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
Did You Know?
The song that Marco (Porco) is listening to on the radio in the beginning is "Le Temps des cerises" ("Sakuranbo no Minoru Koro" in the original soundtrack), which is the song Gina will sing in a later scene. See more
(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
There are warrants out on you for treason, illegal entry, decadence, pornography... and for being a lazy pig.
Opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more
Referenced in Shirobako: Exodus Christmas
Sakuranbo no minoru koro (Le temps des cerises)
Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
Performed by Tokiko Katô See more