USA based parents can now rejoice: a Studio Ghibli series is coming to Amazon Prime this month! We all know the struggle is real as a parent to find content that is both age-appropriate for the kiddos AND engaging for adults. Let’s be honest, there’s only so many times you can watch Uncle Grandpa on repeat. So while sure, there’s a lot of content geared towards kids, it’s not all appropriate and it’s certainly not all meant to hold parents interest. This life boat to save parents across the US has come steadily, as Studio Ghibli has increasingly been crossing oceans in the past year, bringing their beautiful anime content to the States just in time to save your from drowning in a sea of The Wiggles shows.
As of right now it’s only the one Studio Ghibli (co)produced series that’s made it’s way onto the streaming service, but it’s a promising sign for the future. So which Japanese animation will be gracing our screens? The studio’s animated show Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter, based on the”Pippi Longstocking” author Astrid Lindgren book of the same name. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Gorō Miyazaki, the show will promote “Mutual respect between kids and adults…telling children to believe in their own power to grow, whilst telling adults to learn more from children.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
“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,” the show’s description reads. “She struggles to balance this friendship with her family relationship but comes to understand how differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding.”
Watch the trailer here: