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Ronia the Robber's Daughter's 1st Video Previews CG Footage

posted on 2014-07-13 06:45 EDT
Goro Miyazaki directs October series following young girl who explores forest

The first footage from the television anime of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's Ronia the Robber's Daughter children's fantasy book by director Goro Miyazaki (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill) began airing this weekend. The video features the series theme song "Haru no Sakebi" (Spring's Shout) by Aoi Terashima.

Text: Goro Miyazaki's first TV series!!
Text: Ronia the Robber's Daughter
Text: That fantasy literary work has been completely adapted for the screen!
Narrator: Ronia the Robber's Daughter. Starting its broadcast in October. I want the children to be able to see this.

The series, titled Sanzoku no Musume Ronia in Japan, will premiere on NHK and BS Premium in October. POLYGON PICTURES (Knights of Sidonia, The Sky Crawlers) is animating the 3D CG series in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. The show will mark the first time that Miyazaki is directing a television anime series.

The story revolves around Ronia, the only daughter of Mattis, the chief of a tribe of bandits who live in a large castle in a forest. Ronia studies the ways of the mysterious creatures who live in the forest.

Hiroyuki Kawasaki (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Sorcerer Hunters, Ryoko's Case File, Psychic Detective Yakumo) is handling the series composition. NHK Enterprise is producing the series, and NHK and Dwango are handling production and writing.

[Via Catsuka]


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