Fans looking forward to the Made In Abyss Season 2 release must really enjoy staring down into the depths. But will the Curse Of The Abyss look back? Reaching the bottom of the Abyss will definitely require a second season and the good news is that the source material for the story is still ongoing. Better yet, the studio has made it clear they’d love to keep the journey going.
“To the challengers who shall devote themselves to the Abyss, which even darkness itself cannot reach, the Abyss shall give you all. Life, death, curses and blessings. The entirety of it all. At the end of your journey, what shall be the closure that you obtain?”
Anime fans looking for such closure will need to turn to the Made In Abyss manga. The story by Akihito Tsukushi has been serialized online by Web Comic Gamma since October of 2012. As of July of 2017, the manga is currently up to Made In Abyss Volume 6, with Volume 7 currently yet to be announced.
Sentai Filmworks has the rights for the Made In Abyss anime. English sub watchers in the United States need to subscribe to Amazon Anime Strike, while those outside the U.S. can download episodes streaming from HIDIVE.
The Made In Abyss English translation of the manga is being handled by Seven Seas Entertainment. Unfortunately, none of the volumes have been released yet, although the first volume is scheduled for January 2, 2018, and the second volume for April 24, 2018.
Made In Abyss Manga Enough Chapters For Second Season Of Anime?
The care with which anime studio Kinema Citrus treated the Made In Abyss anime adaptation was evident from the first episode. The art is easily the best of the season and the soundtrack creates an environment that inspires excitement and feelings in the audience. (For those who enjoyed the music, Anime News Network has published an interview with composer Kevin Penkin.)
In a season littered with anime adaptations that hurriedly stomped through the source material, this anime is a gem simply because it remains faithful to the manga most of the time. However, there will always be those who recommend starting reading from the first chapter since the anime only partially adapted Chapters 1, 2, 6, 7, 18, and 23 (the remainder of the chapters were fully adapted up through Chapter 25). Still, Kinema Citrus went the extra mile by providing a double-length Made In Abyss Episode 13.
This final episode of the season corresponds to the first half of Made In Abyss manga chapter 26, which is found in the beginning of Volume 4. The good news is that there is barely enough source material for making Made In Abyss Season 2. All in all, the six volumes provide 42 chapters, so it should be possible to create a second season in 2018 assuming the studio goes with 12 standard-length episodes.
The author generally completes enough chapters for one tankobon volume per year, although two volumes were released in 2016. The online chapters are often released on a monthly basis but, otherwise, the schedule is “when it’s done.” Fans are currently eagerly awaiting the release of Made In Abyss Chapter 44, which will eventually be released as part of Volume 7.
Made In Abyss Season 2 Release Date
When the second season was announced, the author tweeted out, “Thank you to the Abyss narrator and everyone on the cast and staff. Cheers for the good work! So, what’s that? Are you coming for the official announcement at seven o’clock? Alarm calling!”
As of this publishing, anime production company Kinema Citrus has officially confirmed the anime sequel, but they have yet to announce the Made In Abyss Season 2 release date. This article will be updated as soon as the anime sequel’s premiere is confirmed. However, there can be reasonable speculation about when the Made In Abyss Season 2 air date may occur.
Kinema Citrus has already announced two anime projects, Shojo Kageki Revue Starlight and The Rising Of The Shield Hero, in addition to Made In Abyss Season 2. That means that the anime sequel is highly unlikely to be released in 2018 since it takes years to develop these projects.
Sakugabooru writer liborek wrote that he believes that the Made In Abyss Season 2 release date could be set for 2019.
“Made In Abyss Season 2 is a beautiful surprise. But remember it wasn’t planned in advance and Kinema Citrus has already two other anime for next year,” liborek tweeted out. “We’ll have to wait until 2019, but I’ll gladly take it.”
According to Manga Tokyo, producer Shinpei Yamashita greatly desires to make a sequel. His favorite character was Maruruk and he revealed his ambition to create a Made In Abyss OVA episode entitled “A Day In The Life Of Maruruk.”
