July 06, 2008
Gake no ue no ponyo, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea", looks like a cute movie about a fish named Ponyo who was riding on a jellyfish when her head got stuck in a jar. A little boy rescued her. Ponyo wants to be human. It was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
I'm sure you recognize this one.
This movie, Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (long o), is based on a Japanese TV program. It was originally a comic book, Hakaba Kitarō, (Graveyard Kitaro) by Shigeru Mizuki. It is a story with a cast of unusual creatures/characters. Have you heard of it? If not, you probably will again someday! It may show up in a theater near you!
For those of you in Japan check Toho Cinema.