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Japanese: ユニコ
English: Unico
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1976 to Mar 1979
Genre: Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: None
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 492492 users)
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Ranked: #40452
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Popularity: #12807
Members: 1,221
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The Goddess Venus is jealous of the beautiful human girl Psyche and blames her pet unicorn, Unico, as Psyche's source of good luck. Venus has Unico banished, and it becomes his fate to forever journey from one place and time to the next, with the West Wind.

Unico is a little unicorn which has the ability to make everybody happy. That's something the gods don't like of course. So they send out the west wind to bring Unico to a place where Unico never will be seen again. The west-wind however isn't able to as she likes Unico too much and brings him to a lonely island instead. From there, the adventures and travels of little Unico start.

(Source: ANN)


Unico was published in English as a single omnibus volume by Digital Manga Publishing on April 23, 2013. It has also been published in French as Unico, la petite licorne by Soleil.

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Long before My Little Pony ever became a thing, Osamu Tezuka, a famous mangaka who would go on to lay the foundations for and popularize various genres all over with his work, created a manga about a baby unicorn who was made to travel all over the world bringing happiness to everyone he sees. That manga was Unico, first published in 1976. It didn't achieve the amount of success that Tezuka's other manga did, but it did manage to gain enough of a loyal fanbase that genuinely loved it for what it was. In 1979, a pilot OVA was made as a prelude to a ...
Jan 30, 2015
Manga review: Unico
Over the years I have become somewhat numb to romance stories, and the more emotionally evocative or convoluted the plot twist, the less I seemed to enjoy the simple tale of love between two people.
And here enters Unico, a story about an infant unicorn with magical powers that only work if she is loved. And I rate it an 8/10, so obviously something is wrong with me.
Or maybe not. Because, yes, on the surface, Unico is a story for children who want some colourful adventure to immerse in. But as I read the story, it was clear to me that there ...
May 27, 2013
Osamu Tezuka is known in Japan as Manga no Kamisama, or the God of Manga, for a reason. He has written works in every genre, for every age, seemingly for every mood or situation one can find oneself in. I have personally read very little Tezuka that I was not instantly engrossed with. Unfortunately, Unico is one such book.

Unico is a book intended for children. It is short and simple, full of moral lessons and a surprising amount of heartbreak. It is one of Tezuka’s more cartoony books, with plenty of small gags and a focus on the cutesy. It is not, in any way, ...

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