keeping hope alive for a sequel. While it's done the most damage in China ($76M), it's in Japan that the film is expected to be huge, and Guillermo Del Toro hit Odaiba island to take in some of the Japanese pop culture that was such a large influence.
As Pacific Rim opened in Japan over the weekend (no numbers on it yet, though), Del Toro and actresses Rinko Kikuchi and Mana Ashida (both played Mako Mori in the film) visited the Gundam Front Tokyo where they took in the more than 1000 Gundam models and he talked about the mecha that inspired his Jaeger designs. Other than Del Toro fumbling around for money to buy ice cream with, the highlight is a visit to the life-sized 59-foot Gundam statue.
Nothing really newsworthy here, it's just cool to see Del Toro putting himself out there to make sure Pacific Rim reaches as many people as possible.