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Maiden Japan Licenses Black Magic M-66 Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime of Masamune Shirow's manga returns on subtitled DVD on July 9 & on digital formats

The North American licensing company Maiden Japan announced on Tuesday that it acquired the original video anime Black Magic M-66. The company will release the anime in conjunction with home video distributor Section23 Films on English-subtitled DVD on July 9 and in digital formats.

Manga creator Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) co-directed and wrote the screenplay for the two-episode video anime based on his own manga. Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Roujin Z, Blood: The Last Vampire) co-directed with Shirow, and also adapted the character designs for animation. The series, originally released in 1987, revolves around a journalist named Sybil who gets entangled in a battle between two malfunctioning androids and the granddaughter of the androids' creator.

U.S. Renditions and Manga Entertainment previously released the video anime on VHS and DVD.

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