Unico is a unicorn with the power to make anyone happy. At one time, he was the pet of the Greek legend Psyche, but Venus, jealous of Psyche's beauty and and happiness, had Unico kidnapped. She tasked the West Wind to have Unico wander through space and time, alone for all eternity. Whenever Unico begins to make someone happy, the West Wind is supposed to take him to a new time and place. This time, Unico finds himself in a town where a recently-built factory is churning out pollution, and making the people and animals of the town sick. Unico encounters and is befriended by a sick girl named Tico. Can Unico repay the favor by saving Tico and the town?
Based upon Osamu Tezuka's short-lived manga Unico, this movie contains a very sweet narrative of friendship and magic, but does not go beyond those boundaries. The story itself starts off with a baby unicorn wandering around a town, unsure of where he is or who he is. He meets a little girl who has become sick from her village's pollution, and the unicorn, named Unico, decides to help save the... read more
From the earlier penmanship of studio Madhouse comes a short tale about a cutesy unicorn destined to travel through time and space, leaving both his memories and happiness behind. The first movie tells of his encounter with a sick girl and her grandfather inhabiting a town suffering from the pollutions of a nearby factory. The typical cheesy environmental themes are woven together with Unico's magical... read more
Unico in the Island of Magic