Ponyo poster

Ponyo 2008


About Ponyo

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human.

Ponyo Cast

Ponyo Crew


Hayao MiyazakiDirector


Naoya FujimakiExecutive producer
Ryoichi FukuyamaExecutive producer
Kôji HoshinoExecutive producer
Toshio SuzukiProducer
Seiji OkudaExecutive producer


Atsushi OkuiDirector of photography


Hayao MiyazakiEditor
Takeshi SeyamaEditor


Noboru YoshidaArt direction


Mika YamaguchiFoley
Joe HisaishiOriginal music composer


Katsuya KondôSupervising animator


Hayao MiyazakiWriter