JUNGLE EMPEROR Run, run more, beyond the wind The horizon is calling you Since the day you were born in this endless land Life has been an adventure Go out, Leo, beyond the savanna Every time you fight, you will grow stronger So Leo, fire up your heart now The real you that you are searching for Go until the day you encounter it Now, go on! Go to Africa! Be brave, Leo! Shiro! Shiro, you can’t just wander around like this. If anyone sees you again and
makes a fuss, I’ll get in trouble. Now, let’s go home! Episode 3: Departure There it is, the cub of the white lion known as the “Demon of the Jungle”. In just two or three years, he could be a huge star in Hollywood. A golden egg for sure. The producer says he’ll pay me anything, but… I was just released from jail, so I have to lie low. You will be substantially rewarded if you get him for me, Bread. Understood, Mr. Kutter. Yes, I see… It’s okay… I’ll let him know not to let it outside. Oh, I’m sorry… Yes… Bye. Kenichi! Don’t let Shiro go out anymore! The phone’s been ringing off the hook with complaints! Not again… I’m sorry… Yes…Yes… Honestly! They just say whatever they like! Shiro… It looks like you won’t be able to stay with me forever… Hey, hey! Bread! It’s alright. It’s just a tranquilizer gun. Damn! Trying to make me look stupid, eh? Uncle! What’s going on? Shiro! They were after Shiro! They? But who would… I heard that Kutter was released from jail not long ago. It’s possible that he… Shiro! Shiro! Shiro! Did you chase that guy away? You’re so tough! You really are a lion cub! Bang! Just as I thought. Please, wait a minute… What do you mean “wait”?! I’ve been waiting for over a year, and I can’t wait anymore! Hold on, I- That smuggler, Kutter, is at it again! At this rate, we won’t be safe at night! It’s been decided that the lion will go to a safari park in Africa! Huh? Why didn’t you say so earlier? You didn’t give me a chance to say anything! Yes. Ban residence. Uncle? Huh? Really?! Yeah. The guy in charge was hiding it from me. Took him long enough. Yep. They’ll come get him tomorrow. So don’t let Shiro out, okay? Bye. He said that you’re going to a safari park in Africa. It’s a much better place than the zoo. But… saying goodbye to you will be awful. Coming! I’m from city hall. I’m here to take the lion to the zoo. The zoo? That’s weird… My uncle said he was going to a safari park in Africa. Right. The safari park. I mean, it’s kind of like a natural zoo. But I should wait for my uncle to come home. I was told to do this quickly. Really? Shiro! Come here! What is it, Shiro? Come on now… Come on… Ouch! Stop it, Shiro! What’s going on, Shiro? Kid, that’s not how you tame a wild animal. I’ll show you how to tame it. W- what are you doing!? Let me take care of you. You won’t become a big Hollywood star with that attitude! I’m gonna teach you a lesson! Hold it! Kenichi, are you okay? Yeah. That man from city hall suddenly… City hall? No, that had to be one of Kutter’s men. Ugh, I haven’t had that much exercise in a long time. Ow, ow… Uncle, I’m worried. Can I go to the safari park too? Well, it looks like you’ll have to. Really?! Alright! It should make the breakup less painful. I had no other choice. He was just getting too big… Shiro… Don’t be upset… Um… Yes? Where is the cargo room located? It should be right under your feet. He’s a very cute lion. Thank you. Shiro, we’ll be there soon. Soon you’ll be back in your homeland, Africa. I’m happy for you, Shiro. I’m counting on you, Bread. I’ll be waiting for you in Hollywood. Where’s the quarantine station? I can take you there. S-sure. I’m Professor Plum. A zoologist. I’m Kenichi, and I’m with my friend, the lion cub. There’s a person from the safari park at the station who’s picking me up. What a coincidence. I’m going to the safari park as well, to study lions. I’ve been there many times. Great! Then you can join us! A professor? That’s a good one. Keep your voice down. He’s right behind us… Ralph, how did you manage to get a job at the safari park? If Kutter wants it done, it will be done. Any new instructions? Everything’s ready at the harbor. So we’re supposed to go straight through the savanna to the seaport? And what about the kid? The savanna is a dangerous place.
