Black Magic M-66

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Black Magic M66, Black Magic Mario 66
Japanese: ブラックマジックM(マリオ)-66

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 28, 1987
Producers: Bandai Visual, Network
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: AIC, animate Film
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 6.381 (scored by 59285,928 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #67672
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Popularity: #4748
Members: 12,979
Favorites: 15

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Synopsis

When Sybel, a freelance reporter, discovers a military plane crash, she is thrilled by the prospect of getting her hands on the latest inside scoop. However, she is unaware that the plane was carrying two top-secret prototype android assassins who will stop at nothing to destroy their target. As the military frantically tries to clean up its mess, Sybel races against time to find and protect the robots' targeted victim—all while documenting the military's misconduct—before it is too late.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sybel

Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese

Ferris

Main
Yokoyama, Chisa
Japanese

Major

Main
Ogawa, Shinji
Japanese

Roger

Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese

Paco

Supporting
Shioya, Kouzou
Japanese

Nakamura

Supporting
Tonguu, Kyouko
Japanese

Professor Slade

Supporting
Tsujimura, Mahito
Japanese

Professor Matthew

Supporting
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese

Leakey, Richard

Supporting
Mizushima, Yuu
Japanese

Staff

Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Shirow, Masamune
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Screenplay
Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Director, Screenplay, Character Design
Ohira, Shinya
Key Animation


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"Finaly: Street Dancer ni Ai wo Komete (FINALY~ストリート・ダンサーに愛をこめて)" by Yuuki Kitahara



Dec 10, 2014
BlokeTokes (All reviews)
This is around the closest anime has gotten to the "Predator" franchise, in this case with a bit of "Terminator" mixed in. The story is pretty simple, as one could imagine from that comparison, but a good story isn't a necessary element of the thriller genre. The way Black Magic M-66 goes about it is also pretty unique to anime in that the way it works is very similar to live-action thrillers of the time. There isn't any common anime tropes or symbols and the experience feels more focused, and a bit serious, because of it. This OVA also contains one of the most intense read more
Aug 2, 2014
Creator_Kun (All reviews)
I’ve had conversations with some people who have either general or diverse opinions over older anime. There are tons of older anime series, but people will either pass them off or think they are all like Dragon Ball. It's to be expected because the majority of them are outdated. But there is a difference, I think, between "classic" and "outdated." As for Black Magic M-66, I believe it fails to reach any sort of “classic status” and as always, I plan to explain my reasoning behind my claim.

Released in the year 1987, Black Magic M-66 as a whole is somewhat... well, FRUSTRATINGLY mundane. Of course, read more
Mar 16, 2012
barcaman101 (All reviews)
Two of the military's top-secret android weapons, called M-66 units, are lost and go berserk. One is hunted down and destroyed at the cost of quite a few men, but the other escapes, with orders to kill the granddaughter of its creator implanted in error. It comes down to an intrepid photojournalist, Sybel, to save a girl from a situation she has very little control over. Will she be able to do what the military could not...stop the doll-like M-66 from its mistaken mission of death?

This is a really nice anime,its fast pace and comes off as a confincing sct-fi action anime.the animation is quite read more
Jul 5, 2015
RuriTenshi (All reviews)
This was one of the most entertaining OVA's I've watched in a long time. Made by the people behind Ghost in the Shell it's obvious these guys can really pull off even a 50 minute OVA. Now when watching this, it reminded me a lot of Terminator and I really mean a lot but I didn't have a problem with that since I am a Terminator fan my self. Unit M 66 is basically a Terminator with one job. Eliminate the target. The action in this anime was overall very impressive especially for an anime approaching the age of 30. Some the scenes were designed read more

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