Both ‘Made in Abyss’ Seasons in Order (Including Movies)

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Made in Abyss is an anime adaptation based on the manga of the same name by studio Kinema Citrus. It was broadcast from July 7, 2017, to September 29, 2017, adapting chapters 1 to 26 (volumes 1 to 3). Two recap films of Season 1 were released in Japan on January 4 and 18, 2019 in Japan. A third film adapting chapters 27 to 38 (volumes 4 and 5 of the manga) was released in Japan on January 17, 2020. Made in Abyss franchise at this point consists of two anime seasons with 25 episodes and three movies, and in this article, we’re bringing you a comprehensive watch order.

Editor’s Note: This watch order was updated in October 2023 and includes all released seasons, OVAs & ONAs so far.

All Made in Abyss seasons & movies in release date order

The Made in Abyss franchise started back in 2017 after a successful first season 2 recap movies were released, and a third movie adapted chapters 4 and 5 of the manga as well. The show’s second season is, so far, the last one.

  1. Made in Abyss, Season 1 (anime, 2017)
  2. Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn (recap movie, 2019)
  3. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (recap movie, 2019)
  4. Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (movie, 2020)
  5. Made in Abyss, Season 2 (anime, 2022)

Are all seasons & movies of Made in Abyss connected? What is the best way to watch them?

All Made in Abyss seasons are connected, and a third movie is actually a sequel to the second season. Journey’s Dawn and Wandering Twilight are recap movies and it’s not necessary to watch them. However, season 1, Dawn of the Deep Soul, and Season 2 should be watched in release date order because this order coincides with the chronology of the series.

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All Made in Abyss seasons & movies in chronological order

In this section, we are going to give you a chronological overview of the works in question:

1. Made in Abyss, Season 1 (anime, 2017)

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While delving into the upper layers of the Abyss to search for relics, Riko and her partner Nat became separated. Riko then sees that Nat is about to be eaten by a Crimson Jaw and draws the beast’s attention to save him. However, Riko is cornered by the beast and is about to be devoured when she is suddenly caught off guard by a powerful energy blast.

Riko searches for the source of the explosion and finds a robot boy who has fallen unconscious. she and Nat take him back to his home at the Belchero Orphanage. With the help of her friends, Riko can revive the robot boy, whom she names Reg. She then takes him outside to show him the city of Orth, which lies on the edge of the Abyss.

ines Habo’s help, as she and Reg want to get to the second layer independently.

2. Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn (recap movie, 2019)

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The movie is a compilation of episodes 1 to 8 of the 2017 TV series, with some new scenes added in its introduction. It covers the period from the time Riko descends into the Abyss with Reg, reaching the second layer where they meet the Ozen White Whistle, which reveals information about Riko’s mother.

3. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (recap movie, 2019)

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The movie is a compilation of episodes 9 to 13 of the 2017 TV series. Riko and Reg descend to the third layer, where Riko has her first experience with the curse of the Abyss. They then descend to the fourth layer, where Riko’s arm is injured by a Kenzan Kazura (Piercing Orb), and Reg tries to save her. Nanachi comes to her aid and saves Riko’s poisoned arm. In exchange, Nanachi asks Reg to kill Mitty. Nanachi then joins Riko and Reg on their quest to reach the bottom of the Abyss.

4. Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (movie, 2020)

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Riko, Reg, and Nanachi arrive in the fifth layer at the Fortress Flower Garden. They encounter a Shadow Hand, a subordinate of Bondrewd who sets fire to the garden to destroy a plague of parasitic insects disguised as leaves. The trio then continues through the Sea of ​​Corpses, reaching the base of Idofront, which is the only entrance to the sixth layer.

They are greeted by the arrogant young Prushka, who claims to be Bondrewd’s daughter and are invited to stay for the night to no avail. During the night, Nanachi goes exploring and meets Bondrewd, who reveals that he covets Reg for being a valuable Abyss relic. Riko wakes up and finds her missing classmates and goes looking for them.

Being trapped, she ascends a forbidden ladder, being hit by the curse of the abyss and losing consciousness. She is found and healed by Prushka, who helps her up the stairs, led by Meinya, Prushka’s pet. Meanwhile, Bondrewd has captured Reg, whom he subjects to a series of painful experiments, including amputating his right arm.

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5. Made in Abyss, Season 2 (anime, 2022)

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In the distant past, a girl named Vueko escaped abuse and joined an expedition called the Ganja, led by Wazukyan and Belaf, in search of the mythical Golden City at the bottom of the Abyss. Equipped with Vueko’s special compass, the Ganja found the Abyss island after negotiating with a native tribe. As they delved deeper into the Abyss, they encountered the Curse, fought monsters, and reached a transport pod at the Ido Front, enabling them to proceed to the sixth layer. In the present, Riko, Reg, and Nanachi activate a similar pod, traversing the Sea of Corpses to enter the sixth layer, known as the Capital of the Unreturned.

Where to watch Made in Abyss?

Made in Abyss can be watched on Crunchyroll, and if you are, for some reason, region-locked out of the franchise, you can also find it on HIDIVE. If you’re not subscribed to any of the anime streaming services, the first two seasons can also be found on Amazon Prime Video, as well as the sequel movie.

Will there be more seasons of Made in Abyss?

The third season of Made in Abyss was announced on January 15, 2023. Both manga and the anime franchise are currently ongoing and will not stop in the foreseeable future. We don’t have a release date for the third season yet, but we will update this as soon as we have more info.

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