The official website for Made in Abyss has announced earlier this week that the series will be receiving two compilation films this Winter in Japan. Adding to this, they further went on to assure that the series would be receiving a sequel, reiterating that there’s another ‘episode’ in the works. The first entry into the film series is titled Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake (Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn), with the second film being titled Made in Abyss: Horo Suru Tasogare (Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight). Production of the series’ second season is currently underway.
Based on Akihito Tsukushi’s 2012 manga series of the same name, Made in Abyss wowed viewers around the world when it premiered in Japan during July 2017. The series would eventually go on to begin streaming on Amazon’s much despised Anime Strike streaming service, where it would eventually go on to receive the award of Crunchyroll’s “Anime of the Year” during their annual awards show. These days the series can simply be streamed via Amazon Prime Video without the need for an additional service.
The series synopsis can be found below:
The Abyss—a gaping chasm stretching down into the depths of the earth, filled with mysterious creatures and relics from a time long past. How did it come to be? What lies at the bottom? Countless brave individuals, known as Divers, have sought to solve these mysteries of the Abyss, fearlessly descending into its darkest realms. The best and bravest of the Divers, the White Whistles, are hailed as legends by those who remain on the surface.
Riko, daughter of the missing White Whistle Lyza the Annihilator, aspires to become like her mother and explore the furthest reaches of the Abyss. However, just a novice Red Whistle herself, she is only permitted to roam its most upper layer. Even so, Riko has a chance encounter with a mysterious robot with the appearance of an ordinary young boy. She comes to name him Reg, and he has no recollection of the events preceding his discovery. Certain that the technology to create Reg must come from deep within the Abyss, the two decide to venture forth into the chasm to recover his memories and see the bottom of the great pit with their own eyes. However, they know not of the harsh reality that is the true existence of the Abyss.
With the two films expected to come out in Japan during Winter, we’re expecting to see plenty more news in the coming months. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date as more information is shared. Further information can be found via the series’ official website, here.