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* {{Leitmotif}}: Ponyo, Fujimoto, and Granmamare are accompanied by instrumental renditions of their respective character songs (the film's main theme for Ponyo, "Fujimoto's Theme" for Fujimoto, and "Mother of the Sea" for Granmamare).



* VillainSong: ''[[https://youtu.be/DqqDF1aLkRU Fujimoto's Theme]]'', which is sung from the titular character's perspective and details his HumansAreBastards views towards mankind.

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* VillainSong: ''[[https://youtu.be/DqqDF1aLkRU Fujimoto's Theme]]'', which is sung from the titular character's perspective and details his HumansAreBastards [[HumansAreBastards negative views towards mankind.mankind]].


%%* MeetCute: Very cute, at that.



%%* NoIndoorVoice: Ponyo, more so in the Japanese version.

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%%* * NoIndoorVoice: Ponyo, more so Ponyo yells practically every line of dialogue; it's actually tuned ''down'' in the Japanese version.dub.



%%* OverprotectiveDad: Fujimoto all the way.
%%* ParentsAsPeople

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%%* * OverprotectiveDad: Fujimoto all the way.
%%* ParentsAsPeople
way, insisting on keeping Ponyo in her small fish form to keep her away from the humans. He eventually lets this go.
* ParentsAsPeople:
** Sosuke's parents both love him deeply but have other responsibilities outside of him. His mother is dedicated to her job at the senior center, gets frustrated enough with his father's absence to become despondent and need Sosuke's comfort, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg drives like a maniac]].
** Ponyo's father is paranoid and overprotective, even if he does ultimately love Ponyo enough to let her make her own decision.



%%* PluckyGirl:
%%** Ponyo, to the point of being this trope's poster child.
%%** Lisa can be considered a grown-up version of the ones who always appear in Miyazaki movies. Think an adult Kiki.
%%* PowerOfLove: The test Sosuke is put through, to see if Ponyo will be allowed to stay with him.
%%* ThePromise: Several are made. Some are broken.
%%* PuppyLove: Ponyo and Sosuke, although [[spoiler:the ending seems to imply they'll grow up as brother and sister]].

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%%* PluckyGirl:
%%**
* PluckyGirl:
**
Ponyo, to the point of being this the trope's poster child.
%%**
page image; boisterous, unafraid of anything, and extremely powerful.
**
Lisa can be considered a grown-up version of the ones who always appear in Miyazaki movies.movies: self-sufficient, optimistic, and fun-loving, even when faced with difficult circumstances. Think an adult Kiki.
%%* * PowerOfLove: The test Sosuke is put through, to see if Sosuke's love for Ponyo will be allowed to stay with him.
%%* ThePromise: Several are made. Some are broken.
%%*
both turns her into a human and saves the whole world.
*
PuppyLove: Ponyo and Sosuke, although [[spoiler:the Sosuke's relationship is discussed in terms of love, even though they're both five. [[spoiler:The ending seems to imply they'll grow up as brother and sister]].



%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
%%** Ponyo when she's a fish; can even apply to when she's a human girl.
%%** Ponyo's sisters too.

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%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
%%**
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Ponyo herself when she's a fish; can fish and even apply to when she's a human girl.
%%**
mid-transformation to becoming human. Ponyo's sisters too.sisters, too, being just smaller versions of her fish form.



%%* RunningGag: "'''[[NoIndoorVoice HAM!!!]]'''"

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%%* * RunningGag: Ponyo and her love of "'''[[NoIndoorVoice HAM!!!]]'''"



%%* SceneryPorn: It's a Creator/StudioGhibli movie. Though it's a different flavor than usual.

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%%* * SceneryPorn: It's a Creator/StudioGhibli movie. Though it's a different flavor than usual.usual, with backgrounds lovingly detailed with colored pencil while the character designs remain (mostly) simple throughout.



%%* AStormIsComing
%%* SunkenCity

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%%* AStormIsComing
%%* SunkenCity
* AStormIsComing: Uttered by the characters, though thankfully this storm is more of a setup for adventure than genuine danger.
* SunkenCity: Sosuke's village is completely submerged by the rising ocean and becomes a home for all of the life unleashed by Ponyo's magic. Surprisingly, none of the structures seem affected by it after the waters recede.



