History Manga / KimbaTheWhiteLion

24th Jan '16 10:03:43 AM RandaPanda
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* BittersweetEnding: If you take the 80's reboot ''Leo the Lion'' into consideration, it's the ONLY version of the original story that doesn't end tragically. [[spoiler:Yet in spite of the high kill count, the near collapse of the animal's utopia when the humans' interest in their area is piqued, and Leo/Kimba's decision and ultimate fate... the last major threat to said kingdom has been removed, Rune has learned that there is good and evil in animals AND in humans finally understanding his father's [[KnightInSourArmor balanced perspective on the issue]], and through the actions of both father and son, [[EarnYourHappyEnding it's hinted that the animals are on the fast track to being considered sentient by humanity.]]]]

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* BittersweetEnding: If you take the 80's reboot ''Leo the Lion'' into consideration, it's the ONLY version of the The original story that doesn't end tragically. [[spoiler:Yet in manga and 1997 movie adaptation have this: [[spoiler:In spite of the high kill count, the near collapse of the animal's utopia when the humans' interest in their area is piqued, and Leo/Kimba's decision and ultimate fate... the last major threat to said kingdom has been removed, Rune has learned that there is good and evil in animals AND in humans finally understanding his father's [[KnightInSourArmor balanced perspective on the issue]], and through the actions of both father and son, [[EarnYourHappyEnding it's hinted that the animals are on the fast track to being considered sentient by humanity.]]]]
22nd Nov '15 4:58:28 AM MagBas
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* AlternateUniverse: This version of the story takes place [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in the future]], wherein mankind has screwed nature up so much they have to create an artificial environment for the animals to live in.
** AlternateContinuity

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* AlternateUniverse: AlternateContinuity: This version of the story takes place [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in the future]], wherein mankind has screwed nature up so much they have to create an artificial environment for the animals to live in.
** AlternateContinuity
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27th Jul '15 2:46:47 PM kensu
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* NoExportForYou: Vertical really wants to publish this in the English speaking world, but the rights are tied up in red tape. Thankfully there is a bilingual version available.
15th Jan '15 9:54:14 PM Soufriere
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''Kimba the White Lion'' is a 1965 television series based on OsamuTezuka's manga "Jungle Taitei" (1950-1954), directed by Tezuka himself. The series follows a white lion named Kimba (Leo in the Japanese version), who due to the death of his father, is forced to become the king of the jungle. With the help of [[OldMaster an old baboon who once advised his father]] and a [[ThoseTwoGuys comically mismatched pair of buddies]], he must reclaim his kingdom from [[GoodScarsEvilScars a black-maned, scarred lion who has usurped the throne in his absence]].

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''Kimba the White Lion'' is a 1965 television series based on OsamuTezuka's Creator/OsamuTezuka's manga "Jungle Taitei" (1950-1954), directed by Tezuka himself. The series follows a white lion named Kimba (Leo in the Japanese version), who version) who, due to the death of his father, is forced to become the king King of the jungle.Jungle. With the help of [[OldMaster an old baboon who once advised his father]] and a [[ThoseTwoGuys comically mismatched pair of buddies]], he must reclaim his kingdom from [[GoodScarsEvilScars a black-maned, scarred lion who has usurped the throne in his absence]].



However, for all the comparisons between ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and the show, Kimba's story doesn't just consist of reclaiming the throne, but rather focuses on the aftermath as he tries to reassert his authority across the jungle, and [[{{Utopia}} create a new paradise where every animal has rights and prove that even animals can overcome the laws of nature]].

In some adaptions of the story, this really doesn't end well. However, due to the fact that this particular series was a collaboration between Creator/{{NBC}} and Tezuka's Creator/MushiProductions studio, the anime series remains high on [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism the more upbeat side of the scale]].

As an additional note, this was in fact the first Japanese animated television series produced in color.

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However, for all the comparisons between ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and the this show, Kimba's story doesn't just only consist of reclaiming the throne, but rather focuses on the aftermath as he tries to reassert his authority across the jungle, and [[{{Utopia}} create a new paradise where every animal has rights and prove that even animals can overcome the laws of nature]].

In some adaptions versions of the story, this really ''really'' doesn't end well. However, due to the fact that this particular series was a collaboration between Creator/{{NBC}} and Tezuka's Creator/MushiProductions studio, the anime series studio and Creator/{{NBC}}, it remains high on [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism the more upbeat side of the scale]].

As an additional note, this was in fact the first Japanese animated television series produced in color.



* BittersweetEnding: If you take the 80's ''Leo the Lion'' into consideration, it's the ONLY version of the original story that doesn't end tragically. [[spoiler:Yet in spite of the high kill count, the near collapse of the animal's utopia when the humans' interest in their area is piqued, and Leo/Kimba's decision and ultimate fate... the last major threat to said kingdom has been removed, Rune has learned that there is good and evil in animals AND in humans finally understanding his father's [[KnightInSourArmor balanced perspective on the issue]], and through the actions of both father and son, [[EarnYourHappyEnding it's hinted that the animals are on the fast track to being considered sentient by humanity.]]]]

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* BittersweetEnding: If you take the 80's reboot ''Leo the Lion'' into consideration, it's the ONLY version of the original story that doesn't end tragically. [[spoiler:Yet in spite of the high kill count, the near collapse of the animal's utopia when the humans' interest in their area is piqued, and Leo/Kimba's decision and ultimate fate... the last major threat to said kingdom has been removed, Rune has learned that there is good and evil in animals AND in humans finally understanding his father's [[KnightInSourArmor balanced perspective on the issue]], and through the actions of both father and son, [[EarnYourHappyEnding it's hinted that the animals are on the fast track to being considered sentient by humanity.]]]]



