Pacific Rim (franchise)

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Pacific Rim is an American science-fiction franchise owned by Legendary Pictures, comprised of films, comics, books, video games, and tie-in merchandise. Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro and released theatrically in 2013 by Warner Bros., depicts the conclusion of a twelve-year war between humanity and a succession of kaiju who emerge from an interdimensional portal in the Pacific Ocean. Humanity's ultimate weapons in this fight are Jaegers, giant mechas whose pilots act in unison to control them through a brain-sharing process known as Drifting. It began as a spec script written by Travis Beacham. Del Toro returned as a producer for the sequel, Pacific Rim Uprising, which was directed by Steven DeKnight and distributed by Universal Pictures in March 2018. An animated series continuing the story, Pacific Rim: The Black, premiered on Netflix in 2021.

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  • Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero - 2013 graphic novel detailing the first kaiju attack in San Francisco, the invention of the Jaegers and the Drift, Stacker Pentecost's adoption of Mako Mori, and a love triangle involving the Beckett brothers; written by Travis Beacham with art by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior, Chris Batista, and Geoff Shaw
  • Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift - four-issue miniseries published from 2015 to 2016, chronicling the last missions of the Jaeger Tacit Ronin and its married pilots, Duc and Kaori Jessop; written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Travis Beacham with art by Marcos Marz
  • Pacific Rim: Aftermath - six-issue miniseries published in 2018, featuring Stacker Pentecost's son Jake, former Jaeger pilot Joshua Griffin, and a West Coast crime boss called the Mech Czar; written by Cavan Scott with art by Rich Elson
  • Pacific Rim: Amara - six-episode comic published through WEBTOON in 2018, focusing on Amara Namani's backstory and the inventors of a miniature, "unofficial" Jaeger called Scrapper; written by Cavan Scott and Zhang Ran with art by BigN; published as a graphic novel by Legendary Comics in 2019
  • Pacific Rim: Blackout - graphic novel prequel to Pacific Rim: The Black published in 2022, focusing on Hercules Hansen; written by Cavan Scott with art by Nelson Dániel
  • Pacific Rim Ultimate Anthology - collects all previous Pacific Rim comics; published in 2022

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Board games[edit | edit source]

  • Pacific Rim HeroClix: Mini-Game - 2013 miniature wargame pitting Gipsy Danger and conventional military forces against Slattern; eight other characters were available through booster packs
  • Pacific Rim: Extinction - 2018 miniature wargame by River Horse

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