Heroism and Anti-Heroism Portrayed by Porco Rosso in Porco Rosso a Japanese Animated Film


  • Kemala Bintang Karitna Universitas Dian Nuswantoro
  • Tri Mulyani Wahyuningsih Universitas Dian Nuswantoro


Although hero and anti-hero are on the same side of the story in which the protagonist side, both are fairly different from one another. The objectives of this study entitled, “Heroism and Anti-Heroism Portrayed by Porco Rosso in Porco Rosso a Japanese Animated Film” is to analyse what kind of hero and anti-hero a character named Porco is, and to analyse if it is possible for one character to possess both the quality of a hero and an anti-hero. This study used descriptive qualitative method. Porco Rosso is a pig-like human who was a war hero turned bounty hunter. The hero side of Porco Rosso is portrayed in the flashbacks when he was in a war. The anti-hero side is portrayed in the main setting when he has retired from the military and becomes a bounty hunter.

Author Biography

Kemala Bintang Karitna, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro

A student of Dian Nuswantoro University


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