‘Made in Abyss,’ a Japanese anime television series, is an adaptation by Kinema Citrus that can abide by almost anyone’s taste in anime. If you are looking for an adventure series with well-animated fight scenes and some thrilling moments, then Made in Abyss is just the match for you. The Abyss—a yawning crater stretching deep into the earth is filled with enigmatic creatures and relics from a time long past!
Most anime are the adaptations of popular manga series, and so is Made in Abyss. The anime series first premiered back in July 2017 and took no time to make it into our list of favorites. While movie sequels have satiated fans’ hearts to some degree, millions of fans are still yearning for Made in Abyss Season 2. However, releasing movie adaptations is what the producers preferred over a second season. According to some sources, Kinema Citrus has finally confirmed the sequel this year though there is no official announcement about its release date. When the new episodes premiere, and what will be the plot of the coming season? Read on to check out the latest updates.
Made in Abyss (Series)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, fantasy, mystery
Adapted from: Manga
Written by: Akihito Tsukushi
Directed by: Masayuki Kojima
TV Series Written by Hideyuki Kurata
Music by: Kevin Penkin
Made in Abyss, also known as Meido in Ebisu in Japanese, is a Japanese original manga series written and illustrated by Akihito Tsukushi serialized online by Takeshobo’s digital publication— Web Comic Gamma since Oct. 2012. It appears in a total of nine volumes. This sci-fi adventure based dark fantasy anime series picked up for a 13 episode anime is an adaption of a famous manga series by Kinema Citrus that was first aired on July 7, 2017, and continued till September 29 of the same year. Soon after the series’ debut, producers announced the release of a new sequel.
However, two sequel films titled Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn (or Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake in Japanese) and Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (or Made in Abyss: Hōrō Suru Tasogare in Japanese) was theatrically aired on January 4, 2019, and January 18, 2019, much contrasting to what fans had expected. A third sequel titled Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (or Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei in Japanese) had premiered on January 17, 2020, the story of the first season.
Made in Abyss — Plot Synopsis
The gargantuan cave-like system, known as the Abyss, is probably the only unexplored place globally. How far down this enormous pit goes stretching down is known to none. The Abyss harbors ancient relics and vestiges of a civilization long gone, and the purpose of their very existence is yet unknown to the modern-day man. The hidden secrets of the Abyss have drawn generations of bold adventurers. Over time, a myriad of brave individuals that were bold enough to explore the cryptic depths of the titanic pit sought to solve these mysteries of the Abyss, fearlessly descending into its darkest realms and came to be known as Cave Raiders. But of course, the journey is not an easy one.
The show revolves around a little orphaned girl named Riko who lives in the Belchero Orphanage in Orth — the town at the Abyss’ edge. Riko, the missing White Whistle Lyza’s daughter, aspires to become like her mother and dreams of becoming an excellent cave raider just like her mother. Her only longing in life all these years has only been to solve the great mystery of the pit, exploring the furthermost reaches of the Abyss. She tumbles into a robot while exploring the depths one fine time. The robot had the appearance of an ordinary young boy that she named Reg. Riko took a mission to find her mother, and she leaves her friends and ventures forth with her only companion Reg to discover the dreadful secrets of the deep.
Everything We Know So Far About Made in Abyss Season 2
Because of its lucrative anime genre and mysterious storyline, Made in Abyss has amassed a massive fan following across the globe. After almost around three years, studio Kinema Citrus has finally announced the second season of this popular anime. Two movies based on the anime series are already released. However, fans are still waiting for its second season to feature on the big screen. A continuation for an animated adaption beyond the movie series has been announced (Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul hinted at the release of Made in Abyss Season 2 when the end credits of the movie featured a “to be continued” message).
This reveals the latest sequel in the series is now confirmed and is under production. However, a small section of the fan base suspects that this new sequel could be in the movie. As per conjectures, the manga’s new story arc is too immense to be consumed in a film. To fully cover the following tale, it is more fitting to make an anime series, and so the next sequel should likely be a series instead of a movie.
Made in Abyss Season 2 Release Date: Are we getting MIA Season 2?
The storyline is based on a Japanese manga series by Akihito Tsukushi. The anime series has everything — from sci-fi drama to adventure and fantasy. It has a massive fan following and has so far received lots of love worldwide. Without the second MIA season, we will never see Riko and Reg exploring the Abyss’s cryptic parts and whether Riko finds her long-lost mother. There are still quite plenty of mysterious creatures and antiques that this series didn’t show us yet.
Luckily, Made in Abyss season 2 has been official announced and will air in 2022, as the series’ official Twitter account announced.
Made in Abyss Season 2— Kevin Penkin (@kevinpenkin) May 5, 2021
“The Sun Blazes Upon the Golden City”
Although the announcement post is brief, it does include a bit more information than just the release date. Kevin Penkin, who composes the music for the series, said “The Sun Blazes Upon the Golden City” is the English title for Season 2.
This corresponds with the first teaser art, which confirms that season 2 builds upon the events of Dawn of the Deep Soul and will follow the storyline of the original manga by Akihito Tsukushi.
Still, the animation studio in charge of Made in Abyss season 2 confirmed it yet, but this looks pretty certain.
When exactly in 2022 can we expect it, that is not yet known.
Is there Enough Source Material Available for Made in Abyss Season 2?
Almost all of the animes produced are mere adaptations from existing source material like manga, manhwa, visual novels, light novels, or mobile games. As for Made in Abyss, the source material is the manga. As there can be many plot twists and turns for an ongoing manga, its anime adaptation will most likely have a sequel. Although studio Kinema Citrus has already announced the upcoming Made in Abyss season, one of the main reasons behind the delay in its production is the lack of source material.
Until recently, the anime creators did not have enough manga chapters to create a complete full season. With the drop of Vol. 9, Kinema Citrus will need one more manga volume to produce Made in Abyss Season 2. As of now, Vol. 10 is expected to release sometime around the middle of 2021. Hence, the productions of the new season might only commence after the launch of the tenth volume.
Total Number of Volumes in Made in Abyss
Number of Volume Released
The anime series is in nine tankōbon volumes. The first manga series started publishing initially on July 31, 2013, and the last volume was released in Japan on July 27, 2020.
Total Volumes Covered in the First Season of Made in Abyss
The 13 episodes of the Made in Abyss anime series first aired on the big screen in 2017 and has volumes 1-4. The movie Dawn of the Deep Soul (or Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei) did adapt what got left of volume four and almost the whole volume 5.
Made In Abyss Season 2 Trailer
There is still no trailer for Made in Abyss season 2, but as soon as they publish it we will be sure to share it with you.
Is MIA manga still ongoing?
As for now, we can’t say anything about another volume of the ‘Made in Abyss’ series. However, Made in Abyss is still an ongoing series in 2020. The latest volume of the anime by the author Akihito Tsukushi got released in Japan on July 27, 2020.
The first season of the anime is recorded to have covered 26 manga chapters halfway through Volume 4, while the movie Dawn of The Deep Soul signs off with Chapter 38 of Vol 5. With the recent addition of Volume 9, there are currently four manga volumes left to assist in making the second season.
Ratings and awards won so far by Made in Abyss.
Made in Abyss has widely met with positive remarks and reviews and is considered one of the best anime of 2017. IMDb has rated the anime with an 8.4/10 while MyAnimeList has offered the anime with a score as high as 8.76/10.
The manga got itself nominated for the 11th Manga Taishō awards and was ably securing the eighth place with 40 points. In the same year of its release, the series was additionally awarded Anime of the Year and Best Score at Crunchyroll’s 2017 Anime Awards.
What can we expect in Made in Abyss Season 2 — The Plot
The upcoming new series is somewhat expected to continue the Dawn of The Deep Soul movie’s story. Hence, the new MIA season will possibly story the Capital of The Unreturned in the discovered sixth layer. In the coming season, too, Riko’s innocence and her humanoid friend Reg will continue to enthrall the audience as the duo ventures their adventure. We are just as clueless about the upcoming season’s plot as the animation studio has neither released a trailer nor revealed any details about it. We are just eager to watch the duo together again in that adventurous world of the Abyss.
Famous characters to reappear in Made in Abyss Season 2
Though the cast has yet to be revealed, we can be sure of undeniably seeing our favorites Riko, Reg, Nanachi, Mitty again in the second season, along with other hosts of characters.
What are the possibilities of there being a Made in Abyss Season 2?
The possibility of getting a Made in Abyss season 2 is undoubtedly high. And, most importantly, the makers have already announced its release sometime soon in the coming year. It is most likely that the upcoming season will be one cour just like the previous season was and follow directly after the movie’s events in the Dawn of the Deep Soul. Because without the second season of MIA, we will never see Riko and Reg exploring the Abyss cryptic parts and whether or not Riko finds her brave Cave Raider mother.
If you are an anime lover and an excellent Manga fan but haven’t yet viewed the Made in Abyss anime series, then don’t just wait. Makers and fans worldwide strongly recommend this adventurous series and say that you should at least watch it once. We are sure that it will make its way to be in your favorites.