Lisa: You'll do the right thing. I know it. You're only five, but you're very smart. Sometimes we take a leap. Be brave. You can do it while you can.
Sosuke: Promise?
Lisa: I promise.
Sosuke: You promise.
Lisa: I love you, son.
—Lisa tells her son to look over the house before she leaves to take care of the senior center.

Lisa is the tritagonist in Hayao Miyazaki's 2008 animated film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. She is the mother of Sosuke and wife of Kōichi and foster mother of Ponyo. She works at the Elderly Home, which stands next to Himawari Nursery School.


Lisa, being his mother, cares about Sōsuke's welfare. She is easily annoyed by how often Koichi goes out to sea, as it often convinces her that he will abandon his wife and children. However, she is not inconsolable, as seen when Sōsuke reminds her that Koichi does his best despite breaking his promises, and she responded by hugging her son and becoming joyful again.


Lisa is around 25 years old. Her outfit usually consists of an indigo blue shirt, beige jeans and carnation pink slippers. She has walnut brown hair and fair skin.

Lisa's Car

Lisa’s car has a register number of 333.


  • "Lisa" is her name in both the English and Japanese dub, and while it is believed her name is of Western origin, it is actually just a convenience of transcription that her name can be read as both "Lisa", a Western name, and "Risa", a Japanese name. 
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