桜 & 恋

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea

So the greatest living animator, Hayao Miyazaki has yet come up with another heart-felt film-Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.

He touches his usual theme on ‘man vs nature’, about how man polluting the environment and that the nature decide to ‘fight’ back. Unlike Nausicaa, Princess mononoke, where the atmosphere is more intense and deep, this film is more light-hearted/child-like yet can be understood by all ages!

I guess the film focuses more on the nature-innocent being of being just a child, which is fully depicted on 5 years old –Sosuke. He rescued Ponyo (a little mermaid, which I initially thought was plankton or something); he was worried in tears that the little thing is dying soon. Such is the concern of a little boy for a little thing.

Sosuke said something really touching, ‘no matter what form Ponyo is in, be it the mermaid form, half-human form or full human, he will still love her!’ that coming out from a little boy was again, WOW!

Anyway, the film is about how Sosuke rescued this little mermaid whom in turn fall for him and having the desire to become human which unfortunately unrevealed some tsunami and about the overcoming of the catastrophe.

Like Mel had picked up, the art-form is really child-like to the max, crayon-like figure, it seems more ‘approachable, touchable’ than the normal computerized one, though this film uses computer too.

Oh yea the theme song is darn-cute la!!! Yet again Miyazaki collaborated with Joe Hisaishi in the music-play; which without doubt bring the film to life!

If you are a fan of Studio Ghibli, be sure to catch it, if you haven’t!

Takre care
桜 & 恋

some photos

notice my hair, the middle part is over-shave! $@#%$#


some random doodle while chatting



he reminded me of my short-attention span again!!! LOL

random photos



does this guy look like he's peeing or something?

Joe Hisaishi! the film will be w/o, w/o him

Ponyo Comes - Joe Hisaishi

can always watch it again!



  • Glad you liked it, kai-kun ^_^ oh... but ponyo wasn't exactly a mermaid... more of a goldfish who wanted to become a human to get to sousuke :p and short attention span... can be cute, but more often than not it gets annoying trying to retrieve your attention lol

    By Anonymous Miyazaki BANZAI!!, At 11:29 AM  

  • forgot to mention how detailed/meticulous the film was, the process of Sousoke, taking off his slipper, wriggling up his pants before stepping into the sea to save ponyo. . .

    By Blogger kai/kaispiral, At 6:45 PM  

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