Ronja: The Robber’s Daughter (First Thoughts)

Studio Ghibli and Amazon Prime have partnered up to bring an interesting new series to light called Ronja: The Robber’s Daughter. The scenic design is beautiful, as with any Ghibli production. I really like the forest and castle that we have seen so far. My slight problems so far are the voice acting and the mouths don’t seem quite in sync, and the character models seem to not fit in with the scenic art-style, but it could just be me.

This is very much a kids storyline, and I haven’t caught any adult themes as undertones, but I am only on episode 4. Things could turn at any moment. The Harpies are horrifying, but seem to be prophetic? The grey dwarves are cute little bird-like creatures that have human voices? It’s said they can see the fear in you, so I wonder if what they say are your fears they see. The other animals seem to be normal so far.

I’m only on episode 4 as I am writing this, and I can’t wait to see what this series has in stall. I think it’s interesting Studio Ghibli made a tv series, and with Prime no less. I hope it does become a bit more somber, but who knows. It’s definitely for kids.

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