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Posted 10/17/14 , edited 3/3/15
I was really disappointed with episodes 1 and 2. I wouldn't mind the cg so much but it has such a low framerate that it looks off and the lip synching looks awkward as well. Plus, the clash between the cg and beautiful background and environment art is really distracting. Finally the pacing feels really weird as well and feels kind of like a movie not a tv show, and the girl doesn't even appear until half way through and doesn't grow up until it's almost over.

Overall, it was fairly boring and I couldn't even enjoy studio ghiblis normal animation and art.
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Posted 10/18/14
EP 3 Felt like a Non-Non Biyori episode out in the woods! Such beautiful scenary you almost felt like you were there! Ronja is like Renge and Naru just enjoying nature!

Then those nasty looking dwarves!

I enjoy a nice quiet slice of life ep I do have the feeliing things will get more action later!
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Posted 10/19/14 , edited 3/3/15
Episode 3 was awesome. If I had to describe it, it would be like watching one of those films about nature and then telling into the world in your own personal view.

Definitely glad to see Ronja a bit grown up now. Truly an underrated show this season.

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Posted 10/19/14 , edited 10/19/14

stark700 wrote:

Episode 3 was awesome. If I had to describe it, it would be like watching one of those films about nature and then telling into the world in your own personal view.

Definitely glad to see Ronja a bit grown up now. Truly an underrated show this season.



For us swedes here this is amazing Ronja Rövardotter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronia_the_Robber%27s_Daughter is a swedish fairytale written by Astrid Lindgren and then later made into a movie, so seeing this was like remembering how the movie was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxNZ17RlueE

If you ask most swedes if they know about this, they will propably say yes

The story plot so far in the first three episodes are pretty much identical with the movie so far. If it seem slow and abit like a movie its because its from a movie.

The only thing that disturbs me so far is the horrible dance / song .... It's quite iconic and awesome in the movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_r6MjX_wrI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKCmrR6gymA
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Posted 10/19/14
Just watched the first 3 eps.

It took me a couple of scenes to get used to the digital animation, but once I got there I found myself really identifying with the characters, very little of the creepiness I usually find with digital anime.

The world is, as expected, gorgeous. The scenes with Ronja exploring the forest made me grin like I-don't-know-what!

And a father/daughter relationship that made me (a person who generally finds children pretty disgusting) want to be someone's dad!

I'm very excited to see more, but why has no one licensed this for the UK?
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Posted 10/20/14
I've just seen the first episode and here's what I could say:

I have nothing against CGI, but there's something about the creases and the imperfections of hand drawn animation that makes it so perfect. More emotions expressed and motions portrayed, and that visible effort of the artists displayed in the art. BUT I still love the show! It just makes me want to cry sometimes because I can see how each CGI character would look like if it were hand drawn and it would have been beautiful T.T (I'm kidding. Both CGI and hand drawn animation are equally beautiful in their own ways.) It really does just takes a while before your eyes adjust to it. I agree with the slow pacing though, but maybe that's how it should be.
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Posted 10/23/14
Liking this show just fine but... I feel it's a bit style over substance. Everything looks gorgeous but I feel like not much has been happening. It was cool seeing Ronja out in the open for the first time but he didn't learn anything and came across no trouble until the dwarves came, and they were chased away by her father. Not even in like an intense scene or anything they just kind of left. I know it's still far too early in the season to make these judgements for sure, but does anyone agree with me so far?
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Posted 10/25/14
I wasn't sure that CGI would be any good for this, but what is beginning to really sell this is Ronja the character. It's obvious that they are working hard to get the one character right and then using that to inform the rest of the animation. But episode 3 wins props from me because it spends all that time in the forest. I grew up in a rural area with lots of woods to explore and this is so nostalgic.
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Posted 10/25/14 , edited 3/3/15
I would just go watch the Norwegian / Swedish co-produced movie and forget about this anime tbh. There's bound to be subtitled originals out there.
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Posted 10/25/14
There's a group subbing it I think that have picked up the pace recently. Overall, a solid series despite the CGI. I think the latest episode did well with a balance of family union and nature.
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Posted 10/27/14

stark700 wrote:

There's a group subbing it I think that have picked up the pace recently. Overall, a solid series despite the CGI. I think the latest episode did well with a balance of family union and nature.


What's wrong with the CGI? I think it looks great (most of the time) in fact these last few years have made me actually kind of like CGI with awesome things like Pacific Rim, Man of Steel and Knights of Sidonia, just to name a few.
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Posted 10/27/14

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stark700 wrote:

There's a group subbing it I think that have picked up the pace recently. Overall, a solid series despite the CGI. I think the latest episode did well with a balance of family union and nature.


What's wrong with the CGI? I think it looks great (most of the time) in fact these last few years have made me actually kind of like CGI with awesome things like Pacific Rim, Man of Steel and Knights of Sidonia, just to name a few.


I wasn't too used to it at first but now is more suitable. Considering the setting of the series, I didn't find it very fitting at first.
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Posted 10/30/14
Why isn't anyone talking about this show? It's one of the best of the season
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Posted 11/2/14
Heh, shame that the first person Ronja met around her age turns out to be someone she dislikes immediately. They will definitely meet again though. I can almost guarantee it.

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Posted 11/2/14 , edited 11/2/14
EP 5 Enemy in the Castle

This just keeps getting better!

Ronja up on the roof trying to jump Hell's Gate and is srartled to meet Birk son of Borka / Matthis rival. They exchange wortds and get to a jumping contest and Ronja has to rescue him!

The thing is Borka and his gang moved into the North Fort! But the charm of this episode is when Ronja tels her Dad and at first dont beleive her and is already raging when his gang tells him indeed Borka doeshave a son which enrages Matthis more! Justt seeing his reactions is procelees ! I jut like how Noddle-Pete ( the oldest member ) just laughs at everything! Ronja's mom is cool instead of letting him throw the food pot she gives him eggs to throw ! Of course Ronja is upset and cant sleep! Just a cool anime!

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