%%* TearsOfJoy: When Sosuke realizes that Ponyo hasn't died.

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%%* * TearsOfJoy: When Sosuke lets some out when he realizes that Ponyo hasn't died.



%%* TrueLovesKiss: But it's not the big deal that it usually is, probably since the protagonists are young children around the age of five.

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%%* * TrueLovesKiss: But Seals the deal for Ponyo's transformation into a human, though it's not the big deal that it usually is, probably since the protagonists are young children around the age of five.



%%* YouAreWhatYouHate: Fujimoto vis-à-vis humanity.

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%%* * YouAreWhatYouHate: Fujimoto vis-à-vis humanity.was a human and still needs magic to survive under the sea. Doesn't stop him from wanting the world submerged once again.


%%* BadMoonRising: Way too large and drawing the tides way too high.

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%%* * BadMoonRising: Way too large Ponyo's fiddling with magic somehow brings the moon closer to Earth and drawing the tides way too high.high.



%%* BlushSticker: Both Sosuke and Ponyo have them after TheGlomp.
%%* ABoyAndHisX: Played straight at first with Sosuke and his goldfish...
%%* BoyMeetsGhoul: ... but then she [[spoiler:[[BecomeARealBoy becomes human]].]]

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%%* * BlushSticker: Both Sosuke and Ponyo have sport them after TheGlomp.
%%* * ABoyAndHisX: Played straight at first with Sosuke and his goldfish...
%%* BoyMeetsGhoul: ... but then * BoyMeetsGhoul: ...until she [[spoiler:[[BecomeARealBoy becomes human]].]]



%%* BulletTime: Sosuke running from Fujimoto with Ponyo in the latter half of the movie.

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%%* * BulletTime: Sosuke running from Fujimoto with Ponyo in across the latter half of the movie.fence, culminating in them leaping towards Toki's outstretched arms, is shot like this. Mostly PlayedForLaughs, as it emphasizes her once again getting absolutely drenched



%%* CuteBruiser: Ponyo accidentally causes a ''tsunami''.



%%* FishOutOfWater: Literally with Ponyo, though she's not a typical example of this trope.
%%* FirstNameBasis: Sosuke with his own parents. (Not in the dub, though.)

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%%* * FishOutOfWater: Literally with Ponyo, though she's not a typical example of this trope.
%%*
she actually adjusts fairly quickly to life on land (besides just being very odd).
*
FirstNameBasis: Sosuke with his own parents. (Not in the dub, though.)



%%* FunBagAirBag: Sosuke crashes into an old lady this way while carrying Ponyo.
%%* GenkiGirl: Ponyo. She is a 5-year-old, after all.
%%* GiganticMoon: Justified. The moon appears huge as it comes so close to earth.
%%* TheGlomp: Once Lisa and Sosuke arrive back home, a large wave washes Ponyo a short distance away from it. Upon seeing Sosuke getting out of the car, she immediately runs toward him and does this.

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%%* FunBagAirBag: Sosuke crashes into an old lady this way while carrying Ponyo.
%%*
* GenkiGirl: Ponyo. She is a 5-year-old, Ponyo, especially after all.
%%*
gaining human form, is just a ball of unsuppressed energy until use of magic tires her out.
*
GiganticMoon: Justified. The moon appears huge becomes ''massive'' in the sky as it comes so close to earth.
%%* TheGlomp: Once Lisa and Sosuke arrive back home, a large wave washes Ponyo a short distance away from it. Upon seeing Sosuke getting out of the car, she immediately runs toward him and does this.
earth.



%%* {{Gonk}}: The baby. Of all the places to avert GenericCuteness. (A very mild example.)

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%%* {{Gonk}}: * {{Gonk}}:
** Ponyo, particularly in her frog/chicken form, though this crosses over into UglyCute.
**
The baby. Of all the places to avert GenericCuteness. (A very mild example.)baby, in a notable aversion of GenericCuteness.



