News Goro Miyazaki to Direct Ronia the Robber's Daughter TV Anime
posted on 2014-01-30 17:53 EST
Goro Miyazaki (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill) will direct a television anime adaptation of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's Ronia the Robber's Daughter (Ronja Rövardotter) children's fantasy book. The series, titled Sanzoku no Musume Ronia in Japan, will air on NHK and BS Premium this fall. 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.
Miyazaki said of the series "Ronia the Robber's Daughter is a story not just about a girl who grows into adulthood, but it is also a story about the love and growth between a parent and a child, and a story about the bonds between friends. My goal is to create a work that everyone, from children to adults, will be able to enjoy."
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.
Lindgren's (1907-2002) most well known work is her book series Pippi Longstocking. She has also written the Karlsson-on-the-Roof and Children of Noisy Village book series.
Image © NHK・NEP・Dwango, licensed by Saltkrakan AB, The Astrid Lindgren Company
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history