For Isam Tomita’s LP record “Jungle Emperor – the Symphonic Poem for Children” released in 1966, Osamu Tezuka drew illustrations for the first episode “Go! A son of Panja!” as if drawing a picture book.
This time, the picture book version was produced based on the illustrations. At one time, Tezuka said the 1st episode, which was about Panja’s death, Leo’s birth and his adventure to Africa, was the part he put his heart into the most.
Jungle Emperor (the picture book version)
Written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka
Price: 1,100 yen (tax excluded)
Released at the end of November, 2014
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