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Pacific Rim: The Black

Pacific Rim: The Black

Netflix 2021

Two siblings - an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister - are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Pacific Rim: The Black

Pacific Rim: The Black - S1E3

#1 - Bogan


Season 1 - Episode 3

While on foot, Taylor, Hayley and Boy encounter a mobile settlement that traffics in Kaiju body parts. Its shady leader seeks to uncover their secret.

The episode was rated from 129 votes.

Pacific Rim: The Black - S1E1

#2 - From the Shadows


Season 1 - Episode 1

Five years after their parents left to find help, siblings Taylor and Hayley find a training Jaeger - but it quickly attracts a Kaiju to their village.

The episode was rated from 164 votes.

Pacific Rim: The Black - S1E4

#3 - Up and Running


Season 1 - Episode 4

When a Kaiju fast approaches, Shane forces Taylor to copilot Atlas Destroyer with Mei to get it out of harm's way, but Taylor wants to fight.

The episode was rated from 131 votes.

Pacific Rim: The Black - S1E2

#4 - Into the Black


Season 1 - Episode 2

When Atlas Destroyer runs out of energy, Taylor and Hayley search a nearby destroyed city for power cells and make some startling discoveries.

The episode was rated from 139 votes.

Pacific Rim: The Black - S1E5

#5 - Escaping Bogan


Season 1 - Episode 5

To take back Atlas Destroyer and save Hayley and Boy, Taylor attempts a risky maneuverer known as "ghost piloting." Joel and Mei make a deadly choice.

The episode was rated from 130 votes.

Pacific Rim: The Black - S1E6
#6 - Boneyard
Season 1 - Episode 6

The mystery behind Boy's past deepens when Taylor and Hayley find him among dead Kaiju and destroyed Jaegers - along with the creature responsible.

The episode was rated from 125 votes.
Pacific Rim: The Black - S1E7
#7 - Showdown
Season 1 - Episode 7

While responding to a distress signal, Taylor and Hayley find their parents' abandoned Jaeger and confront the Kaiju that attacked their village.

The episode was rated from 123 votes.

Last updated: jan 24, 2022



A great anime for both diehard fans and the anime-curious as you don't have to be an "insider" as far as the mythology goes, as, it explains things as it goes along, yet there was enough mystery to keep you engaged. Yes, the CGI is different, but in a GOOD way, the voice talent is spot on, and, although the protagonists made some IMO boneheaded moves in many situations, I'll forgive them for being teenagers, isolated for 5 years, and not battle hardened tactical experts..., just YET. As @Kain stated, the series does drag a bit between fight scenes, but, I think it was necessary to fill in the backstories of each character, and, for me was paced about right. The "Boy" situation was pretty much telegraphed from the jump, seeing the situation he was discovered in, and his propensity for odd, very fresh snackos and nom noms. The Bio-Mech Kaiju was very cool, and I hope we'll get to see more of him.


Awesome anime. The CGI style took a bit to get used to but it really works out well during the fight scenes. There's a few dull moments in the story but plenty of exciting or shocking ones to keep you interested. It's not perfect but it's damn good for Netflix's standards. I hope to see more combat in season 2 as season 1 was a little light on the action.


Good production value but weak characters. Couldn’t care less for any of the characters. Good background show. But don’t think it’s worth the high rating.


Welcome to "The Walking Dead" but with kaiju instead of zombies.


There's just too much wrong with this to really enjoy it. It would be far better as a stand-alone than a spinoff. To me, Pacific Rim is about huge lumbering steel giants punching huge lumbering meat giants. The best part about the fights in the first movie was the sense of scale and most importantly weight. All this is immediately lost when you fight mostly in the desert and your main mech routinely tumbles along the floor after getting punched, when he should drop like a sack of flour. That only gets worst with the confusing biomech that does literal backflips. The omission (mostly) of weapons also highlights this, because fights get turned into a MMA brawl with kicks and grapples and everything. Characters were mostly OK, with the exception of Shane. [spoiler] He was just evil for evils sake. Why not have the kids pilot and just put two soldiers with guns to their heads into the cockpit with them? Instead he fries the brains of the only guy who can repair and maintain yaegers in the apocalypse. Why shoot rockets at the "only yaeger in the black", AFTER he has basically killed said engineer? Just wait for the power-cell to run out or the kids to get supplies. Why have the kids killed after they leave exactly? The list is goes on, but the point is he's a cartoonishly evil, poor excuse for an antagonist. Shoulda gotten stomped.[/spoiler] The inclusion of the small Kaiju somehow made the big Kaijus way less terrifying, as the complete helplessness the characters had against them meant that any sense of danger was gone as soon as they got into the mech. I won't even go into the whole "boy" situation. At best I'd call the character obsolete. Finally focusing on kids is always a mistake. I didn't even want to see kid-protagonist when I was a child. Funnily enough, the only cool fight in the show is the one with their parents in EP1. At that point I didn't mind the fast mech movement too much though. At least it looked cool.


Animation's a bit dull, could have been hell lot better. Otherwise a decent one. Not saying anything about the story because it was just the beginning. Let's see what they show us in the future.


Typical Netflix garbage. To start, the subtitle is stupid. Then to continue the trend, we have bad/annoying characters and poor story development. It's bad when the live action is better than the anime it is emulating. Pass.


Like its predecessors, this series is flawed. Chocked full of cliches and bizarre choices, this australian adventure starts out on questionable ground. That's not to say its bad. Like the movies, it overcomes a lot of cheesiness and logical inconsistencies to be something that works, but it's in spite of those qualities, not because of them. Fans are quick to overlook these short comings because, hey, we're here for the giant robots, but it's hard to argue that the series wouldn't be more worthwhile with some better character foundation and development. Especially since we really don't get all that much kaiju battling in the 7 episodes so far. While the fantastical anime elements are new, one would hope the point of extending on 2 movies would be to spend less time world building. However, for now I'm optimistic about the established base the first season sets up. Thankfully, we're granted at least one more season, but we'll have to see how much of this actually pays off.


I was pleasantly surprised by this show. Aside from a few eh story and character decisions, I thought it was actually pretty solid. I kept expecting it to make the same boring mistakes of tv shows past, but mostly it didn’t.

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