New Studio Ghibli Tv Series Ronia the Robber’s Daughter Cast & Characters



imageHaruka Shiraishi (From Up On Poppy Hill’s Sora) as Ronja, Mattis’ only daughter who was born during a thunderstorm. She is cheerful and loving, with an honest heart, but she is also reckless. She loves the forest and gradually starts to learn its ways. She hates Birk when she first meets him, but before long she starts to care for him.

imageTakaaki Seki (Mōryō no Hako’s Shutaro) as Mattis, the leader of a bandit troupe who dotes on his daughter. He is frank and lacks prudence, but he is a good man at heart.

imageYukari Nozawa (Tenchi Muyo GXP’s Seto) as Lovis, Mattis’ wife and Ronja’s mother. She is loving and big-hearted, and often strictly scolds the members of the troupe.

imageUmeji Sasaki (Arc the Lad’s Bibiga) as Skalle-Per, the oldest member of Mattis’ troupe who also serves as a foster parent for Mattis.

imageShoichiro Akaboshi (Hunter X Hunter’s Zeburo) as Fjosok, next in seniority in Mattis’ bandit troupe after Per. He acts as Mattis’ right-hand man.

imageRintarou Nishi (Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit’s Jiguro) as Tjegge, a handsome and cool man who acts as the backbone of Mattis’ bandit troupe.

imageTakeo Ogawa (A Letter to Momo’s Koichi) as Tjorm, a chatterbox who has a vast amount of knowledge. He has a lot of pride, and often serves as the straight man to others.

imageKenji Sugimura (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE’s Ordeo Brown) as Sturkas, the hasty and brilliant leader of Mattis’ special attack unit.

imageTakahiro Shimada (Ping Pong’s Michio Tamura) as Knotas, a large man with superhuman strength and a large personality. In truth, he is quite shy. He never removes his snow glasses.

imageYuusuke Tezuka (Pani Poni Dash!, Kekkaishi) as Pelje, the youngest member of Mattis’ troupe who cannot read situations at all and moves at his own pace. He loves plants.

imageKeiji Himeno (Soul Eater’s Ragnarok) as Lill-Klippen, a bow expert who is a good fighter despite being the shortest member of Mattis’ troupe. He is glib and frivolous.

imageAtsuki Tani (Majin Bone’s Stolz) as Borka, Birk’s father and the leader of another bandit troupe. He is a childhood friend of Mattis and the two are rivals. His personality is much the same as Mattis’, but he also has a nervous temperament and is prudent.

imageSaori Kato (Jormungand’s Karen Lo) as Tori-Onna (Bird Woman), a bad-tempered creature with the face of a beautiful woman. When she sees humans she wants to capture them and tear them apart.

The official website also reveals that the show will premiere on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. on BS Premium. The first two episodes will air back-to-back on October 11. The channel will re-air each episode the following Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., although the first two episodes will re-air at 6:00 p.m. BS Premium will air a 90-minute special on October 4 at 7:00 p.m. temporarily titled “Ronja wa Koushite Umareta” (How Ronja Was Born).

The story revolves around Ronja, the only daughter of Mattis, the chief of a tribe of bandits who live in a large castle in a forest. Ronja studies the ways of the mysterious creatures who live in the forest.

imagePOLYGON PICTURES (Knights of Sidonia, The Sky Crawlers) is animating the 3D CG series in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. The show will mark the first time that Miyazaki is directing a television anime series.

Hiroyuki Kawasaki (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Sorcerer Hunters, Ryoko’s Case File, Psychic Detective Yakumo) is handling the series composition and scripts. Katsuya Kondo (Kiki’s Delivery Service, From Up On Poppy Hill) designed the characters, and Satoshi Takebe (From Up On Poppy Hill) is handling the music. NHK Enterprise is producing the series, and NHK and Dwango are handling production and writing.

Aoi Terashima is performing the series theme song “Haru no Sakebi” (Spring’s Shout). Mari Natsuki is performing the ending theme song “Player.”

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I get a lot of asks about where to buy Studio Ghibli’s films, so here’s a list of the available releases via Amazon US. Many of the Blu Ray releases are combo packs that include the DVD. The DVD link is for the DVD only. Unavailable releases are marked with a strikethrough.

Lupin III - The Castle of Cagliostro: Blu Ray and DVD

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: Blu Ray and DVD

Castle in the Sky: Blu Ray and DVD

Grave of the Fireflies: Blu Ray and DVD

My Neighbor Totoro: Blu Ray and DVD

Kiki’s Delivery Service: Blu Ray and DVD

Only Yesterday: Blu Ray and DVD

Porco Rosso: Blu Ray and DVD

Ocean Waves: Blu Ray and DVD

Pom Poko: Blu Ray and DVD

Whisper of the Heart: Blu Ray and DVD

Princess Mononoke: Blu Ray and DVD

My Neighbors the Yamadas: Blu Ray and DVD

Spirited Away: Blu Ray and DVD

The Cat Returns: Blu Ray and DVD

Howl’s Moving Castle: Blu Ray and DVD

Tales from Earthsea: Blu Ray and DVD

Ponyo: Blu Ray and DVD

The Secret World of Arrietty: Blu Ray and DVD

From up on Poppy Hill: Blu Ray and DVD

The Wind Rises: Blu Ray and DVD

The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Blu Ray and DVD

When Marnie Was There: Blu Ray and DVD


TRIPS ➝ The nursery and the nursing home

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

» spirited away characters


The Wind Rises + Scenery