Made in Abyss Compilation Films Reveal Visual, January Premieres
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Made in Abyss anime revealed a key visual for the series' first theatrical compilation film on Friday. The website also revealed that the first film will open in Japan on January 4, followed by the second film on January 18.
The first film is titled Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake (Journey's Dawn), and the second film is titled Made in Abyss: Hōrō Suru Tasogare (Wandering Twilight).
The first 13-episode anime series premiered in Japan last July. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series and will release it on Blu-ray Disc on October 23. The English-subtitled version of the show streamed in the United States on Amazon's Anime Strike service, and HIDIVE streamed the series outside of the United States. The dub will also stream exclusively on HIDIVE later this year.
Production of a sequel is underway.
In the story, an enormous pit and cave system called the "Abyss" is the only unexplored place in the world. Strange and wonderful creatures reside in its depths, and it is full of precious relics that current humans are unable to make. The mysteries of the Abyss fascinate humans, and they head down to explore. The adventurers who venture into pit are known as "Cave Raiders." A little orphan girl named Rico lives in the town of Ōsu on the edge of the Abyss. Her dream is to become a Cave Raider like her mother and solve the mysteries of the cave system. One day, Rico starts exploring the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy.
The anime is based on Akihito Tsukushi's manga of the same name. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga and released the first volume on January 23. Takeshobo published the manga's seventh volume in Japan on Friday.