The 1965 anime TV series Kimba the White Lion is gearing up for a Blu-ray release with German distributor AV Visionen setting things in motion for that. The distributor is bringing out the first half of the series, twenty-six episodes, to the form on May 26th, 2017. Details will be coming in the near future as to how it’s all being put together. The company has previously released the full series on DVD in the region where it was in its German language version only and we’re expecting the same here.
Plot concept: From Osamu Tezuka, the creator of Astro Boy, comes Kimba, one of the “first-generation anime classics” to reach American TV, and the very first Japanese animation to be broadcast in color, in 1965. Fans have long remembered its catchy theme song, spectacular designs, pioneering animation techniques and gentle stories.
Join Kimba along with his pals Pauly the Parrot, Daniel Baboon, and a charming assortment of other loveable characters, as he follows in the footsteps of his late father, the great lion king, making the jungle a safer, better place for everyone to live. Contains all 52 color episodes presented in order according to Osamu Tezuka’s original storyline.
[Source: Kimba the White Lion (1965)]