Black Magic is a science fiction manga by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed). It was first published in a fanzine in 1983, and later reprinted in tankoubon format in 1985.
The series was adopted into an OVA in 1987, which was directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Shirow himself. The OVA is loosely based on the manga with its plot centered around the efforts of a female journalist named Sybel to save a young girl from a malfunctioning military robot which was created by the girl's grandfather for initial enemy combat fighting.
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