Season 1 of Made in Abyss debuted in 2017, and after a movie sequel, Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun is finally almost here.
Made in Abyss may look like an adorable, child-friendly adventure, but it’s actually far darker than it appears. Full of harrowing thrills and tear-jerking moments, the series completely enthralled viewers in its first season. Unfortunately for fans, it’s taken quite a while to get to the show’s second season, but that’s finally about to change.
Made in Abyss is back for another season this summer, continuing the story where the movie and previous season left off. It’s certain to take things in an even more distress-filled direction, all while bringing to life what fans of the manga have already seen. Before it premieres in a few weeks, here’s what audiences should know about what’s coming in the next season of Made in Abyss.
The story of Made in Abyss follows a girl named Riko who befriends a robotic boy who she names Reg. Their world is one centered around a mysterious gaping hole (the titular abyss) — one that many have ventured to in search of the history and artifacts it contains. Unfortunately, the journey there is perilous, and coming back is essentially out of the question. Nevertheless, Riko seeks to go into the abyss like her mother once did, taking Reg with her.
The anime so far has adapted the first three volumes of the manga, which is a fair amount considering there are only 10 volumes so far. The first season of Made in Abyss was followed up by a movie titled Dawn of the Deep Soul. Unlike the two compilation movies before it, it actually continued the anime’s story, making it required viewing before Season 2. Given the precedent of the previous season, Made in Abyss Season 2 will likely adapt Volumes 4, 5 and 6 of the manga. The series is produced by Kinema Citrus, who also worked on shows such as Barakamon and The Rising of the Shield Hero.
The recently released trailer for Made in Abyss Season 2 showcases a lot of where its story will go. Titled Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, this season picks up after the movie. Venturing further into the abyss, Reg, Riko and the rest of the Ganja group of outcasts will explore the dangers of trying to set up a village of sorts within their new environment. As the trailer showcases, however, the threats are bigger than ever, and not just in the form of the gigantic monsters that surround them.
Party members grow sick and weary, with some becoming something much more — or perhaps much less — than human. One of the new characters is the maternal Vueko, who is far more than just the mother hen of the group. As they try to survive their new reality, they discover more about the truth of the abyss, as well as the origins of Reg. These secrets also involve those who attempt to go back to the surface, making the choice of whether to stay even more dramatic.
Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun is right around the corner, meaning that fans’ wait is almost over. The new season is set to begin airing on July 6th, but there will be a change in release format compared to the first season. The first season of Made in Abyss can be streamed on both Amazon Prime Video and through HIDIVE, the latter of which also hosts all three of the series’ movies.
However, The Golden City of the Scorching Sun will only be available through HIDIVE, where it will be simulcast as part of the platform’s Summer schedule. The main cast of the first season will be returning, though it’s still not known how long this season will be. Now is the best time to catch up and journey into the abyss before the show’s continuation begins next month.
Timothy Blake Donohoo is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he majored in Communication and minored in Creative Writing.
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