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Saiyûki (1960)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 14 July 1961 (USA)
A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, ... See full summary »


Goro Kontaibo, Lee Kresel (english version) | 5 more credits »

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Credited cast:
Kiyoshi Komiyama Kiyoshi Komiyama ... Son Gokû (voice)
Noriko Shindô Noriko Shindô ... RinRin (voice)
Hideo Kinoshita Hideo Kinoshita ... Cho Hakkai (voice)
Setsuo Shinoda Setsuo Shinoda ... Sa Gojô (voice)
Nobuaki Sekine Nobuaki Sekine ... Sanzô hôshi (voice)
Kunihisa Takeda Kunihisa Takeda ... Shaka-nyorai (voice)
Katsuko Ozaki Katsuko Ozaki ... Kanzeon-bosatsu (voice)
Michiko Shirasaka Michiko Shirasaka ... Shoryo (voice)
Kinshirô Iwao Kinshirô Iwao ... Gyûmaô (voice)
Tamae Kato Tamae Kato ... Rasetsu-jo (voice)
Kiyoshi Kawakubo Kiyoshi Kawakubo ... Kinkaku daiô (voice)
Shûichi Kazamatsuri Shûichi Kazamatsuri ... Ginkaku daiô (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Avalon ... Alakazam (singing voice)
Sterling Holloway ... Narrator (voice)
Jackie Joseph ... (voice)


A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, he is sent on a mission to accompany a prince who is the son of the gods on a journey through a land filled with dangers, monsters, cannibals and demons. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

14 July 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alakazam the Great! See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Osamu Tezuka was given a director credit for the film by Toei however Tezuka didn't actually work on the film (though it is based on his manga) and his name was added for marketing purposes. See more »


Alakazam: He has a steady income too, an unemployment check every week!
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Version of Sai yau gei: Sin leui kei yun (1995) See more »

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Me Too!!
14 November 2007 | by thechoirmanSee all my reviews

I really did not want to vote on the movie, since I have not seen it since I was a kid. But, this movie was such a great movie to me as a kid, that almost 40 years later, I am trying to find it. If this was such a bad movie (according to the critic), there needs to be more of them made. The movie had classic good versus evil situations, was able to teach morals in a very entertaining manner, and was light and dark all at the same time. I can go so far as to say that it was the loyalty, friendship, and mercy exhibited by the lead character and his friends that indelibly burned this cartoon in my psyche all of these years. I too find that I had no idea that all of these famous stars were in the movie, but now that I know, when I finally get the movie again, I will have another reason to love it.

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