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Porco Rosso (1992)

Kurenai no buta (original title)
The adventures of "Porco Rosso", a veteran WW1 pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shûichirô Moriyama ...
Kurenai no Buta (voice)
Tokiko Katô ...
Jina-sama (voice)
Bunshi Katsura Vi ...
Pikkoro-oyaji (voice) (as Bunshi Katsura)
Tsunehiko Kamijô ...
Manmayuto no shachô (voice)
Akemi Okamura ...
Fio Pikkoro (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Donarudo Kâchisu (voice)
Hiroko Seki ...
Bâ-chan (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
(voice)
Mahito Tsujimura ...
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Minoru Yada ...
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Porco Rosso (voice)
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Gina (voice)
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Grandpa Piccolo (voice)
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Fio (voice)
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Curtis (voice)
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In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. Written by Anonymous

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air pirate | pilot | italy | 1930s | hero | See All (43) »


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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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18 July 1992 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

Hayao Miyazaki: [Ghibli] The name of the production studio (Ghibli) is embossed on the engine Piccolo installs in Porco's new plane. See more »

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) When Porco is in the pub, there is a Shell logo on the outside wall. That logo was used from 1971 to 1995. See more »

Quotes

Porco Rosso: I'm a pig. I don't fight for honor. I fight for a paycheck.
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Crazy Credits

Series of pen and ink drawings depicting adventures and early accidents in aviation are shown during the end titles. They are all populated by humanoid pigs, just like Porco. See more »

Connections

Featured in Manga! (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Tokini wa mukasi no hanashi wo
(theme song)
Written and Performed by Tokiko Katô
Arrangements by Yôko Kanno
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One of the greatest animated film
10 April 2004 | by (London, Uk) – See all my reviews

Kurenai no Buta is, as anything else created by Hazao Miyazaki, a sublime work of art. However this film is very different from the rest of Miyazaki's work, as it aims at a grown-up and mature audience. The story is a metaphorical tale about the true nature of man and humanity. Set within the historical background of the rise of fascism in Italy, it is one of the most cleverly written animated film I've ever seen. As usual Miyazaki's boundless imagination brings on screen some colourful characters you're not likely to forget, among which a bunch of maverick but good hearted air pirates (very much like in Castle in th Sky). It also introduces more complicated characters, with real depth, like Porco or Madame Gina. The film also contains some amazingly beautiful and graphic sequences, with detailed landscapes seen from the sky and plane chase over the sea. This film gives a true meaning to Animated Film. It is without question a Must see.


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