The epic battle of Kajju and Jeagers is once again getting revived, this time in the form an original anime series. According to the recent announcement made by Netflix, the franchise is bringing a whole slew of programmes at their Asian showcase event. And the latest entry to that slew is the cult classic Pacific Rim.
The Hollywood Reporter just gave out the synopsis for the series.
“Returning to the epic battle of Kaiju and Jeagers, this original anime series will expand upon the story of the first two live action movies and follow 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.”
Oscar Winner Guillermo del Toro brought us Pacific Rim in 2013. The movie went on to become a global phenomenon and audience all over the world were asking for a second part. When the sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, was released earlier this year, it didn’t meet the expectations. Some fans speculated that there might be a third movie which will have crossovers with Godzilla and King Kong. But Uprising director Steven DeKnight ruled out any such possibility. He said the following:
“Look, I think it would be fantastic to have the Pacific Rim universe join Legendary’s Monster Universe, it seems like a natural step. And part of the big overall plan after the third movie we’ve talked about is that could happen, it’s always a possibility. It’s by far not a certainty; it’s merely theoretical at this point, but as a fan myself I would love to see that happen.”
The team behind the Pacific Rim anime series includes X-Men: Evolution‘s Greg Johnson and Thor: Ragnorak‘s writer Craig Kyle. The date of the release is still unclear.