The old classic animated movie, Ponyo used to be an absolute favorite of our time. It’s been more than a decade since we have heard anything about the movie. With the amazing fanbase, who are daily dying to watch another part of the movie, will Ponyo 2 ever happen? It might be!
A Popular animated movie of Studio Ghibli which is a well-known Japanese entertainment company for its famous show, Spirited Away.
Based on the story of a goldfish named Ponyo who somehow escaped from the ocean. There are many tough situations but the little goldfish manages to get away with all of them. Later, A five-year-old boy found Ponyo. The movie revolves around these two characters and their unbreakable bond.
Released in 2008, the movie finds its name in the top 5 Highest-grossing animated movies of all time. After the huge success, Hayao Miyazaki planned for a sequel. But it’s been more than a decade since we heard anything about the sequel.
In this article, we’ll be going to see everything about Ponyo and its possible season 2 in detail. Keep reading if you are a fan of the show or even a newbie in the Japanese animated world. You will find every little detail about the movie.
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Ponyo – What is it About?
The movie starts with a goldfish named Ponyo who lives under the water with her family. Her father, Fujimoto, who ance a human wizard scientist with some of the great magical powers takes her daughter Ponyo and other children to the outing. In the midway, Ponyo lost her path, just like what happened in Finding Nemo. She got excited after watching jellyfish and started to follow her way.
Moreover, after some time missing, she got in the hands of the fishers, who planned to sell her in the market at a good price. Luckily, in the way, his life was saved by a small five-year boy, Sosuke. Ponyo was trapped in a glass jar but the small boy broke the jar in order to free her and also cut her hand during the process.
Ponyo licks the cut and it automatically heals up. Now, she started to live with the small boy and their bond got stronger. Now, there is much of a twist and you would resemble the story with the Little Mermaid.
Ponyo started to fall in love with Sosuke and he also started to protect her more and more. During her visit to the home, she shows her interest in transforming into a human, her father, who overheard all these things, denied her request and asked her to be who she is.
She and Fujimoto start to have a big fight and after that, Ponyo shows her magic to transform into a human. As she had already licked the human blood, her wishes came true and her power also got stronger. Now, there is still much of the human transformation remaining and her sibling helps in the process.
When Ponto fully transformed into a human, she finally returned back to Sosuke. But things didn’t go as easy as they seemed. The transformation of a fish into a human-caused the imbalance in the ocean resulting in the tsunami.
Ponyo 2 – Will there be a Sequel?
Hayao Miyazaki, the creator of the Ponyo movie, showed his interest in the sequel to Ponyo. He said in an interview about the possibility of Ponyo 2 in the future. After the announcement was made, many people wanted to know more about the details of Ponyo 2.
It was the time of 2009 but 11 years have passed and the fans of Ponyo are wondering if the news was ever real or just made up? Well, Hayao is surely interested in the production of Ponyo because the movie has already been a worldwide sensation. With breaking records and endless grossing, it was a dream come true for the creators.
Toshio Suzuki then entered and asked Hayao to drop the idea. He advised him to make his own manga, The wind rises instead of thinking of a sequel and he did the same. The movie was initially not hype for the audition but after it was released, it became another hit film of Hayao but not as successful as Ponyo. Later, he started working on many projects which includes, How do you live? And more.
The idea of the sequel was once striking on his mind but that never happens again and the fans again got disappointed with it.
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Ponyo 2 – Studio Ghibli Never Make Sequel
Another reason why we don’t have a sequel to Ponyo is Studio Ghibli never made any sequel. Despite their movies’ amazing performance, they never made any sequel. From getting Grammy nominations to the popularity and love by the fans, we were never really blessed with the sequel. Spirited Away is another such example.
It was one of the rare times where the creator desired a follow-up of any animated movies. I might think that Miyazaki must have the script and thoughts ready in his mind, that’s why there were so many things going on. Never mind, the creator is still busy with their other animated movies which might be as amazing as Ponyo in the future. But if you are wondering whether Ponyo will have a future, I doubt that.
Where can I watch this Movie?
If you haven’t watched this movie then it is available on Netflix to stream. The old classic animated movie will make you feel so refreshing and might give you the vibe of Finding Nemo and The little mermaid. But I personally think that it is more than that. Take a chance and watch this movie and don’t forget to comment down below.
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What are the Ratings of the show?
The audience and critics have been actively supporting the show from the day it was released to now. Even the critics have been appreciating the show. The IMDb rating of this show is 7.7/10 and 91% of rotten tomatoes.
Even more, Amazon.in has rated the show with a 4.9/5 rating. The audience rating summary of this Japanese animated movie is 4.8/5.
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