Both of them are amazing adventure series with endlessly imaginative settings.
Both of them have young and naive main characters that undergo a lot of development and go through a lot of hardships on their adventure, learning things the hard way.
Both of them explore the idea of downwards vertical exploration, in Made in Abyss's case, it is the main driving force behind the story and with Hunter x Hunter it is part of one of the challenges from the first part of the series.
Both of them have complex themes and dark aspects to them.
Both of them aren't afraid to show how cruel the world can be.
Both of them can be very psychological at points.
Both of them have a main character that can smile no matter what hardship they are faced with and can remain optimistic no matter what.
Adventure! The search for the unknown! Made in Abyss is quite similar to Hunter x Hunter given the fact that in both the animes, the main character goes out for adventure with his/her friends. The main character of Made in Abyss, Riko, goes into the abyss in search for her mother, whearas Gon. the main lead of HxH, adventures the vast Hunter world in search for his father.
Both anime start with the motivation of the protagonist wanting to find his/her parent, who are considered legendary at what they do.
These series start in a somewhat light tone but get progressively darker as time passes.
Their settings allow for very interesting worldbuilding that makes the viewer want to know more about the world of the characters, giving a fantastic adventure feeling.
Both have a great narrator.
Both are very creative when it comes to creatures and scenery. (Made in Abyss a little more)
Both have a duo with interesting chemistry.
Both have great story.
Both have good fights (Hunter fights are better so far though)
-Both of them tell us about a child who wants to meet his/her parents.
-The main character has an extraordinary curiosity about his/her world.
-The main character has a very loyal friend who accompanies his/her adventure.
-The job, either Hunter or Cave Raiders, have the same essence
-Set in a world of unknown truth.
-Has many mysteries that spur our curiosity.
-Although both are played by a child, but the story is very worth.
- Each MC core aspiration is a parent figure that they have never seen before but heard a lot of great things about and use that to improve themselves and conquer all obstacles to one day meet that parent figure
- The main characters parent is considered a legend
- Both setting are based in a fantasy world where society is run by one thing (like hunters and cave raiders)
- Each have dark physiological elements and vibes occasionally throughout both anime
- Both M.C are always going aganist what people tell them and doing things that they want to do out of shear curiosity with a overly optimistic outlook on the situations which sometimes makes them seem naive but are not afraid to face the harsh reality of there worlds
- Both have a mystery element in each, for example; the vast unknown of the depth below there village and other hunters motive/true nature keeps you guessing
-Also each have a "villian" that is very creepy in there own certain ways like orzen and hisoka
- Both have a taboo scene(s) like hisoka can be seen as a child predator because of his obession with gon and in made in abyss the children are strung up naked when beaten  read more
ok... the first time i look from made in abyss that similar to HXH is :
1. they both anime have 2 person that close.. to each other and to protect each other...
2. both have parent are having adventure to somewhere and wanted their children to catch them.. their parent well... are quite similar...
3. the character in made in abyss like hunter x hunter... they are like rough diamond that need to be polish... and have unique ability that complete each other..
Two adventure anime following the paths of two kids as they explore an uncharted world in search for their mysterious parents. The universes are very different but in a way, the main characters and their circumstances are somewhat similar.
Gon and Riko share this incredible positivity, determination, and the will to face adversity in order to find the truth about their parents, while Killua and Regu protect them like caring big brothers, build unbreakable bonds of friendship along the way, and overcome their limitations working as a team.
The main difference consists in Hunter x Hunter (2011) being a more action and strategic fights oriented anime with a lot of physical development, while Made in Abyss focuses on world-building and the beauty and mystery of its dangerous yet beautiful unexplored world.
In general, both manage to balance the cuteness of the characters and beauty of their backgrounds with a cruel and harsh reality that keeps punishing their main characters and presenting physical and psychological obstacles to be overcome in order to unveil the mysteries. read more
Both animes are about children's journey to find parents.
Both have good art, animation and music.
Both have intresting and memorable characters.
