Jungle Taitei: Susume Leo!

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Synonyms: Leo the Lion, New Jungle Emperor, Go Ahead Leo!, Jungle Emperor, Onward Leo!
Japanese: ジャングル大帝・進めレオ
German: Der Löwenkönig - Boubou, König der Tiere
French: Le Roi Léo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 1966 to Mar 29, 1967
Premiered: Fall 1966
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Popularity: #9878
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Jungle Emperor was such a hit in Japan, that Dr. Tezuka went ahead and produced a sequel in 1966, known in Japan as "The New Jungle Emperor" or "Onward, Leo!" The trouble (for us in the rest of the world) was that he made the series without having a deal with NBC, and he made it more like his original manga story, which means that there were a lot of characters that died and some of the episodes could be depressing. NBC thought that there was no way they could sell that kind of show, and they were quite happy with the 52 episodes they had, so the New Jungle Emperor series wasn`t seen in this country until 1984, when it was given the title Leo The Lion.

This series was supposed to take place a few years after the original Kimba series. Kimba was an adult, with Kitty as his mate, and they had two cubs. Most of all this series was the story of Rune, the male cub, as he grew and learned to be as strong as his father.

For legal reasons, the producers of the English-dubbed version could not use the name Kimba, so they used the original Japanese names for all the characters.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Toyama, Takashi


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Suzukaze, Mayo


Masuyama, Eiko


Araki, Shingo
Director, Animation Director
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
D'Avena, Cristina
Theme Song Performance
Lombard, Claude
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1: "Jungle Taitei Susume Leo! (ジャングル大帝 進めレオ!)" by Happy Beans
2: "Jungle Taitei no Uta (ジャングル大帝のうた)" by Duke Aces

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