Awesome: Yoji Shinkawa’s Pacific Rim Poster Is Amazing


Matt and I experienced *Pacific Rim* last night and, boy, are you in for a treat. Imagine if you tapped into your eight-year-old head and made a big budget movie of the battle carnage. It’s just beautiful.

There’s a full review coming very soon, but here’s a little something to tide you over while you wait!

Yoji Shinkawa is a Japanese artist with a totally unique visual style. Painting in energy-filled swathes of shade, he’s best known for his work with *Metal Gear Solid* and *Zone Of The Enders* creator Hideo Kojima. Here’s a distinctive Solid Snake that you may recognise:


To promote the 3D release of *Pacific Rim*, Shinkawa was asked to design an exclusive poster that would be given out at select Regal Cinemas in the States. Here’s the result:



Oh. Hell. Yes. Despite the minor spoiler, it’s such a perfect capturing of the elegance and beauty of the movie’s Jaeger robots.

If you’re heading to out to see *Pacific Rim* tonight, I hope this gives you a little shiver of excitement. The movie itself is *exactly* the way you think it’s going to be, and it’s as good as you could have ever hoped.

*Via [Kotaku](, where you can find the full size version.*