Gigazine reports that Ponyo, the star of the similarly-titled Hayao Miyazaki flick due out in the US on August 14th, has made a very unique appearance-- in an enormous tank at Osaka's Aquarium KAIYUKAN , one of the largest public aquariums in the world.
The Ponyo DVD comes out in Japan on July 3rd, so Ponyo herself decided to make an appearance in the country by swimming around with the big fishes, such as the crownnose ray (left). She's manipulated by aquarium staff by wires, swimming in the Aqua Gate, which is a tunnel tank near the entrance of the aquarium.
Man, when the DVD comes out in the US, I should volunteer to do this at the Monterey Bay Aquarium or something. That'd be so much fun! Well, at least until my arms got tired. And I guess they probably prefer aquarium staff to handle it, since they probably know how to avoid getting Ponyo in trouble with any of her neighbors...
Hit up Gigazine for a couple more pics .