Animation: Fair
Depth: Weak
Design: Fair
Characters: Fair
Story: Weak

Type: OVA   (1 episode)

Vintage: 1987

Category:

» action
» sci-fi
Verdict: meh
Review:

Black Magic M-66


Summary: >

The M-66 was designed to be the military's premier combat android. They weren't actually designed to fight in regular combat, they were designed to be assassins. So of course when this plane transporting the two prototypes crashes everything is just peachy right? Well this may blow your mind, but something goes wrong. The military manages to destroy one of the prototypes but the other managed to escape.

The bigger problem is that actually the android was programed with a test objective, and it's now focused on killing it's target. The target happens to be the creators grand daughter. Perhaps the military can fight it off, but freelance journalist Sybel isn't going to just stand by while this killer android stalks this girl.


Thoughts: >

Premise of this show? Think Terminator. It's actually almost the exact same concept really - that's not too difficult to duplicate since it's so simple. Basically you have this psycho android that seems unstoppable chasing after a girl. That's about it. So perhaps it's not the most original show, but the action and suspense keeps you hanging long enough to keep it interesting all the way through. That works out I guess since this title really isn't that long. Some of the fight sequences were VERY cool, and overall this film had decent animation. Keeping in mind that the animation is a bit dated, and that the plot is sort of simplistic; Black Magic is not too bad for an action title.


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reviewed by archen in 2001