Porco Rosso

Kurenai no Buta

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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.

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English: Porco Rosso
Japanese: 紅の豚
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 18, 1992
Producers: Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: Walt Disney Studios, GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Military, Romance
Duration: 1 hr 33 min
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Hayao Miyazaki – Director, Storyboard, Editing, Screenplay
Tokiko Kato – Theme Song Performance
Masashi Andou – Key Animation
Makiko Futaki – Key Animation
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Underrated as fuck. Easy to see why its supposedly Miyazaki’s favorite. One of his best. Exciting as hell air battles. Cool MC.


Michael Keaton is: Porco Rosso. One of Ghibli’s less talked about films. Deserves more attention.


A personable tale with an engaging protagonist, a good sense of humour and a subtle foreboding throughout. Dynamic and poignant.


From Batman to PigMan, and that’s pretty cool. This movie’s pretty cool.


The most underrated Ghibli movie? Friggin’ Michael Keaton!


A cool pilot who is also a pig is at the center of a debate for a woman’s heart. And it is a delight to see the gruff man steal the show


Watched this as a kid and had a great time. The tale of the pig pilot makes for an compellng story.



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