And both are begin as kind, lighthearted titles. But then SHOCK CONTENT happens.
Both have many things in common. A light-hearted adventure protagonized by 12-year-olds (even two characters, Reg and Killua, share voice actress), with dark tones and a bit of gore. The main characters explore different places and become, respectively, Cave Raiders and Hunters in order to meet with a familiar (Riko’s mother and Gon’s father). They’re also accompanied by other characters who have different objectives. Oh, and the antagonists are so likable, too. If you liked one of them, the other one is highly recommended
The two protagonists of both series (Gon - HxH / Riko - Mia) are looking for their parents with the help of their friends (Killua - HxH / Reg - Mia). Childish at first, but suddenly it starts to get dark.
>Gon is searching for his father, Riko is searching for his mother, the plot centers around it. Also, Lyza (Riko's mother) and Ging (Gon's Father) have very similar personalities.
>At first, both looks childish, but suddenly becomes dark, cruel and "creepy".
>Perfect pacing and worldbuilding. In both anime, the "universe" is a complete mystery to be
>Good characterization for both protagonists, they become more "human" as the series progresses.
>The way that the "system" of Hunters and Cavers works it's a little similar.
The only significant difference, is that HxH has a thematic more focused on shounen elements, "super powers", "frenetic/intelligente battles" and "a plot that is separated by arcs"... Made in Abyss, on the other hand, does not have much of it. read more
- Both have a great feel for adventure
- Both have MCs who are generally positive and carefree
- MCs of both anime have a parent who they look up to and try to find
- Both are not afraid to go into very dark and disturbing territory
- Both have an iconic duo who share their hardships
Very similar setting and plot development. At first, both looks an average cliche anime, but suddenly becomes dense and dark with some "psychological" elements. A journey into the unknown is not only nakamas and happiness, you will find cruelty and adversities too. Both protagonist have the exact same motivation to get on a journey.
hunter x hunter and made in abyss are the only animes that have given me this certain feeling of adventre and the wonder what will happen next. I keep wanting to find more info about both worlds. Made in abyss has amazing visuals and some good atmosphere. The charrecters seem alive and are all intresting in the same way as hunter x hunter. but yeah my mindless ranting about how good the anime is does not give it justice go watch it. hunter x hunter is one of my all time faivourites and i don't use that word lightly. made in abyss is my best of 2017 if nothing better comes out and it might even be all time faivourite material for me. and i know im selling it a bit high now but go in with an open mind and don't expect anything  read more
Looks childish, but it takes you by surprise... Both MC are childs trying to find their parents; Gon and Killua (HxH) relationship are very similar to Riko and Reg (MiA), the "Hunters" and the "Cavers" use some similar concepts. Both HxH and MiAbyss are adventure anime that presents an interesting worldbuilding, interesting characters combined with a realistic setting; no "friendship power", there's no protagonist trying to be the best, no super villains trying to destroy the world etc.
Made in Abyss is the only anime that can capture that same feeling of adventure as Hunter x Hunter for me. Not only that but the plots are rather similar. Both are about a 12 year old child trying to find their parent, who abandoned them when they were young. Their personalities are very similar, and their relationship with their best friend is very similar as well. (They even have the same voice actress) Lastly, both seem relatively kid friendly, but become quite dark later on.
They both have an eerie feel to them.
Shinsekai Yori is a lot darker than Made in Abyss although they both have the feeling of a hidden deep story that is unraveled as you go.
Both are also coming of age stories that show the world isn't as bright as you think from first impressions.
Both shows have a cast of young characters who explore a new world with little knowledge of it.
The atmosphere is dense and mystifying in each show.
Their themes include coming-of-age and Hierarchy in nature.
Both shows feature very young protagonists who have an unusual sense of curiosity - although Shinsekai Yori is a coming of age story, which and has more of a dystopian feel. Both open up many questions for the viewer, and the characters strive to discover these secrets along the way. The settings are filled with nature over civilisation, creating a seemingly light atmosphere that has darker undertones (especially Shinsekai Yori)
These series feature young protagonists in a setting darker than they think that is, with fantastic worldbuilding, slowly finding out answers for all the mysteries and questions that keep appearing along the way.
