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Magic Boy (1959)
"Shônen Sarutobi Sasuke" (original title)

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A young Japanese boy climbs a mountain in search of a magic wizard. The youth finds the wizard, and is tutored by him. Reinforced with magic powers, the boy eventually fights, and defeats ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Katsuo Nakamura ...
Yukimura Sanada (voice)
Hiroko Sakuramachi ...
Oyû (voice)
Teruo Miyazaki ...
Sarutobi Sasuke (voice)
Tomoko Matsushima ...
Okei-chan (voice)
Kenji Susukida ...
Harue Akagi ...
Omon Yayamata (voice)
Shunji Sakai ...
Batta no Miyoshi (voice)
Akira Kishii ...
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Ryôei Itô ...
Okera no Kinta (voice)
Kazuo Kishida ...
Gatekeeper (voice)
Mitsuko Asô ...
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Noriko Shigeyama ...
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Kuniko Kashii ...
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Yoshio Yoshida ...
Gonkurô the Mountain Storm (voice)
Kasei Kishita ...
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A young Japanese boy climbs a mountain in search of a magic wizard. The youth finds the wizard, and is tutored by him. Reinforced with magic powers, the boy eventually fights, and defeats the evil witches of down under. Written by Artemis-9

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boy | wizard | magic | mountain | japanese | See more »

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"He'd Leap Upon the Wind and Hitch a Ride ..."


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22 June 1961 (USA)  »

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This was the first anime feature ever to be released in the United States. See more »

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Song lyrics: Magic Boy, Magic Boy / There was a boy named Sasuke in Japan. / He loved the friendly creatures of the wood, / The monkeys and the birds, the squirrels and the deer, / And animals loved him, 'cause he was good. / Magic Boy, Magic Boy / To look at Sasuke playing with his friends, Magic Boy / To hear them laugh beneath the golden sun, Magic Boy / Whoever could have guessed what strange and frightening things, / Would happen by the time that day was done? / Magic Boy, Magic Boy
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10 March 2001 | by (Kansas City/MO) – See all my reviews

I saw this flick when I was quite young ... around 1960 or 61. It made such a lasting impression on me that I would love to have the movie in video. I recall crying after the movie ended, because it was so beautiful. It started me on a lifetime of appreciation of all things magical and mystical. I can't find it anywhere. Is it available? Anywhere?


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