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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 ...
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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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22 June 1961 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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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. / Deep in a spooky forest lived a boy, / A wicked witch was trying to destroy. / He said "To fight a witch who uses magic tricks, / I'll have to learn to be a magic boy." / Magic Boy, Magic Boy. / An old magician taught him magic tricks. / He learned to run straight up the mountainside. / He'd shoot a thunderbolt, and with the speed of light, / He'd leap upon the wind to hitch a ride. / Magic Boy, Magic Boy. / The boy could now work magic, so when he fought that witch, / ...
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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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