I’m starting to get the feeling that deady- assassin- hot- chick- with- pre- pube- female- sidekick is starting to become a legitimate genre unto itself. I just hope we can find as handy of a monicker for it as harem-manga. Madlax is a story about a woman named Madlax. Much like Noir (a story about a woman codenamed Noir), and Najica Blitz Tactics (a story about a woman named Najica, though I don’t think Blitz Tactics was her last name and I wouldn’t put it past those folks), the main character is a death- on- wheels secret operative whose name strikes terror into the hearts of big manly men that are invariably killed off handily sometime during the show.
Deadly- assassin- hot- chick- with- pre- pube- female- sidekick anime shows must, as mandated by Japanese law, feature faceless code- named possibly- governmental- but- certainly- not- officially- recognized overlords for whom the deadly- assassin- hot- chick works. Madlax doesn’t let us down here. Deadly- assassin- hot- chick- with- pre- pube- female- sidekick shows must also feature mysterious discs with secret data, gunfights in which the heroine is wearing a skirt, and some indication that the protagonist is somehow deeply dissatisfied with her personal life.
Now to come up with a shorthand descriptive term for these shows that has less than 14 syllables… Perhaps an acronym is called for… MECHAS? It would never catch on. People would think I’m talking about Gundam or La Raza.
Anyhow, check it out it you’re into that particular kind of pain. Oh, and don’t let the superficial comparison to Najica fool you, there will be no surplus of panty shots for you in this one. I will diligently search for a translated copy of Samurai Champloo ep5 or Interlude ep2.