Shirow Miwa, known his work on the manga Dogs and with the band Supercell, let his appreciation for Pacific Rim be known in a series of sketches posted this summer. Now he's back with a new tribute, presenting an obvious, but fun never the less mash-up will Kill La Kill. Get a look after the jump.
Mecha versus kaiju movie Pacific Rim has taken $305.8 million from international markets, in addition to a $101.4 million North American taken for total of $407.2 million. Now, that puts its 10th in the 2013 global box office behind Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, Fast & Furious 6 and even the likes of The Croods and Oz The Great and Powerful. However, if you want to qualify your superlatives, PR is the top original live-action film of 2013! More after the jump.
A Gosick anime staffer isn't the first person you'd expect to find spoofing Pacific Rim but director Hitoshi Nanba (also Grappler Baki), has tweeted their take on Kazuya Kujō and Victorique de Blois as Jaeger pilots in a series of "Gosick Rim" sketches. Get look after the jump.
In's Pacific Rim parody animation, while the scientists are unlocking the keys to the inter-dimensional bridge, Raleigh and Mako rethink the Jaeger defensive strategy after discovering the effects of their classic Kaiju killing weapon. Get a look at the results after the jump.
The circle of artistic influence has completed its turn. Japanese artists are now offering their take on Pacific Rim's take on Japanese pop media. One of the latest is Shirow Miwa, known his work on the manga Dogs and with the band Supercell. On Twitter, he's posted a bit of tribute mech swapping, plus SD versions of movie's designs. Get a look after the jump.
There's an aquatic mecha girl wave building in the otaku zeitgeist. Anthropomorphic bishouo warships of browser game Kan Colle is feeding it. Fall's Arpeggio of Blue Steel is sure to too. And, while Pacific Rim has hit a speed bump at the Japanese box office, it does seem to be finding a niche in the this trend. Get a look after the jump.
Katsuya Terada, character designer on Blood: The Last Vampire and manga artist of the full color Monkey King, seems to be doing a lot of murals lately. In May, he did one for the Kyoto International Manga Museum. This past weekend, he did one at J-POP Summit is in San Francisco. This month also saw him do a giant squid, using squid ink, with the 8000×2700mm work being display at Ueno Station Hirokoji. Get a look after the jump.
A Japanese fan by the name of honda brigit took the Pacific Rim trailer and turned it into a Tokusatsu-style trailer to inspire moviegoers in Japan to make the film a hit. Some are even praising the new "trailer" as better than the original! Watch the nostalgic trailer after the jump!
While it's difficult to argue that the movie was an outright financial failure, plenty of Pacific Rim's advocates would have liked to have seen the movie do better at the box office. Clearly, the its American promoters should have followed the Japanese model for goosing the film's popularly. Namely, humiliating comedians. Get a look after the jump.
As Pacific Rim's smoke clears from the epic battle, the animators of Imaginary Forces venture through a panoply of monsters, machines, and their monumental feats. IF Creative Director Miguel Lee and his team worked closely with the film's director Guillermo del Toro to present his colossal creations in stylistic fashion, combining macro-photography and a graphic novel aesthetic in stereoscopic 3D. Catch the end credits sequence online after the jump.