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Amazon Lists Ronja the Robber's Daughter on Blu-ray and DVD

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Listed as Studio Canal release on December 4

Amazon UK is listing the Polygon/Ghibli anime Ronja the Robber's Daughter as a Blu-ray (pictured) and DVD release on December 4. According to the Amazon listing, the series will be released by Studio Canal.

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

From the legendary Studio Ghibli and based on the beloved novel by acclaimed writer Astrid Lindgren (Pippy Longstocking), comes the epic 26-part story of a ten-year-old girl born on a stormy night in a mountain fort, surrounded by her parents and a loving band of robbers.

Ronja grows to be a strong and active girl, and discovers that the forest is both a beautiful and frightening place inhabited by strange creatures. She befriends the son of her father's rival and so begins the drama of her friendship and family loyalties. We watch as she explores and understands these key factors in her life, and discovers that seemingly irresolvable choices can finally be made 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. The anime won the Animation category at the International Emmy Kids Awards in April.

Via UK Anime Network


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