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Animezing!: Magic Boy

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Animezing!: Magic Boy

Part of the JICC's Animation Retrospective

Journey Through Anime: Celebrating 100 Years

Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan


From the legendary Toei Animation studio comes the first full- length animated feature produced in Japan to reach the shores of the United States!

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. 

Magic Boy, aka Shonen Sarutobi Sasuke, is a classic piece of anime history - the first full-length animated feature produced in Japan to reach the shores of the United States.

Please note this film is presented in ENGLISH.


In English | Not Rated | 83 min | 1961 (1959) | Directed by Taiji Yabushita & Akira Daikuhara

Image: © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Doors open at 6:00PM; screening begins at 6:30PM. No admission or re-entry will be permitted after doors close at 7:00PM or when seating is filled, whichever occurs first. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.


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