The following is a history of things to come. August 11th, 2013, will come to be known as “K-Day.” Giant monsters called Kaiju will emerge from the depths of the ocean and lay waste to human civilization. In reaction to this crisis, the Jeager program was developed. Jeagers are giant anthropomorphic vehicles that have been properly weaponized to fight the Kaiju. Each one is manned by a pair of human pilots who share the “neural” load via mindmelding. The Jeager pilots fight valiantly and turn the tide. However, each new wave of Kaiju proves more fearsome and destructive than the last. Eventually, the Jeager program’s effectiveness came into doubt. However, Jeager Force Commander Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) presses on, as defeat is not an option.