** In the 1993 dub and original Japanese, it's shown that Kimba struggles with allowing the carnivores to use the locusts as a food source, but it's that or the predators continuing to attempt to eat the other animals in the jungle. Even Kimba is not exempt from his natural urge, occasionally going wild with hunger (but stopping himself from actually doing the deed)

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** In the 1993 dub and original Japanese, it's shown that Kimba struggles with allowing the carnivores to use the locusts as a food source, but it's that or the predators continuing to attempt to eat the other animals in the jungle. Even Kimba is not exempt from his natural urge, occasionally going wild with hunger (but stopping himself from actually doing the deed)deed).



* DarkestAfrica: Both Played straight and subverted. The main chunk of story takes place in the last bit of frontier on an Africa on the fast track to becoming a world power. Kimba himself joins in by reorganizing the jungle along the lines of human civilization. In fact, a running theme of the story is the battle between this modernization and nature itself. [[spoiler:[[BittersweetEnding It's a tie]].]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: The 1980's remake series. This is probably because Osamu Tezuka gravely ill even during preproduction had almost no input into the remake, dying after the sixth episode was completed. In the final episode in the Japanese version, half of the main cast, including those that didn't even die in the manga, just got shot after a whole freaking 52 episodes of them appearing regularly.

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* DarkestAfrica: Both Played straight and subverted. The main chunk of story takes place in the last bit of frontier on of an Africa on the fast track to becoming a world power. Kimba himself joins in by reorganizing the jungle along the lines of human civilization. In fact, a running theme of the story is the battle between this modernization and nature itself. [[spoiler:[[BittersweetEnding It's a tie]].]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: The 1980's remake series. This is probably because Osamu Tezuka gravely ill even during preproduction had almost no input into the remake, dying after the sixth episode was completed. In the final episode in of the Japanese version, half of the main cast, including those that didn't even die in the manga, just got shot after a whole freaking 52 episodes of them appearing regularly.



** The dub also played a bit with ThemeNaming, with [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar a certain Shakespeare play as an inspiration]] This is arguably an improvement, as one of the villains went from the rather laughable "Toto" to Cassius, better reflecting the nature of his character and his past with Panja/Caesar.

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** The dub also played a bit with ThemeNaming, with [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar a certain Shakespeare play as an inspiration]] inspiration]]. This is arguably an improvement, as one of the villains went from the rather laughable "Toto" to Cassius, better reflecting the nature of his character and his past with Panja/Caesar.



* HumansAreBastards: [[EgomaniacHunter Hamegg's near insane]], [[CorruptTheCutie Being left on her own in darkest Africa causes Merry to fall apart into a dominatrix leading a bloodthirsty tribe,]] and Lamp? Lamp is a bad man. There are several exceptions as seen with Kimba's human friends though, and ultimately [[spoiler: [[WorldHalfFull Kimba's sacrifice in the manga and movie is hinted to have bridged a very large gap between man and animal]].]]

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* HumansAreBastards: [[EgomaniacHunter Hamegg's near insane]], insane]]; [[CorruptTheCutie Being left on her own in darkest Africa causes Merry to fall apart into a dominatrix leading a bloodthirsty tribe,]] tribe]]; and Lamp? Lamp is a bad man. There are several exceptions as seen with Kimba's human friends though, and ultimately [[spoiler: [[WorldHalfFull Kimba's sacrifice in the manga and movie is hinted to have bridged a very large gap between man and animal]].]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Claw and Hamegg]] in almost every adaption. [[spoiler: Kimba]] in the 1966/1984 series.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Claw and Hamegg]] in almost every adaption. [[spoiler: Kimba]] [[spoiler:Kimba]] in the 1966/1984 series.
5th Jul '14 9:52:50 PM painocus
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* CerebusRollercoaster: As typical of Tezuka, the manga is filled with both idealism and humor while still pulling no punches when it comes to showing kids how cruel and uncompromising the world can be and as well as the cost, but also necessity, of self-sacrifice. The anime series? [[LighterAndSofter Not so much]] (due to ExecutiveMeddling), but it still managed to sneak in a serious moment from time to time.
5th Jul '14 9:02:49 PM painocus
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** [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding The '89 series sort of throws this out the window though, making the deaths and sacrifices seem utterly meaningless.]]]]
5th Jul '14 6:54:02 PM painocus
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* FollowTheLeader: It's an ersatz version of ''AnimalFarm''.



* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: At Level 8.

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* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: At The anime is at Level 8.8. The manga is at Level 4.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Claw and Hamegg]] in almost every adaption. [[spoiler: Kimba]] in the 1966/1984 series.
3rd Apr '14 8:16:11 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrossDressingVoices: Two female voice actors supply the voices for nearly every young character, [[{{Irony}} including the manliest, Kimba himself]].
8th Feb '14 7:27:21 PM AshWolfForever
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Unless a named character is called [[DeathByOriginStory Ceasar]], odds are that he or she will dodge any bullet that comes his or her way.

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Unless a named character is called [[DeathByOriginStory Ceasar]], Caesar]], odds are that he or she will dodge any bullet that comes his or her way.
1st Oct '13 2:10:20 AM CaptainKatsura
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