Ponyo ... too cute

`Ponyo, ponyo, ponyo, sakana no ko...` (ポニョ、ポニョ、ポニョ、さかなのこ...) these lyrics (and the rest of the song) can be recited automatically by almost every Japanese child that I have ever met.

The theme song for the Japanese Ponyo movie was sung by a pretty famous Japanese duo (Fujimaki Fujioka), and an eight-year-old child (Nozomi Ohashi).

I have watched the trailer for the English Ponyo movie and the catchy theme song doesn`t seem to be as important ... guess we will have to wait and see.

Here is the trailer for the movie (in English);

and again (in Japanese);

The US poster for the movie...

Ponyo on the cliff by the sea will be released in theatres in the US on August 14th 2009.

The Japanese poster for the movie...

(Gake no Ue no Ponyo) was released in theatres in Japan on July 19th 2008. It was recently made available on DVD.

I watched it last night (in Japanese) and understood it, which means my Japanese ability must have improved to the level of a 3-year-old!! yay? It was really lovely. Sweet and cute, warm and fuzzy.

I am looking forward to seeing it in English too.


  1. i cant watch アニメ in English! The american accents scare me!


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