Pacific Rim 2 Jaegers Fight Kaiju with Mazinger Z in Promo Art

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Not long after appearing with TOHO's biggest kaiju, the Jaegers of Pacific Rim Uprising are teaming up with Go Nagai's Mazinger Z robot to take on super-sized threats. New promotional artwork was put together by the team at Dynamic Planning, the production company behind Go Nagai's adaptive works. Dynamic Works created the artwork as a show of goodwill for Pacific Rim Uprising's box office success in Japan. The film opened in theaters in Japan on April 13.

The artwork depicts Jaeger Gipsy Danger and Mazinger Z, the latter in the midst of its deadly "Rocket Punch" attack. In the background is Mt. Fuji, which holds a special importance in the movie, and the laboratory where Mazinger Z was born. The upper right and left corners show Mazinger Z's support vehicles, the Hover Plider and Jet Scrander.

Steven S. DeKnight's Pacific Rim: Uprising sequel film opened on March 23 in the United States.

In the film, Mako (played by Rinko Kikuchi) is commanding a new generation of young pilots. She serves as protector to the new protagonist Jake Pentecost (played by Star Wars: The Force Awakens' John Boyega), the estranged son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost character from the first Pacific Rim film. Gipsy Avenger is piloted by Jake Pentecost and Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), another new protagonist.

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