Earlier today, anime publisher Maiden Japan announced that they have acquired the cyberpunk classic OVA, “Black Magic M-66”, for release in North America later this year.
“Black Magic M-66” is based on the manga written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow (Appleseed), who also co-directs the OVA alongside Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure). The OVA was originally created in 1987.
The anime follows Sybil, a freelance journalist out for a big scoop who finds it in the form of two malfunctioning combat androids accidently let loose on a termination mission against the granddaughter of their creator. To save herself, and her story, Sybil will have to stay alive, along with her subject, long enough to file her story.