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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The flying boats in Porco's World War I flashback story, are based on historical airplanes. Porco and his squadron are flying the Macchi M.5, an Italian single-seat fighter flying boat designed and built by Macchi-Nieuport at Varese. It was extremely maneuverable and agile, and matched the land-based aircraft it had to fight. The Austro-Hungarians are flying the Hansa-Brandenburg CC, a single-seat wooden-hulled fighter flying-boat, named CC after Camillo Castiglioni, financial controller of the Brandenburg company. 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
I'm a pig. I don't fight for honor. I fight for a paycheck.
Opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more
Edited into Miyazaki Dreams of Flying
Sakuranbo no Minoru Koro
(Le Temps des Cerises)
Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
Performed by Tokiko Katô See more