6.5/10
701
9 user 2 critic

Black Magic M-66 (1987)

Burakku Majikku M-66 (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Video 1995
Trailer
2:08 | Trailer
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)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Appleseed (Video 1988)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a vast futuristic city, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.

Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Stars: Masako Katsuki, Yoshisada Sakaguchi, Toshiko Sawada
Dominion Tank Police (1988–1989)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a dystopic pollution ridden future, the tank police fight for law and order and cause massive collatorol destruction along the way.

Stars: Hiromi Tsuru, Masaaki Ôkura, Yûsaku Yara
Cyber City Oedo 808 (TV Mini-Series 1990)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the city of Oedo 2808 A.D., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or to join a special force of the Cyber Police to get possibly one more chance at freedom ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroya Ishimaru, Stuart Milligan, Tesshô Genda
Armitage III (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the year 2046, a cop and his female android partner called Armitage, part of the latest android line known as "class III" models that look, act and feel human, investigate illegal manufacture of class III androids on colonized Mars.

Stars: Hiroko Kasahara, Yasunori Masutani, Ryûsei Nakao
Demon City Shinjuku (Video 1988)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young warrior must finish what his father started by battling his way through a city of demons and defeat a diabolical psychic who has opened a portal to hell.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hideyuki Hori, Hiromi Tsuru, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Angel Cop (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An elite anti-terrorist agent battles terrorists threatening Japan, but a mysterious third player is involved in their own way.

Stars: Mika Doi, Sharon Holm, Masashi Ebara
Roujin Z (1991)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Stars: Chisa Yokoyama, Toni Barry, Shinji Ogawa
Goku Midnight Eye (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Cyberpunk anime OVA about an ex-cop turned private eye who uses his bionic eye that can hack into any computer system in the world and his mechanical quarterstaff that also serves as a laser weapon to take on crime.

Stars: Juji Matsuda, Norio Wakamoto, Daisuke Gôri
Venus Wars (1989)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Stars: Katsuhide Uekusa, Ben Fairman, Yûko Mizutani
Baoh the Caller (Video 1989)
Action | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Doress, a Japanese "black projects" organization, has been gathering psionics and making biological weapons to "make Japan superior". When one of the biological experiments, BAOH, escapes ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Yokoyama
Stars: Jim Clark, Sandy Clubb, Chuck Denson Jr.
Gunnm (Video 1993)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This movie takes place in a distant future, and is the story of a the young cyborg Gally, who is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebuilds her and becomes her ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi
Stars: Miki Itô, Shunsuke Kariya, Kappei Yamaguchi
New Dominion Tank Police (TV Series 1993)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The year is 2016. The place is New Port City. The Tank Police are still waging a desperate war on crime, and their tactics are still highly questionable. Mayor Weatherby is trying to pass a... See full summary »

Stars: Rei Sakuma, Toni Barry, Hiroyuki Shibamoto
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yû Mizushima 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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Magic M-66 See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 20 mins) There is a newspaper that contains a number of Muppets references, including an apparent Fozzie Bear review. See more »

Goofs

The repulsive effect between the "donut" device and the M-66 unit occasionally defy the laws of physics: Assuming that the "donut" is much lighter than the M-66 (which it probably is), the unsupported device should be repelled by the robot, not the other way around. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Appleseed (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Finally
Lyrics by Takao Abe
Music by Kengo Kurozumi
Arranged by Masamichi Amano
Vocals by Yûki Kitahara
Courtesy of Toshiba EMI
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great little action anime - It's MaGiC
21 December 2005 | by SteveRaccoonSee all my reviews

This is a real gem, 50 minutes of pure joy and brain-massage, ahhhh.

In a nutshell, it's Terminator gone animated, with a cutesy cast and some great fights with the killer robots - keep your overblown plots and twists which don't make sense, this is what entertainment is all about. Military VS murder machines, what a result! If nothing else, watch this once for those few scenes - some of the best sci-fi combat I've seen on any medium.

Although it's a only a short-film, there's nothing to really go wrong and the pace is so fast that you're too busy enjoying the ride to get nitpicky.

If you like sci-fi anime, Masamune Shirow or wearing a smile then this is headed for your DVD collection.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed