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Black Magic M-66 (1987)

Burakku Majikku M-66 (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Video 1995
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A freelance reporter discovers that two killer androids are running loose and have a little girl for a kill target.

Directors:

Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Shirow Masamune (as Masamune Shirow)

Writers:

Shirow Masamune (manga) (as Masamune Shirow), Shirow Masamune (screenplay) (as Masamune Shirow)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yû Mizushima ... Richard Leakey (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Dr. Matthews (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ... Major Arthur (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Sybel (voice)
Kôzô Shioya Kôzô Shioya ... Paco (voice)
Kazuya Sokabe Kazuya Sokabe ... Rico (voice)
Kyôko Tongû Kyôko Tongû ... Nakamura (voice) (as Kyôko Tonomiya)
Masato Tsujimura Masato Tsujimura ... Dr. Slade (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ... Roger (voice) (as Noriaki Wakamoto)
Chisa Yokoyama ... Ferris (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonardo Araújo Leonardo Araújo ... Paco (voice) (as Leonardo Ardujo)
Beau Billingslea ... Rico (voice)
Steve Blum ... Matthews / Soldier (voice)
Steve Bulen ... Crash Site Officer 5 / Soldier Insulted by Ferris / Building Soldier 1 (voice) (as Stevie Beeline)
Marvyn Byrkett Marvyn Byrkett ... Sign Soldier's Superior (voice) (as Sonny Byrkett)
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Storyline

A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. Can the army stop them or can the reporter reach the little girl before the droids do? Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Magic M-66 See more »

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Trivia

In the last few minutes of the OAV, Sybil can be found wearing an Apple Seed shirt, clearly a reference to one of Shirow's other works. See more »

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Sybil's name is consistently misspelled as "Shebel" on her shirt pocket. See more »

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Referenced in Appleseed (2004) See more »

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Lyrics by Takao Abe
Music by Kengo Kurozumi
Arranged by Masamichi Amano
Vocals by Yûki Kitahara
Courtesy of Toshiba EMI
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Terminate my granddaughter
9 August 2014 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The animation of this 45 minute film is typical for Japanese anime of that era, but done really well. The attention to detail is very nice and the action scenes (humanoid military robots fighting in tandem) put to shame most of the modern animes and big budget films alike.

The plot is that of Terminator 2, basically, with the role of Arnie being taken by a feisty female reporter who needs to save a hapless girl from a killer robot. For some reason that is never revealed, the termination target is the creator's granddaughter.

I found the world in which all of this happens very chic, with very sci-fi concepts like machines routinely flying inside cities and killer robots combined with old fashioned ones like buttons to switch off robots and crappy looking vehicles. I think any anime fan would like this, even if it is not a masterpiece. The roots of a lot of the greatness of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell is apparent in this OVA.


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