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Animezing!: Kimba the White Lion

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Animezing!: Kimba the White Lion

Part of the JICC's Animation Retrospective

Journey Through Anime: Celebrating 100 Years

Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

The classic tale of Kimba the White Lion in this rarely-seen film version of the popular TV series! Based on the manga (comic) by the legendary artist, Tezuka Osamu, known as the “God of Comics” in Japan.

Caesar, a white lion, is king of the jungle in Africa. His dream is to bring peace among the animals of his kingdom. Unfortunately, his reign is cut short and his consort, Snowene, is captured by hunters and put aboard a ship to be sold off. While aboard, she gives birth to a single white cub, Kimba, the heir of Caesar.

Kimba manages to escape from the ship and return to Africa to fulfill his father’s dream. Although his arrival brings joy to many animals in the jungle, not everyone shares Kimba’s vision of cooperation and harmony. Now, the young and untested Kimba must prove himself worthy of being King of the Jungle!

In Japanese with English | Not Rated | 75 min | 1966 | Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto.


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Doors open at 6:00PM; screening begins at 6:30PM. No admission or re-entry will be permitted after doors close at 7:00PM or when seating is filled, whichever occurs first. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

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