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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.

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 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

M-66 is the only anime production in which creator Shirow Masamune had direct involvement in. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in Appleseed (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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A pilot that was never picked up
30 July 2015 | by leakebSee all my reviews

A cyberpunk story written by Masamune Shirow while in college. The comic was published in February 25, 1983, a year and some change before Terminator 1 was released in theaters. It's clear that Masamune's fascination with futuristic technology and bad chicks has been there since the beginning of his career. Black Magic M66 is his freshman project and it shows. The manga is only one volume long and is paced extremely fast, certain things happen in the story that isn't the most logical; but works well to move it along quickly. In its defense, it was most likely never thought to be published while it was being made. The late 70s and 80s had an absurd amount of cyberpunk anime, but Shirow's body of work is the Magnum Opus of the genre. It's worth watching just for its historical place in story telling, if nothing else.


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