Status: Season 2 Announced for January 17 2020!

What is Made in Abyss Season 2 Based On?

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Anime is based on manga which so far has 9 volumes, and first season of the anime used material from only the first 4 volumes.

Here are some of the official trailers:

Show Info

Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
Studio: Kinema Citrus
Season 1 Premiered: July 2017
MAL Rating: 8.85
Official Website: miabyss.comt

Made in Abyss Plot

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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, called Artifacts , 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 “Delvers “. A little orphan girl named Riko lives in the town of Orth on the edge of the Abyss. Her dream is to become a Delver like her mother and solve the mysteries of the cave system. One day, Riko starts exploring the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy.

Tantalized by the mysteries of the Abyss, Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness? (Source).

Fans Favorite Characters


An amnesic robot with the appearance of a human boy. He can also consume organic food despite being a machine. Having no memory of his own name, he was named “Reg” after a dog Riko used to own. His mechanical arms are extensible, and can also fire a deadly energy beam capable of melting even stone, which Riko dubs the “Incinerator”. Reg’s accompanying helmet seems to flash mysteriously changing patterns each time it is placed on his head.



Riko is an energetic and trouble-prone 12-year-old girl who wants to emulate her mother, a legendary Cave Raider named Lyza the Annihilator who disappeared in the Abyss ten years ago. Riko is currently a Cave Raider-in-training at the Belchero Orphanage. Despite strict orphanage policy on turning over all finds to pay for operating costs, she has secretly taken possession of one of her finds, the Star Compass, which she hopes to use in her exploration of the Abyss. Her mother gave birth to her during a mission in the Abyss. Lyza and Ozen subsequently brought Riko back from the depths of the abyss using a relic regarded as the ‘Curse Repelling Vessel’. However, as a result of the Curse, Riko wears glasses as she develops a headache if she does not view the world through a crystal lens.



Nanachi is a Hollow (成れ果て Narehate)[a] with somewhat rabbit-like features. As a human child, Nanachi resided in the slums, scavenging for food and written media, eating from the trash and learning to read ancient glyphs. Nanachi befriends a young girl named Mitty, and together they were sent down to the sixth layer in one of Bondrewd’s experiments. On their return, Nanachi’s humanity was partially lost, while Mitty lost all of her humanity and became a grotesque, immortal assortment of flesh and misshapen limbs. Nanachi escaped with Mitty from Bondrewd’s laboratory to spare her the pain of his cruel experiments, cared for her until after her death, and then agreed to join Riko and Reg on their travels to the lower layers. Nanachi uses gender-neutral pronouns, and the writer has left Nanachi’s gender intentionally ambiguous.



A strange, amorphous creature that lives with Nanachi on the 4th Layer of The Abyss. In the past, Mitty was a normal human girl (with red hair and light skin) who lived with Nanachi and a large group of other orphan children in a mechanical, cave-like area. Because of the gruesome experiments performed by Bondrewd that she had to endure in the past, her appearance resembles that of a misshapen cat with a large mouth, one eye, and the personality of a friendly dog. Her condition also made her “immortal”, where a stab wound or other injuries cannot affect her in any way. Mitty also has the ability to provide antidotes to the Abyss’ poisonous creatures.

(Source for the character information).

Episodes So Far

Episode NumberEpisode NameDate Released
#1The City of the Great PitJul 7, 2017
#2Resurrection FestivalJul 14, 2017
#3DepartureJul 21, 2017
#4The Edge of the AbyssJul 28, 2017
#5IncineratorAug 4, 2017
#6Seeker CampAug 11, 2017
#7The Unmovable SovereignAug 18, 2017
#8Survival TrainingAug 25, 2017
#9The Great FaultSep 1, 2017
#10Poison and the CurseSep 8, 2017
#11NanachiSep 15, 2017
#12The True Nature of the CurseSep 22, 2017
#13The ChallengersSep 29, 2017

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While you wait for season 2, here are 4 great shows to watch

  • Shinsekai Yori
  • Yakosou no Neverland
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou

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