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1st Made in Abyss Compilation Anime Film Gets U.S. Premiere on March 15

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Anime's staff to attend Journey's Dawn premiere event in Los Angeles

Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake, the first Made in Abyss compilation film, will have its U.S. premiere under the title Journey's Dawn at Regal Cinema (L.A. LIVE) in Los Angeles on March 15. The company will host a red-carpet event at the premiere with guests such as director Masayuki Kojima, composer Kevin Penkin, music producer Hiromitsu Iijima, and producer Shinpei Yamashita.

Sentai Filmworks describes the film's story:

The enigmatic Abyss is an unforgiving and deadly place. Despite the dangers, it still captures the imagination of explorers such as Riko who wishes to follow in her mother's footsteps and trains hard to become a Cave Raider. One day, she receives news that her mother died in the Abyss, yet a mysterious note tells Riko that her mother may still be alive. Vowing to uncover the truth about her mother's fate, Riko embarks on a journey with a humanoid robot boy name Reg. Together, they will discover if they have what it takes to survive where so many others have perished.

Sentai Filmworks will screen both compilation films in theaters in the United States in 2019.

The first film opened in Japan on January 4, followed by the second film, Made in Abyss: Hōrō Suru Tasogare (Wandering Twilight), on January 18. The second film debuted at #1 in the mini-theater rankings at the box office in Japan.

The first film revealed a new work for the franchise titled Gekijōban Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei (Made in Abyss the Movie: Dawn of the Deep Soul). The second compilation film includes a brand-new scene featuring the new character Prushka (voiced by Inori Minase). The scene ties into Gekijōban Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei.

An event for the franchise had revealed in November 2017 that a sequel project was in the works.

The 13-episode television anime series based on Akihito Tsukushi's Made in Abyss manga premiered in Japan in July 2017. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series and released 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 is also streaming on HIDIVE.

Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English.

Source: Press release

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