The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Made in Abyss revealed on Wednesday that the anime will be having a second season, slated for release in 2022. The adaptation of Akihito Tsukushi’s manga will be titled Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ōgonkyō, also known as Made in Abyss: The Sun Blazes Upon the Golden City.
IMDB describes the premise of the world as follows:
“The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how deep down goes this titanic pit, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics whose purpose is unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. In course of time those bold enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as ‘Cave Raiders.’ In Orth, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Riko, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy named Reg, who turns out to be a robot.”
The first anime adaptation of Akihito Tsukushi’s manga premiered for a 13-episode TV run in Japan in July 2017. Sentai Filmworks picked up the series and distributed the anime on physical home release around the world in October 2018. Amazon acquired the rights to distribute the English subtitled version of the show on their exclusive Anime Strike service in the US while HIDIVE acquired the rights to stream the show outside of the United States with its own dub streaming on the service as well.
Spike Chunsoft is also developing a new 3D-action RPG for the franchise titled Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness (Made in Abyss: Yami o Mezashita Rensei). The game will have a fully voiced original story supervised by Tsukushi, and it will ship for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC (via Steam) in 2022 in both English and Japanese. Numskull Games is offering a physical version in Europe.
The first compilation film for the anime, Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn (Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake), opened in Japan in January 2019, followed by the second film, Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (Made in Abyss: Hōrō Suru Tasogare), two weeks later. Sentai Filmworks premiered the first film in Los Angeles in March 2019, before it opened in theaters later that month. The company also premiered the second film in Rosemont, Illinois in May 2019, before it opened in theaters in the United States later that month. Both compilation films are streaming on HIDIVE.
Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul, a sequel film to the first season, opened in Japan in January 2020. It ranked at #9 on its opening weekend, earning 102,284,000 yen (about $929,300 USD) in its first three days. Sentai Filmworks premiered the movie in select theaters in the U.S. and Canada in August 2020. Sentai Filmworks again screened the film virtually in September 2020. The film was scheduled to premiere in the U.S. in April 2020, but it was delayed due to the impact of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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