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Unico (1981)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  14 March 1981 (Japan)
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Unico the magical Unicorn is born with incredible powers that make people happy. But that angers some very jealous gods. They order the West Wind to cast the tiny Unicorn into exile and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Katsue Miwa ...
Unico (voice)
Ryouko Kitamiya ...
Night (voice)
Kazuko Sugiyama ...
Chao (voice)
Junko Hori ...
Beezle (voice)
Makio Inoue ...
Baron (voice)
Iruka ...
Narrator (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi ...
Elder (voice)
Chieko Baishô ...
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Unico the magical Unicorn is born with incredible powers that make people happy. But that angers some very jealous gods. They order the West Wind to cast the tiny Unicorn into exile and thus begins Unico's amazing adventures. He's whisked away to the Land of Mist on the Edge of the Earth where he teaches the meaning of friendship to Beezil. The pesky little Devil of Solitude. But Unico cannot stay. He journeys on to meet Katy a sad little kitty who dreams of becoming a witch. When Unico's magic transforms her into a beautiful girl she falls under the spell of a wicked count and a raging demon. Evil and hatred challenge Unico's powers of love. Written by Civonos

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Unico also appeared in the Astro Boy manga, as the inspiration for a mechanical unicorn. See more »

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Narrator: His name was Unico. No one knew the reason why, but this little unicorn had a very special power. Wherever he went, Unico had the gift of making all living things lighthearted and happy.
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Followed by Unico in the Island of Magic (1983) See more »

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The fantastic adventure of my childhood
17 May 2007 | by (Blacksburg,VA) – See all my reviews

When I was a little girl, my best day was when my parents took me to the theatres to watch Unico for one more time or our national television showed it. I don't know what it was maybe pure magic but the movie had very strong influence on me or even my parents that lived through us to the day. A little lovely creature with a horn that care about others and when he gets back what he has given from his friends he becomes powerful in the form of the most magnificent creature I have ever seen.A few days ago when I saw this movie after 15 years the same feelings of my childhood returned to me: Love, forgiveness,friendship,happiness,excitement,and a bit of sadness in the end. I keep this DVD as a treasure though not of very good quality because Unico is my all time favourite animation.


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