A child could easily disappear there. How scary… Shiro, this is the savanna. It’s just like the Africa I dreamed of. Under those clouds is our wide and open Africa. I’m home. I’ve returned to Africa! Leo, you must succeed your father, and become a great lion. Should we do it now? Sure. Poachers! It’s alright now. Are you hurt? Damn, it’s the supervisor. This is a mess. Damn… It looks like you’re transporting a rare white lion. We’ll guard you until you get there. Thanks. We really appreciate it. Poor thing. We keep losing more and more African animals. If things go on like this, they’ll be extinct soon. I’ll have to do something at the safari park. The park is monitored twenty-four hours a day,
to protect the animals from poachers and other enemies. And there’s always plenty of food to go around. For animals, there’s no other place in the world like it. Just leave it to us. But Shiro and the other animals
don’t have any freedom. Freedom? Compared to safety it’s… This place is like heaven for animals. That’s right. Thank you for your help. I’m Professor Plum. Welcome. Is this your first visit? Uh, no. I’ve been here before. It was a long time ago, though. Oh, really? I apologize for that. It’s alright. I’d like to use your phone. That’s odd. I usually never forget a face. Hello. This is Professor Plum. Yeah, that’s right. The white lion is in the safari park. I’m sorry. There were complications. No! This is not an excuse! What? The ship leaves tomorrow? It’s him! I understand… Yes. I will do something tonight. Damn… Are you alright? Somehow I failed again. I was so close. If only I’d been able to climb that mountain, I’d have been free. Hey, don’t look at me like that. I don’t need your pity…Ow! Where are you from, anyway? I come from far away. I’ve been living with humans. I see. So the humans owned you. Huh? What do you mean, “owned”? It means to be put on display. In exchange for food, I have to let humans stare at me for the rest of my life. It can’t be like that. This is my father’s Africa after all. Father? My father was a white lion named Panja. Panja?! Now that you mention it, I see you’re white, too! Did you know my father? Of course! Panja was very brave.
He protected everyone from human beings. He risked his life to keep us safe. If you really are Panja’s son, you can’t stay here. You’re not meant to spend your life
being displayed to humans. Anyway, you must escape from here, and go to the jungle! You mean, this place isn’t the jungle? Of course not! What? Tomorrow?! Mr. Kutter hasn’t changed at all. If we don’t create a distraction,
there’s no way we’ll succeed. Panja’s jungle is a more wonderful, free place. Shiro! It’s dangerous here! We have to get away quickly! Wh-who are you guys? Hand over the keys! Right now! Those men are with Kutter! Now! Hurry! Sir… My leg is injured. Just go! I’ll see you again in Panja’s jungle someday! That’s a promise! Now! Go quickly! Shiro! What are you doing? We have to hurry! They’ve already escaped! Damn it! We can’t let them get away! Hurry! Shiro, run away without me! Shiro! Don’t move! Drop your weapons! Damn! Do not resist! Kenichi, you can relax now.
Those two men have been arrested. You can come down now. Shiro, what are you going to do? I see. It’s better for you to live freely in a big area. Let’s go! Shiro, this is where we say goodbye. Now, get going. Shiro, go! Go to the jungle! Don’t look back! Goodbye, Shiro. I know you think that letting the white lion cub go was a good thing, but it’s a hard life outside the park. If it’s Shiro, I know he can make it. I certainly hope so. We should reach the airport soon.
Come back again sometime. You can see your friend again. Yeah! Something is calling me… It’s calling me… I’ve finally returned to Africa, and I’m surrounded by friends. But why is everyone running away when they see me? Next time on Jungle Emperor
Episode 4: Friends Panja’s jungle is right in front of me! Boy, am I glad we met Boy, in this big world A single day spent with you Should make tomorrow shine bright, too Because the orange sun is setting Our silhouettes glow in the rays of the sunset How brightly they glow in the sunset