%%* HeroesWantRedheads

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%%* HeroesWantRedheads * HeroesWantRedheads: A more platonic example, though Ponyo is all Sosuke can think about upon meeting said red-headed fish.



%%* {{Imprinting}}: Ponyo becomes imprinted on Sosuke after she drinks on his blood.



%%* IrisOut: The movie ends on this effect when Ponyo flies in the air above Sosuke.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Fujimoto, though possibly subverted (see Fridge page). Toki becomes this near the end of the film.

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%%* * IrisOut: The movie ends on this effect when over Ponyo flies floating in the air above Sosuke.
%%* * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Fujimoto, though possibly subverted (see Fridge page). Toki becomes this near the end of the film.Fujimoto strongly dislikes humans but mainly just wants to ensure Ponyo's safety and happiness.



%%* MagicalGirlfriend: Ponyo is a toddler version of this to Sosuke.

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%%* * MagicalGirlfriend: Ponyo is a toddler version of this to Sosuke.



%%* MeaningfulRename: Ponyo insists on it.

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%%* * MeaningfulRename: Ponyo insists from Brunhilde; her insistence on it.using the name Sosuke gave her reflects her desire to join him in the human world.


* DoNotCallMePaul: Ponyo did not originally have that name, being called that by Sosuke. When Fujimoto refers to her by her original name Brunhilde, she doesn't like it.

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* DoNotCallMePaul: Ponyo did not originally have that name, being called that by Sosuke. When Fujimoto refers to her by her original name Brunhilde, she doesn't like it.it since she's become attached enough to Sosuke not to care.


%%* DoNotCallMePaul:
%%--> My name is not Brunhilde, it's Ponyo!

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%%* DoNotCallMePaul:
%%-->
* DoNotCallMePaul: Ponyo did not originally have that name, being called that by Sosuke. When Fujimoto refers to her by her original name Brunhilde, she doesn't like it.
-->'''Ponyo:'''
My name is not Brunhilde, it's Ponyo!



%%* ThirdPersonPerson: Ponyo when she starts talking.

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%%* * ThirdPersonPerson: Ponyo Ponyo, when she starts talking.to talk, will sometimes refer to herself in the third person. The first full sentence she speaks is "Ponyo loves Sosuke!"



%%* TrademarkFavoriteFood: "'''HAAAAAAAAM!!!'''"

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%%* * TrademarkFavoriteFood: "'''HAAAAAAAAM!!!'''"Ponyo is fed the ham from Sosuke's sandwich, and immediately it becomes her favorite food to the point that Sosuke tells his mother that "all she thinks about is ham".



%%* WidgetSeries


%%* DrivesLikeCrazy: Lisa. It certainly does not help that Sosuke is in the car for most of her road antics.

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%%* * DrivesLikeCrazy: Lisa. It certainly does not help that Sosuke is in the car for most of her road antics. In his review, the Nostalgia Critic actually points this out as one of the movie's flaws, in that her reckless driving with her son in the car makes her come across as a bad mother.


%%* CheerfulChild: Sosuke. [[GenkiGirl Ponyo, even more so]].

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%%* * CheerfulChild: Sosuke. [[GenkiGirl Ponyo, even more so]].


It's specified that he WasOnceAMan but he now breathes underwater and can't survive on the surface without constantly spraying himself with seawater.

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It's **It's specified that he WasOnceAMan but he now breathes underwater and can't survive on the surface without constantly spraying himself with seawater.

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* ApparentlyHumanMerfolk: Fujimoto.
It's specified that he WasOnceAMan but he now breathes underwater and can't survive on the surface without constantly spraying himself with seawater.


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* WalkOnWater: Ponyo can run on the surface of the sea.

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* ManaPotion: When Fujimoto is trying to contain Ponyo inside a bubble, he says he needs more power and has to start drinking elixirs from several long-necked bottles before he can manage it.


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* BadMoonRising: Way too large and drawing the tides way too high.

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* %%* BadMoonRising: Way too large and drawing the tides way too high.



* BlushSticker: Both Sosuke and Ponyo have them after TheGlomp.

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* %%* BlushSticker: Both Sosuke and Ponyo have them after TheGlomp.



