Ronja, the Robber's Daughter

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Beautiful book adaptation with exceptional female lead.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 10+

Wait until your kids are older or just skip episode 15

This is a fantastic production that lives up to the Ghibli studio's reputation. We are highly enjoying it but are grateful that we were warned about episode 15. In it, Ronja's father and his men beat up a 10 year old boy. He is shown bound in fetal position, half-conscious and badly bruised. The men stand around him laughing. I don't understand how Common Sense Media missed this horribly violent part of this series. Yes, the story-line is well written, the art is beautiful and there is a strong female character. All of this is ruined by episode 15 if you are caught unaware.

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Great role models
Too much violence
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age 7+

Fantastic TV show

I love that this is my daughter's favorite show. We didn't have anything of this quality when I was growing up. Ronja and her friend Birk are wonderful, interesting characters. Birk's kindness to Ronja, and Ronja's bravery in standing up for Birk, are absolutely heart gripping. We're allowed to have spoilers here, right? I assume you want to know whether your kids can handle certain details. Well, when my daughter first tried the show, she had to stop when Ronja's father cruelly kidnapped Birk. She had been enjoying the father character as a hot-headed goofball until he took it WAY too far, to say the least. She didn't come back to it for a year, but now, it's her favorite. That's why I say age seven. It could even be older, but my daughter loves this type of character and animation, so she is motivated to tolerate the more difficult scenes.

This title has:

Too much violence

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