Black Magic M-66

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


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, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, MechaMecha
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.381 (scored by 56295,629 users)
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Ranked: #65212
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Popularity: #4667
Members: 12,162
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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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Aug 7, 2020
Nicholaevich (All reviews)
This is basically the original Terminator with twice the robots and half the runtime. It’s awesome.

Black Magic is/was a collection of short stories by the Appleseed & Ghost in the Shell guy. This particular story, M-66, is about two military robots who get loose and the military/journalist lady trying to shut them down before anyone gets hurt. That’s about it, not a lot of intricate detail in the plot because it’s about the action. There’s only about ten minutes of character introduction and exposition before the action train hits full speed. And get this, the characters are actually likable read more
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
Apr 4, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
Black Magic M-66 is a simple story on the puppet master losing control of his puppets. The two androids are suppose to be the perfect robots and at times they seem to be, by utilizing stealth tactics and later on displaying a wide range of all out attacks. They quickly make short work of the military forces. The story begins to develop more of a plot when the target is finally revealed.

The main character Sybel, a journalist whom was captured by the military learns who the target is and decides to protect the person. Surprisingly, even for a short film(48mins.) character development is present. Sybel read more

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