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Posted 9/1/08
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea


The plot is centered on a girl fish who runs away from her home in the sea. She ends up stranded on the shore and is rescued by Sōsuke, a five year old boy who lives on a cliff. Sōsuke names her Ponyo (pronounced "Po-Nyo", not "Pon-Yo") after taking a great liking to her, and promises to protect her forever. Meanwhile, her father, Fujimoto, is looking for his daughter, upset that she ran away. He calls his wave demons and has them take Ponyo back to him, since it seems he has an aversion to land. Sōsuke is heartbroken by this, and goes home crying to his mother, Risa. Risa tries to cheer him up, but to no avail.

Ponyo and her father have a confrontation, where Ponyo refuses to let her father to call her Brünnhilde and declares she is Ponyo, and voices her desire to become human, because she has started to fall in love with Sōsuke. Her father silences her with difficulty and goes to summon Ponyo's mother. Meanwhile, Ponyo, with the help of her sisters, breaks away from her father, and uses his magic to make herself human. This causes an inbalance in the world, which in turn results in a tsunami. Riding on the waves of the tsunami, Ponyo goes back to visit Sōsuke. Risa, Sōsuke, and Ponyo stay the night at Sōsuke's house, hoping the tsunami will be over, whereupon Risa leaves the house to check up on the residents of the nursing home she works at.

Granmammare, Ponyo's mother, arrives at Fujimoto's submarine. Fujimoto notices the moon has come out of its orbit and the satellites are falling like shooting stars. Granmammare declares that if Sōsuke and Ponyo pass a test, Ponyo can live as a human and the world order will be restored.

Sōsuke and Ponyo wake up to find that the most of the land has been submerged. Risa has not come home yet, so with the help of Ponyo's magic, they make Sōsuke's toy boat life-size and set out to find Risa.

After going through a tunnel, where Ponyo loses her human form and resumes the form of a fish, they arrive at the nursing home and meet Granmammare. Granmammare asks Sōsuke if he can love Ponyo even if she is a fish or mermaid. Sōsuke replies that he likes all form of Ponyo. Granmammare then allows her to become human.

Which Character Would you want to be?

# Sōsuke

# Kōichi (Sōsuke's father)

# Risa (Sōsuke's mother)

# Ponyo

# Fujimoto (Ponyo's father)

# Granmammare (Ponyo's mother)

# Ponyo's sisters

# A woman

# Toki

# Yoshie

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