Jungle Taitei
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Jungle Taitei

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Synonyms: Jungle Emperor, Kimba, the White Lion, Jungle Emperor Leo
Japanese: ジャングル大帝


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 23
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1950 to Apr 1954
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Manga Shounen
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.181 (scored by 818818 users)
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Ranked: #60252
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Popularity: #7984
Members: 2,061
Favorites: 30

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In a jungle in Africa right on the equator there was a white lion, Panja, who was called the "Emperor of the Jungle." But Panja is killed by a hunter. His wife, the Queen of Jungle, who has been caught by the hunter, gives birth to the son of Panja on a ship bringing them to a zoo. She names her son "Leo" and has him escape from the ship, saying, "Go back to Africa and become the successor of your father." Then a storm comes and the ship is overturned, and sinks with the Queen on it. Leo is washed up on the beach of a port town in the Arabian Peninsula, not Africa. This is where Leo's long adventure begins.

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