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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.

Directors:

Akira Daikubara (as Akira Daikuhara), Taiji Yabushita

Writers:

Kazuo Dan (story), Dohei Muramatsu
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Katsuo Nakamura ... Yukimura Sanada (voice)
Hiroko Sakuramachi Hiroko Sakuramachi ... Oyû (voice)
Teruo Miyazaki Teruo Miyazaki ... Sarutobi Sasuke (voice)
Tomoko Matsushima Tomoko Matsushima ... Okei-chan (voice)
Tokuko Sugiyama Tokuko Sugiyama ... (voice)
Shunji Sakai Shunji Sakai ... Batta no Sanji (voice)
Kenji Susukida Kenji Susukida ... Tozawa Hakuunsai (voice)
Akira Kishii Akira Kishii ... (voice)
Ryôei Itô Ryôei Itô ... Okera no Kinta (voice)
Kazuo Kishida Kazuo Kishida ... Gatekeeper (voice)
Mitsuko Asô Mitsuko Asô ... (voice)
Kuniko Kashii Kuniko Kashii ... (voice)
Yoshio Yoshida ... Yamaarashi no Gonkurô (voice)
Kasei Kinoshita 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.

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First theatrical anime feature in widescreen. See more »

Quotes

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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Warm Memories
27 November 2002 | by letterbox-2See all my reviews

Like Jerri LaPoint and Attila, I also saw this movie when I was very young (probably 1970). I know it as Magic Boy, because I saw it in my hometown theater for free every Saturday for about a year. I never got tired of it, and I often still think about it. It had a definite Zen feel to it, and I would give a lot to see it again. The film is classic Japanese animation, probably a lot rougher around the edges than Disney, with dubbed voices that are stiff but still quite likeable. And that's about as much as I remember about it from 32 years ago, other than I would absolutely love for my five-year-old son to see it when he turns six or seven. That gives me a little while to track it down, and any help would be appreciated. Another movie that affected me the same way was The Snow Queen (I see it titled as Snezhnaya koroleva on the IMDb site), which had a similar mixture of spine-tingling adventure, great villains and an emotional ending.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magic Boy See more »

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Toei Doga See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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