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?
In the pirates joint attack sequence you can read on the front part of one of the pirate planes: "Morte ai porcelli!!" ("Death to the pigs!!") (Even though the first R is spelled like a N, but it may just be the handwriting...) 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.
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
Tokini wa mukasi no hanashi wo
Written and Performed by Tokiko Katô
Arrangements by Yôko Kanno See more