With Pacific Rim: Uprising not really breaking ground at the box office, a lot of people thought that it would be the end of the franchise. Good news is, it looks like PR isn’t dead just yet, and has found a new home on Netflix in the form of an anime.
During a discussion at Project Anime (via IGN), Legendary Entertainment executive vice president of brand development and consumer products Elie Dekel had revealed that a Pacific Rim anime is coming to Netflix in 2020; what’s more the show is going to run for two seasons, and the first one is set tocome out sometime next year. We still have no idea how many episodes each season will be though.
“[This is] one of the biggest budget anime series I’ve had the pleasure of working on, and I think that speaks to the commitment of Netflix and Legendary [to anime].”
The show will be ran by Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution), and is said to focus on “The story of two siblings who pilot an abandoned Jaeger mech in attempt to find their missing parents.”
Legendary has actually partnered up with Polygon Pictures to bring Pacific Rim to animation, and the studio has been known to work on projects like the Godzilla anime movies on Netflix plus Star Wars: Resistance. At best, I don’t think we’re going to get the traditional 2D anime, but rather the cell-shaded 3D one that’s the same aesthetic as Resistance.
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Pacific Rim, but we should expect it to come out sometime in 2020.