Today Netflix released an extensive new trailer of the upcoming anime series Pacific Rim: The Black.
We get to take a longer look at the series’ apocalyptic setting in which the Kaiju have taken control of Australia, and at the two protagonists, on top of another mysterious character.
You can watch the trailer below, both in English and in Japanese.
Pacfic Rim: The Black is animated by Tokyo-based Polygon Pictures and produced by Legendary Television Studios. It’s directed by Hiroyuki Hayashi and Jae Hong Kim.
It will debut exclusively on Netflix on March 4, 2021.
The anime tells the story of two siblings traveling across Autralia on their Jager after the continent has been abandoned due to the Kaiju invasion.
You can read a brief official description below, directly from Netflix.
“After Kaiju ravage Australia, two siblings pilot a Jaeger to search for their parents, encountering new creatures, seedy characters and chance allies.”
If you’re unfamiliar with Pacific Rim here’s a blurb on the original film as well.
“From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim.”
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are synched via a neural bridge, called “The Drift.” But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.
On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.”