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 158682158,682 users)
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Ranked: #6982
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #964
Members: 251,244
Favorites: 2,128

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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


Mar 14, 2024
Note: this is the first Studio Ghibli film I've ever seen)
Kurenai no Buta (or Porco Rosso) is a very pleasant film to watch, with a simple and fun story and a production that borders on perfection.
Practically everything related to the technical terms of this film is very good, be it the magnificent visual direction, the impeccable and very characteristic animation, the beautiful takes, the beautiful scenery, the very beautiful character design, and a good representation of society and the situation at the time. in which the film takes place (Post World War I) despite having been well softened in history, like, the film takes place ...
Feb 4, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I seriously hope this isn't the sign of Ghibli movies not being for me.

Slice of life, with fantasy elements, and a whimsical comfort no other films can give you. It's an appeal that globally touches people's souls. A world where pirates take care of children, where bullets don't bust eardrums, where the highest form of conflict comes one hour after the film began. I don't have a problem against it, and I get the appeal so many people have over movies like it. It feels like a comfortable blanket that covers your emotions at any point in your life, but it's not for me. ...
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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