* BulletTime: Sosuke running from Fujimoto with Ponyo in the latter half of the movie.

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* %%* BulletTime: Sosuke running from Fujimoto with Ponyo in the latter half of the movie.



* CheerfulChild: Sosuke. [[GenkiGirl Ponyo, even more so]].

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* %%* CheerfulChild: Sosuke. [[GenkiGirl Ponyo, even more so]].



* CuteBruiser: Ponyo accidentally causes a ''tsunami''.

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* %%* CuteBruiser: Ponyo accidentally causes a ''tsunami''.



* DoNotCallMePaul:
--> My name is not Brunhilde, it's Ponyo!
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Lisa. It certainly does not help that Sosuke is in the car for most of her road antics.

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* %%* DoNotCallMePaul:
--> %%--> My name is not Brunhilde, it's Ponyo!
* %%* DrivesLikeCrazy: Lisa. It certainly does not help that Sosuke is in the car for most of her road antics.



* FishOutOfWater: Literally with Ponyo, though she's not a typical example of this trope.
* FirstNameBasis: Sosuke with his own parents. (Not in the dub, though.)

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* %%* FishOutOfWater: Literally with Ponyo, though she's not a typical example of this trope.
* %%* FirstNameBasis: Sosuke with his own parents. (Not in the dub, though.)



* FunBagAirBag: Sosuke crashes into an old lady this way while carrying Ponyo.
* GenkiGirl: Ponyo. She is a 5-year-old, after all.
* GiganticMoon: Justified. The moon appears huge as it comes so close to earth.
* TheGlomp: Once Lisa and Sosuke arrive back home, a large wave washes Ponyo a short distance away from it. Upon seeing Sosuke getting out of the car, she immediately runs toward him and does this.

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* %%* FunBagAirBag: Sosuke crashes into an old lady this way while carrying Ponyo.
* %%* GenkiGirl: Ponyo. She is a 5-year-old, after all.
* %%* GiganticMoon: Justified. The moon appears huge as it comes so close to earth.
* %%* TheGlomp: Once Lisa and Sosuke arrive back home, a large wave washes Ponyo a short distance away from it. Upon seeing Sosuke getting out of the car, she immediately runs toward him and does this.



* {{Gonk}}: The baby. Of all the places to avert GenericCuteness. (A very mild example.)

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* %%* {{Gonk}}: The baby. Of all the places to avert GenericCuteness. (A very mild example.)



* {{Imprinting}}: Ponyo becomes imprinted on Sosuke after she drinks on his blood.

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* %%* {{Imprinting}}: Ponyo becomes imprinted on Sosuke after she drinks on his blood.



* IrisOut: The movie ends on this effect when Ponyo flies in the air above Sosuke.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Fujimoto, though possibly subverted (see Fridge page). Toki becomes this near the end of the film.

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* %%* IrisOut: The movie ends on this effect when Ponyo flies in the air above Sosuke.
* %%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Fujimoto, though possibly subverted (see Fridge page). Toki becomes this near the end of the film.



* MagicalGirlfriend: Ponyo is a toddler version of this to Sosuke.

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* %%* MagicalGirlfriend: Ponyo is a toddler version of this to Sosuke.



* MeaningfulRename: Ponyo insists on it.
* MeetCute: Very cute, at that.

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* %%* MeaningfulRename: Ponyo insists on it.
* %%* MeetCute: Very cute, at that.



* NoEndorHolocaust: Although Ponyo raised the water level high enough to drown almost all of Tomonoura, no harm seems to have been done to the town, its inhabitants, or any of the fishing ships nearby. The explanations are three-fold: 1. It's a kids' movie. 2. They're probably prepared for flooding, considering they live on an island. [[RuleOfThree 3.]] The goddess of the sea was in an extremely nice mood that day. Though it's never shown or mentioned how the rest of the world is affected with the moon being too close and the tides risen up.
* NoIndoorVoice: Ponyo, more so in the Japanese version.

