Jungle Tanuki (Kana: ジャングルタヌキ) is a 10-minute TV anime produced by Studio XYZ and aired on TV Asahi between 2001 and 2003.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Ponmaru the Tanuki used to be owned by a wealthy little girl, but she accidentally dropped him off a private jet into the ocean during a trip to a paradise island, and he woke up on a jungle island. Now Ponmaru starts a new life on the jungle island with new animal friends.

Cast[edit | edit source]

All voice actors are represented by I'm Enterprise.

  • Rie Kugimiya as Ponmaru, the little Tanuki in the jungle.
  • Maria Yamamoto as Lessa, a red panda with a crush on Ponmaru.
  • Minoru Shiraishi as Rai-sama, the self-proclaimed king of the jungle.
  • Satoshi Mikami as Zozo, an elephant who acts like a Japanese old man.
    • Mikami also provides the opening narration in episodes before 2003.

Theme Songs[edit | edit source]

Lyrics and Composition by Tomoko Sasaki

Opening[edit | edit source]

  1. "A Fishman's Story (さかな男の物語)" by Serani Poji (2003 episodes)
  2. "Christmas on Ice (アイスクリスマス)" by Serani Poji (final episode, christmas special)
    Arrangement by Masayuki Kumahara

Ending[edit | edit source]

  1. "Fifteen Seconds (15秒)" by Serani Poji
    Composition and Arrangement by Yukihiro Fukutomi
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