This is how Ponyo rolls, motherfucker — on a motherfucking boat. I tell you, I’m always in the mood for a mix of beloved anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s works crossed with profanity-laden rap, but given the insanity of the morning so far, this video is especially welcome. I’m pretty firmly in the Miyazaki is a genius camp, but if Ponyo had actually used this song, it would have been an improvement. And it wouldn’t have made Ponyo any more weird. Actually, it probably would have lessened the weirdness significantly, somehow. (Via Japanator)
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