Both have unique ways of telling the story and presenting the world.
Even though both start nicely, and it's all bright and peaceful at the beginning, once the characters leave the surface (in Made in Abyss' case literally, in Shinsekai yori's case figuratively), and dwelve deeper and deeper, they discover how twisted and horryfing their world is.
Both are eerie, have settings that aren't familiar with the viewer and their worlds are explained gradually, as the heroes of the story discover the truth.
Both shows involve children being put in extremely difficult situations in an attempt to discover how their world truly works. Both juxtapose an atmosphere of bucolic calmness with upsetting subject matter and violence. Both give us strongly drawn characters with clear motives, weaknesses, strengths, and relationships. Both are a strange, dark take on fantasy.
Both are spectacular.
Both anime revolve around kids as they grow and mature in a fantasy world.
They share similar art styles and are targeted at the same age group.
Shinsekai Yori is slightly more serious and philosophical.
Made in Abyss has better adventure aspects.
- feeling of dread and constant fear of the unknown as central plot elements
- main characters are naive children exploring a dangerous world
- supernatural environment without generic fantasy stuff
- remnants of an ancient civilization are scattered throughout current world
- not afraid to explore sexuality/romance of young characters
- tons of mystery and intrigue
Dystopian world for which the main characters are burdened with the passion of wanting to know more about their world. Both hold a psychological tension, and sense of horror that is held throughout the series.
- Both series take place in Utopian-like worlds with very dark secrets behind them.
- Creative and unusual fantasy settings.
- Great music in both series.
- They share a similar appeal coming from their unique art styles.
Both have similar worlds with normal humans and mysterious fantasy beasts. While the humans in From the New World have telekinetic powers, the characters in Made in Abyss are normal humans who use artifacts from the Abyss to survive. Neither worlds have modern technology, instead using the unique resources available to them to achieve their goals.
They both have strong, intelligent female leads who start as children, and we see them grow as the story progresses. Riko from Made in Abyss stays a 12 year old girl throughout the story but grows emotionally, whereas we actually see Saki progress from childhood through adulthood.
Both stories follow honest, innocent characters through brutal hardships in an ultra-realistic way. They both focus on a small group of companions relying on each other to find deeply hidden truths.
Both start out as a normal, post apocalyptic show, but something just feels off about the world. It's only until later in both series that you realize the world shown isn't quite as happy as it may appear. The weirdness is more passive in Made in Abyss, and takes more of a center stage in Shinsekai Yori. And finally, both are superb shows well worth your time.
-Beautiful setting with great artwork on the environment.
-MC is a girl who goes around with a friend and lost his previous friends
-Kinda dark story.
-Cruel world surrounding naïve characters
I wouldn't call "Madoka Magica" a shoujo for the same reason I wouldn't call "Made in Abyss" a shounen. Both turn their respective genre on its head, and there's something of a "shock factor" that comes with it.
Do you enjoy anime with an adorable art style that are actually pretty messed up? Trust me, either one of these series will not let you down! Both series feature a young adolescent girl as the protagonist and have similar art styles. The total number of episodes (currently on 5/22/18) for both is low, so they are both a short and sweet watch. The pacing of both series is fast and will keep you guessing.
• Both have deceptively moe character design/art styles and an innocuous premise (magical girl, fantasy/adventure), but traverse down much darker paths than initially expected.
• Both have a young, innocent female main character who perseveres through whatever trials are thrown at her without losing her faith or resolve.
• Both have tragic characters who are disfigured or transformed in some way.
• Both have aspects of magic or fantasy that reveal themselves as much darker than initially expected throughout the course of the narrative (Madoka and the Soul Gems, Abyss and the Curse of the Abyss).
A cutesy artstyle masks a grim reality and a story that steadily grows darker in tone, all of this while going through truly unique backgrounds, surreal in one case and fantastic in the other, but astoundingly beautiful in both cases.
- Cute "moe" art styles with a very dark twist few episodes later.
- Creative fantasy parts and awesome worldbuilding and ideas in both of them.
- Protagonists are children in both series.
- Very intense and emotional drama.
- Similar atmosphere and they appeal to a very similar taste.
- Stunning visuals in both series.
- Absolutely beautiful music in both series.
If you liked it, you have to watch this anime for sure. Both have artstyle different from the one we are used to. And the plots are both... interesting and different. The immature kind-hearted female protagonist is confronted with a "cruel" world in both animes.
Note: it's difficult to recommend it without spoiling too much, so just take my advise and go watch it!
The plot may seem different, but if you enjoyed Made in Abyss or Madoka Magica you should try the other one as they both share a dark plot mixed with really great, cute and "childish" art. If you like stories that are not as shiny they look, I really recommend you both of them!
Innocent kids and dark revelations always seem to mix oh so well. They share dark and baleful undertones and once the story sets in, the cruel reality is revealed! They're both full of twists, sinister themes, and an engaging narrative.
They're recommended watches if you're looking for a gritty anime that isn't everything it appears to be.
Both are huge in terms of their scopes.
Both feature sudden dark twists and turns.
Both shows are good at making the audience want to learn more about the world/setting.
Both feature very young, but extremely well written characters who have to face large dangers and interesting situations.
Both are heavy in terms of carrying tons of emotion and meaning.
Both are beautiful but also frightening.
Whether it is moe style for the characters (Madoka Magica) or chibi-like (Made in Abyss), both series are more than meets the eye.
The colorful art conceals surprisingly deep lore for the settings, with enough touching, tearjerking and even downright hopeless moments springled in. They are not for the light of heart and can really reach one's feelings, as soon as they are not bothered by their artstyles.
Although they are different types of stories, the two series share an aesthetic (childish designs that contrast with their world). Both also feature superb world-building, nice art direction, and beautiful music that manage to whisk you to another world completely. So if atmospheric world-building is your jam, definitely watch both!
Made in Abyss and Shoujo Shuumtasu Ryoukou are both very different in terms of stylization in comparison to modern anime. Made in Abyss may be more fantasy than Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryoukou but both are very sci-fi in setting, each show have extremely interesting worlds' and compell the viewer to keep watching to see what happens next. These shows are great adventure stories that also have some very serious moments that can put the viewer on edge. If you've seen one I would recommend the other for a very compelling and interesting world with a solid story line that leaves you asking questions.
I recommend these two like a nice wine and cheese paring. The two shows mirror many themes while evoking completely different emotions. As such, they compliment each other well.
To start, we have Made in Abyss; which starts out as a hopeful tale of would be adventures and wonder. Only when we descend into the deceivingly vibrant pit does the gnawing feeling despair and hopelessness start to set in; our two protagonists in a world which could care less about their survival. The Abyss inflicting danger and peril around every corner, only increasing as they delve further into the depths, with the small hope that they will beat the odds.
So after you have finished Made in Abyse and collected a good amount of stress and anxiety, it's time to convert all in into subtle bittersweet depression.
Enter, Girl's Last Tour. Likewise, we have two unlikely protagonists in a hostile environment, albeit one much less cheery. We watch these two live a hand to mouth existence in this oppressively bleak and barren wasteland. But despite the hardships they face, the pair exude this general feel-good-ness which makes you hope that they will survive and carry on despite the odds. That hope secretly increasing as they climb each layer of the city in pursuit of whatever may lie at the top, while fully aware of the dangers and difficulties they may face.
A journey downward, filled with hope, riddled with despair and pain. Can they make it?
A journey upward, bleak and hopeless, yet daring to hope and carry on. Can they make it? read more
Both series are chibi styled. Both feature strong women character. Both are in somewhat distopian world of futuristic nature with nostaligic or retro-future style (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou is heavily styled after WW2, Made in Abyss styled in late 19th century). Both series have strong dramatic moments with comedy reliefs from time to time.
