Ranked #6589
Shounen Kenya

Shounen Kenya

Alternative Titles

English: Kenya Boy
Synonyms: Shounen Keniya, Jungle Boy
Japanese: 少年ケニヤ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 10, 1984
Producers: Toei Animation
Genres: Adventure
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG - Children
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It is the year 1941. 11-year-old Murakami Wataru lives with his family, Japanese textile traders operating in British Kenya, when war breaks out between Japan and the Allies. Fleeing into the bush, young Wataru falls headlong into a series of fantastic adventures.

(Source: ANN)

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Ebisawa, Kazuo
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Yamakawa, Souji
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Dec 16, 2014
Shounen Kenya, or "Kenya Boy", is certainly different when placed alongside other things anime. However, one thing should be made clear before going in to view this. Kenya Boy is not a culturally-accurate representation of the country Kenya, and the story doesn't really revolve around surviving in the country. What the story really is, is actually a bit similar to anime with a unique coat of paint. It's a fantasy, action adventure while also not only a shounen by its title, but also by the story. It was a bit of a shame that the story elements made the experience feel less genuine and more read more
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Aug 3, 2010
This is an old children’s adventure movie, amongst the first I watched on VHS back in the 80’s. It was quite interesting back then; but today, who’d give a damn about it? The story is mostly about friendship and ecology but the general plot is crazy and unrealistic.

Graphics and sound are really old and are full of mistakes in continuous frame coloring and sound coordination. There is even a scene where two Africans are colored white and look scared at each other (probably an in-joke of the animators).

Although colors and sound ruin a lot of it, the battle choreographies are decent and save read more
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They're both fucking crazy, and awesome because of it. They also both have weird ass art styles.

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