Black Magic M-66 is an OAV adapted from Masamune Shirow’s 1983 doujinshi. It’s still, mostly, a fun watch but hasn’t dated well. Black Magic M-66 also proves that Shirow’s tendency to excessive fanservice is a long standing trait.
Black Magic M-66 is essentially a runaway terminator story, with military units trying to stop the two accidentally released M-66 combat androids from reaching their target. This is a classic case of a plot driven by the Idiot Ball: the test data that shouldn’t have been loaded into the M-66’s is targeting the inventor’s granddaughter Ferris. Continue reading