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New TV Anime Based on Swedish Fantasy Book Announced

by Dunois
Jan 30, 2014 10:58 PM | 133 Comments
A new TV anime based on the children's fantasy book Ronia the Robber's Daughter is in works, titled Sanzoku no Musume Ronja. The anime, a 3D CG work, will be directed by Goro Miyazaki and is to air this Fall. The anime will be produced by NHK Enterprise and will be composed by Hiroyuki Kawasaki. The animation will be done by POLYGON PICTURES with Studio Ghibli as the co-producers.

The story, originally written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (best know for her books featuring the character Pippi Longstocking), is about a girl named Ronja who is the daughter of a chief of a tribe of bandits and lives in a huge castle in the forest with the bandits. The story follows Ronja as she encounters mystical creatures, makes friends with another young child like herself, and experiences life in the forest.

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I love Ronja Röverdotter, it was part of my childhood. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Feb 7, 2014 3:45 AM by gekifire

Used to love the Swedish adaption of this Movie as a kid. Really looking forward to the anime.

Feb 7, 2014 1:15 AM by AinaZueles

Kuro-chin said:
First time I've heard of a non-Japanese work being adapted into anime (Japanese).
You mean you haven't watched the Miyazaki movies Howl's moving castle and The secret world of Arrietty??

Feb 7, 2014 12:33 AM by Crez

I'm really not sure of this! Most Swedes are raging against it.

Feb 7, 2014 12:30 AM by Crez

Studio Ghibli, generally great, but Goro Miyazaki, I'm not too sure, maybe?
Tales of Earthsea and 'Poppy Hill were the two worst SG films I ever saw, just by chance, I later found that they happened to both be his handywork.

Feb 5, 2014 12:56 PM by Queen_Stars

dblbch said:
Almost every anime these days are CG, no one does cel animation anymore, so I don't really understand some people complaining about it being CG, however I too don't like anime made with 3D Animation Softwares.


Studio Ghibli has been making its movies in traditional animation again (no digital paint) since Ponyo. Miyazaki dissolved their computer animation department before production of Ponyo started and had been animating movies on paper again up to now. (though i'm not sure about Takahata's Kaguyahime no Monogatari)

Kuro-chin said:
First time I've heard of a non-Japanese work being adapted into anime (Japanese).


the first color anime feature film Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958) is based on a chinese folklore ^^,

Feb 4, 2014 11:04 AM by AmberFebruary

Sageie said:
dafuq from all of astrid's works thats the one the choose?

At least it is better than "Emil of Lönneberga". I haven't been a fan of Astrid Lindgren as I think most of her work is decent.

Feb 3, 2014 3:54 AM by SayaViking

dafuq from all of astrid's works thats the one the choose?

Feb 3, 2014 1:23 AM by Sageie

First time I've heard of a non-Japanese work being adapted into anime (Japanese).

Feb 2, 2014 4:23 PM by Kuro-chin

Laciie said:
dblbch said:
Almost every anime these days are CG, no one does cel animation anymore, so I don't really understand some people complaining about it being CG, however I too don't like anime made with 3D Animation Softwares.


Almost every anime? Woah, talk about exaggeration. The last full blown CGI anime I saw was something that came out in fall; Arpeggio. Besides Tesagure, I don't believe that there is a single anime airing this season that is fully reliant on CGI for everything.


You mix things up a bit. It is true, that almost every anime today is made on a computer (some more, some less obvious. Just look at the background animations in a lot of anime).CG means computer generated, so dblbch was right about that. Classical Cel animation(in other words: most hand-drawn stuff) started vanishing over a decade ago and in this day and age, only very few animators still use them(it was big news last year, when Sazae-San changed to computer animation, being the very last(!) tv anime to do so). The problem here is is 3D-CGI or full-CGI(however you want to call it), shows like Arpeggio or Tesagure, that aren't drawn in a classical way and mostly look quite ugly.

Feb 2, 2014 4:21 PM by Nucksen

At first, i couldn't wait for its release but now knowing it'd be completely made in CGI i got a little concerned about the outcome. I'm not a CGI hater, heck, i love Pixar, but usually in tv shows the animation just doesn't get that good.

Let's wait. I hope it'll become something good.

Feb 2, 2014 2:56 PM by AstronomyDomine

sounds good...but not really interested.

Feb 2, 2014 7:10 AM by Sebastian333

Lol what the hell? :o

Not the first place I expected Ronja Rövardotter to end up on but I'm interested ^^

Feb 2, 2014 6:35 AM by HaXXspetten

dblbch said:
Almost every anime these days are CG, no one does cel animation anymore, so I don't really understand some people complaining about it being CG, however I too don't like anime made with 3D Animation Softwares.


Almost every anime? Woah, talk about exaggeration. The last full blown CGI anime I saw was something that came out in fall; Arpeggio. Besides Tesagure, I don't believe that there is a single anime airing this season that is fully reliant on CGI for everything.

Feb 2, 2014 6:28 AM by Laciie

Almost every anime these days are CG, no one does cel animation anymore, so I don't really understand some people complaining about it being CG, however I too don't like anime made with 3D Animation Softwares.

Feb 2, 2014 5:48 AM by Qatami

Interesting.
A new story about the book/movie what I have read/watched and loved and I stil love.

Astrid Lindgren´s books are as good as always that one of them has made an impression on Studio Ghibli people.

Feb 2, 2014 4:44 AM by KuroiDandere

Even though it's cg 3d and that one of my most beloved children book and movie will be spoken in Japanese I will most definately check it out.

Feb 2, 2014 2:58 AM by TeotheJuggler

GarLogan78 said:
CG 3D is a turn off.

Feb 1, 2014 7:01 PM by NullMoon94

Ronja Rövardotter in anime format? And Ghibli? Will definitely watch.

Feb 1, 2014 12:56 PM by FractalFluke

And hey, at least it's not rotoscoped! :D

Feb 1, 2014 11:53 AM by CinnamonHime

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