THE FANTASTIC ADVENTURE OF UNIKO-2 Unico: To the Magic Island
Based in "Unico and the Kingdom of the Sun," which was newly written as a theater version, this animated film features a battle between the wizard Kukuruku and Unico. Kukuruku builds a castle using dolls transformed from men as building parts. The story revolves around the sorrow and terror of men who have been transfigured into dolls, and a girl named Cherry who wishes to recover the kindness in her brother, who is a student of Kukuruku. This work reminds us of the fact that "transformation" or "transfiguration" --- favorite themes of Tezuka Osamu --- involves not only material aspects, but also man's immaterial heart.
Original Story, Story line: Tezuka Osamu Executive Producer: Tsuji Shintaro Producers: Hatano Tsunemasa, Maruyama Masao Story line, screenplay, direction: Sugino Mami Screen Composition: Kawajiri Yoshiaki Animation Director: Tomizawa Katsushi Original pictures: Shinkawa Nobumasa, Umezu Miyuki, Fujimoto Senju, Inagaki Kengo, Fudaki Ikuo, Aoyama Junko, Okubo Misugi, Aoshima Katsumi, Suzuki Yukio, Handa Teruo and others Motion: Nobori Sho, Itano Noriko, Matsushima Akiko, Tomita Etsuko, Sato Yuzo, Nishibori Hiromi, Ono Rikako, Sakurai Kunihiko, Miyazaki Yasuko, Ono Naomi, Kagawa Ai, Tanaka Ritsuko and others Art Director: Aoki Katsushi Backgrounds: Yamakawa Akira, Kumagaya Satoshi, Ando Hiromi, Ogura Hiromasa, Ikehata Yuji, Shibata Chikako, Miyamoto Seiji and others Shooting Directors: Yamaki Iwao, Ishikawa Kinichi Sound Director: Uragami Yasuo Music Director: Kitayama Ryo Song: Aoki Nozomi Editing: Ogata Harutoshi Title: Kumagaya Yukio Performed by: New Chamber Music Society Theme Song:
Lyrics by Yamakawa Keisuke, music by Moriyama Ryoko, and vocals by Shiratori Emiko