Both involve the main characters surviving in a mysterious place
Both have cute character designs with a touch of dark tones
Both have beautiful soundtracks and yet amazing op and ed's
Both have a great story telling
And they have executed pretty well for their themes
The difference between the two is Made in Abyss takes place in a fantasy world with more darker theme to it, while Girls Last Tour takes place in a sci-fi world while it is least darker then MiA
If you like Made in Abyss, then you would probably like Girls Last Tour
Both share the chibi-adventure look with a nice touch of mystery sourrounding the world that makes you wonder "what has exactly happened?"
A nice attention-grabbing show from the get-go that will get you hooked!
Made in Abyss and Shoujo are two shows I overlooked because of their animation styles. While it seems childish both of these shows carry mature themes involving survival. While Made in Abyss takes on more of a fantasy theme; Shoujo has a post apocalyptic setting but both shows create the same tense atmosphere.
- Similar moe-aesthetics with cute character designs: cute kids / teens living in a unwelcoming environment and struggling to survive.
- While Girls Last Tour has a melancholic tone, Made in Abyss is more psychological horror.
Both have similar cute styles.
Both are well executed and really get you drawn into their respective universes.
Both shows gave me the same vibe and both got me thinking about the little everyday things. Giving me a sort of nostalgic feeling.
Highly recommend both of these series.
While way less provided of violence, gloom, and sense of danger, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou shares with Made In Abyss the setting of the story: two little children exploring a dangerous and unforgiving world, where their survival is at stake.
However, SSR is way more relaxed, calm, almost cozy, settled in a post-apocalyptic world without dangerous monster and hunting quest; just two kids driving through the snow and the fallen human civilization. The sense of the amaze derived from how much the world is well-built is pretty much the same in both works, though.
ENGLISH: Both animes convey to you a feeling of mystery and intrigue, making the perfect perfomance soundtrack in contrast to the artistic style that to my preference is fantastic. Both series are able to catch the viewer in chapter one with its perfect harmony of serenity and mystery.
ESPAÑOL: Ambos animes te transmiten un sentimiento de misterio e intriga, logrando aprovechar al máximo su banda sonora en contraste del estilo artístico que a mi preferencia son fantásticos. Ambas series son capaces de atrapar al espectador en el capitulo uno con su perfecta armonía de serenidad y misterio.
I'm pretty sure I'm not only speaking for myself when I say that Girls' Last Tour and Made In Abyss are pretty similar. Both Animes are visually appealing, and the Storys also really stands out. Not to mention the cute chibi artstyle they have going on. When I first started Girls Last Tour it gave me the same curiosity as it gave me in Made In Abyss. I wanted to explore this particular world, learn all the backstorys and how all of it came to be. That's why I think you should check out both masterpieces. Believe me, if Made In Abyss was worth your time, you will certainly enjoy Girls Last Tour :) read more
Both Made in Abyss and Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou are animes that go far out of the norm. They both have dark underlying themes and on the surface, they're both really dark as well. Despite them being of completely different genres, they both share the same kind of theme of journey and in some ways, hope and hopelessness. Their similarity is much more apparent through their themes rather than their genres.
- At a glance both seems like they came from a Pixar studio but in reality, Kaiba and Made in Abyss targets older or mature audiences
- Both have world or places with specific rules on it that makes them unique and scary at times.
- Excellent in world building
- As each episodes goes by, secret and stuff are slowly revealed that will makes you emotional and realized how deep and meaningful both anime is
- Both are short anime but tells more content than some of the multi-season anime out there
- A boy with lost memories travelling to the unknown
- "Cutesy" artstyle veiling a story that can, at times, have surprisingly very mature and even dark moments/ideas
- Stunning OST
- Short series that won't leave you bored
- Both have moments that may have you shedding tears
- Both are beautiful
Differences in points: Kaiba has an overall heavier feel and is darker/more conceptual, with a simplistic albeit unique take on artstyle and limited tracks. Futuristic atmosphere.
