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.