Studio Ghibli is developing it’s first-ever television series. Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, which is based off the Astrid Lindgren book series, will make it’s debut in Japan this August. I’ve been a huge fan of Ghibli for as long as I can remember, and I can’t wait to see this when it hits the States. Check out the first image and synopsis below!



Studio Ghibli just announced its first ever TV series, and even more exciting it’s an adaptation of a book by Astrid Lindgren. “Sanzoku no Musume Ronja”, or “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter”, will be aired in Japan starting on August 31. It is a coproduction with 3DCG studio Polygon Pictures (known for animating some of Ghost in the Shell, among others), to be directed by Goro Miyazaki. More details are forthcoming.

The story is of a little girl named Ronja, the daughter of a colourful robber chieftain who lives in a castle high on a rock in a dark pine forest. She gets to know the creatures of the forest, meets another kid like herself, and questions her father’s life of robbery.


We’ll keep you posted as more Studio Ghibli news comes to DFAT!