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Amazon Reveals Ronja the Robber's Daughter Anime's English-Dubbed Trailer, January 27 Stream Date

posted on by Kevin Yuan
Goro Miyazaki-directed series premiered in Japan in 2014

Amazon released a trailer on Monday for its upcoming release of Goro Miyazaki and POLYGON PICTURES' Ronja the Robber's Daughter television anime as an Amazon Original Kids Series on its Amazon Prime Video streaming platform. The trailer reveals that Amazon will begin streaming the series on January 27.

David Freedman adapted and directed the English version. Actress Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) narrates the series.

The anime adapts a children's book of the same name by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking). Amazon describes the story:

The daughter of a professional robber, Ronja realizes the complicated nature of her father's profession when she befriends Birk, the child of a rival tribe. Ronja struggles to balance the relationship with her family and the bond with her self-proclaimed brother Birk as she comes to understand the intricate issues of family and friendship and how differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding.

Goro Miyazaki (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill) directed the Ronja the Robber's Daughter television anime series, titled Sanzoku no Musume Ronia in Japan. POLYGON PICTURES (Knights of Sidonia, The Sky Crawlers) animated the 3D CG series in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Hiroyuki Kawasaki (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Sorcerer Hunters, Ryoko's Case File, Psychic Detective Yakumo) handled the series composition. NHK Enterprise produced the series, and NHK and Dwango handled production and writing.

The series premiered in Japan in October 2014 and ran for 26 episodes. United Kingdom-based distributor Serious Lunch acquired the worldwide rights to the series and announced in 2015 that it was seeking English-language broadcasters.

The anime won the Animation category at the International Emmy Kids Awards last April.

Source: EW (Nivea Serrao) via io9 and Brian Ruh

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