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|Title (English)||Adventures of Little Samurai|
|Title (Japanese)||Shonen Sarutobi Sasuke||Advertising|
|Notes||A.k.a. "Magic Boy" 83 mins.|
|Review||This is a very rare anime; in fact it's one of the earliest anime movies made, dating from 1959, if I have identified it correctly! I think it's "The Adventures of Little Samurai", directed by Taiji Yabushita. In the story, the young hero, who has some magical powers, battles against a bad witch. It's directed for the most part in an epic style, and as can be seen from the illustrations it looks more like a woodblock print than a modern anime. As though uneasy with this, the animators have inserted some slightly sinister fantasy toy animals, presumably to make it look like an animation for children.
|Credits||directed by Taiji Yabushita|
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|References & Help||Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
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or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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