Following the Studio Ghibli film, Howl’s Moving Castle, Miyazaki releases his eighth film, Ponyo. Instead of the storyline focusing on a human, Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff) stretches further into the imagination to center on a goldfish who dreams of becoming a human, and a five-year-old boy named Sosuke might be the perfect person to join forces with.
The artistic adventure of Ponyo has made quite the buzz in the movie scene to go on to earn awards across the globe with five from the Tokyo Anime Awards alone. Every character is unique and is voiced by Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yuki Amami, Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi to name a few. Even the quotes from Ponyo hold humor and wisdom.
Here is the scoop on Ponyo quotes!
1. “I’d let a fish lick me if it’d get me out of this wheelchair.” -Noriko
2. “That’s the most boring goldfish I’ve ever seen in my entire life.” -Kumiko
3. “You should never judge others by their looks.” -Lisa
4. “Teeth!” -Ponyo
5. “Life is mysterious and amazing, but we have work to do now, and I need you both to stay calm.” -Lisa
6. “I love Ponyo whether she’s a fish, a human, or something in between.” -Sosuke
7. “Human? What do you know about humans, Brunhilde? They spoil the sea. They treat your home like their empty black souls.” -Fujimoto
8. “He hates humans! He keeps me in a bubble, so I swam away from home.” -Ponyo
9. “I say we start with dessert and go backwards. It’s been a backwards kind of day!” -Lisa
10. “You can’t be busy, you’re five!” -Koichi
11. “Ponyo, make the candle bigger!” -Sosuke
12. “You must promise me something. You will never go back to the surface, yes?” -Fujimoto
13. “Ham? You ate the food! What else did you do? Did you taste blood, Brunhilde?” -Fujimoto
14. “She’s big and beautiful, but she can be very scary!” -Ponyo
15. “Ponyo loves Sosuke!” -Ponyo
16. “Respect your father!” -Fujimoto
17. “What? This is not weed killer! This is the purest ocean water, and it keeps me from drying out on land!” -Fujimoto
18. “Don’t worry, Ponyo. No matter what, I will protect you. I promise.” -Sosuke
19. “Ponyo loves Sosuke! I will be human too!” -Ponyo
20. “It’s not your fault. I exposed you to the magic and you’re too young to understand. I have to keep the sea in balance it’s a big responsibility.” -Fujimoto
21. “Mom! Ponyo came back, and she’s a little girl now!” -Sosuke
22. “If even one living creature got in here…” -Fujimoto
We always love reliving Hayao Miyazaki’s imaginative worlds and Ponyo is no different as a goldfish that loves to dream big. Did you know that a plush of an Ōtori-Sama from Spirited Away can be seen on a shelf at the senior center?
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