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A young fish on a jellyfish looking outside. Behind her is three boats sailing in the sea near a cliff. Text below reveals the film’s title and the credits. It is the eighth film Miyazaki directed for Ghibli, and his tenth overall. Ponyo who befriends a five-year-old human boy, Sōsuke, and wants to become a human girl. The film was released in Japan on July 19, 2008, in the US and Canada on August 14, 2009, and in the UK on February 12, 2010. Shattering the jar open with a rock, Sōsuke cuts his finger in the process.
Brunhilde licks his wound causing it to heal almost instantly. Sōsuke names her Ponyo and promises to protect her. Meanwhile, a distraught Fujimoto searches frantically for his lost daughter whom he believes to have been kidnapped. He calls his wave spirits to recover her, leaving the boy heartbroken. Ponyo and Fujimoto have an argument, during which Ponyo refuses to let her father call her by her birth name.
She declares her desire to be known as ‘Ponyo’ and to become human. Using her magic, she forces herself to grow leg- and arm-like appendages and start changing into a human, a power granted to her by the human blood she ingested when she licked Sōsuke’s finger. Her alarmed father forces her to change back into her true form and leaves to summon Ponyo’s mother, Granmamare. Meanwhile, Ponyo, with the help of her sisters, breaks away from her father and inadvertently uses his magic to make herself fully human.
Ponyo goes back to Sōsuke, who is amazed and overjoyed to see her. Sōsuke, and Ponyo wait out the storm at Sōsuke’s house. Worried about the residents of the nursing home where she works, Lisa leaves to check up on them and promising Sōsuke that she will return home as soon as possible. Granmamare declares that if Sōsuke can pass a test, Ponyo can live as a human and that the order of the world will be restored.
A still-worried Fujimoto reminds her that if Sōsuke fails the test, Ponyo will turn into sea foam. Sōsuke and Ponyo wake up to find that most of the land around the house has been covered by the ocean. Since it is impossible for Lisa to come home, the two children decide to find her. When Ponyo and Sōsuke make it to the forest, however, Ponyo tires and falls asleep only to be woken by Sōsuke, who implores her to ignite a second candle as the one powering their boat is about to go out. Ponyo then dozes off multiple times before concentrating enough to make the candle, which then goes out. She then passes out, and Sōsuke has to push the boat to shore, only to find that the boat, deprived of Ponyo’s magic, is reverting to its toy size. Sōsuke drags Ponyo to the shore, where he finds Lisa’s abandoned car.
Ponyo then wakes up, and the two decide to continue looking for her. Ponyo and Sōsuke head into a tunnel. Inside Ponyo reverts to being a fish due to overuse of her magical powers. Meanwhile, Lisa and the residents of the nursing home, who are temporarily able to breath water because of Granmamare, are waiting excitedly below the surface for Ponyo and Sōsuke to arrive. Sōsuke and Ponyo encounter Fujimoto, who warns the boy that the balance of nature is in danger and begs Sosuke to return Ponyo to him. Sōsuke doubts Fujimoto and attempts to flee, but the two children are quickly captured and Fujimoto takes them down to the protected nursing home.
Sōsuke is reunited with Lisa and meets Granmamare, with whom Lisa has just had a long private conversation. Granmamare asks Sōsuke if he can love Ponyo whether she is a fish or human. Sōsuke replies that he “loves all the Ponyos. Granmamare then tells her daughter that if she chooses to become human once and for all, she will have to give up her magical powers.
Ponyo agrees to this, so Granmamare encases her in a bubble and gives her to Sōsuke. She tells him that kissing the bubble will complete Ponyo’s transformation. The balance of nature is thus restored and the previously stranded ships head back to port. Fujimoto respects his daughter’s choice to become a human, having decided he can trust Sōsuke with Ponyo’s welfare.