Try to remember me kindly... if you will. Take care of Ponyo.

Fujimoto is the father of Ponyo and the husband of Granmamare in Ponyo. Despite being the antagonist, he expresses his intentions are only in his daughter's best interest, so he isn't really a villain. Fujimoto was voiced by Joji Tokoro in the Japanese and Liam Neeson in the English version.



Fujimoto is presumably slender 40 years old, but he may have lived much longer. He claims he was once human, which implies he went under some changes. This may be a clue as to why he has strange, bird-like markings on his cheekbones and under his eyes.

He has long red hair like Granmamare and his daughters, with light green eyes. He wears a very strange cerulean and white-striped suit with a wide magenta tie.

When upon land, he uses a contraption he explains is a humidifier, to wet the ground with sea water as he is walking along it. This may imply he cannot go on land comfortably without it. Also, when seen by humans, he is described as appearing very strange and perhaps shady, or to be avoided. This is only assumed, as he means no harm to humans although he seems to dislike them.


  • Ponyo, his eldest daughter. He appears to have a somewhat difficult relationship with her, being a bit strict after she disobeys him - causing her to run away.
  • Ponyo's Sisters, his younger daughters. Unlike Ponyo, they are passive, and listen to their father, staying in their ship and bubble.
  • Granmamare, a Sea Goddess, and his wife. He appears to be intimidated by her power and status, always fussing and worrying about how he cares for his children in her absence.

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