Surprise. Surprise. After having a less than stellar reception for the first season of the Pacific Rim: The Black animated series, we are getting the second season. This is nice because I kind of dig the season as a whole when I overlooked the fact of how stupid Hayley can get and her constant sobbing that reminds me of Shinji Ikari.
Anyhoo, so yeah, Pacific Rim: The Black Season 2 is upon us. The story picks up where it left off in season 1, following siblings Taylor and Hayley on a journey across the kaiju overran Australia, in a mission to find their missing parents, in an abandoned trainer Jaeger.
In the first season, not only the sibling had to deal with kaiju that detects their presence but also pricks who were eyeing their Atlas Destroyer (which is a very cool machine, btw, despite it being a trainer Jaeger).
The Pacific Rim: The Black Season 2 is the concluding season that follows the sibling’s continued search for their parents. In the process, the entourage, which includes Mei and the Boy, aka kaiju boy, will encounter new kaijus, new friends, and very strangely, a cult referred to as “The Sisters”, that apparently worships the kaiju. The Sisters was briefly referenced in Season 1.
Now that is weird. I am not sure I am liking the cult thingy. From the short trailer, it appears The Sisters is a powerful bunch. I am sure they are, after all, they did travel with monster dogs (Rippers) as their companions.
I am looking forward to seeing if the trusty Atlas Destroyer will be getting any weaponry upgrades. After all, it is hard to survive with just a Vanadium Steel Saber Chain, or maybe it can?
The Pacific Rim: The Black Season 2 will start streaming on Netflix on April 19, 2022. Meanwhile, here’s the official trailer:
Images: YouTube (Netflix).