– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Amazon Prime Video will launch an anime-style kids series RONJA, THE ROBBER’S DAUGHTER later this month in the United States and United Kingdom.

The series is narrated by Gillian Anderson (X-FILES) and directed by Goro Miyazaki (UP ON POPPY HILL). It’s based off a wildly-popular children’s fantasy book of the same name by Swedish authorAstrid Lindgren (PIPPI LONGSTOCKING). The book has sold more than 10 million copies since 1981 and translated into 41 languages.

RONJA, THE ROBBER’S DAUGHTER will be an epic 26-part story of a 10-year-old girl Ronja, born on a stormy night in a mountain fort, surrounded by her father, mother 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, 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.

The voice cast includes Teresa Gallagher, Rufus Hound, Morwenna Banks and Kelly Adams.

RONJA, THE ROBBER’S DAUGHTER will premiere on January 27.

Check out the launch trailer and artwork below.

Source: Amazon Prime Video

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.