Pacific Rim: The Black (TV 2021)

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Pacific Rim: The Black
Netflix poster for Pacific Rim: The Black
Air date March 4, 2021 (season 1)[1]
Producer(s) Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson,
Shuzo John Shiota (executives);
Ken Duer, Jack Liang, Bill E. Miller
Channel(s) Netflix
Rating TV-14[2]
Genre(s) Anime, mecha, action, sci-fi[2]
Episodes 7 (season 1)

Pacific Rim: The Black (パシフィック・リム:暗黒の大陸,   Pashifikku Rimu Ankoku no Tairiku, lit. Pacific Rim: The Dark Continent) is a Netflix Original anime produced by Legendary Television, with animation by Polygon Pictures. Based on the 2013 film Pacific Rim and its sequel Pacific Rim Uprising, its first season was released to Netflix on March 4, 2021.[3] Netflix ordered a second season prior to the first season airing.[4]

Description[edit | edit source]

There was a time when Kaiju rose from the Pacific Rim only to encounter gigantic robots, Jaegers, built to fight them back. That time has passed. Now, Australia has been overrun by Kaiju, forcing the evacuation of an entire continent. Left behind, teenage siblings Taylor and Hayley embark on a desperate search for their missing parents, teaching themselves to pilot a battered, long-abandoned Jaeger to help in their quest and give them even the slightest hope of surviving.[5]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

No. Title Directed by Writer(s) Release date
Story Teleplay
1 "From the Shadows" Masayuki Uemoto,
Susumu Sugai,
Takeshi Iwata
Greg Johnson,
Craig Kyle
Five years after their parents left to find help, siblings Taylor and Hayley find a training Jaeger — but it quickly attracts a Kaiju to their village.
2 "Into the Black" Susumu Sugai
Takeshi Iwata
Greg Johnson,
Craig Kyle
When Atlas Destroyer runs out of energy, Taylor and Hayley search a nearby destroyed city for power cells and make some startling discoveries.
3 "Bogan" Masayuki Uemoto Greg Johnson,
Craig Kyle
While on foot, Taylor, Hayley and Boy encounter a mobile settlement that traffics in Kaiju body parts. Its shady leader seeks to uncover their secret.
4 "Up and Running" Susumu Sugai Greg Johnson,
Craig Kyle
Paul Giacoppo 2021/03/04
When a Kaiju fast approaches, Shane forces Taylor to copilot Atlas Destroy with Mei to get it out of harm's way, but Taylor wants to fight.
5 "Escaping Bogan" Masayuki Uemoto Greg Johnson,
Craig Kyle
Nicole Dubuc 2021/03/04
To take back Atlas Destroyer and save Hayley and Boy, Taylor attempts a risky maneuver known as "ghost piloting." Joel and Mei make a deadly choice.
6 "Boneyard" Susumu Sugai Greg Johnson,
Craig Kyle
Paul Giacoppo 2021/03/04
The mystery behind Boy's past deepens when Taylor and Hayley find him among dead Kaiju and destroyed Jaegers — along with the creature responsible.
7 "Showdown" Masayuki Uemoto Greg Johnson
Craig Kyle
While responding to a distress signal, Taylor and Hayley find their parents' abandoned Jaeger and confront the Kaiju that attacked their village.

Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Masayuki Uemoto, Susumu Sugai, Takeshi Iwata
  • Supervising directors   Jae Hong Kim, Hiroyuki Hayashi
  • Casting and voice direction by   Jamie Simone
  • Written by   Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle, Paul Giacoppo, Nicole Dubuc
  • Story by   Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle
  • Produced by   Ken Duer, Jack Liang, Bill E. Miller
  • Executive producers   Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson, Shuzo John Shiota
  • Music by   Brandon Campbell
  • Edited by   Adam Redding
  • Production design by   Yuki Moriyama
  • CG supervisor   Hirofumi Katayama

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Gideon Adlon   as   Hayley Travis
  • Calum Worthy   as   Taylor Travis
  • Erica Lindbeck   as   Loa, Atlas Destroyer AI
  • Victoria Grace   as   Mei [episodes 3-7]
  • Andrew McPhee   as   Shane [episodes 3-5 and 7]
  • Ben Diskin   as   Kaiju bOy [episode 7]
  • Alexandra MacDonald   as   Brina Travis [episodes 1-2 and 7]
  • Jason Spisak   as   Ford Travis [episodes 1-2 and 7]
  • Vincent Piazza   as   Joel Wyrick [episodes 4-5]
  • Leonardo Nam   as   Rickter [episodes 3-5]
  • Martin Klebba   as   Spyder [episodes 3-4]
  • Nolan North   as   Marshall Rask [episode 1]
  • Camryn Jones   as   Young Hayley [episodes 1-2 and 7]
  • Cole Keriazakos   as   Young Taylor [episodes 1-2 and 7]
  • Ron Yuan   as   Shiro Ito [episode 1]
  • David Errigo, Jr.   as   Root [episode 1]
  • Ryan Robinson   as   Demarcus [episode 3]

Japanese dub[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Yusuke Kobayashi   as   Taylor Travis
  • Yui Shimodaya   as   Hayley Travis
  • Iku Minase   as   Loa
  • Ayaka Shimoyamada   as   Mei
  • Yuya Uchida   as   Ford Travis
  • Yuko Kaida   as   Brina Travis
  • Yuki Urushiyama   as   Young Taylor
  • Jin Yamanoi   as   Shane
  • Daisuke Hirakawa   as   Rikter
  • Rui Kato   as   Spyder
  • Masato Niwa   as   Demarcus / Rider One
  • Tomoya Yano   as   Joel
  • Masaki Itano   as   Soldier One
  • Megumi Ohara   as   Sister

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Jaegers[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

Deadline broke the news of a Pacific Rim anime on November 7, 2018, reporting that the series would be co-produced by Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson and feature "two siblings — an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister — who are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents."[6] A listing for the series was posted to Netflix sometime later, along with an accompanying synopsis.

During the 2019 Los Angeles Project Anime event, Legendary Entertainment's executive vice president of brand development and consumer products, Elie Dekel, revealed that the series would be released in 2020 and was confirmed for at least two seasons. He also confirmed that the series would be produced in partnership with the Japanese animation studio Polygon Pictures, who had previously worked on the GODZILLA anime films.[7] The next update on the show came during the Netflix Anime Festival 2020 livestream on October 27 in the form of two stills and the opening credits. Now titled Pacific Rim: The Black, it was pushed back to 2021.[8]

The first teaser for the series was released on February 1, 2021 along with its premiere date of March 4.[1] A full length trailer and teaser poster followed four days later on February 5. Five new posters were released the following day, with SciFi Japan reporting the length of the series' first season as 7 episodes.[3]

The show's second full length trailer was released on February 26. A new Japanese poster and Japanese-language version of the trailer followed the next day.

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Pacific Rim: The Black opening
Pacific Rim: The Black teaser
Pacific Rim: The Black trailer
Pacific Rim: The Black trailer #2
Japanese-subtitled Pacific Rim:
The Dark Continent
Japanese Pacific Rim:
The Dark Continent
Japanese Pacific Rim:
The Dark Continent
trailer #2

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