Ponyo is Studio Ghibli's unique take on The Little Mermaid. Ponyo leaves home to visit the surface world, and she's quickly picked up by Sosuke, who she quickly grows to love. By using her father's power, Ponyo takes on the appearance of a little girl and returns to Sosuke to spend more time with him. The two develop a strong bond, and after a test of Sosuke's love, Ponyo can stay on the surface as a human girl. It's an endearing version of the classic fairy tale, with impressive visuals to go along with it. However, like most fairy tales, there are a few elements that don't make much sense. It's natural for siblings to look alike, but every single one of Ponyo's siblings looks the same. Although it is probably the film's way of making it easier for the viewers to tell which fish are related to Ponyo, it robs them of any identity outside of that. It raises the question of how Fujimoto and Granmamare can recognize which child is which, but it certainly must have taken a long time to come up with names for all of them.
39;s still a surprise that she still has that job, if this really is a regular occurrence.
Despite having a five-year-old child as a passenger, Lisa's driving is worse than Chihiro's parents in Spirited Away. While Chihiro's father was speeding down an unpaved road, Lisa manages to be even more of a driving menace by speeding down a winding road next to a cliff, taking turns so sharp that the vehicle even tilts so that its weight is on two of the car's tires. She does tell Sosuke to put on his seatbelt, but only after she's halfway to his destination. Most workplaces stress the importance of arriving to work on time. However, when Lisa arrives at the Senior Center, the first thing she does when she gets out of the car is to apologize for being late. Surprisingly enough, her coworkers don't seem to mind, although that may be due to her work ethic, which is much better than her driving. Regardless, it's still a surprise that she still has that job, if this really is a regular occurrence. For some reason, everyone was convinced at the beginning of the film that Ponyo was a goldfish. Sosuke and his friend Kimiko automatically recognize Ponyo as a goldfish, and Lisa is convinced as well. The only person who realizes that Ponyo isn't a goldfish is a woman at the senior center, Toki.
39;t make the drive in the first place.
She is quick to realize that Ponyo has a human-like face and panics, but no one seems actually to take her seriously even though she is right. When Fujimoto first visits the well, he notes that the door still doesn't fit right, meaning that he knew for a while that the door needed to be repaired, but he never fixed it. To make matters worse, he then admits to realizing that anything that got near the well would risk ruining the world's balance. He eventually leaves after pouring something down the well, and he still doesn't fix the door for some reason, even though he knew it would cause problems. When the roads started to flood, Lisa is stopped by a couple of men, who tell her that the leeward side of the area was safer. The drive to her house would be too risky. Naturally, Lisa decides that she would rather risk her and her son's lives by driving to her house anyway, speeding in an attempt to outrun the flood. She decides to go back to the Senior Center a little later anyway, so it would have been much easier if she didn't make the drive in the first place. Lisa is so worried about the seniors at the Senior Center that she decides to leave two children alone in the house.
39;s alright since everyone starts as sea foam from the beginning.
Before leaving, she turns to Sosuke and tells him that although he is only five years old, he is very smart, which is why she is leaving him and Ponyo to fend for themselves. However, it seems that she had forgotten that Sosuke nearly drowned when he first lost Ponyo, making Lisa's point moot. For Ponyo to remain human forever, Sosuke has to promise to love her forever. If he doesn't love her, then Ponyo would turn into sea foam. Although Fujimoto may seem like an antagonist throughout the movie because he keeps trying to bring Ponyo home, he reacts like a good parent would, worrying about Sosuke's test result. However, Granmamare seems perfectly calm, stating that if her daughter did turn into sea foam, it's alright since everyone starts as sea foam from the beginning. Like in many Studio Ghibli movies, the adults seem unfazed by the magical events happening in front of them. When Ponyo's features become chicken-like, and she runs across the water to cure a baby's cold, the parents don't react very strongly, just laughing and looking delighted. This isn't the first time Ponyo has taken on this appearance in front of a human adult before, but no one ever questions how she can use magic. Definitely a fairy tale trope, Granmamare states that the only way to bring balance to nature is through Sosuke declaring his love to Ponyo. The moment Sosuke passes his test, Granmamare declares that all of the problems have been solved, and everything immediately turns back to normal. Considering the heavy flooding and the fact that the moon is far too close to the Earth, it is odd that a few words were able to fix potential world-ending problems.
People often mistake him for a raccoon dog.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.