Studio Ghibli’s first TV show Ronja the Robber‘s Daughter is on its way to Amazon this month, both in the US and, for the first time ever, in the UK. Amazon Prime have snapped up all rights to air the 26-episode series, based on the children’s book of the same name by Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lingern, and directed by Tales from Earthsea‘s Goro Miyazaki, son of the studio co-founder himself.
Animated with touches of 3D CG as a co-production with Polygon Pictures, the Emmy award-winning story follows Ronja, the only daughter of bandit chief Mattis. Living together with him in a castle in the forest, she studies the ways of the mysterious creatures that live all around them.
There’s been no confirmation as to whether the show will be available in the original Japanese, but the dub looks stellar all the same. The Amazing World of Gumball‘s Teresa Gallagher, comedian Rufus Hound and Gillian Anderson of The X-Files all gave their voices to the English version, which will arrive on Prime from January 27th.