Studio Ghibli's first foray into television will begin this fall with Ronia the Robber's Daughter, an animated series based on the children's book of the same name. Here's the first footage from the series (it looks like an intro sequence), which began airing this weekend.

Here's a translation, courtesy of Anime News Network:

Text: Goro Miyazaki's first TV series!!
Text: Ronia the Robber's Daughter
Text: That fantasy literary work has been completely adapted for the screen!
Narrator: Ronia the Robber's Daughter. Starting its broadcast in October. I want the children to be able to see this.

The footage serves as a reminder that, yes, Ronia will be a 3D-animated, CGI series. This represents a departure from Ghibli's traditional animation techniques, a fact that has ruffled its fair share of feathers. Weigh in with your thoughts below, or in this existing thread over on ODeck.

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