“Made in Abyss”: The adorable anime show

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“Made in Abyss” is a show worth the watch for it’s illustration and character development. Wikimedia no modifications made

Felisha Campanello, News Editor

“Made in Abyss”, a Japanese manga series, has been out for a while, so after a recommendation from a friend, I decided to give it a chance.

Illustrated and produced by Akihito Tsukushi, an illustrator from Sagamihara, Japan, “Made in Abyss” only has one installment available in the U.S., but in Japan there is a second season coming and three movies that are already available.

The storyline revolves around a country that is surrounded by this huge hole, which is called the Abyss. There are six layers in the Abyss and each one is more deadly than the next and perishes cave raiders.

Cave raiders are a group of people who are trained from a young age to explore the Abyss and its secrets. 

Each of their levels of experience are classified by a different colored whistle: red, blue, moon, black, and the most experienced, white.

There are two main characters in this manga, Riko and Reg. Riko is a hyper-problematic young girl that gets saved from a monster by Reg, a “robot boy” from the Abyss that has no clue where he’s from.

Riko and Reg have an adorable bond with each other that sparks from the first episode. 

One of the things that I love about this show is the animation and art. It is so beautiful from the first clip to the last scene; that’s one of the things that hooked me. 

The art is incredibly detailed and realistic from the town to the Abyss and the creatures that inhabit it. The characters are also adorable and simple at the same time.

The only thing I don’t like about the show is it’s predictability. While the storyline is entertaining, there is just a lack of suspense which leads to the ending being predictable. 

The music, art and storyline of “Made in Abyss” made me absolutely love it. It’s definitely one of my new favorite animes. I’ll give this show a 9/10 Greenfield’s.

The views in this column do not necessarily reflect the views of the GENESIS staff. Reach Felisha Campanello at [email protected]