Cover image for Ponyo. Volume 1 / original story and screenplay written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki ; [translated from the original Japanese by Jim Hubbert ; English language screenplay by Melissa Mathison ; film comic adaptation, Mai Ihara ; lettering, Rina Mapa].
Title:
Ponyo. Volume 1 / original story and screenplay written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki ; [translated from the original Japanese by Jim Hubbert ; English language screenplay by Melissa Mathison ; film comic adaptation, Mai Ihara ; lettering, Rina Mapa].
ISBN:
9781421530772
Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Viz Media, 2009.

©2009
Physical Description:
143 pages : colour illustrations ; 19 cm.
General Note:
First published in Japan by Tokuma Shoten Co., Ltd.

Studio Ghibli library
Abstract:
"Ponyo is a sweet-faced goldfish from a magical realm under the sea. One day, Ponyo's curiosity takes her far from home. After accidentally hitching a ride on a jellyfish, Ponyo washes up on the shore and is found by Sosuke, a kindly human boy. The two become fast friends and are swept away on an incredible adventure. After discovering Ponyo trapped in a tidepool, Sosuke takes her home and does his best to make sure she's happy and well fed in the human world. Ponyo's father, a powerful underwater sorcerer, sends out mysterious tidal forces to locate his daughter. Ponyo and Sosuke may be torn apart just when they've become best friends!"--P. [4] of jacket.
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Ponyo, a female fish, runs away from her home in the sea and ends up stranded on the shore. Sosuke, a five-year-old boy who lives on a cliff, rescues her. He promises to protect Ponyo forever. Ponyo grows very fond of Sosuke, and with the help of her sisters and her father's magic, she becomes human. This results in a great imbalance in the cosmos, causing great storms and floods and satellites to fall from the sky. Ponyo becomes a fish again and Sosuke promises to love her no matter what form she takes. In the end, when Ponyo kisses Sosuke, she becomes human again.

 

 


Author Notes

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In September 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the Festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away , winner of the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Princess Mononoke , My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle , all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind , which is published in English by VIZ Media. Nausicaä , like many of the director's movies, is now available on DVD in the U.S.