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PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING DIGITAL COMIC PREQUEL LAUNCHES ON LINE WEBTOONS

Pacific Rim: Uprising is nearly upon us. While we'll get a sequel to the 2013 movie of giant robots fighting giant robots in theaters, we're getting more of the story through comics. Legendary Comics has already been releasing a series bridging the gap between the two films called Pacific Rim Aftermath. The publisher has announced another way fans can learn more about this world with Pacific Rim: Amara, a new digital comic released on LINE Webtoons.

The comic, written by Cavan Scott and Zhang Ran and illustrated by BigN, follows Amara Namani as she tries to rebuild her life in a post-Kaiju Santa Monica. She was orphaned during a devastating monster attack and now she's fighting to survive as the city is destroyed. Amara befriends a grumpy mech-inventor named Kai and his closest companion, Hannah. Together they scavenge for old mech parts to build their very own Jaegar.

“The process itself was a truly international collaboration,” said Cavan Scott, co-writer of the series. “Working with the production team, Zhang Ran and I brought the story together alongside BigN’s amazing art. It was a real team effort. I’m excited that Pacific Rim: Amara is being distributed by Webtoon, home of some of the most innovative serial comics of recent years. It’s the perfect fit for Amara and Pacific Rim.”
 
“We are excited to introduce LINE Webtoon readers all over the world to Amara’s journey in Pacific Rim: Amara,” said Junkoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon, “It’s a fresh new perspective on the incredible world introduced in the original Pacific Rim film and continued in the upcoming sequel.”
 
“This was an exciting adventure from beginning to end with a global creative team,” said Robert Napton, Editorial Director of Legendary Comics. “We are delighted with the results of producing our first comic with this international team from China and the U.K., and we have found the perfect distribution partner in Webtoon. Our story deepens the understanding and appreciation of not only the character of Amara, but also her homemade Jaeger Scrapper. It’s an origin story that adds yet another layer to Pacific Rim and dives into the world of Mech Racing. I hope fans enjoy it!”

You can read the first three chapters of Pacific Rim: Amara on LINE Webtoons now. New chapters will be released every Friday. Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters on March 23rd, 2018.

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