It’s quite obvious that the roots of ‘Pacific Rim’ are steeped in Japanese culture.  Nods to mangas and even the use of the name Kaiju for the aliens (which is an homage to the genre that brought Godzilla and Mothra to the big screen) are clear indications of this. Guillermo del Toro wants it made known that he does owe a lot to the culture with this movie so he has produced a trailer exclusively for the Japanese audiences.

In the video, del Toro introduces the trailer stating that he wanted to do a movie that “honors manga, mecha and kaiju films”. While the trailer is pretty much the same footage we’ve seen in his previous trailers, it’s nice to see del Toro’s acknowledgement.

Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke and Diego Klattenhoff and will premier in theaters on July 12.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroesa washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.