Gake no Ue no Ponyo

I seem to be the only person left on the planet Earth that hasn’t watched, “Star Trek” yet. But I have watched “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” ( 崖の上のポニョ)

Loosely based on “The Little Mermaid”, Miyazaki’s latest film centers around a fish-girl who wants to become human after being rescued by 5-year old Sosuke. Ponyo’s sea magician father is against it, being human himself once.

I can’t really remember a lot about the plot because it’s not plot driven. It plays out a lot like the way a toddler would tell you a story. Maybe that was intentional, maybe not. It focuses more on the relationships between each character.

And the visuals. Oh, the visuals.

The character designs are a throwback to some of his older work and this whole film was drawn and coloured entirely by hand. The waves morphs into whales and fish and I wouldn’t mind having an ocean in my yard.

Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delvery Service and My Neighbour Totoro will still be my top Miyazaki picks, but Ponyo is definately worth watching.

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6 thoughts on “Gake no Ue no Ponyo

  1. oh i heart hayao…can i borrow your dvd?

    p.s. wordpress looks so…clean. waaaah.

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  2. I just downloaded it 😛 I can burn you a copy. I should warn you, it’s a shot-by-the-guy-who-runs-the-projector type thing. The subtitles are a little engrish at times and at one point, someone gets up to go to the bathroom in the middle, but the audio and video quality is decent.

    p.s yes it is! my only qualm is, you can’t fiddle around with the CSS much.

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  3. waah, make me a copy! I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time!!!

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    1. Sige sige. 😀 I’ll give it to you on Friday.

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  4. Looks like a cute movie. I have YET to watch “Kiki” and “Howl’s”.

    … Pa-copy na rin. Palitan ko DVD mo. Will you be at Kyra’s party this Saturday? Haven’t found a gift for her yet. ;(

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    1. Borrowed DVD yung Howl’s and Kiki eh. I don’t have a DVD burner at hindi pala kasya sa CD yung ponyo. I can bring my laptop the next time we see each other. Dala ka na lang ng USB na kasya ang 780mb XD

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