little sooner? I can see it coming up in the future, they are already laying the tracks with the computer program sub-plot with Vanessa. Which is an interesting little side plot too. But I do wish it would somehow get us the two girls together a little faster…then it can do what it wants lol!
OH and one thing I found odd. Madlax says she’s 17!! She looked more like 20 something to me! Anime characters who don’t look their age, strikes again! Really she looks much older then she is…Odd…