Kimba the White Lion Pin 7506002

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  • Kimba the White Lion
  • approx 1 inch tall
  • enamel



 Kimba the White Lion: known in Japan as Jungle Emperor (ジャングル大帝, Janguru Taitei), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka.

In Africa during the mid-20th century, as mankind encroaches, the white lion Panja (Caesar) gives the jungle's wild animals a safe haven. However, he angers nearby villagers by stealing their cattle and their food to feed the jungle carnivores. A professional hunter, Ham Egg (Viper Snakely), is called in to stop these raids. He avoids directly attacking Panja. Instead, he records the sounds of Panja and uses them to trap his pregnant mate, Eliza, who then becomes bait in a trap for Panja. Panja is killed for his hide, and Eliza is put on a ship, destined for a zoo.

Kimba (Leo) is born on the ship. Eliza teaches him his father's ideals. As a huge tropical storm nears, she urges her cub out through the bars of her cage. The storm wrecks the ship and Kimba starts to drown in the ocean. The fish help him learn to swim. As he begins to despair, the stars in the sky form the face of his mother, who encourages him. Guided by butterflies, he makes it to land. Kimba lands far from his ancestral home and is found and cared for by some people. He learns the advantages of human culture, and decides that when he returns to his wild home he will bring culture to the jungle and stand for peace like his father. The show follows Kimba's life after he returns to the wild, still a young cub, and how he learns and grows in the next year. Kimba soon learns that only communication and mutual understanding between animals and humans will bring true peace.