Guillermo del Toro has been all over the place in anticipation of this weekend's debut of the FX adaptation of his vampire novels The Strain. At Collider, he was discussing his mecha versus kaiju Pacific Rim projects including the sequel, and an animated series which might be produced in Japan. More after the jump.
Shirow Miwa, known his work on the manga Dogs and with the band Supercell, has been letting his appreciation for Pacific Rim since this summer. Now, he's gone all out with a preview of the stunned art he's done for a Winter Comiket tribute to the mecha versus kaiju movie. Get a look after the jump.
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!