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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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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(at around 20 mins) There is a newspaper that contains a number of Muppets references, including an apparent Fozzie Bear review. See more »

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The laser fired by the M-66 unit changes color four times throughout the film: it is first red then green in the forest, blue in the city, yellow in the restaurant and then red for the rest of the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

Finally
Lyrics by Takao Abe
Music by Kengo Kurozumi
Arranged by Masamichi Amano
Vocals by Yûki Kitahara
Courtesy of Toshiba EMI
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Great little action anime - It's MaGiC
21 December 2005 | by SteveRaccoonSee all my reviews

This is a real gem, 50 minutes of pure joy and brain-massage, ahhhh.

In a nutshell, it's Terminator gone animated, with a cutesy cast and some great fights with the killer robots - keep your overblown plots and twists which don't make sense, this is what entertainment is all about. Military VS murder machines, what a result! If nothing else, watch this once for those few scenes - some of the best sci-fi combat I've seen on any medium.

Although it's a only a short-film, there's nothing to really go wrong and the pace is so fast that you're too busy enjoying the ride to get nitpicky.

If you like sci-fi anime, Masamune Shirow or wearing a smile then this is headed for your DVD collection.


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