Doubutsu no Kuni
Animal Land
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Doubutsu no Kuni

Alternative Titles

English: Animal Land
Synonyms: Animal Country, Animal Kingdom, Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Gaiden
Japanese: どうぶつの国


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 56
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 9, 2009 to Feb 8, 2014
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Authors: Raiku, Makoto (Story & Art)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 17391,739 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9472
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2691
Members: 4,509
Favorites: 92
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Animal Land
Volume 1


Welcome to the world of Animal Country. In this world, there exists thousands of animals except for 1; man. That is, until a strange baby was found by the young raccoon Monoko. Now, she has made it her duty to be the child's mother in this world where the strong eat and the weak are eaten!

Included one-shot:
Volume 6: Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Gaiden: Tomo


Doubutsu no Kuni has been published in English as Animal Land by Kodansha Comics USA since August 16, 2011.

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Bell, Gash
Takamine, Kiyomaro

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Apr 28, 2014
GodSoupLoren (All reviews)
“I think it would be nice if all animals got along”

Welcome to Animal Country, a world filled with millions of different kinds of animals. Some eat plants, some eat meat, some eat both. Each animal has their own unique voice they use to communicate, but they are unable to understand the voices of animals that don’t use their cry. In this world there exists no universal language. Thus, it is a savage place where the strong prey upon the weak and one must fight to survive. It is a planet much like the one called earth, the only difference being that on this planet read more
Jan 16, 2017
fancyjasper (All reviews)
I decided that my first review would be of my number one manga series of all time. I was shocked to see how few people have actually read this series when it's just so great and easily surpasses the more popular long running manga series out there, in just 14 volumes.
The story for Animal Land is like a Roller coaster ride, in the best possible way. Things keep escalating and the story really evolves (heh) throughout the manga. It doesn't waste anytime doing what it wants to do and had me hooked the whole way through.

The creator has done an amazing job at showing read more
Jun 5, 2014
zombiexhead (All reviews)
The story started at animal land, place where was never seen a single human. Lonely tanuki named Monoko find a human baby Tarouza, and become his mother. Later Tarouza realize that he can understand other animals cry, so he decided to make world there plant-eating and meat-eating animals can live together.

We can split whole manga in two parts, first then Tarouza is growing and acknowledge all sides of wild world of animal land. And the first problem i have is in how Doubutsu no Kuni looks. Its has it "cute and funny" style to it, and even trying to throw couple of jokes read more
Oct 4, 2011
fiore777 (All reviews)
I was indecisive between scoring this a 7 or an 8. But I have decided it must land itself an 8. The art style is definitely not for everyone. This isn't a story about some cute and fuzzy animals. There's sweetness to be sure, and tears, but it is the struggle of life with some really strange looking critters. Many of whom have oddly human faces, I suppose to more easily put across their expressions.

But despite that oddness there's still something engaging about reading this. All centered upon a baby who brings something unexpected to the world, more than just being a bundle to be read more

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