Fujimoto is Ponyo's father. He is the main antagonist of Ponyo. He is evil (as he is designing a magical bomb that will wipe out humanity), but is seen more as an overly protective and xenophobic father for whom the more he tried to intervene, the more he pushed his daughter away.
Miyazaki considered this to be common among Japanese fathers in this day and age. Fujimoto is voiced by George Tokoro (Liam Neeson in the English adaption).
- Fujimoto claims he was once human; however, he states he gave up his humanity to serve the ocean.