GKIDS and Shout! Factory have another Blu-ray release on the way for Studio Ghibli, and this time it’s the TV anime from Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro. The From Up on Poppy Hill director’s 26-episode Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter anime is about to make its Blu-ray debut in North America on August 20, making it the first international release to include the original Japanese language version in addition to the English dub.
On top of the full 26 episodes, the set comes with a making of featurette and an interview with director Goro Miyazaki. It’s currently up for pre-order on Shout! Factory’s website.
One stormy night, a girl is born inside a mountain fort, surrounded by her parents and a loving band of robbers. Now ten years old, Ronja has grown into a strong and active girl, who discovers the forest as both a beautiful and frightening place inhabited by unique creatures. She befriends the son of her father’s rival, which begins the drama of her friendship and family loyalties. As she struggles to balance this friendship with her family relationship, she comes to understand that differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding.