The fan favorite Netflix anime spin-off series, Pacific Rim: The Black, has been picked up for a second season.
Pacific Rim: The Black continued the story of the kaiju franchise that pits giant monsters against robots wielded by man to save humanity from their ever-encroaching extinction, and it seems that the story of “The Black” will continue as Netflix has announced that the original animated season will be making a return with season two. With the first season exploring a war ravaged Australia that is teeming with giant monsters around each corner, there is plenty of area that is left to explore in the franchise of Pacific Rim.
The spin-off originally was a live-action film franchise that was created by Guillermo Del Toro. It was a mashup of Shogun Warriors and Godzilla and introduced fans to a neon-lit world in which colossal robots protected the planet from large beasts referred to as “Kaiju.” The series was developed and co-written by Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle for Netflix and directed by Hiroyuki Hayashi and Jae Hong Kim, the series was released on March 4, 2021.
For those who haven’t had the chance to witness the robot/monster destruction that took place within the world of The Black, the official description from Netflix reads as such:
“After Kaiju ravage Australia, two siblings pilot a Jaeger to search for their parents, encountering new creatures, seedy characters, and chance allies.”
The animation is absolutely beautiful to look at and the kaiju action is top notch! This is a nice additional monster action series to watch this weekend with the debut of Godzilla vs Kong which debuts on HBO Max today.