The Jungle Book is an anime based upon a children's book, written by (Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]) and narrates the story of a boy named Mowgli, a native from India, who was raised by wolves and other wild animals after his parents die. The series revolves around Mowgli's bitter-sweet adventures in the jungle as he tries to find his place in life - the boy's rejected by humans (who considers him a "demon") and by the wolves (his "brothers" and "sisters") alike. On top of that he has to deal with Shere Khan (a tiger) who's trying to kill him for reasons that are revealed throughout the story. His closest friends are Baloo (a black bear) and Bagheera (a panther), who act as father figures and teach him the Law of the Jungle.