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Lord Kuruku (real name: Kuruku) is an evil god-like,magicalbeing and the main antagonist of the 1983 anime film Unico in the Island of Magic based on the Japanesemanga/anime Unico (in Japanese: ユニコ, Yuniko).Although a lonely creature and without friends, Lord Kuruku seeks to turn all living creatures, animals and people alike, into zombie-like beings called "Living … Una caricatura que mas que un clásico infantil, es bizarra, extraña, y un poco de "culto". The rights to all Unico manga and anime transferred from Sanrio to Tezuka Productions after Tezuka's death in 1989; unlike Sanrio, Tezuka Productions has no American distribution arm like Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki seems to hate Hollywood movies in the future, hence the reason why it took 25 years for the two movies to be licensed for an official North American DVD release. Unico the actual character was created by legendary manga artist Osamu Tezuka. Unico in the Island of Magic ユニコ 魔法の島へ ( Unico: Mahō no Shima he) is a 1983 anime film that serves as the sequel to The Fantastic Adventures of Unico, also produced by Sanrio Film. With help from the Sphinx's daughter (voiced by Noriko Tsukase; named "Marusu" in Japanese but not given a proper name in the English version), Unico - who realizes that Kuruku is really just a lonely, friendless creature - is able to break Kuruku's spell, but since Kuruku's hatred was the only thing that kept him alive, Kuruku dies, reverts to puppet form, and Cheri keeps him as a toy. Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2012. Anime Unico as he appears in Unico: Black Rain and White Feather, Unico as he appears in The Fantastic Adventures Of Unico, Unico as he appears in Unico in the Island of Magic Manga Unico as he appears in Unico, Unico as he I literally bought this to stream as well as purchasing hard copies. This magical unicorn concept was naturally aimed at younger audiences, however it grew into larger popularity and is recognized today as a classic retro anime. A young unicorn named Unico must fight an evil magician and save everyone who's trapped under his spell. An English dub was released on VHS in 1984 alongside its sequel. Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2021. In 1979, the same year the manga ended, Unico made his animated debut in Kuroi Kumo Shiroi Hane (Black Cloud, White Feather), an ecologically-themed pilot film (for a proposed anime television series) which was soon released directly to video. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Youtube disabled the comments, sorry. On this island Unico encounters a girl named Cherry, as well as her long lost … The Unico films (pilot, Fantastic Adventures, and Island of Magic) were produced by Sanrio, so some of Sanrio's characters such as Hello Kitty, Tuxedo Sam, and the Little Twin Stars make cameo appearances in the films. Unico meets a young girl named Chiko who is ill because of the pollution from a nearby factory, and becomes determined to save Chiko's life in order to cure her by destroying the factory. With help from the Sphinx and the "Time Fairy" (Astro Boy), the two travel back into the past to try to prevent humans from taking the wrong path and spare the Earth from ecological devastation. Tezuka's original manga was serialized in Sanrio's "Ririka" (Lyrica) magazine from 1976 to 1979, and was re-published by Shogakukan in 1984 in a learning magazine for children. Unico can also be seen in a brief cameo in Columns GB: Osamu Tezuka Characters for the Game Boy Color. / Jewelpet Happiness. Short!! The first film provides a decent origin and background story to the characters, but they seem one dimensional, annoying, the story doesn't flow very well, and is not focused, and Unico's powers seem all over the place. The story began in ancient Greece with a young mortal girl named Psyche. Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2019. I disagree with the other reviewer. Soon afterward, the West Wind finds Unico and spirits him away once again to avoid detection by the gods who want him dead. The movie's other songs include Unico no Teemu (Unico's Theme), Hontou wa Subishikute/Lonely[3] (Beezle/Akuma-kun's image song), and Majo Neko Chao (Witch Cat Chao)/Katy The Kitty Witch, all sung by Iruka or O'Connell. Unico the unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. After Cheri's parents and neighbors all get turned into Living Puppets, she and Unico team up to stop Kuruku. This is the second Unico theatrical feature about the unicorn who must keep moving along to keep away from the jealous gods who wish him to be exiled. Like another reviewer, I watched this as a child and had vague but terrifying memories of the puppet master yelling, "Toby!" Unico runs into a Heathcliff-like cat named Melvin Magnificat who is the apparent boss of the forest which Unico has stumbled upon. “Unico In the Island of Magic (Subbed)” Unico the unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Seeking advice from the Trojan Horse, Unico and Cheri learn that Kuruku is a puppet who was mistreated by his owners and discarded. Moribi Murano (often miscredited as "Mami Sugino") directed the second movie, titled Maho no Shima e ユニコ 魔法の島へ (To the Magic Island) in Japanese and Unico in the Island of Magic in English, which was released on July 16, 1983, five days before the release of the first Barefoot Gen movie, which used many of the same production staff and in Mexico on January 30, 1988 which Television premier on Canal de las Estrellas. 31 min. Unico's first movie, titled The Fantastic Adventures of Unico in English and simply Unico in Japan, was released in Japan on March 14, 1981 and in Mexico on September 27, 1982 which Television premier on Canal de las Estrellas. When Unico changes Katy into a girl, Katy at first believes that the old woman did it, until Unico proves it was his doing by changing her back into a cat; but Unico, seeing how selfish Katy has become, refuses to change Katy back to a girl, until one day when Katy saves the old woman from drowning. 