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Warner Releases Magic Boy Film on DVD

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Film about a boy's journey to confront an evil witch now available

Warner Archives announced that it is offering the classic Japanese-animated movie Magic Boy (Shōnen Sarutobi Sasuke) through its made-to-order DVD program.

Released in Japan in 1959, Magic Boy became the first Japanese animation to be theatrically released in North America in 1961.

Warner describes the series:

Magically gifted boy Sasuke lives in peace, deep in the forest with his animal pals and Oyu, his elder sister. After their forest sanctuary is violated by a demon witch who devours one of Sasuke's animal companions, Sasuke vows vengeance. Leaving the forest, he sets out to master his magical gifts, making a pilgrimage to the home of the wizard Hakuunsai. While Sasuke learns the ways of magic, Yakusha, the demon witch, terrorizes the countryside, and Sasuke works to complete his training in time.

The movie retails for US$18.95 on Warner Archive's website.

Thanks to WTK for the news tip

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