Hari Rabu lepas pergi ke Cinecitta, Kawasaki untuk menonton “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”. Anak2 selalu bertanyakan bila hendak pergi menonton sejak Zakwan dapat tiket diskaun dari tadikanya. 1300 yen untuk dewasa (pelajar Universiti) dan 800 yen untuk kanak2 atas 3 tahun. Hari Rabu juga adalah “Ladies Day” dan hanya untuk perempuan dapat beli tiket berharga 1000 yen. Adakah ini boleh dikatakan sebagai gendar diskriminasi??
Plot ceritanya memang tak boleh kalahkan cerita “Sprited Away” dan “Princess Mononoke” yang memang “sesuai” untuk dewasa dan kanak2 atau “My Neighbor Totoro” yang sentiasa menjadi kesukaan kami. Bila ditanya pada anak2, mereka suka menonton ponyo kerana “kawai”, “uta ga ii” dan lain2. Lagu “Ponyo ponyo” sedang berada di tangga no 1 carta mingguan lagu di Jepun. Anak2 sudah hafal lagunya, mungkin kerana melodinya dan liriknya yang mudah.
Ini penerangan mengenainya di WIKI
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (崖の上のポニョ, Gake no Ue no Ponyo) is a 2008 animated film by the Japanese anime studio Studio Ghibli, it is written and directed by famed anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. It is Miyazaki’s ninth film to be made under Ghibli. The plot centers on a goldfish named Ponyo who desperately wants to be a human. In pursuing her goal, she befriends a five-year-old human boy, Sōsuke.
The plot is centered on a girl fish who runs away from her home in the sea. She ends up stranded on the shore and is rescued by Sōsuke, a five year old boy who lives on a cliff. Sōsuke names her Ponyo after taking a great liking to her, and promises to protect her forever. Meanwhile, her father, Fujimoto, is looking for his daughter, upset that she ran away. He calls his wave demons and has them take Ponyo back to him, since it seems he has an aversion to land. Sōsuke is heartbroken by this, and goes home crying to his mother, Risa. Risa tries to cheer him up, but to no avail.
Ponyo and her father have a confrontation, where Ponyo refuses her father to call her Brünnhilde and declares she is Ponyo, and voices her want to become human, because she has started to fall in love with Sōsuke. Her father silences her with difficulty and goes to summon Ponyo’s mother. Meanwhile, Ponyo, with the help of her sisters, breaks away from her father’s barriers, and mixes herself in with his magic, becoming a human girl. This causes an inbalance in the world, which in turn results in a tsunami. Riding on the waves of the tsunami, Ponyo goes back to visit Sōsuke. Risa, Sōsuke, and Ponyo stay the night at Sōsuke’s house, hoping the tsunami will be over, whereupon Risa leaves the house to check up on the residents of the nursing home she works at.
Granmammare, Ponyo’s mother, arrives to Fujimoto’s submarine. Fujimoto notices the moon is deorbited and the satellites are falling like shooting stars. Granmammare declares that if Sōsuke and Ponyo succeed a trial, Ponyo can live as a human, and the world order will be restored.
Sōsuke and Ponyo wake up to find that the most of the land has submerged. Risa has not come home yet, so, with the help of Ponyo’s magic, they turn Sōsuke’s toy boat to life size and set out to find Risa.
After going through a tunnel, where Ponyo loses her human form and returns to a fish, they arrive to the nursing home and meet Granmammare. Granmammare asks Sōsuke if he can love even if Ponyo is a fish or mermaid. Sōsuke answers he likes all form of Ponyo. Granmammare allows her to become human.
p/s: Zarul yg masih kecil pun sudah boleh menyanyikan lagu ponyo…