Jungle Taitei: Yuuki ga Mirai wo Kaeru

Jungle Emperor Leo

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

English: Jungle Emperor Leo
Synonyms: Jungle Emperor Remake, Kimba the White Lion
Japanese: ジャングル大帝 -勇気が未来をかえる


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 5, 2009
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.851 (scored by 772772 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #42862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9101
Members: 1,954
Favorites: 4
Ranked #4286Popularity #9101Members 1,954
Add to List
Episodes: /1
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.


Earth, sometime in the 21st century. Because of non-stop environmental destruction, the United Nations commissions a private company, "Eternal Earth," to create an artificial jungle, to be a nature preserve and to protect animals. All wild animals are forced to live in it.

The animals that live in this "neo-jungle" have an easy life. Leo, son of Panja, is born in this artificial world. Because of the unrealistic nature of the neo-jungle, Leo lives his life like he hasn't a care in the world. But Leo is ridiculed by the other animals; they call him a coward—he is not like his father, the great Jungle Emperor, but Leo vows that some day he will be.

Kenichi, son of the Eternal Earth company's CEO, has no doubt about the great success of the neo-jungle. The story starts when Leo and Kenichi meet. Kenichi has the special ability to understand what the animals are saying.

(Source: kimbawlion.com/2009.htm)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Taniguchi, Gorou
Morita, Geisei
Episode Director
Kuwahara, Satoshi
Tezuka, Osamu
Original Creator


Opening Theme

"Step by Step" by Crystal Kay

Ending Theme

"Step by Step" by Crystal Kay

Oct 31, 2009
LAboy456 (All reviews)
I remember watching the "Kimba, The White Lion" series when it broadcasted in Portugal throughout the mid 90's and it was a very good one (I even loved one of the episodes, it was so touching)

This special (that commemorates both the 90th anniversary of Tezuka Osamu and the 50th anniversary of Fuji Television) is really different from the series: it's like it reinvented itself from them, centering the story in our current century and having current important issues included on the story

It's enjoyable in many ways: it has good comedy and drama moments and I liked the relationship between Leo and Kenichi. Its animation (art) read more
Mar 7, 2018
Ryan_V (All reviews)
Ugh. Where to begin?

Let's start with the positives. While I'm not a fan of the new style the animation is beautiful, and I enjoy seeing the careful detail put into the animation...

The message of the movie stays relatively the same. Human bad, nature good. The whole safety VS freedom thing. Though I'd like for them to go for a new message after all the other new stuff I guess it's fine.

That's about it for the good.

The story is bad, it'd be good for maybe a crossover between Astro Boy and Jungle Emperor, but with Jungle Emperor alone? No. It's so not Jungle Emperor at all. read more

Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Jungle Emperor Leo Episode 1 Discussion
Splash - Sep 8, 2009
11 replies by TrishaCat »»
Oct 18, 2015 3:59 PM
Lions for the win?
shakeyourpup45 - Aug 21, 2009
2 replies by Dodecahedron-O24 »»
Oct 8, 2009 7:46 PM