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Porco Rosso (1992)
"Kurenai no buta" (original title)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Fantasy  |  18 July 1992 (Japan)
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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)
Sanshi Katsura ...
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 ...
(voice)
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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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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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 »

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(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 »

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Porco Rosso: I'd rather be a pig than a fascist.
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Opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more »

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Sakuranbo no minoru koro (Le temps des cerises)
Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
Performed by Tokiko Katô
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Absolutely stunning
14 March 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

An aviator cursed to live out his days as a pig flies the skies of Italy circa the 1920s, battling pirates, an American grandstander (is there any other kind?) and fascists. He also has to deal with the love of two women, one his childhood sweetheart who has outlived three husbands, the other an auburn-haired and very appealing teenager who becomes his engineer -- and who bears a striking resemblance to both Kiki and Nausicaa. The gag is that Porco (Mario to his friends) doesn't deal very well with the gals in his life. The luminescent artwork on display in this striking cartoon is akin to that of CASTLE IN THE SKY and the characters are some of the best Miyazaki has ever come up with. The final dogfight is a major treat for the eyes, and right out of a John Wayne leathernecks-type movie. If kiddie films like TOTORO and KIKI and THE CAT RETURNS are not your cup of tea, this ought to be. It is a cartoon, but it plays like an adult-oriented drama with comic overtones about love unrequited and a man doing what a man has got to do. In this case, fly. And avoid romantic entanglements as much as possible. See it.


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