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
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Porco Rosso is based on manga Hikoutei Jidai (The Age of the Flying Boat) by Hayao Miyazaki
, part of Zassou Note series. See more
Near the end of the film when Porco and Curtiss are fight in their planes they crash into a tower, which sends up a variety of international flags. The United States of America flag that appears during this sequence has only 11 stripes and 20 stars, a configuration that never existed. (There were 20 stars on the flag in 1818-1819, but 13 stripes. It's unlikely this is mean to be a rare, nearly 100-year-old flag that has lost it's bottom two stripes.) Most likely it is a simplification for animation. See more
I'd rather be a pig than a fascist.
Opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more
Tokini wa mukasi no hanashi wo
Written and Performed by Tokiko Katô
Arrangements by Yôko Kanno See more