YMMV / Ronja the Robber's Daughter

  • Awesome Music: They may be tough, badass robbers, but man, can they sing. Then again, when you're outcasts from society sitting around in a castle, music and theater is pretty much the only entertainment you've got. This was shown prominently in the movie, with musicians being cast instead of actors for many roles. Songs can be found here.
  • Counterpart Comparison: Ronja and Birk (being the kids of two mortal enemies, who still end up loving each other) are a Low Fantasy version of Romeo and Juliet. They get a happy ending though.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Not only did the movie win the 1985 Berlin International Film Festival's Silver Bear, but both the musical and stage adaptation has been written by Germans.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The harpies, especially in the movie.
    • The Fair Folk almost kidnapping Ronia. In the movie, they start making eerie sounds as the mist drags in, whispering "come", and Ronia starts walking in a trance, mumbling "I'm coming..." all the while.
  • Tear Jerker:

The anime

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Despite only appearing in a few scenes throughout the series the harpy is extremely popular. A lot of people feel that she has an oddly attractive face.
  • Ugly Cute: The depiction of the grey dwarves are certainly intended to be creepy, but their short stature and flipper-like arms make them resemble baby penguins.
  • Uncanny Valley: Some of the characters have sufficiently realistic 3D models to end up here.