Anime fans, take note: The acclaimed Studio Ghibli has produced a new-ish TV series, and it's hitting Amazon Prime in just a few weeks.
Dubbed Ronja, the Robber's Daughter, the series is based on Astrid Lindgren's book of the same name. The series is about a thief's daughter from the Scandinavian woodlands who befriends the son of a rival. The show is directed by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki's son, Goro Miyazaki. The 26-episode series actually debuted in Japan back in 2014, but this marks the long-awaited U.S. release. Even cooler? Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) is the show's English narrator.
Here’s the official synopsis for a bit more context:
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. She 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.
The series will be available to stream in full on Jan. 27 on Amazon Prime.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:
(Via Entertainment Weekly)