Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You’re introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing “air pirates” in the Adriatic Sea. He has been given a curse that changed his head to that of a pig. Once called Marco Pagot, he is now known to the world as “Porco Rosso”, Italian for “Red Pig.”
In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.
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
|Tagline:||A Pig’s Got to Fly|
|Cast:||Akemi Okamura, Akio Ohtsuka, Hiroko Seki, Mahito Tsujimura, Minoru Yada, Osamu Saka, Sanshi Katsura, Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Tsunehiko Kamijô|