The show’s fans have been eagerly awaiting Made In Abyss Season 2 since the first installment finished up in late 2017. Made In Abyss is an anime adaptation of manga source material that is written by Akihibito Tsukushi, with which it shares its name. It has experienced director Masayuki Kojima at the helm and is written by Hideyuki Kurta.
Thankfully, Made in Abyss Season 2 has been confirmed. During the credits role of Abyss Dawn of the Deep Soul, a movie adaption of the anime series, fans are told that it is “To Be Continued.” The movie was released on the 17th of January in Japan and was set for a release in the U.S. at Anime Boston in April. However, COVID put the breaks on this, and it never got released on the big screen in the United States.
Sources close to the franchise have said that due to rising demand, they fully intend to show the film worldwide, but the logistics need to be figured out.
So when is Made In Abyss Season 2 set to be released? What will the next season even look like? We have the answers to all your questions below.
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What is Made In Abyss About?
Both the manga and anime follow Riko. She is a young orphaned girl who becomes friends with a humanoid robot named Reg. The pair descend into the “Abyss” which leads deep into the earth, in hopes of tracking down Riko’s mother.
The Abyss is home to a variety of strange remnants that indicate a long lost civilization once existed. Riko’s mother was a Cave Raider and given the title of White Whistle after she managed to go deep into the Abyss and return to tell the story, despite the potential of suffering from “the Curse Of the Abyss.”
Riko wants to follow in her footsteps and become a legendary Cave Raider. She is spurred on by a balloon that contains a message from her mum. It lets her know she is at the bottom of the cave, waiting for her. So the adventure begins, Riko finds Reg, and the descend.
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What is the storyline for Made In Abyss Season 2?
At the end of the movie, a number of the team are left injured, including Prushka. However, Riko holds onto her cartridge and is gifted a stone needed to craft a White Whistle, which they believe contains the life form of Prushka.
We are left with the team preparing to get to the 6th layer and given a glimpse that Bondrewd’s mind lives on in his Umbra Hands. With plenty for layers of the Abyss to traverse, the producers aren’t running out of the story just yet. We assume it’ll up from where it left off and perhaps even broach the subject of actually seeing Riko’s mother in some form or another. See what one fan has to say below:
*THIS IS A PRODUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SEASON 2, IT IS GOING TO BE COVERING THE STORY AFTER THE THIRD MOVIE. SEASON 2 IS NOT THE BONDREWD ARC*
This announcement simply establishes the current timeline, Season 1 (Movies 1 and 2 are both recaps of season 1), Movie 3 (Bondrewd Arc), and now Season 2, which will be covering the Capital of the Unreturned arc.
Made In Abyss Season 2 Trailer
Unlike some of the other updates we do where the show has not yet been confirmed, we can happily deliver the fantastic news that Made in Abyss Season 2 has already been given the green light. Check out the announcement trailer below:
For those of you missing the show that little bit more, check out the best moments from Made in Abyss so far:
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The cast for season 2
Fans have breathed a sigh of relief that the cast has been left untouched for the upcoming season with familiar faces reprising their voice roles. Miyu Tomita and Brittany Lauda return as Riko, Mariya Ise, and Lucy Christian reprise their role as Reg, Maaya Sakamoto, and Shelley Calene-Black narrate again. Mutsumi Tamura and Shannon Emerick return as Shiggy.
Return Date of Made In Abyss Season 2
What we know for sure is that there will be a Made in Abyss Season 2. However, fans are still deliberating over which form it will come in. After season 1 we saw the release of a movie that served as a sequel. Some fans say to expect another film while others are digging their heels and saying it must be a T.V. anime series.
Made in Abyss the Movie: Dawn of the Deep Soul was delayed in the U.S. and other parts of the world due to COVID. Unfortunately, this has likely knocked the whole schedule off for the production of the show.
On top of that, the writer for the show is notoriously slow and has kept fans waiting before. Realistically, the Made In Abyss Season 2 release date will be in 2021 at the earliest, with industry insiders saying it could be as late as 2022.
We will keep you informed with the most up to date news and let you know once an official release date has been made.