YMMV / Ronja the Robber's Daughter

  • Awesome Music: They may be tough, Bad Ass 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