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Black Magic M-66


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Black Magic M66
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: None found, add some
Studios: AIC, Animate Film
Source: Manga
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 6.521 (scored by 2,912 users)
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Ranked: #51882
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Popularity: #3833
Members: 5,456
Favorites: 9
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

When two malfunctioning combat androids are accidentally unleashed on a "Terminate at All Costs" mission against the unsuspecting granddaughter of their creator, an entire city becomes the battleground and not even the military may be able to stop them! The girl's only hope: Sybil, a freelance journalist who's out to get the scoop of her life, if she can somehow keep both herself and her subject alive long enough to file a report. But first, she has to remember to put her clothes on! Co-directed by legendary manga master Masamune Shirow (GHOST IN THE SHELL, APPLESEED) and visionary director Hiroyuki Kitakubo (JO JO's BIZZARRE ADVENTURE, GOLDENBOY,), it's a tour de force of violence and mayhem on an epic scale as two damsels in distress and two deranged battle robots face off, girl vs. mecha style, in the all-time anime classic: BLACK MAGIC M-66!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sybel
Sybel
Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Ferris
Ferris
Main
Yokoyama, Chisa
Japanese
Yokoyama, Chisa
Major
Major
Main
Ogawa, Shinji
Japanese
Ogawa, Shinji
Roger
Roger
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio

Staff

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




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Piegoose
Dec 10, 2014
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
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genomexec
Apr 20, 2009
A tight and tense little OVA co-directed by none other than Masamune Shirow. It focuses on just a small but interesting part of the Black Magic manga and expounds upon the basic story with some great animation and exciting action sequences. The music is pretty good, too.

VISUALS: 7/10
Generally fluid animation compliments great character and mecha design. This will not blow you away, but it's good enough not to be distracting and the visual ideas carry it above other similar stuff.

STORY: 7/10
Simple and straightforward plot and not much excess. The story is a set-up for the action here, which is OK by me since it doesn't read more
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RuriTenshi
Jul 5, 2015
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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Creator_Kun
Aug 2, 2014
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
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