Japan’s Studio Ghibli and The Astrid Lindgren Company in Sweden have appointed London-based Serious Lunch to manage the international rollout of Japanese pubcaster NHK’s new series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter.
Serious Lunch, Studio Ghibli and The Astred Lindgren Company are looking to adapt the 26-episode animated series, which aired in Japan between fall 2014 and March 2015, with an English-language broadcaster and secure international broadcast partners, excluding Japan and Scandinavia.
Based on Astrid Lindgren’s 1981 novel of the same name, the story follows a 10-year-old girl, who was born on a stormy night in a mountain fort surrounded by her parents and a loving band of robbers. When she befriends the son of her father’s rival, the drama of her friendship and family loyalties unfolds.
The series was directed by Goro Miyazaki, animated by Polygon Pictures and produced by NHK, NHK Enterprises and Dwango, in collaboration with Studio Ghibli and The Astrid Lindgren Company.