Ronja the Robber's Daughter Promo Previews Voices
posted on by Karen Ressler
Mattis: Is it born yet!?The first two episodes will air back-to-back on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. on BS Premium. The channel will re-air each episode the following Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., although the first two episodes will re-air at 6:00 p.m. BS Premium will air a 90-minute special on October 4 at 7:00 p.m. temporarily titled "Ronja wa Koushite Umareta" (How Ronja Was Born).
Lovis: ...Obviously, not yet.
Mattis: I have a kid!!
Mattis: Say welcome to the robber's daughter!
Lovis: Her name is Ronja. We had decided since a long time ago that her name would be Ronja.
Skalle-Per: That little baby that was babbling just a moment ago has already gotten so big.
Ronja: Dad, I'm going to get going.
Text: Ronja heads to the world of the forest for the first time in her life
Text: Ronja's great journey to survive begins.
Ronja: Oh no...! I've got to go home!
Grey Small Ones: Human... It's a human...!
Text: The great work of Lindgren is completely adapted for the screen!
Ronja: Everyone!! Welcome home! Wow! You got a lot!
Narrator: This is the story of “familial love” that illustrates a single girl's growth.
Text: A work by Goro Miyazaki
Boy: Hey, robber's daughter! I know exactly who you are.
Ronja: But who are you?
Narrator: Sanzoku no Musume Ronja
Text: I want the children to watch this.
The cast is as follows:
Haruka Shiraishi (From Up On Poppy Hill's Sora) as Ronja, Mattis' only daughter who was born during a thunderstorm. She is cheerful and loving, with an honest heart, but she is also reckless. She loves the forest and gradually starts to learn its ways. She hates Birk when she first meets him, but before long she starts to care for him.
Atsuki Tani (Majin Bone's Stolz) as Borka, Birk's father and the leader of another bandit troupe. He is a childhood friend of Mattis and the two are rivals. His personality is much the same as Mattis', but he also has a nervous temperament and is prudent.
Other cast members include:
- Reika Uyama (Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~'s Emma) as Birk
- Mika Doi (Rurouni Kenshin's Megumi) as Undis
- Fukiko Endō as Narrator
The story revolves around Ronja, the only daughter of Mattis, the chief of a tribe of bandits who live in a large castle in a forest. Ronja studies the ways of the mysterious creatures who live in the forest.
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.
Hiroyuki Kawasaki (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Sorcerer Hunters, Ryoko's Case File, Psychic Detective Yakumo) is handling the series composition and scripts. Katsuya Kondo (Kiki's Delivery Service, From Up On Poppy Hill) designed the characters, and Satoshi Takebe (From Up On Poppy Hill) is handling the music. NHK Enterprise is producing the series, and NHK and Dwango are handling production and writing.
From Up On Poppy Hill English dub producer Geoffrey Wexler's LinkedIn profile lists himself as the English-language dub and subtitle producer for the series, although no Western release or English dub have been officially announced.
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