GKIDS has been on a roll when it comes to releasing Ghibli and Ghibli-adjacent properties. The latest addition to their U.S. lineup—Ronja, the Robber's Daughter—comes from director Goro Miyazaki and POLYGON PICTURES, who worked together with Ghibli on the 2014 anime series.
Ronja hit Amazon back in January, and international media news site World Screen reported on GKIDS' acquisition earlier this week. In addition to GKIDS in the U.S., Serious Lunch secured distribution deals for Ronja with UYoung Media in China and PTS in Taiwan. Production on a French version will soon be underway thanks to deals with companies in France, French Belgium, and French Switzerland.
Here's how Amazon describes the 26-episode series:
The daughter of a professional robber, Ronja realizes the complicated nature of her father's profession when she befriends Birk, the child of a rival tribe. Ronja struggles to balance the relationship with her family and the bond with her self-proclaimed brother Birk as she comes to understand the intricate issues of family and friendship and how differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding.