Anime / The Fantastic Adventures of Unico

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico is a 1981 animated feature film based on the Unico manga by Osamu Tezuka. The film was produced by Sanrio and Tezuka Productions with animation by Madhouse.

The film begins with the birth of Unico; a baby unicorn with the very special gift of making all living creatures lighthearted and happy. But the gods become jealous of Unico's ability and task the West Wind with banishing him to oblivion. However, the West Wind takes pity on Unico and instead swears to keep him safe from the gods' wrath. She tries to hide him anywhere she can, moving him to a different place every time the gods get too close to finding him again. Thus begins Unico's adventures, helping the people he meets on his travels and doing whatever he can for them before the West Wind returns to spirit him away once more.

The film was dubbed into English and frequently shown on the Disney Channel during the eighties.

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico provides examples of the following tropes: