Granmamare is a character, the Goddess of Mercy and the Queen of the Sea, the mother of Ponyo and her sisters and the wife of Fujimoto in the film, Ponyo.


Granmamare was slender and wears a cyan dress and has very long, flowing red hair and brown eyes, purple eye shadow and red lipstick. She wears a long, billowing pale blue dress that is far longer than her body when she is under water. Her dress changes between long sleeved and tank dress, and the length shortens to floor length when she is on land.

She also wears a ruby magenta necklace with gold spacers, a similar circlet with a large red glass drop focal bead in the center of it, two 3-drop red sea glass earrings and two golden bangles on her right arm. She can also change her size. She is seen changing from a giant sea goddess to a human sized woman. Though she changes size, she still maintains her complexion and appearance.

In the Role

Granmamare greets Fujimoto in his vessel, and later, she passes Koichi and his sailors underneath their ship.

She narrated part of the movie that talked about Ponyo becoming human forever. She meets Lisa under the water along with the retirement home underneath a protective air bubble.

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Nausicaä
Castle in the Sky: SheetaPazuCaptain DolaColonel MuskaDola Gang
My Neighbor Totoro: TotoroMei KusakabeSatsuki Kusakabe
Kiki's Delivery Service: KikiJijiOsonoFukuoUrsulaTombo
Porco Rosso: Porco RossoMadame GinaFio Piccolo
Princess Mononoke: SanYakulAshitakaLady EboshiKiyoJigo
Spirited Away: Chihiro OginoYubabaZenibaHakuLin
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Howl's Moving Castle: SophieThe Witch of the WasteMadam SulimanPrince JustinMarklHowl
Tales from Earthsea: ArrenTherruGed
Ponyo: PonyoSosukeFujimotoGranmamareLisa
The Secret World of Arrietty: ArriettyShō
The Wind Rises: Jiro Horikoshi • [[Naoko SatomiNaoko Satomi]] • Giovanni Battista Caproni
Toxic JungleBathhouse
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My Neighbor Totoro: Hey Let's GoTotoro
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