Kimba the White Lion Volume 1
Based on the manga Jungle Tatei, Kimba the White Lion
is the creation of Osamu Tezuka. Kimba is a zoo lion who gets back to
Africa to take on the role of the King of the Jungle.
Things are made confusing for the young lion in his
new role as he has primarily interacted with humans and can speak their
language. The idea of survival of the fittest is lost on him and the
creatures of the jungle donít take well at first to his order that they
all become vegetarian and learn how to farm and co exist.
The animation on the series is fairly dated and
simplistic. Considering the age of the film the transfer is mild however
there are some times that the image does glitch a bit. Possibly better
suited to the very young or the nostalgic, Kimba may not touch the right
spot in most viewers. I would suggest that viewers take the time to
enjoy this animation and be a bit forgiving for any inconsistencies that
The stories are well suited to younger children with
the focus on morals and getting along together as seen through the eyes
of a young white lion who is king.
The soundtrack to this series is fantastic
and certainly a highlight of the feature in terms of bringing the whole
story to life.