Jungle Emperor Leo
(Jungle Taitei 1997)
Distributor: Anime Works
© 1997 Tezuka Productions / Matsutake / Jungle Emperor Leo Production Committee
Lukio, Leo's heir to the jungle kingdom, is fascinated with human culture and naively ventures out of the jungle alone. Meanwhile, the evil Hamagg have come to Leo's mountain to find a priceless gemstone. As Lukio finds himself trapped in a new and scary world, it's up to the wise human guide Kingyoen and Leo to stop Hamagg's expedition.
Average Ratings: 58
Number of Review Sites: 5
Number of Review Links: 5
"Jungle Emperor Leo is really ham-fisted at times; nevertheless, it retains an air of majesty that's entertaining to watch."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 3 stars (out of 5)
"... almost as cloyingly mushy as any Disney film."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable
"There’s a lot to enjoy here and it’s nowhere near as kiddified as the Disney movies are as it holds true to telling a story without holding back any punches. "
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - B+
"An intriguing jungle story, but the split plotline doesn't make sense."
IGN (Andy Patrizio) - 6 (out of 10)
"Burdened by its own history and a scattershot approach at storytelling, JUNGLE EMPEROR is still…a beautiful film. "
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - B