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Magic Boy (1959)

Shônen Sarutobi Sasuke (original title)
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.

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Katsuo Nakamura ...
Yukimura Sanada (voice)
Hiroko Sakuramachi ...
Oyû (voice)
Teruo Miyazaki ...
Sarutobi Sasuke (voice)
Tomoko Matsushima ...
Okei-chan (voice)
Tokuko Sugiyama ...
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Shunji Sakai ...
Batta no Sanji (voice)
Kenji Susukida ...
Akira Kishii ...
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Ryôei Itô ...
Okera no Kinta (voice)
Kazuo Kishida ...
Gatekeeper (voice)
Mitsuko Asô ...
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Kuniko Kashii ...
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Yoshio Yoshida ...
Yamaarashi no Gonkurô (voice)
Kasei Kinoshita ...
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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.

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22 June 1961 (USA)  »

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First theatrical anime feature in widescreen. See more »

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Sister: Little brother, what you saw was a witch. They say that years ago, when Japan was a bright new country, there was a wicked, jealous, greedy witch who wanted to take away all pleasure from the happy Japanese people. This witch cast magic spells over them and made them suffer. But there was a great Japanese king then who knew magic, too, and he heard of the evil she was doing, and he came here to the forest where she was, and he punished her. He turned her into a little crawling salamander. The ...
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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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