Pacific Rim: The Black (TV 2021)
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Pacific Rim: The Black (パシフィック・リム：暗黒の大陸 is an upcoming Pashifikku Rimu Ankoku no Tairiku, lit. Pacific Rim: The Dark Continent)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 will be released to Netflix on March 4, 2021.
|“||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.||„|
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." 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. 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.
The first teaser for the series was released on February 1, 2021 along with its premiere date of March 4. 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.
The show's second full length trailer was released on February 26.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Supervising directors Jae Hong Kim, Hiroyuki Hasashi
- Produced by Ken Duer
- Executive producers Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson
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, Atlas Destroyer AI
- Slattern (opening sequence)
- Mutavore (opening sequence)
- Leatherback (opening sequence)
- Trespasser (opening sequence)
- Atlas Destroyer
- Striker Eureka
- Valor Omega
- Titan Redeemer (opening sequence)
- November Ajax (opening sequence)
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