The swedish tale “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter” goes anime!

Everybody in Sweden knows the story about “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter” (Ronja Rövardotter) and now it’s going to be an anime, directed by Goro Miyazaki (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill). That must excite a lot of Swedes and other nationalities that love the work of Astrid Lindgren.

Goro Miyazaki:
“Ronia the Robber’s daughter is a story not just about a girl who grows into adulthood, but it is also a story about the love and growth between a parent and a child, and a story about the bonds between friends. My goal is to create a work that everyone, from children to adults, will be able to enjoy.”

Other work by Astrid Lindgren that you might know about:
Pippi Longstocking (Pippi långstrump)
Karlsson-on-the-Roof (Karlsson på taket)
Children of Noisy Village (Barnen på bråkmakargatan)

Thanks for the tip, Jessica!

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“Neko no ongaeshi” (The Cat Returns) review

I’ve just watched this Ghibli movie “Neko no ongaeshi” (The Cat Returns) from 2002.

The Cat Returns on Discshop.se

It is truly a “feel-good”-movie that left me with a warm and happy feeling afterwards. I recommend everyone to see it, especially if you like anime, Ghibli or have children. I’m sure children would love this movie as well as adults.

The plot was simple but imaginative. A young girl, Haru, saves a cat from being hit by a car and gets the shock of her life: the cat can stand straight like a human and talk.

After this, her lives turns into chaos when the cat’s father – who turns out to be the king in the Kingdom of cats – want to thank her in various crazy ways that unfortunately isn’t that useful in the world of humans. But worst of all, he kidnaps her and forces her to marry his son Lune, and Haru discovers that in the world of cats, she’s about to turn into one herself. Her friend, a cat she calls Baron, tells her to not forget herself and stay strong in whom she is, which seem to prevent her from a total transformation. I believe this is a message we all can embrace.

The movie has these simple elements of charm that is so typical Ghibli productions. It was funny and endearing and the characters felt real. It was not very long either – perfect for a cosy evening.

The Cat Returns on IMDb
The Cat Returns on Discshop.se

 The Cat Returns (2002)

 The Cat Returns (2002)

“Neko no ongaeshi” (The Cat Returns) review

I’ve just watched this Ghibli movie “Neko no ongaeshi” (The Cat Returns) from 2002.

The Cat Returns on Discshop.se

It is truly a “feel-good”-movie that left me with a warm and happy feeling afterwards. I recommend everyone to see it, especially if you like anime, Ghibli or have children. I’m sure children would love this movie as well as adults.

The plot was simple but imaginative. A young girl, Haru, saves a cat from being hit by a car and gets the shock of her life: the cat can stand straight like a human and talk.

After this, her lives turns into chaos when the cat’s father – who turns out to be the king in the Kingdom of cats – want to thank her in various crazy ways that unfortunately isn’t that useful in the world of humans. But worst of all, he kidnaps her and forces her to marry his son Lune, and Haru discovers that in the world of cats, she’s about to turn into one herself. Her friend, a cat she calls Baron, tells her to not forget herself and stay strong in whom she is, which seem to prevent her from a total transformation. I believe this is a message we all can embrace.

The movie has these simple elements of charm that is so typical Ghibli productions. It was funny and endearing and the characters felt real. It was not very long either – perfect for a cosy evening.

The Cat Returns on IMDb
The Cat Returns on Discshop.se

 The Cat Returns (2002)

 The Cat Returns (2002)

Cool otaku nails!

color's nail decoration in AkihabaraIf you’re in Akihabara and want your nails done, why not go visiting the salon “color’s” where you can get amazing nails like this!

The characters are drawn freehand and you pay 1000 yen per 10 minutes.!

Picture credits to kawaii-i.com

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