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Kurenai no Buta


Alternative Titles

English: Porco Rosso
Synonyms: The Scarlet Pig
Japanese: 紅の豚

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 18, 1992
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.031 (scored by 47,683 users)
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Ranked: #4972
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Popularity: #793
Members: 73,964
Favorites: 530
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Synopsis

Porco Rosso is a veteran WWI fighter pilot turned bounty hunter, who has been transformed into an anthropomorphic pig through a rare curse. He was once known as Marco Pagot while still in his human form, but took up a new alias which suits his current image better, "Red Pig."

At the beginning of Kurenai no Buta, Porco is reunited with his long-time friend Gina at a hotel, and unexpectedly falls in love with her. Despite his strange form, Gina shows him all the affection that she can muster. But Porco has a love rival to deal with. An American ace fighter named Curtis is also after Gina's heart, and although she rejects his proposals, he is not about to let her go so easily. During his return flight to Milan, Curtis sneaks up behind Porco's plane and shoots him down. The plane is completely destroyed and Porco is proclaimed dead, but due to a stroke of luck, he barely managed to survive the crash, unbeknownst to others.

Porco must now continue his journey back by train, and suddenly discovers that there has been a warrant issued for his arrest in Italy. Not only does he need to find Gina, but he must also get his revenge and also deal with the oncoming war that threatens the whole of Europe.

Background

The film won the 1993 Annecy International Animated Film Festival for Feature Film.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Rosso, Porco
Rosso, Porco
Main
Moriyama, Shuichiro
Japanese
Moriyama, Shuichiro
Piccolo, Fio
Piccolo, Fio
Main
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese
Okamura, Akemi
Curtis, Donald
Curtis, Donald
Main
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese
Ootsuka, Akio
Mamma Aruta Gang Boss
Mamma Aruta Gang Boss
Supporting
Kamijo, Tsunehiko
Japanese
Kamijo, Tsunehiko

Staff

Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Editing
Kato, Tokiko
Kato, Tokiko
Theme Song Performance
Hisaishi, Joe
Hisaishi, Joe
Music
Iso, Mitsuo
Iso, Mitsuo
Key Animation


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"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




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koreye
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, read more
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Phill-z
Nov 15, 2007
Porco Rosso, in my mind it is one of Miyazaki's finest works. It doesn't contain many of the many annoying story points that plague much of his other work.

Story: The Red Pig, or The Scarlet Pig, whichever sub you choose. I found the story quite entertaining, deep on alot of levels. If you want it to be a kid's story, then it's a kid's story that you don't have to think twice about. But if you really look at it, during WWII and the alliances and what exactly Porco Rosso is doing then you really add another layer to read more
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jal90
Dec 6, 2013
"Porco Rosso" is a striking rarity in the Miyazaki career, and one that will probably require a bigger effort from the fans to understand. It plays with different themes than his other works; for instance, there is not an interest on developing an enviromental message, or at depicting a major conflict involving humanity and nature. The story is closer to the coming-of-age intimism of "Spirited away", "My neighbor Totoro" or -his script- "Whisper of the heart", yet it takes a radically different focus. In fact, if I had to point a similarity among his films, the one that fits better to me is "Lupin III: read more
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stingzy
Mar 22, 2016
Listen up kids.

This shit...
This shit right here is what you call a good fucking movie. And one more thing i gotta say, pigs can fly. Yes, you heard me, if anyone says different put them in a arm-bar and make them beg for mercy; because they just told a lie straight to your face.

Now, Porco Rosso is a very badass movie, its smooth, it's underrated and its ice-cold. The movie takes place during WWI and it features one of Ghiblis best characters, my nigga the pig.
Porco is the biggest pimp okay, he will roast you, he will whoop your ass whether it comes to read more
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