Made in Abyss has an overall light-hearted adventure feel with occasional dark moments, with an illustrative artstyle and a larger variety of tracks. Fantastical atmosphere.
Kaiba deals with the idea of transferring memories, while Made in Abyss deals with the world of the Abyss. read more
Both have cute art and characters that are juxtaposed with unsettling dark themes and psychological horror.
Both have similar themes about memory loss and trying to reclaim the truth of the world that they live in. Kaiba lost his memories and wants them back and goes on a journey. Reg lost his memories and wants them back, Riko goes on a journey with him.
-both are adventurous
-both feature a main character with no memories
-nice visuals, chibi character designs and Ghibli-esque background art in Made in Abyss, cartoony everything in Kaiba
-generally well looking, but for completely different reasons
-both look childish at a first glance, but in reality are completely messed up
While watching Made in Abyss I couldn't help but be reminded of Kaiba every step of the way. Right off the bat it is apparent that the two protagonists (Reg and Kaiba) are similar to each other, as they are both amnesiacs who posses great power, and are both thrown into an adventure for the sake of one whom they hold dear. Not only that, but the very nature of these shows are similar, as the viewer is allowed to immerse themself into a spectacular universe where the possibilities are limitless. Whether it be upside down forests with Made in Abyss, or underwater ghost towns in Kaiba, there's always something to be amazed by - only for this amazement to be quickly turned to dread as the characters are plummeted into horrors unbeknownst to their shows' otherwise appealing and child-like presentation. Made in Abyss, being the darker of the two, explores these themes at the expense of the main characters. Whereas Kaiba explores isolated incidents of despair surrounding side characters, while taking a less dramatic, more episodic approach. Regardless of nuances, if you enjoyed one show, you're likely to enjoy the other, as the themes, presentation and characters are quite similar. read more
''Dark mysteries in fantasy settings'' if u are looking for something like this then try these. Besides,if u love the MCs being linked to the secrets of the mysteries then its all the more reason to try these
Both of them have a main character who wants to become an explorer and can smile no matter what hardship they are faced with and can remain optimistic no matter what., and the place to be explored it's very dangerous and many explorers die on their journey.
Both of them have complex themes and dark aspects to them.
Both of them aren't afraid to show how cruel the world can be.
Both of them can be very psychological at points.
-A main character who wants to become an explorer.
-the place to be explored it's very dangerous and many explorers die on their journey.
-both shows have a similar steampunk setting.
-both shows are dark.
-there are a lot of mysteries.
The characters want to uncover the mysteries of their world or nation. In Shingeki, they want to explore the outside world but cannot because of Titans. In Made in Abyss, they want to uncover the bottom of the abyss but it is not an easy task. There are dangers everywhere. They both have also special elite forces to who can handle the dangers. Both story are dark. Don't let the first few episodes of Made in Abyss fool you. It will get darker as you go further to the episodes.
Both Made In Abyss and A Place Further Than the Universe feature young, middle to high school age children and their love for the great beyond. Shirase and Riko are both traveling to harsh lands to find their mothers and make friends and allies along the way. Made In Abyss has a dark tone, violence and some truly heart wrenching moments while A Place Further Than the Universe is lighthearted, more like a Slice of Life show like K-ON. However, if you are captivated by unfamiliar, harsh landscapes and exploring the unknown then you will love both of these shows.
Typically follows the same format with kids embarking on an adventure to a difficult place with the goal of reuniting with one of the protagonist's love one. The protagonists in both shows experienced being underestimated and challenged before they are able to set out on their journey.
Both shows exude a theme of overcoming odds and never giving up on one's dream thus delivering a feeling of inspiration and freedom. If you were captivated by the atmosphere and curiosity of exploring the vast unknown by one of these shows, then chances are you'd probably like the other. Be wary though, that Made in Abyss is darker and heavy whereas Sora Yori is lighthearted. read more
In every episode, the feeling of emptiness grows bigger since in both animes the MC travels beyond "possible" seeking for her mother. Adventure, friendship and relationships, memories of a recent past...
