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

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Adventure  |  22 June 1961 (USA)
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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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This was the first anime feature ever to be released in the United States. See more »

Quotes

Magician: Good work. Sasuke, do you think you are strong enough now?
Sasuke: Yes.
Magician: You do, eh? Well, here's what you'll carry tomorrow.
[Sasuki gasps as larger buckets appear]
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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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