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* NoEndorHolocaust: Although Ponyo raised the water level high enough to drown almost all of Tomonoura, no harm seems to have been done to the town, its inhabitants, or any of the fishing ships nearby. The explanations are three-fold: 1. It's a kids' movie. 2. They're probably prepared for flooding, considering they live on an island. [[RuleOfThree 3.]] 3. The goddess of the sea was in an extremely nice mood that day. Though it's never shown or mentioned how the rest of the world is affected with the moon being too close and the tides risen up.
* %%* NoIndoorVoice: Ponyo, more so in the Japanese version.



* OverprotectiveDad: Fujimoto all the way.

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* %%* OverprotectiveDad: Fujimoto all the way.



* PluckyGirl:
** Ponyo, to the point of being this trope's poster child.
** Lisa can be considered a grown-up version of the ones who always appear in Miyazaki movies. Think an adult Kiki.
* PowerOfLove: The test Sosuke is put through, to see if Ponyo will be allowed to stay with him.
* ThePromise: Several are made. Some are broken.
* PuppyLove: Ponyo and Sosuke, although [[spoiler:the ending seems to imply they'll grow up as brother and sister]].

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* %%* PluckyGirl:
** %%** Ponyo, to the point of being this trope's poster child.
** %%** Lisa can be considered a grown-up version of the ones who always appear in Miyazaki movies. Think an adult Kiki.
* %%* PowerOfLove: The test Sosuke is put through, to see if Ponyo will be allowed to stay with him.
* %%* ThePromise: Several are made. Some are broken.
* %%* PuppyLove: Ponyo and Sosuke, although [[spoiler:the ending seems to imply they'll grow up as brother and sister]].



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
** Ponyo when she's a fish; can even apply to when she's a human girl.
** Ponyo's sisters too.

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* %%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
** %%** Ponyo when she's a fish; can even apply to when she's a human girl.
** %%** Ponyo's sisters too.



* RunningGag: "'''[[NoIndoorVoice HAM!!!]]'''"

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* %%* RunningGag: "'''[[NoIndoorVoice HAM!!!]]'''"



* SceneryPorn: It's a Creator/StudioGhibli movie. Though it's a different flavor than usual.

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* %%* SceneryPorn: It's a Creator/StudioGhibli movie. Though it's a different flavor than usual.



* TearsOfJoy: When Sosuke realizes that Ponyo hasn't died.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Ponyo when she starts talking.

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* %%* TearsOfJoy: When Sosuke realizes that Ponyo hasn't died.
* %%* ThirdPersonPerson: Ponyo when she starts talking.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: "'''HAAAAAAAAM!!!'''"
* TrueLovesKiss: But it's not the big deal that it usually is, probably since the protagonists are young children around the age of five.

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* %%* TrademarkFavoriteFood: "'''HAAAAAAAAM!!!'''"
* %%* TrueLovesKiss: But it's not the big deal that it usually is, probably since the protagonists are young children around the age of five.



* WidgetSeries

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* %%* WidgetSeries



* YouAreWhatYouHate: Fujimoto vis-à-vis humanity.

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* %%* YouAreWhatYouHate: Fujimoto vis-à-vis humanity.

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* BoomerangBigot: Fujimoto mentions that he was once a human himself before he aligned with the oceans, making his anti-human endeavors a case of this.


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* WasOnceAMan: Fujimoto is humanoid, and yet clearly ''not'' human, given that he possesses strange powers, can breathe underwater, and traveling through open air causes him to dehydrate rapidly enough to be life threatening. He mentions at one point that he used to be human.

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* CallingParentsByTheirName: Sosuke addresses his mother as Lisa and father as Koichi. (In the English Dub he calls her Mom instead.) This may be a reflection of Lisa as a free spirit or cool mom, as they seem to have a very strong bond.


* * Evil Makes You Ugly: Mostly subverted. The two, well off looking as they're not ugly, is the old woman at the retirement home and Fujimoto. But the Old woman is just kinda cranky and Fujimoto certainly isn't evil. Just overworked and wanting his daughter back.

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* * Evil Makes You Ugly: EvilMakesYouUgly: Mostly subverted. The two, well off looking as they're not ugly, is the old woman at the retirement home and Fujimoto. But the Old woman is just kinda cranky and Fujimoto certainly isn't evil. Just overworked and wanting his daughter back.

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