Reviews of Black Magic (1985) and related work

Black Magic (1985Sequential art with text)

Shirō Masamune (writer-artist).


sequential art text Japanese production fiction cyberpunk

“Black Magic M-66” (1987Moving picture, 48 minutes)

Kitakubo Hiroyuki (director), Shirō Masamune (director).

Two experimental warrior androids slip their bonds in a plane crash. Their sample programming sends them to assassinate the developer’s granddaughter. The military and a female reporter intervene.

Cyberpunk action. Lots of plot holes. Shirō’s original work was closer to fantasy and further from The Terminator (1984) than this version.

References here: Ex Machina (2014).

moving picture adaptation animation Japanese production fiction cyberpunk