Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’ Likely Here in April
Surfing Amazon’s listing can make one feel like an archaeologist as people pour through the advance listings to see what trade collections are coming from the various publishers. ICv2 did some spelunking and came up with a number of books based on Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo on a Cliff By the Sea, which outperformed The Dark Knight in Japan this summer.
Viz Media’s The Art of Ponyo on a Cliff By the Sea is listed for release on March 3 while AAA Anime has picked an April release for the first volume of the comic based on the film. As a result, the presumption is the film will be in release during the Easter season when schools take a break and kids need something do. IMDB has no listing for a domestic release but it does open throughout Europe in April.
Ponyo is the name of a princess goldfish who desires to be human. When washed up on the shore, Ponyo befriends a 5-year-old boy and all seems swell until the fish’s father summons the sea to help find his missing child.