Amazon has released a new trailer for its anime series Roja, The Robber’s Daughter, which is developed by the legendary Studio Ghibli. The animated series is based on the children’s fantasy novel written by Astrid Lindgren, who also wrote Pippi Longstocking.
The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson is narrating this series, and Gorō Miyazaki (Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea) is directing it. The show tells the story of a thief’s 10-year-old daughter named Ronja, described as a strong and spirited girl. “Driven by her thirst for adventure, she comes face-to-face with wondrous creatures who inhabit the forest and finds a most unlikely friend – the son of her father’s rival.”
Watch the trailer below:
Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter is an epic 26-part story of 10-year-old Ronja (Teresa Gallagher), born on a stormy night in a mountain fort, surrounded by her father (Rufus Hound), mother (Morwenna Banks) and a loving band of robbers. She grows to be a strong girl, and discovers that the forest is both a beautiful and frightening place inhabited by strange creatures. She befriends Birk (Kelly Adams), the son of her father’s rival, and so begins the drama of her friendship and family loyalties. Viewers follow along 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.
When talking about Ronja, Hayao Miyazaki said, “With Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter, Astrid Lindgren seems to be telling children to believe in their own power to grow, whilst telling adults to learn more from children. Mutual respect will attain freedom in the true sense of the word.”
The series will premiere on Prime Video on January 27.