manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
Demographic you read the most?
Shoujo Ai
Shounen Ai
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Doubutsu no Kuni  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Akiyama resume:

One day a tanuki named Monoko stumbles across a baby abandoned by its mother. Having no family of her own, she raises the baby to the best of her ability even though they originate from different species. Hardships and enemies face the tanukis but that doesn't stop Monoko protecting the baby at all costs. Many trials await this baby as it grows and communicates with the animal world.


Related Series

Associated Names
Animal Country
Animal Kingdom
Animal Land

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.46-49 by Hi Wa Mata Noboru (133d ago)
v.12 c.42-45 by Hi Wa Mata Noboru (169d ago)
v.11 c.38-41 by Hi Wa Mata Noboru (169d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (72 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.2 / 10.0
 54% (39 votes)
 18% (13 votes)
 11% (8 votes)
 7% (5 votes)
 4% (3 votes)
 1% (1 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 4% (3 votes)

Last Updated
February 26th 2014, 8:34pm PST

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #790 increased(+45)
Monthly Pos #1172 decreased(-40)
3 Month Pos #1176 decreased(-18)
6 Month Pos #1159 decreased(-774)

List Stats
On 505 reading lists
On 378 wish lists
On 9 completed lists
On 10 unfinished lists
On 123 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Animal Land Manga's Final Volume to Ship Next March 160 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes ago
So, 9 volumes uploaded in one day after a 2 year hiatus in scanlations 168 days, 23 hours, 8 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

Rating: N/A
by renseih
December 28th, 2013, 5:35pm
Question, so anyone knows why a manga that was SUPPOSED to be rated a 4.0 is so good? I have no idea. Granted I'm only on my first chapter (I think it's a oneshot though), but I can see that art isn't bad enough to be rated 4.0. That picture does it NO justice.

I read it out of curiosity since I've never seen a manga that has such bad art (from cover), and on some pointless animals (well... manga's animals are generally so right?), got rated so high. I'm glad I tried. We'll see how it goes, but so far, it's not the best manga around that's for sure. But it was much higher than my expectations (which were next to nothing).

... Last updated on December 28th, 2013, 5:38pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Very Nice   
Rating: N/A
by Spearsmen620
November 1st, 2013, 7:53pm
The story is heart wrenching, at least in my eyes. Doubutsu no Kuni goes from a "tarzan story" to a story about a boy who is trying to change the world. The story really picks up after a few volumes. I would also just like to thank Hi Wa Mata Noboru for releasing their scans in a huge bundle after the 3 year wait. Seriously, thank you!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gamergirl09
July 21st, 2013, 11:12pm
why hasn't anyone thought that scanlators and the translators from mangahelpers should get together and tackle this freaking good manga because apparently Japan is already on its 12th volume and I'm stuck on chapter 7...from the first two volumes..not three or four but. The first two. I think we all see the problem with this picture
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
I just read the entire manga   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Innovator1
February 15th, 2012, 11:55pm
Well it took me about 2 hours to read the entire manga...He hasn't gotten that far into it. And it has a Tarzan feel to it, except the baby can talk to Any one more step up from Tarzan I suppose. The bummer is that when I looked at the cover I seen a girl that looked like a mamodo with the lines going down her face and she was holding a orange book with symbols on it...So of course I thought "YES he made another story like Zatch Bell!" I read it...It has a totally different feel then Zatch Bell...well except for the beginning, the two pretty similar sort of in the beginning.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
This is the Good stuff!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Doomroar
January 19th, 2012, 12:26am
So much happens here at 11 volumes plus, this manga just gets better and better, is not even a roller coaster, is constantly getting more awesome by the panel, i have nothing else to say, this thing is the perfect transition between an apparently awesome shounen manga that turns into one hell of a baddass seinen story, but that everyone with half a neuron can still appreciate, the messages are straightforward and compelling, there is not a single chapter wasted, and even if you think there was take this in mind, they had to have good times at least once and even that ends in tragedy.

I will remark that this manga is divided in the different sections of the Taroza's life from a baby until adulthood, also the tanukis they become quite a minority as the plot grows and more characters enter, and bunch of others die.

Haha i agree with gamergirl09 im actually reading the translations of Kewl0210 mixed it with volume raws, and the individual Chinese releases, but we really should start working on it, but man we all are too lazy to do it, and i really don't have a major background than cleaning a couple of Tetsuya chapters and no typesetting experience at all, thus i feel unprepared to give this awesome manga justice. And that is for my sins, what have you all to say in defense?


Goddammit that volume 13 is a kick in the nuts why did he changed Globule for that girl? i think this is my first complain ever, is there really nothing perfect in this world? anyway other than that this is practically perfect.

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2014, 11:45pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Very fun read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by stuopidget
October 19th, 2009, 1:27pm
Besides chapter 0, there are only 2 chapters out at the time of this review.

I must say this is a very refreshing read. As the description suggests, this is a bit like Tarzan in CONCEPT. However, this is also very light hearted and humorous. The character's action and interaction are very fun to read, but also serious at times (there's a somewhat touching scene at the end of chapter 2). The fight scenes are done appropriately (not over the top, but also not impressive; however, given the scenario, I think it would look really cool if animated).

I got a somewhat One Piece/Guin Saga feel from this (but hell it'll can go probably in a complete different direction since it's still relatively new) but without the super powers.

... Last updated on October 20th, 2009, 1:24pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search