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Black Magic M-66 (1987)

Burakku Majikku M-66 (original title)
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A freelance reporter discovers that two killer androids are running loose and have a little girl for a kill target.

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Credited cast:
Yû Mizushima ...
Leakey (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Matthews (voice)
Shinji Ogawa ...
Arthur (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Sybel (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ...
Paco (voice)
Kazuya Sokabe ...
Rico (voice)
Kyôko Tonomiya ...
Nakamura (voice)
Masato Tsujimura ...
Slade (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Roger (voice)
Chisa Yokoyama ...
Ferris (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonardo Araújo ...
Paco (voice) (as Leonardo Ardujo)
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Rico (voice)
...
Matthews / Soldier (voice)
Steve Bulen ...
Crash Site Officer 5 / Soldier Insulted by Ferris / Building Soldier 1 (voice) (as Stevie Beeline)
Marvyn Byrkett ...
Sign Soldier's Superior (voice) (as Sonny Byrkett)
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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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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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References The Terminator (1984) 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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Hey, not bad
9 December 2000 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Ok, so it opens with the obligatory nekkid chick shot, the plot is basically The Terminator, the characterisation, dialogue and voice talent (in the English dubbed version) are just what you'd expect from a 12th grade media project, and the facial expressions are exaggerated Japanese home market stuff (this appears to be a series pilot).

However, this is a pacy little action flick, cleanly animated at an acceptable frame rate, with plenty of scene changes and none of the tedious long pauses or pans across static backgrounds typical of more artsy anime. It just gets on with telling an exciting story without delving into muddled metaphysical ramblings or over-stylised posturing. There are a few moments of genuine tension (spoiled only by the monotonous dubbed wails of Wimpy Female Victim) and in fact some of the English dub dialogue lines are delivered with something approaching real passion, an unusual treat.

Not a film to obsess over or watch 400 times, maybe not even worth a rent, but definitely worth catching on cable.


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