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Unico

Alt titles: Fantastic Adventures of Unico, The

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Unico is a special unicorn with the ability to make anyone he meets happy. But the gods are not pleased, and out of jealousy, they bid the West Wind to exile young Unico to the Hill of Oblivion, where he shall stay, alone, forever. Luckily, the West Wind is a kind soul and instead, hides Unico away from place to place, keeping him shielded from the eyes of the gods. Along the way, Unico must make new friends and even save the world from an evil power!

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Unico: Black Rain and White Feather Movie 1979 TBD
Unico in the Island of Magic Movie 1983 TBD
Name Role
Osamu TEZUKA Director
Masahiko SATOH Music
Osamu TEZUKA Original Manga Creator

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Unico LizardLaw974 6/10 Mar 24, 2013
Fantastic Adventures of Unico, The LizardLaw974 6/10 Mar 24, 2013
Unico hamletsmage 4.5/10 May 23, 2011
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Bad Eggs and Bizarre Finds hamletsmage 62 May 1, 2011
Stand Alone Movies chii 240 Jan 14, 2011
~ Destination : Shelf ~ Yincira 35 Nov 1, 2010
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The Quest to Reach a Month Part 2 hamletsmage 0 May 19, 11
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Adventures of Horus: Prince of the Sun

Adventures of Horus: Prince of the Sun
  • Movie (1 ep x 85 min)
  • 1968

Grunwald, an evil demon, is threatening the fantasy world of old, and only young Horus has the power to destroy him. Armed with the legendary Sword of the Sun (that he plucked from the shoulder of a rock monster, no less), Horus must make new friends (including the beautiful siren Hilda and a whole town full of villagers) and overcome treachery and hardships to defeat the evil Grunwald and restore peace to mankind!

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sothis
Unico and Horus are both feel-good stories that seemed better suited at diaper wearing toddlers than adults. With random bursts of singing and a fantasy plot that is generic at heart, each of these might entertain you if you liked the other.
wolfangel87

Unico and The Adventures of Horus: Price of the Sun are both directed at a decidedly younger audience.  These feel-good stories have a particularly mushy feeling to them.

Alakazam the Great

Alakazam the Great
  • Movie (1 ep x 88 min)
  • 1960

Alakazam used to be a normal monkey until he took the steps to become the king of his kind. As ruler, he quickly becomes selfish and cold-hearted, caring only for power and his own whims. Determined to defeat even the most powerful rulers of the land, Alakazam sets forth to prove his might, not realizing that soon he'll be forced to embark on an even more grand adventure...

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sothis

I get that this is a weird recommendation since the plots are so dissimilar, but hear me out. Unico and Alakazam will easily appeal to the same type of person - they're musical, older titles with similar animation, and are good for the kiddies.  

hamletsmage

Both of these animes have certain qualities in common. Singing animal protagonists that have magical abilities. Moral lessons (at least 2 per anime). And some dark points to add to those moral lessons. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other.

Ulysses 31

Ulysses 31

It is the 31st century, and mankind has taken to exploring the stars. Ulysses, captain of the spaceship Odysseus, takes his son Telemachus on a space journey for his 12th birthday. When the children onboard the ship are kidnapped by an alien race to be sacrificed to a giant Cyclops, Ulysses rescues his son and in turn angers the Gods. His interference is punished severely – his entire crew are left frozen in stasis, and his ship’s computer, Shirka, has her memory erased so she can no longer plan a route back to Earth. Cast into the depths of space, Zeus commands Ulysses to find the realm of Hades before being allowed to journey back home. Along the way, the scant crew meet travellers who have felt the wrath of the Gods, and others who have been commanded to impede or even kill those onboard the Odysseus. Will Ulysses ever make it home, or do the Gods have a much more twisted plan in mind for the space explorer?

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Ajna

Another epic adventure inspired by western folklore in soy sauce.

If you liked this show, try this other and you won't regret it.

wolfangel87

Unico and Ulysses 31 are both stories that are inspired by western epics.  Not the best or greatest stories ever told for that matter, however, they have similar approaches.

Arion

Arion
  • Movie (1 ep x 120 min)
  • 1986

In the ancient time of the gods, a son of the titans was born: Arion, borne of Demeter and Poseidon, the lord of the sea. After being kidnapped to the realm of the Underworld by Hades, Arion is sent on a mission to destroy Zeus, the lord of the heavens, in retribution for causing his mother's blindness. In his quest, he will gain new friends and face the powers of the gods themselves as he struggles to strike down Zeus and save the one he loves from the evil Apollo.

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wolfangel87

Surrounded in shrouds of mythology are Unico and Arion with each series giving off the same type of feeling.

Chiisana Jumbo

Chiisana Jumbo
  • Movie (1 ep x 28 min)
  • 1977

Somewhere deep in the ocean is Beautiful Island, a place unknown to any map. Filled with a bounty of food, joyous creatures and a kind ruler named The King, Beautiful Island is a paradise for all who visit it. One day, Baloo the elephant trainer and his companion Jumbo wash ashore in a giant red box, and quickly make friends with the island’s inhabitants. However, soon a violent encounter will threaten everyone and everything...

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sothis

Unico and Jumbo are two delightful tales of animals in a fantasy world, with a dark streak. If you liked one, do try out the other.