The animation is flawless, and it has the ability to move the viewer's kokoro :)
Both have characters that adventure into unfamiliar worlds while facing obstacles on the way.
The art style is also somewhat similar, as the character designs are not stereotypical as you would see in most anime.
Made in Abyss and A Place Further Than the Universe both follow the story of a young girl leaving home to find her mother, whom she believes to be missing, but whom everyone else believes is dead. Both journeys have the odds stacked against them, but where APFTTU focuses more on character relationships and the intimacy between friends, Made in Abyss focuses on exploration and discovering one's unknown past.
Both of them have incredibly imaginative fantasy settings.
Both have stunning visual presentation and incredible landscapes and backgrounds.
Both of them have a vast amount of fantastical creatures (animals, bugs, plants, etc.)
Both of them have main characters that undergo a lot of development on their adventure and deal with a lot of hardships on their journey.
If you love the hints of extended lore, creatures and scenery, beautiful animation and soundtrack, and compelling stories of Ghibli movies, then you'll love Made in Abyss. It has a similar aesthetic to Nausicaa and Laputa in particular. As a warning though, while Ghibli movies are generally made for all ages, Made in Abyss is definitely rated R+ for a reason. Not for the faint of heart.
In the first few minutes of each, the beautiful artwork and impressive soundtrack really grabbed my attention, as well as the overwhelming sense of mystery in the environment. Young, yet intelligent females lead the stories; their selflessness and determination is made very apparent from early on. People are warned to stay away from the dangers of the unknown, but our leads face it head on. I would definitely recommend these to any fans of the fantasy genre, or anyone looking for a darker type of story.
Both titles feature a bespectacled female protagonist searching for someone/something from their past and smart, curious children, eager to explore the world around them. There are hints of dark secrets lurking in the Abyss and behind Dennou Coil's Augmented Reality.
Among the anime I've seen these 2 probably share the most similarity in an overarching sense. Both have rich and fantastically elaborate worldbuilding that continues to surprise the viewer with mysteries and secrets until the end. Also, the young characters and initial child-like wonder belies some rather dark and bittersweet themes. The kids in both cast are written well and realistically (which I find rare in anime). Both have distinct animation style and quality even though the art looks simplistic. And let me just emphasise again how incredibly original and imaginative they are!
Aside different settings - Dennou Coil more science fiction and Made in Abyss an engaging fantasy adventure - but both share a curious, adventurous and youthful main cast as well as the driving force is a heartily girl.
Both series let their little heroes go through life's bitterness-sweetness, with disappointments and hardships.
The story lines in both shows are well written, offering the opportunity on the one hand just to watch and enjoy or, on the other hand, to watch attentively and think about the questions and thoughts raised.
I would like recommend both anime because (IMO) both are worth your time.
Both the anime depicts the small kid investing unknown domain which contains unknown threats and lesser adult intervention.Both the anime provides us with a sense of adventure and mystery which is well maintained.
Watching the first episode of Children of the Whales, I was immediately reminded of Made in Abyss. Both introduce an unfamiliar, mysterious fantasy world that seems to exhibit sentience and have a will of its own. There's also the fact that both feature children as main characters, while still being full of tragedy and bloodshed at times.
Both shows produce a similar feel of to them in terms of the art and story. Heavy fantasy elements and interesting world building. Both shows focus on the violence, tragedy and carnage while being presented in colorful visuals with children as the main characters. Both shows take you on a journey throughout the mysterious worlds while contemplating on the meaning of death and living/survival. If you're looking for something almost as captivating as Made in Abyss, this may be somewhat similar though Made in Abyss has an overall darker tone to it. Both shows are emotional drama.
Both shows aired in 2017 and are based off manga but those are not the reasons I recommend these to those who have seen one and not the other, world building. Both are set in different worlds and manage to build these worlds in a very good way.
