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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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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)
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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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M-66 is the only anime production in which creator Shirow Masamune had direct involvement in. 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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Shirow Masamun's version of the Terminator
25 January 2014 | by wataru-7See all my reviews

Black Magic M-66 is an anime based on Masamune Shirows manga of the same name, or to be more precise on the chapter Booby Trap. It was also Shirows first and last time he took a seat in the director's chair, there being so many problems behind the scenes that he refused to have anything to do with the future of the franchise. Luckily he met Mamoru Oshi and the rest is history.

The anime is clearly influenced by James Camerons the Terminator and Aliens. The story is about an seemingly indestructible cyborg on the hunt for some hapless victim. It is a fast paced, short and action packed anime that manages to hold your breath for its complete run of 50 minutes.

The animation is similar to that of Appleseed the ova which was released the following year and which was also based on a Shirow manga. The animation clearly makes it a product of its time, the late eighties early nineties, and are perhaps a notch or two better than that of Appleseed. Nevertheless if you like cyberpunk anime like Appleseed or the first Terminator movie you should give this one a try.

Notice that there are many first in the crew, like Hiroki Hayashi (Bubble Gum Crisis 2040) and Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh).


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