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Doubutsu no Kuni  
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Description
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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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
どうぶつの国
动物之国
动物之国word
Animal Country
Animal Kingdom
Animal Land

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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.50-53 (end) by Hi wa Mata Noboru (96d ago)
v.13 c.46-49 by Hi wa Mata Noboru (234d ago)
v.12 c.42-45 by Hi wa Mata Noboru (270d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (112 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 28th 2014, 10:02pm PST

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Year
2009

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #933 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #1112 increased(+409)
3 Month Pos #1742 decreased(-1143)
6 Month Pos #701 increased(+57)

List Stats
On 426 reading lists
On 395 wish lists
On 214 completed lists
On 18 unfinished lists
On 152 custom lists

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Animal Land Manga's Final Volume to Ship Next March 261 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes ago
So, 9 volumes uploaded in one day after a 2 year hiatus in scanlations 270 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes ago

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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!
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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
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This is the Good stuff!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Doomroar
January 19th, 2012, 12:26am
After a long time this story has now ended, Kwel and Hi Wa Mata Noboru did a great work with this series, now i don't know what to write here to convince you about the awesomeness of this manga, except that from beginning to end this only keeps getting better and better, it covers so many themes and in such a splendid way, that probably the only complain that anyone could ever have is that this was not longer, and yet it never feels rushed, it says what it needs to say, and the feelings are conveyed perfectly, even the villain gets to convince you with his philosophy at some point, probably all the way to the last volumes.

A wonderful world, full of life, both its characters and environment are incredible, some people have disregarded the art as bad, is clear that people are blind, this has one of the most impacting scenery of nature to have been ever drawn, and the fighting scenes are amazing, and the emotions both happy and sad were conveyed in mesmerizing ways, is this always the case? no, if you are familiar with the author you will know that his works also have some goofy moments that allow you some rest, this mange will make you cry and laugh, and then feel good and bad, but over all you will be satisfied.

As of now April 28 - 2014 this is the only updated review in this site of someone who has read the complete manga, and i can say without sounding pretentious that all the other reviews are in dire need of an update, some even think that Tarouza never grows, others just started and then felt like sharing their surprise and just leave it at that, others are dated between the initial rough start of the manga on its translation and subsequent hiatus, and then the sudden batch release of volumes, and finally you have me.
Even the tags themselves are misleading, Tanukis, Babies? yes it has those, and they are the main part of the beginning of this manga, but he obviously grows into an adult, and as you may know by reading the tittle this is called Animal Kingdom, so yeah this is way more than Tanukis.

... Last updated on April 28th, 2014, 11:42pm
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Raiku Makoto outshone himself   
Rating: N/A
by SephiriaChronos
May 28th, 2014, 5:43am
This is one of the best series ever. It's such a pity that it's so underrated though.

The plot and characters easily beat down Naruto and (Sad to say) One Piece.
You just feel so much for the characters, and maybe because I really love animals this series meant so much to me.

But then again it highlights the issue of human and technology as well as how humans drove many many animals/plants to extinction and makes us reflect on it. This is one of my favorite topic since years ago, too. So I really like how the manga touches on this topic.

All in all, it's a masterpiece that replaced the number 1 seat of Hunter x Hunter in my heart, and I have to say that's a feat because I've always thought that Hunter x Hunter was the most interesting shounen manga out there since I was a teen, and I've grew out of that stage, too.

If you ask me, Raiku Makoto made another masterpiece that's even better than his previous work, Gash Bell.
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Mangahelpers?   
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
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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 animal...so 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.
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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
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