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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
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Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Adventure
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.711 (scored by 246 users)
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Ranked: #73342
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Popularity: #7362
Members: 951
Favorites: 1
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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.

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Nakatsuru, Katsuyoshi
Nakatsuru, Katsuyoshi
In-Between Animation
Ebisawa, Kazuo
Ebisawa, Kazuo
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Ebata, Hiroyuki
Ebata, Hiroyuki
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Hamasu, Hideki
Hamasu, Hideki
In-Between Animation

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Mar 21, 2017
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Kenya Boy, along with being one of the more polite things Trump calls Obama, is also the name of a 1984 kids movie considered "one of the worst ever" by older otaku. The founder of animenewsnetwork listed it among his anime Hall of Shame and that guy has seen about 5,000 anime!


Kenya Boy was based on a 1950s manga that never really gained fame or popularity outside Japan. The manga is basically a Japanese Tarzan ripoff that hasn't aged particularly well. The movie tries to adapt the entire manga and crams WAY too much plot into a 100 minute run time, making the last read more
Dec 16, 2014
Piegoose (All reviews)
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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