Jungle Taitei (1989)

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Synonyms: Bou Bou, The New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion, Jungle Emperor (1989)
Japanese: ジャングル大帝
German: Leo: Der kleine Löwenkönig
Spanish: La Leyenda de Kimba: El León Blanco
French: Le Roi Leo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 1989 to Oct 11, 1990
Premiered: Fall 1989
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Leo (a.k.a. Kimba in the U.S.) is a young ambitious lion cub who takes his father's place as emperor of the jungle when is father is killed by poachers. Even though his father's fate was met by the hands of humans, Leo is one of the few animals in the Jungle that doesn't fear or feel hatred toward humans. He is not alone either, he is guided by friends of his father to help create the best animal kingdom there can be.

(Source: ANN)


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Asaka, Morio
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Matsumi, Shinichi
Episode Director
Matsushita, Yukihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


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1: "Past the Savanna" by Mizuki Ichiro

Ending Theme

"Yuubae ni Nare" by Tomoko Tokugai


Apr 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I watched this when I was a kid because my mum kind of liked it when she was younger. One thing you can say good about it is that it has alright art and sound for when it made and it does follow a progression. Also, that it's consistent in it's plot and themes and quality, and it does do a good job of bringing the manga to screen.

However it does happen to be hard to get all the episodes and to figure out what order they were in, however I do not hold that against it. It's a lower popularity anime from the 80's, ...

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