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First English Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Series Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter Promises Adventure in a Magical Forest

A few months ago, Amazon announced that they would host Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter, the animated series by Polygon Pictures and co-produced by Studio Ghibli.

While the animation style is definitely different from the hand-drawn look we’re used to from the Japanese studio, it’s not hard to see many of Ghibli’s themes in the trailer. The adoration of nature, groups overcoming prejudice, and a bird-woman all feel very familiar.

Based on Swedish author Astrid Lindgren’s series, Ronja was directed by Gorō Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill) and first premiered in 2014. It centers around Ronja, who explores an enchanted forest and makes friends with Brik, the son of a rival tribe’s chief. While it was announced that Gillian Anderson would lend her voice to the dub, I don’t think I heard her in the trailer. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what role she plays!

The 26-part series comes to Amazon this month. Are you going to check it out?

(via Indiewire)
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