Television anime series “Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter” from Japan’s Studio Ghibli has won the animation category of the International Emmy Kids Awards, public broadcaster NHK said Wednesday.
The series was created by Goro Miyazaki, an animation movie director known for “Tales from Earthsea” (Gedo Senki) and “From Up on Poppy Hill” (Kokurikozaka Kara). The story is based on a novel by Swedish children’s literature writer Astrid Lindgren, portraying bandit families living in beautiful and magnificent forests and their conflicts.
NHK, officially known as Japan Broadcasting Corp., broadcast the animation series from 2014 through 2015.
The International Emmy Awards are organized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and awarded to excellent TV programs produced outside the United States.