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Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)
"Uniko: Mahô no shima e" (original title)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Fantasy  |  16 July 1983 (Japan)
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The lovable Unico the Unicorn still sought after by jealous gods. Is taken to the forest by the West Wind and forgets everything from his earlier fantastic adventure. Unico wonders ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Katsue Miwa ...
Unico (voice)
Iruka ...
Narrator (voice)
Chieko Baishô ...
West Wind (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto ...
Sheri (voice)
Fujio Tokita ...
Kuruku (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Tolby (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Yamaneko (voice)
Noriko Tsukase ...
Marusu (voice)
Ryûji Saikachi ...
Trojan Horse (voice)
Kazuo Harada ...
Sheri's Father (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anick Faris ...
Sheri (English version)
Toby / Young Spinx (voice)
Rob Roy ...
Kuruku (English dub)
West Wind (voice)


The lovable Unico the Unicorn still sought after by jealous gods. Is taken to the forest by the West Wind and forgets everything from his earlier fantastic adventure. Unico wonders aimlessly into the deep forest and finds Melvin Magnificat a cranky cat that thinks he is the big boss of the forest. Unico also runs into Cheri a young girl who finds and then cares for Unico. Toby a wannabe magician, Lord Kuruku a powerful magician that has a grudge against the human race, and many more new characters. Written by Civonos

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Unico in the Island of Magic  »

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Produced by the Sanrio company the same company that produces Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty characters can be found hidden in some scenes of the movie. See more »


Kuruku: Now you have nowhere to run, you four legged glue pot!
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Follows Unico: Black Cloud White Feather (1979) See more »

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Great Animation, a classic
3 May 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was about 8 years old. SOme of the images are still imprinted in my head. The film is all a fantasy should be: A glorious, beautiful, surreal and sometimes dark and terrifying fairy tale.

This deserves to be released on DVD along with it's prequel as they are truly fantastic gems. I don't know if the film would hold up to an adult audience, but it surely made my mind fly at the time.

The animation is vintage Tezuka, with the cute puppy-eyed main characters, colorful villains all with a few extra frames of animation (compared to his 1960s TV series, the animation is a step up in quality) All this topped with a imaginative story and haunting score, gives birth to a classic.

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