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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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 »

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Sister: Little brother, what you saw was a witch. They say that years ago, when Japan was a bright new country, there was a wicked, jealous, greedy witch who wanted to take away all pleasure from the happy Japanese people. This witch cast magic spells over them and made them suffer. But there was a great Japanese king then who knew magic, too, and he heard of the evil she was doing, and he came here to the forest where she was, and he punished her. He turned her into a little crawling salamander. The ...
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Enchanting
9 September 1999 | by atilla-2See all my reviews

I saw this movie several times around 1963 (in the Philipines) when I was about 5 years old. The movie theater was just across the street from our house and I went there everyday (for free) and I was able to see a lot of movies even at such a young age. I have forgotten many of the movies that I saw then but this one remained etched in my mind. There was something enchanting about this movie and it really mesmerized me. I remember it was about a young boy on some kind of a mission and that he had magical powers. And that's all I remember about this movie!

That's why I have not voted on this movie (yet!). I would really like to see it again but this is a very hard to find movie. Perhaps somebody out there can tell me where I can find or buy a copy. Any help is highly appreciated.


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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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