“I really love Made In Abyss so much, and I want to see a sequel!” said voice actor Mariya Ise, who plays as Reg in the anime.
Like many anime, the future of the second season probably relies on the Made In Abyss manga sales. The Made In Abyss Blu-Ray is being split into two volumes, each containing half of the first season. The first volume was released on October 25, 2017, and the second volume is set for December 22, 2017.
Made In Abyss Season 2 Spoilers
The Abyss is deep. Very deep. According to the latest available maps, the Abyss is about double the depth of the Mariana Trench and it just keeps going. The deepest point, The Final Maelstrom, might be where Reg came from at the very bottom.
The fifth layer, the Sea Of Corpses, is the precipice upon which humanity is barely retained. It is there that Bondrewd has established Idofront as the forward base and elevator to the sixth layer, the Capital Of The Unreturned. Known as the point of no return, White Whistles who venture past this threshold have given up on ever returning to the surface and both Riko and Reg have accepted this fate.
The Capital of the Unreturned is oddly malformed, even in the architecture, with buildings twisting and turning like tree roots. Stairways will lead to nowhere like something out of the art of M.C. Escher. Clocktowers stand upside down and flimsy stilts hold up structures in a seemingly impossible fashion.
Humans turned into creatures by the Curse Of The Abyss within the sixth layer have been named Narehate by Delvers. Horrifying mutations like Mitty who venture to higher layer are often put out of their misery, but others manage to live out their lives in the Narehate Village of Ilblu. For example, Majikajya is the first Narehate to greet Riko, Reg, and Nanachi when they enter the sixth layer and he can communicate using human speech despite being disfigured beyond any human form.
The Narehate Village has a market economy and Majikajya explains how the mutated humans now use what they call Value as a currency. Powerful artifacts, of course, have value, but so do items with sentimental value. In the case of Majikajya, he values scents and his body is a container which can contain smells.
There’s also Faputa, called the Princess of the Narehate, because she’s beloved by the inhabitants of the village. She’s quite hyper and wild, talking to herself in first person speech, and has difficulty communicating effectively with humans. However, she can use the immense strength provided by her six, furry limbs to move freely around the sixth layer, unlike the rest of the residents of Ilblu.
What’s more, Faputa apparently met Reg at some point in the past. The humanoid robot boy may not remember Faputa, but she has a seemingly close relationship with Reg and is very possessive of the so-called Treasure of the Deep.
In the final scene of the anime, audiences saw Bondrewd, so it should be no surprise that the second season will focus on the origins of the so-called “Lord Of Dawn” and other new characters surrounding the legendary White Whistle. No longer even human, this Delver of the Abyss can escape death by transferring his head to a new host. He’s even capable of using an artifact called the Zoaholic to spread his consciousness to multiple bodies.
Due to his horrific experiments undertaken in the name of knowledge, Bondrewd has earned the sarcastic nickname of “Best Dad” by fans of the series. One of his “children” is the adopted daughter Prushka, who was born in the Abyss and has never been to the surface. As an infant, she was cursed with an unstable mind due to the afflictions of the fourth layer, but Bondrewd raised her from a small child until she eventually recovered. He treated her like a real daughter and even gave her a pet named Meinya.
Prushka should be introduced to anime audiences early on in Made In Abyss Season 2 since she first appears in Chapter 28 of the manga. The adventurous girl enjoys going exploring behind her father’s back and can even climb the stairs on Idofront while suffering the curse of the fifth layer. At one point in the manga, Prushka calls Bondrewd the “best dad ever” and is very devoted to him despite what he has in store for her.
Seeing such a cute new character should give audiences hope, but the true brutality of the Abyss is that it’s where hope goes to die. Fans just hope the same cannot be said for how the manga is adapted in the anime Made In Abyss Season 2.
[Update: November 26, 2017] Added confirmation of the second season and updated other sections to be current.
[Featured Image by Kinema Citrus/Made In Abyss Anime TV Still]