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Japanese poster for Pacific Rim just feels right

06.17.2013by: Kevin Woods

You can easily tell from the artwork and trailers we've seen for Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM that the filmmaker was heavily influenced by the Japanese kaiju films, so there is just something that seems oh-so-right about seeing Japanese text on the latest international poster for the upcoming flick. You can check out the new one-sheet below. While it features a familiar image (as seen in this badass one-sheet from April), the small changes and new text just adds something special that brings a goofy fanboy smile to my face.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

PACIFIC RIM will crash into theaters on July 12th and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff.

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Extra Tidbit: What has been your favorite PACIFIC RIM art/poster that you've seen so far?

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