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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 ...
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Ryôei Itô ...
Okera no Kinta (voice)
Kazuo Kishida ...
Gatekeeper (voice)
Mitsuko Asô ...
(voice)
Kuniko Kashii ...
(voice)
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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AMAZING! ASTOUNDING! A thousand sights to delight and enchant everyone! See more »


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G | See all certifications »
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22 June 1961 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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This was the first anime feature ever to be released in the United States. See more »

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Magician: You'll find bad men wherever you go.
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Real Treasure
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I ,like Jerri from K.C., saw this movie in 1961 as a Saturday matinée in the small Midwest town I grew up in. I was fascinated by the story and the animation. Up to them it had been Woody Woodpecker and Tom and Jerry for me. The animation was very artistic and the story something very different from cartoons produces in the USA. Like Jerri cried at the end of the movie. I have been searching for the movie for several years now, but, to no avail. I hope the whom ever currently own the rights will consider sharing it with the rest of us animation addicts. It really qualifies as some of the early Anime and would be a great addition to the collectors of this genre.


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