1 Cast 2 Video Releases 3 See Also 4 External Links Unico in the Island of Magic The Fantastic Adventures of Unico at Anime News Network's encyclopedia The Fantastic Adventures of Unico … This item: Unico Double Feature: The Fantastic Adventures of Unico / In the Island of Magic [Blu-ray] by Katsue Miwa Blu-ray $29.95 In Stock. Rewatching now, the movie is actually way creepier than I realized. The secondary characters are not as memorable as the original either, but this is still a solid movie, even though the darkness is rather surprising compared to fare nowadays. Unico in the Island of Magic Japanese ユニコ 魔法の島へ Alternative Unico: To the Magic Island Date Jul 16, 1983 Duration 1 hr. Although the TV series was not picked up, Unico soon made it to the silver screen in two feature-length anime films produced by Sanrio and Tezuka Productions with animation by Madhouse Studios. Unico (ユニコ, Yuniko) is a manga and anime character by Osamu Tezuka. However, the gods feel that punishment may be to harsh and instead choose to send the West Wind to capture Unico and take him to the Hill of Oblivion. Unico also appears in the Astro Boy manga in a comic book. Beezle the Scottish Devil (known as "Akuma-kun," or "Little Devil," in the original version) initially rejects Unico's overtures of friendship, but comes around when he realizes how lonely he really is. Watch Unico In the Island of Magic Unico In the Island of Magic (Subbed) on Crunchyroll. / Show by Rock!! Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. 1 He played Chip in Beauty and the Dog 2 He played Ducky in The Land Before Time (CoolzDane Style) 3 He played Michael Darling in Rudolph Pan 4 He played Roo in The Many Adventures of Jerry the Mouse, The Baloo Movie, Jerry's Deer Movie 5 He played Oliver in Unico And … Originating from the Sanrio Lyrica magazine that ran from 1976-1979, the story is about an innocent young (boy) unicorn who possessed a special ability to bring happiness to anyone near him. I'm so happy that I found this on amazon! This film to me, had more memorable characters, from the family, to the villain, and the other creatures, they all great personality, but also great sound effects to their voices. For other uses, see, Japanese media franchise based on manga by Osamu Tezuka, Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://www.rotoscopers.com/2013/12/16/forgotten-gems-in-animation-the-fantastic-adventures-of-unico/, http://tezukainenglish.com/wp/?page_id=823, "Discotek Sets "Unico" Anime Film Double Feature DVD for April 29", "Discotek Adds Amazing Nuts! Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko! This musical film, narrated by Iruka, directed by Toshio Hirata, written by Masaki Tsuji, and with animation by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, presents the back story of Unico's banishment by the gods and his subsequent travels, as well as his friendships with Beezle (to whom he grants his own horn) and Chao/Katy (to whom he grants the wish of becoming a human girl). His plan is to obey and serve until he learns enough to be the master, but fails to protect Cheri twice. This film essentially picks up after The Fantastic Adventures of Unico with the West Wind dropping Unico off in a new location called Poland where the gods will be unable to locate him. Great anime film and a great sequel to "The fantastic adventures of unico" which is also a great watch :). Famed voice actress Akiko Yajima provided the voice of Unico in this film and Aracely Arámbula in the Spanish dub. She was the first friend to Unico, who was apparently so beautiful that the goddess Venus became jealous. The story begins with the West Wind erasing Unico's memory of the past events and he is left to once again fend for himself. These are also the first Sanrio films to be presented in Bilingual for the 1981 and 1983 theatrical features. Toby's job is to change people into Living Puppets and then lure the Living Puppets to Kuruku's fortress on Nightmare Island in Baltic Sea off the Coast of Sweden in exchange for learning more of Kuruku's magic. The 1979 Unico pilot film had never been released outside Japan at all until 2012, when it was featured as an extra on the "Unico in the Island of Magic" DVD release. Very colorful and vibrant. In this adventure, Unico finds himself with a new friend, a young girl named Cherry. Katy and Unico befriend a lonely old woman, whom Katy mistakenly believes is a witch and will teach her some magic as well as transform her into a human girl. Unico makes some cameos in episodes of the Black Jack TV series adapted from the Black Jack manga. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Cheri's older brother, Toby (in Japanese, "Torubi", voiced by Shuichi Ikeda), is working for the evil Lord Kuruku (in Japanese, "Kukuruku"), who plans to turn all living creatures, animals and people alike, into unusual zombie-like beings called "Living Puppets" to be his slaves. Katsue Miwa in the original version and Barbara Goodson in the English dub reprised their roles as Unico in this film, while Verónica Castro took over their roles as Unico. However, the original VHS versions of the English releases of both movies are long out of print. Katy then becomes entranced by a man posing as a lord (Danshaku in Japanese, Baron de Ghost in English). There's a problem loading this menu right now. After Beezle saves Unico from drowning, the two begin their friendship in earnest, but then the West Wind comes to take Unico away so he will not be discovered. Unico had one more anime appearance afterward, in a short film called Saving Our Fragile Earth made for showing at the Tezuka Osamu Animation Theatre at Tezuka Osamu World in Kyoto. I loved this movie as a child and I love it still, my boyfriend and I watch my old VHS tape-version of the film this past winter. Unico appeared in several comic strips by Tezuka, with an ecological message. 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