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Gake no Ue no Ponyo

Alternative Titles

English: Ponyo
Synonyms: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Japanese: 崖の上のポニョ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 2008
Producers: Dentsu, d-rights, Toho
Licensors: Walt Disney Studios
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.931 (scored by 145,925 users)
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Ranked: #6552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #388
Members: 223,420
Favorites: 1,129


Both stories involve a friendship between a kind-hearted human and an innocent fish (taking on the appearance of a human). Ponyo is about an innocent love between two children, where Tsuritama is about creating friendships and working hard to understand each other. 
report Recommended by Kuro-chan
- Both about a relationship between a male human kid and a childish female sea creature. - Both contain warm and colorful visuals. - Both films have a family atmosphere. - Both Events happening in a town by a sea.  
report Recommended by mezzo12
Same director. Both are visually stunning and have a distinct Gibli, magical quality to them.  
report Recommended by amade0
both from Mizayaki Hayao's Ghibli Studio, both story & art have warm and 'cuteness', ah, I just think anyone who love one of these will love the other,, 
report Recommended by Jim_Heart
Ponyo consists in a plot aimed at a younger audience while Nagi no Asukara's targets the older, but both display some similarities: - Beautiful sceneries and unique animation. - The heroine is from the sea and is in love with a human. The story takes place when she is fished by the human boy. - There is a kingdom underwater where mystical beings live like a god/goddess who are able to cast curses. While Ponyo focuses on friendship, fantasy and adventure, NnA centers itself in a love polygon and is able to give more depth to the characters. If you liked one and enjoy the theme  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both stories about little kids and their adventures with the sea. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Relationship between a human boy and non-human girl, involving one of them turning into a fish. Both movies have amazing visuals. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both story about the adventure and friendships of the main characters, with a lighthearted plot that will warm anyones heart. 
report Recommended by Dai_to
Both are directed by Hayao Miyazaki and from Studio Ghibli. Lovable characters and great art. A girl chasing her dreams, with lots of adventure! If you like one, you'll definitely like the other. 
report Recommended by alinaokumura
all of miyizakis fantasy work is very similar to mushishi, aswell as the natsume yuujinchou series. Also if youve already seen the above mentioned then i would also watch both seasons of moyashimon, its got a very similar wabisabi effect based around simplicity and the mysterious beyond. 
report Recommended by zenstep
it's just like ponyo but in 5 mins. 
report Recommended by reverse_spectrum
Wolf Children and Ponyo are alike with both having the theme of a parent left with the responsibility of caring for two young children. 
report Recommended by LovelyKatie-chan
1. It has the same innocent child-like feel to it. 2. Filled with strange creatures.  
report Recommended by RedvelvetDaisuki
Both are very cute anime movies, great for children but also enjoyable for adults. They are heartwarming, with great art. Major difference is that Leafie IS SO EMOTIONAL. If you want a good type of cry, watch Leafie.  
report Recommended by snkwings
Both are about a guy who fishes out/finds a mermaid who immediately falls in love with hime. While Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san is more comedy, Ponyo Ponyo on the Cliff by the See is more fairy tale. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both feature idilic locales of a seaside town. And a magical person of ancient lineage who wants to follow their own path against the wishes of their mentor, and that person being influenced and changed by the experiences of a normal, mortal life. The visuals, especially the magical effects, are a sight to behold in both.  
report Recommended by okurokichoki
Very similar in their core plot points, but very different in execution. 
report Recommended by ta0paipai
Both are very kawaii and directed by the famous Hayao Miyazaki. Castle in the Sky and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea both have that classical feel and same art style with the two lead characters as a boy and a girl. Ponyo by the Cliff by the Sea is a bit more on the childish side, while Castle in the Sky has a deeper meaning and story. 
report Recommended by Chidashi
Same as kappa, this story is adventurous. I you like a magical creature adventure, like Kappa *well aside kappa being a demon God* You might love Ponyo x3 
report Recommended by amiyusoku
They have very similar elements and themes; a young magical girl, an adolescent love, a seaside fishing community and how a disaster that struck that community was magically resolved. 
report Recommended by tofei
Howl's Moving Castle is much more interesting than Ponyo, especially the plot, but the drawing style is the same. Also, they are similar in gender. 
report Recommended by Sly_Alex
Both films are similar in themes of unlikely love, characters from different worlds meeting in love in conflict, and similar character design. 
report Recommended by BluMeino
This may just be IMO but... there ARE some similarities. The endings are different (obviously) but, if you look at it like this, IMO, you will see the similarities Sousuke- May Ponyo- Manaphy Fujimoto- Pokemon Ranger Jackie Walker So... yeah... do whatever you want 
report Recommended by Dubs4life
I don't know how to explain, but the feelings after you watched these movies are somehow resemble each other, so... I'm sure it won't be just a waste of time, if you'll watch it. Actually, The Cat Returns is more interesting. 
report Recommended by Sly_Alex
Both stories revolve around water. 
report Recommended by Hstar