05 Feb 2021: Netflix releases exciting trailer for 'Pacific Rim: The Black' anime
The battle between human technology and kaijus (read titanic monsters) just got an anime upgrade!
Pacific Rim, the military science fiction franchise that revolves around how the human civilization battles huge, invincible monsters, is now getting a Netflix anime adaptation.
The streaming giant uploaded an exciting teaser video of Pacific Rim: The Black anime series on YouTube recently.
It's slated for a March release.
Giveaways: 'Cities throughout Australia continue to fall,' teaser begins
The entire teaser spanning a little above a minute begins with an ominous background music, even as the skyline of an unnamed city in Australia is shown in tatters.
An announcement follows saying, "Cities throughout Australia continue to fall."
What seems to be an audio news flash, a male reporter is heard briefing, "Reports are confirmed to be breaches from an unknown hellscape."
Heroes: Then we see the youngsters, who will battle the kaijus
Then we get to see some of the facades of Jaegers or giant man-made robots preparing for the ultimate showdown.
As the engine revs up, we hear every hi-tech gadgetry that clanks, whooshes and zooms all across the bodies of one teenage boy and girl.
That scene reminds you of how Tony Stark commands his AI assistant to get his suit clinging onto him.
Bring it on!: The battle is set; Date: March 4, Venue: Netflix
The girl asks, "What are we going to do?"
"Initiate the drift," comes a reply from the determined boy.
The anime is based on films, Pacific Rim (2013), directed by Guillermo del Toro and Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), helmed by Steven S DeKnight.
Premiering on Netflix on March 4, 2021, the series is produced by Legendary Entertainment and created by Polygon Pictures.
Decision: 'Pacific Rim 3' not happening for now, says director
As pointed out by a YouTube user, this year indeed belongs to the kaijus, as weeks after the anime release, Legendary Pictures will release Godzilla Vs Kong in theaters worldwide on March 26 and on HBO Max on March 31.
However, Pacific Rim franchise might not see a threequel as the first film's director Toro expressed that he has "no plans to return."
Fact: No plans to return, said director, disappointing 'Pacific Rim' fans