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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)
Tokuko Sugiyama ...
(voice)
Shunji Sakai ...
Batta no Miyoshi (voice)
Kenji Susukida ...
Akira Kishii ...
(voice)
Ryôei Itô ...
Okera no Kinta (voice)
Kazuo Kishida ...
Gatekeeper (voice)
Mitsuko Asô ...
(voice)
Kuniko Kashii ...
(voice)
Yoshio Yoshida ...
Gonkurô the Mountain Storm (voice)
Kasei Kinoshita ...
(voice)
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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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"He'd Leap Upon the Wind and Hitch a Ride ..."


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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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Magician: You'll find bad men wherever you go.
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It still has the magic
8 September 2003 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

Just saw this on TCM and it still has the magic. This is recognizably a Taiji Yabushita film, in that he takes much of his style from classic Disney--fluid (maybe not as fluid as Disney) movement, use of music and imagery, animal sidekicks. It's not as emotionally powerful as his The Orphan Son (his masterpiece, I think), or as all-around well done as Alakazam (his collaboration with Ozamu Tezuka), or as historically important as The White Snake (which influenced Miyazaki) but it has its virtues--the inventive way the hero appears and disappears, the 'transformation battle' that occurs at the climax, the lifelike sword fights of the prince...not Yabushita's best, but still up there, somewhere.


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