Studio Ghibli just announced its first ever TV series, and even more exciting it’s an adaptation of a book by Astrid Lindgren. “Sanzoku no Musume Ronja”, or “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter”, will be aired in Japan starting on August 31. It is a coproduction with 3DCG studio Polygon Pictures (known for animating some of Ghost in the Shell, among others), to be directed by Goro Miyazaki. More details are forthcoming.

The story is of a little girl named Ronja, the daughter of a colourful robber chieftain who lives in a castle high on a rock in a dark pine forest. She gets to know the creatures of the forest, meets another kid like herself, and questions her father’s life of robbery.

It will be interesting to see the new route Studio Ghibli takes now that it is making TV animes.

Source: Studio Ghibli (Facebook)

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Flower Garden - ghibli mix

A mix for songs from Studio Ghibli put in one place

1. Kaze Ni Naru | The Cat Returns //2. Laputa Theme | Laputa: Castle in the Sky // 3. Love is a Flower, You are the Seed | Only Yesterday // 4. Teru No Uta | Tales from Earthsea // 5. Flower Garden | Howl’s Moving Castle // 6. Haru No Omoide | The Cat Returns // 7. The Days That’ll Never Come | Porco Rosso // 8. One Summer Day | Spirited Away // 9. Grave of the Fireflies Ending Theme | Grave of the Fireflies // 10. Fire Treasure | Castle Of Cagliostro // 11. With You | The Secret World of Arrietty // 12. Sayonara No Natsu | From Up on Poppyhill // 13. A Town with an Ocean View | Kiki’s Delivery Service // 14. Kaze No Tani No Nausicaa | Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind // 15. Gake No Ue no Ponyo | Ponyo on the Cliff // 16. Sanpo | My Neighbor Totoro // 17. Sakuranbo No Minoru Koro | Porco Rosso // 18. Kuchu Sanpo | Howl’s Moving Castle // 18. Itsumo Nando (piano) | Spirited Away // 19. Princess Mononoke’s Theme | Princess Mononoke // 20. Arrietty’s Song | The Secret World of Arriettty

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Ghibli Themed Asks!
  • Kiki's Delivery Service: Have you ever moved to a different town?
  • Spirited Away: Do you ever forget names of people you know well?
  • The Cat Returns: If you could trade lives with a cat, would you?
  • My Neighbor Totoro: Have you ever been lost? Was it frightening?
  • Ponyo: Do you enjoy doing new or shocking things?
  • Princess Mononoke: Would you rather be lost in a forest or a city?
  • Castle in the Sky: What is the biggest discovery you have made?
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas: Do you want to have children and a family?
  • Arriety: Have you ever seen something strange and no one believed you?
  • Howl's Moving Castle: Have you ever had a crush on someone much older than yourself?
  • Whisper of the Heart: Have you ever been separated from someone?
  • Grave of the Fireflies: Do you cry over books/movies/shows/etc.?
  • The Wind Rises: What is your greatest passion?