Kurenai no Buta

Porco Rosso

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Scarlet Pig
Japanese: 紅の豚
English: Porco Rosso
German: Pòrco Rósso
Spanish: Porco Rosso
French: Porco Rosso
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 18, 1992
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.951 (scored by 156982156,982 users)
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Ranked: #6832
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #961
Members: 248,561
Favorites: 2,092

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After a curse turned him into a pig, World War I ace Marco Pagot becomes Porco Rosso, a mysterious bounty hunter who takes down sky pirates in the Adriatic Sea. He whiles away his days on a secluded island, rarely leaving other than to collect bounties or to visit the beautiful Gina, a songstress and owner of the Hotel Adriano.

One day, while traveling to fix his faulty engine, Porco Rosso is gunned down by a young American hotshot named Donald Curtis. Thrilled at the possibility of fame, Donald boldly declares that the flying pig is dead. Not wanting to disappoint Gina, Porco Rosso flees to the famous Piccolo S.P.A. airplane company and takes out a massive loan in order to repair and improve his fighter plane. There, he is surprised to find that the chief engineer of Piccolo S.P.A. is the 17-year-old Fio Piccolo, who hungers for a chance to prove herself. With Fio's improvements, Porco Rosso prepares to challenge Donald officially and regain his honor.

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The film won the 1992 Mainichi Film Award for animation.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Toshio
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Original Creator, Editing
Pannetier, Jean-Marc
Script, ADR Director
Carasso, Jean-Pierre


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Ending Theme

"Toki ni wa Mukashi no Hanashi wo (時には昔の話を; Once in a While, Talk of the Old Days)" by Tokiko Kato


Feb 8, 2010
"I'd rather be a pig than a fascist"

Miyazaki movies can broadly fall in 2 or 3 categories; some of them are driven by their uncanny and bizarre plot (princess mononoke, spirited away etc). And then there are some where the direction almost completely overshadows the plot-line. Like Totoro, Porco Rosso falls in the latter category. From the opening scene to ending, this movie is all about direction, direction and direction.

The movie, set in the 1930’s, starts on a deserted island which acts as a hideout for the famous war-veteran turned bounty hunter ace pilot known as porco rosso (scarlet pig) who, we soon learn, ...
Jun 29, 2009
Mixed Feelings
A watchable movie, although nothing really to talk a lot about.

The flight aspect was interesting, but there was a lack of depth in the story. The best thing going for it was the director/directing. The light-heartedness gave the movie a nice calm aspect. Some of the scene/backgrounds were amazing for not real life.

I enjoyed the build up of the "fight" but it ended up disappointing, the movie's ending was also disappointing. They summed up the story or ending in about 10 seconds.
Jan 14, 2013
art: All the women look the same. As in they all have the same face. This is a problem shared by all Miyazaki films and not just this one. At least Porco Rosso has a unique face. The art isn't very detailed, and the characters have only 1 level of shading (base color + a light shadow). So it's quite a simplistic art design, so I expected good animation.

Animation: I didn't go through this movie frame by frame but the airplane movements were pretty smooth. The choppiness was not noticeable except for a few scenes. However I didn't notice any particularly fluid scenes either, ...

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