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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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Cast overview:
Katsuo Nakamura ...
Yukimura Sanada (voice)
Hiroko Sakuramachi ...
Oyû (voice)
Teruo Miyazaki ...
Sarutobi Sasuke (voice)
Tomoko Matsushima ...
Okei-chan (voice)
Tokuko Sugiyama ...
(voice)
Shunji Sakai ...
Batta no Sanji (voice)
Kenji Susukida ...
Akira Kishii ...
(voice)
Ryôei Itô ...
Okera no Kinta (voice)
Kazuo Kishida ...
Gatekeeper (voice)
Mitsuko Asô ...
(voice)
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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This was Toei's animation division's second animated feature. 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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Marvelous, absolutely marvelous
21 March 2006 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

The movie is pure magic, just like Sasuke. The SFX are great, the plot is coherent and the fights! oh boy! It's a pleasure looking Sasuke materialize and de-materialize at will, or his flight scenes. The really humorous scene is when he gets to the prince's castle and gets sticked into the guard's sword until they let him pass and then he gets flying! With so much power who can put a parental figure on this boy? I ask. When I looked at this movie in my teens I loved it. I just would kill to see it edited and distributed in DVD and get it into my hands...(*sob*) However "Magic Boy" was a preview of the great potential of Asian cinema and anime production that there was yet to come.


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