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.
It’s practically a national holiday for fans of giant monsters and massive robots as Guillermo Del Toro’s long-awaited spectacle Pacific Rim finally opens in theaters. Mainstream critics are split, but what do anime fans think of the film? Ani-Gamer’s Evan Minto chimes in with his take after the jump!
Pacific Rim looks like it might be one of the best things ever. Naturally, there's a video game release set to coincide with the film's July 12 debut, letting players do their own Kaiju pummeling. Seems like a no-brainer recipe for fun, right? Too bad it's being promoted with an almost impressively boring trailer. Check it out after the jump.
In 2011, Mondo, the makers of highly sought after, highly limited posters, announced its partnership with Studio Ghibli, presenting a series coinciding with GKids/New York International Children's Film Festival's Ghibli retrospective. The series continues with variants of their Olly Moss Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away pieces being brought to San Diego Comic-Con. Get a look after the jump.
We've seen plenty of shots of the mecha from Guillermo del Toro's upcoming super-sized Pacific Rim, so now it's finally time to put the spotlight on the kaiju they'll be battling. The latest poster for the flick features the menacing Otachi along with its vital statistics. See the full image after the jump.
There's a lot riding on Guillermo del Toro's mega-budgeted mecha vs. kaijiu action flick Pacific Rim, and some folks are already prepared to call it the next Battleship should it fail to open to big numbers. If the latest snippet shared is any indication, though, we at least shouldn't worry about the flick not delivering. Check it out after the jump.