The anime Made in Abyss seems like it’s about cute little children going on adventures but, it’s just not true. This anime has a really dark and disturbing side which may be the reason it turned out to be such a major hit. Here is everything we know about Made in Abyss Season 2.
Made in Abyss aired in summer 2017 and it became one of the most popular anime despite the fact, it only has 13 episodes.
So what is this anime about and where will it go from here on out?
Made in Abyss Story:
The story takes place in a fantasy world where there lies a deep hole in the earth’s surface called “Abyss” People have no idea about what lies at the bottom? What is the reason behind this strange hole? and hundreds of other questions. What we know is that it was discovered 1900 years ago on a southern Island, a city developed around it, called the city of Orth.
The abyss is divided into levels called layers. With each passing layer, it becomes more and more difficult to go back (because of gravity!) There are many relics in the abyss that can be sold for high prices, also the strange mystical creatures of literally all kinds.
The adventurers who dare step inside the abyss are called Whistles and those who are ranked the highest, the ones who have contributed the most to getting something out of the abyss, be it information or a relic. The best of the best who stand at the top of all other adventures is called White Whistles.
So that’s the setting. Now, what is the story about? A girl named Riko aspires to be an adventurer just like her mother who is a white whistle (Her current whereabouts and the status: if she is alive or not are unknown) and discover what lies at the extreme depths of this thing called abyss.
Just about to lose her life, she gets saved by a rather unusual boy who is able to produce fire from his palms, kind of like a cyborg. He passes out the moment he saves her from the giant mystical beast by exterminating him with his fire.
She and another boy who was with her before the mystical beast started the ruckus, together they take the unusual boy back to their land. The boy appears to have no memory of his past, it seems as if he has come from the depth of Abyss and he came for a reason.
Riko explains the abyss to him. Together with this unusual fellow which they now call Reg. Riko departs on a journey to the bottom of the abyss to discover what’s down there and also to see if her mother is down there. From the looks of the Abyss Map, it will surely a long, long time. Not that we can actually understand the map ourselves,
The journey is of course far from a happy adventure. Many truths about this abyss and the people are revealed which happen to be quite disturbing indeed.
Human experimentation or rather child experimentation being one of them.
The last episode (which is about 50 minutes long) is enough to make fans cry their hearts out. The anime totally does a 180, from an adventure anime about little kids to something that involves deep trauma and torture. The moment where Reg exterminates Mitty (Who cannot die and is destined to suffer for all of eternity) and Nanachi cries her heart out, is the most emotional one in the entire series.
Made in Abyss Season 2 Release Date:
The journey to go even deeper into the abyss continues and of course, there will also be a made in Abyss season 2.
However, after we got two compilation movies this year (2019) We are getting a Made in Abyss sequel move on 17 January 2020 (An interesting character is also about to be revealed named as Faputa Prushka “Princess of the Narehate” in the upcoming movie which will make things even more interesting). Season 2 is sure to get announced after that. As the studio understands how much will it increase the hype. It could happen in 2020 or early 2021.
Even though the movie sequel released in 2020, the Made In Abyss Season 2 release date is unlikely to happen any time soon, although 2021 might be possible. The biggest obstacle is the relative lack of source material.
Made in Abyss Movie:
The Made In Abyss Season 2 anime may have been teased by the new sequel film called Made in Abyss the Movie 3: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Gekijoban Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei) that released in January 2020.
Made in Abyss English Dub:
For those who like watching anime shows in English, the good news is that Made in Abyss has a pretty great English dub which was done keeping an international audience in mind. If you want to watch the show in English, you can find dubbed episodes on Amazon Prime Video.
Made in Abyss Manga:
For those of you who can’t wait. Consider Made in abyss manga as the manga has some seriously great art and it is among the top ten in terms of quality ratings.
The manga is among the best of the best, the story has just only begun in the anime but the manga has revealed far more disturbing stuff than the anime has even hinted at.
So if you are a manga fan, Made in Abyss is a must-read!