The announcement that Pacific Rim: The Black will return for a second season in April 2022 has gone completely noticed on Netflix. Here’s what we’ve discovered so far.
Pacific Rim: The Black is a Netflix Original anime series based on the live-action Pacific Rim movie, developed by Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle. The animation studio behind the series is Polygon Pictures, which Netflix subscribers should be familiar with. The Godzilla anime trilogy, Knights of Sidonia, and Drifting Dragons were all produced by Polygon.
Season 2 of Pacific Rim: The Black has been renewed on Netflix
Pacific Rim: The Black has already been renewed for a second season, which will please fans of the anime. When it was first announced that an anime version of Pacific Rim was in the works, it was stated that two seasons would be developed.
Pacific Rim: The Black has only been available to view on Netflix for a little over a week at the time of writing, but it has already made an effect.
Pacific Rim: The Black has made it into the top 10 lists of 26 different regions, including the United States, in the short time it has been available to stream. If the series hadn’t already been renewed, its success justifies a second season.
Netflix revealed in November 2018 that an anime series based on the films was in the works. It was supposed to come out in 2020. Pacific Rim: The Black’s title and a 2021 release date were unveiled during their virtual “Anime Festival” livestream event in October 2020. A second season has also been approved.
Legendary Television is in charge of production, while Polygon Pictures is in charge of animation. The showrunners are Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle of Marvel Comics, and Brandon Campbell is composing the music for the series. The series is directed by Jae-hong Kim and Hiroyuki Hayashi, with Takeshi Iwata, Susumu Sugai, and Masayuki Uemoto serving as episode directors, and Yki Moriyama serving as art director.
Several creators offered ideas to Legendary, but it was showrunners Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle‘s proposal that was finally chosen to be pitched to Netflix. Johnson and Kyle had considered developing the series in either 2D or 3D animation before beginning production, but couldn’t make up their minds. The more they considered the cost of 2D animation as well as the limitations it would impose on certain aspects of the series, such as how the camera would move in a highly detailed 2D environment, the more they decided to go with 3D animation.
They eventually chose to make the series in 3D animation, but they wanted to preserve the 2D aesthetics, which led them to Polygon Pictures, who were the “masters of this method.” Polygon Pictures representatives Shz John Shiota (who also served as an executive producer on the series) and producer Jack Liang expressed interest in developing a work set in the Pacific Rim universe and agreed to embark on the project. The majority of the series’ design work was handled by Polygon Pictures, with some help from the western team’s supervising director Jae-hong Kim, and both teams met in Tokyo to discuss the concepts.
What can we expect from the second season of Pacific Rim: The Black? Will Taylor and Hayley see their parents again?
Tayler and Hayley are hopeful that they will be able to locate their parents shortly after stumbling onto Hunter, the Jaeger piloted by their parents. There were no bodies recovered in the wreckage, so their parents were left with a video message. Because their Nuke got jammed and there was no other means to destroy the Kaiju they were fighting, they were forced to flee.
Taylor and Hayley will continue their search for their parents in Sydney, as the only indication to their whereabouts is the seaside metropolis.
What is this enigmatic Boy?
Boy had been a mystery to Taylor and Hayley for a long time, and he was proved to be highly exceptional throughout the first season. When it was revealed that Boy is a Kaiju, he was able to withstand gunshots and interact with other Kaiju, a layer of mystery was peeled away.
The implication of the Precursors transforming into one of the beasts while defending Hayley is that they can construct Kaiju that look like people and hide them in plain sight.
Taylor and Hayley have a good buddy in Boy, but he is also a dangerous one. Is Boy capable of independent thought? Or, if granted any, would he have to obey the orders of a Precursor? At the very least, he has demonstrated the ability to act on his own free will.
What are the sisters’ plans for Boy?
Shane hinted at the sisters earlier in the season, but we saw them for the first time near the end of the first season.
The enigmatic group has ties to the Kaiju and appears to worship the extraterrestrials. They’ve set their eyes on Boy, referring to him as the “Kaiju Messiah.” They’re most likely planning to kidnap him and replace him as the cult’s head. With grander plans, Boy may be used to wipe out the rest of humanity.
Will Mei exact vengeance on Shane?
Shane’s threat remains, and Mei will want to exact her vengeance on him. It was devastating to learn that Shane had kidnapped her away from her parents as a youngster and manipulated her memories to make her believe he was her rescuer. Along with Joel’s death, Mei has every cause to exact vengeance on him.
We don’t know where Shane is right now, but one thing is certain: Mei will one day confront him and exact vengeance for the hardships he has caused her.
When will Pacific Rim: The Black season two be available on Netflix?
Pacific Rim: The Black season 2 has yet to receive a trailer from Netflix. The anime will, however, return to Netflix on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, as we’ve learned ahead of time.