Pacific Rim ,
written by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham and directed by del Toro, is a fast, flashy, beautiful
sendup of two fun Manga/Anime genres, Kaiju
. Kaiju, Japanese for 'strange creature', is usually translated in English to being "monster" or "giant monster"... as in Godzilla, Rodan or Mothra. Mecha, on the other hand, is all about Robots and other mechanical objects. Cyborgs, cars, toasters and those giant Voltron type 'suits,' all count as Mecha in this popular Japanese genre. Pacific Rim lovingly combines the genres, in the hope that you too, will come to love humongous monsters and ginormous robots!
Here are some examples of Mecha and Kaiju in our collection: