– Porco Rosso
– Kızıl Kanatlar
– Porco Rosso: O Porquinho Voador
– Porco Rosso: O Último Herói Romântico
– Szkarłatny pilot
– Порко Россо
– פורקו רוסו
– พอร์โค รอสโซ สลัดอากาศประจัญบาน
– 붉은 돼지
– Karmínové prase
– Porco Rosso – A mesterpilóta
– Porko Roso
– Οι Αερομαχίες του Πόρκο Ρόσσο
– Порко Россо
– Crimson Pig
– Punainen sika
– The Crimson Pig
– The Scarlet Pig
– Червоний кабан
– بوركو روسو
Porco Rosso (Japanese: 紅の豚 Hepburn: Kurenai no Buta, lit. Crimson Pig) is a 1992 Japanese animated comedy-adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
The art and animation are still as beautiful as I remembered. Details are a bit lacking but it makes up for it with charm and charisma. The lively color gives you that nostalgic feeling of the “good old day”.
The music is also excellent. It goes from whimsical to hauntingly melodic.
The characters design are a bit goofy, in the sense like Lupin the 3rd. The world is overly saturated with somewhat sweet caricaturist characters. It’s the kind of beautiful world that put a smile on your face as you watch with child-like excitement.
Like many of Ghibli works, there is a strong independent young girl/woman present. However, this is one of the few Ghibli’s movies where the main protagonist is an adult male.
We were never given a reason why Marco was cursed in the anime but a press release stated that he was disgusted with humanity. He decided that he did not want to be a human anymore and cursed himself to became a pig. In the end, we see that Marco’s curse is cured as he regained his faith with the help of Fio and Gina.
I highly recommend this movie to everyone. Porco Rosso contains some cartoonist violence. Parental guidance is advised.
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