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3 Mech Anime Shows We Think Inspired Pacific Rim

When you watched the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Pacific Rim (and if you haven't, check it out yo!) you probably thought to yourself, "Man, that looks just like a mecha anime!"

Guess what? You're right! Del Toro has stated that he wants to bring mecha anime to the masses with this project, which features giant robots (Jaegers) squaring off against giant monsters (kaiju) for the fate of the human race. While del Toro also said that he didn't allow his design team to discuss influences during production, you must have noticed some similarities between Pacific Rim and some notable mecha series.

Here are three that might have had a hand in shaping the movie in either story or design...

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Megaton1760d ago

Before I knew anything about this movie I was hearing comparisons to Eva.