Leo also known more famously as Kimba is the titular main protagonist of the anime/manga series, Kimba The White Lion (Jungle Emperor Leo) as well as the many other adaptations of it. He is the son of the famous lion Panja/Caesar. He is voiced by Billie Lou Watt in the 1965 English dub and Brad Swaile in the 1989 English dub.


Kimba is good-hearted, moral, naive, strong, brave and protective. He is a peacekeeper and he wants there to be peace between animals and humans. He always stands up for what he believes in.

Physical Appearance

Kimba is a cute white lion cub with dark blue eyes, black-tipped ears, a black nose and a tail. There is a tuft of hair on his head. He bears a close resemblance to his father Panja. The tuft of fur on his tail is black.

TV series

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In Kimba the White Lion (1965)

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In Leo the Lion

In the sequel series of the 1965 version Kimba/Leo is now an adult.

In Jungle-Taitei (1989)

Leo is very similar in character to Gin from Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.

1997 movie

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2009 TV movie

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  • He is similar to Simba from The Lion King franchise and Kopa from The Lion King: Six New Adventures book series.
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