With a second season in the works and an original film, we learned late last year that the first Made in Abyss season was reworked into two compilation films in Japan. Sentai Filmworks previously acquired the rights to the films and the first film came out recently March 20th, and 25th, 2019 debut with the first being the Japanese language while the second will be the dub, both of which are being handled through Fathom Events for ticketing. No dates have been set for the second film, which uses the subtitle of Wandering Twilight, but the release of the first dubbed trailer for it is definitely a very good sign that we’ll be getting information soon. The film arrived in Japan on January 18th, 2019.
The show was directed by Masayuki Kojima based on the series composition by Hideyuki Kurata. Character designs were handled by Kazuchika Kise with Kinema Citrus on board for the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Miyu Tomita as Riku, Mariya Ise as Regu, Shiori Izawa as Nanachi, Mutsumi Tamura as Natto, Manami Numakura as Shigi, Manami Hanawa as Kiui, Taishi Murata as Jiruo, and Maaya Sakamoto as Raiza.
The opening song is “Deep in Abyss” as performed by Miyu Tomita and Mariya Ise while the ending theme song is “Tabi no Hitarite, Saihate no Migite” by Miyu Tomita and Shiori Izawa.
The original work is by Akihito Tsukushi which began in 2012 and has six volumes out as of the end of 2017 as serialized in Web Comic Gamma.
Plot Concept: The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how deep down this titanic pit goes. It is inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics whose purposes are unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. Over the course of time, those bold enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as “cave raiders.”
In Oosu, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Rico, who dreams of becoming a cave raider as great as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day while exploring the murky depths, she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot…