Studio Ghibli's TV Series Is Coming To Amazon

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Famed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli (Totoro, Spirited Away) has signed a deal with Amazon to stream its kid’s TV series, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, online in the West (or at least places that can get Amazon Prime).

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Directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro, Ronja is an adaptation of a book by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, and began airing in Japan in 2014.

This Western version of the show will feature narration by The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson.

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It’ll be available online in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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I am having a hard time telling if they are doing a full 3D model adaptation. My mind says they are, while my eyes are going “looking too fucking good to care”.