Kimba The White Lion Is The Series Everyone Keeps Talking About For A Very Important Reason

You've never seen something like Kimba the White Lion before.

A coming of age story about a young African lion cub who loses his father too early. An evil uncle with a scar over his left eye. A ragtag group of friends comprised of random animals. Sound familiar? Of course it should because I’m talking about the popular Japanese manga/anime series, Kimba the White Lion.

Don’t know what you thought I was going on about.

Your name is Kimba, remember that.

Created by legendary manga artist Osamu Tezuka in 1950 (and has since spawned a heap of anime shows and movies), Kimba tells a Hamlet-eqsue story about Kimba as he is forced to grow up when his father is killed. Throughout his journey, the lion is forced to learn about heavy things like the cycle of life, as well as facing off against his evil uncle, Claw, and his uncle’s hyena henchmen.

However, Kimba is aided in his long journey by his group of supportive animal friends, which includes a wise mandrill and a bird that serves as an adviser. Hell, even Kimba’s late father reappears to him as a cloud in order to remind him about responsibility and the like.

Powerful stuff.

Stop running away from your destiny, Kimba.

Sure it does take some inspiration from William Shakespeare but everyone does it. And besides, Kimba is a pretty original story that’s never been done before at the time or since.

So why am I bringing up this old manga/anime series now when it’s been many years since its debut? Well 2019 is an important anniversary for the series: it’s been thirty years since Tezuka-san’s passing.

Kimba is one of Tezuka-san’s best known works and it’s about time that a new generation be exposed to its beautiful animation, its exploration of philosophical themes like life and responsibility. Plus the main character is a lion and we’ve never seen that before!

There’s never been an experience quite like Kimba and its highly unlikely that there will be anything like it ever again be so don’t sleep on it any more.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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