Made in Abyss has a very "Ghibli" feel, with an eerie feeling, and a lush, rich world and deep characters and story. More mysterious than Princess Mononoke but if you like one you should check out the other.
Similarities: The mysteries of their worlds and the way they explore them in both, from the designs of; the creatures, the environments and even the characters. I mean, San's design obviously helped inspire the design of Nanachi, Ashikaga's curse to Regu's cyborg arms and even Lady Eboshi antagonistic beliefs to Ouzen's own antagonistic beliefs. Even the stories are alike; a tale of a journey to found something/someone (with Mononoke Hime, a cure for Ashikaga's curse and with Made in Abyss, Riko's mother).
Made in Abyss feels like a Ghibli movie that was written by a sadist.
Boasts an Art Director, Osamu Masayuma, who has worked on various Ghibli films too, so the art is just as fantastic and captivating.
They both introduce you in a particular world without explanations, both seem quite simple later in both series there are important and dramatic plot twist. Both share similar artstyle. The main difference is the feeling of esploration that is basically absent from grimgar. Grimgar is more focused about surviving, having a quiet life and interpersonal relationships and development (not cheap romanticism but self development).
Both seems quite simple and a tranquility later in both series. They all have beautiful and gorgeous landscapes as well as a little bit guro and dramatic plot twist. Both have same art style but Made in Abyss has a more tendency in Chibi to satisfy any age users. No exploration factor in Grimgar, it focused more on completing specific quests. Grimgartalks about suvival factors while telling us the beautiful everyday life of all characters together, a bit slice of life, on friendship and self development through main char's vision. Hope the romanticism will appear in another season of Grimgar while Made in Abyss made it really well throughout the development in friendship between Greg and Riko. read more
While the Made in Abyss has a fairly different type of plot it is another fantastic world building anime which I would highly suggest for anyone with an innate curiosity. While Magnus Bride presents a new world in the form of magic and magical creatures, Made in Abyss presents a new world in the form of a giant hole/cave in the ground which presents its own set of environments and creatures.
_ They are both settled in a well-constructed and intriguing fantasy world, with strange creatures and phenomens
_ They have both the theme of what is human and what isn't
_ They have have both a gorgeus art
_ They have both a fantastic soundtrack
Amazing world building, beautiful environmental art and soundtrack sucks you into both shows and while they are entirely different from each other in terms of the plot and story there are some similar themes such as things that are not humans and strange creatures that makes up the fantasy world of respective shows. Mahoutsukai is more magical and Made in Abyss focuses on exploration and adventure.
Both involve cute kids going on adventures
Both involve said cute kids in their own group (Red Whistles and the School Live Club)
Both give off an uneasy feeling that something dark is lurking around the corner
Both include great OPs
Both are fantasy and adventure anime with a strong underlying plot and world, focusing on the fantasy and mysteries of their respective worlds.
Both have outstanding storytelling and world building, along with the following similarities:
- Both have children as their protagonists
- Both of these protagonists are extremely knowledgeable and burdened relative to their age
- Both stories start because the protagonist want to help their family, who's in a dangerous and mysterious place
- Both stories have their dramatic and somber moments, while being relative lighthearted otherwise
Instead of just listing in dot points what similar, I'm just going to say one thing.
What both these stories have is a similar sense of adventure. Both have a group of characters working towards one goal. Not only are the character from both stories lovable and have in depth backstory, but the adventure it's is fascinating. The worlds they are both set in have lore that is not only explained extremely well but itself is just so damn intriguing. You know the world building is good when you as the audience can imaging thousands of other stories that can be told in the same universe.
Any way if all that sounds to vague and doesn't convince you, here's my last point. After finishing FMA:B, it's always hard to go back to watching other shows without thinking "This new show it good but...it just didn't have that FEEL FMA:B had".
Well let me tell you...Made In Abyss has that FEEL, and you'll love it. read more
the atmosphere, world building and how it starts with a mysterious world that you learn more and more about as the story unfolds.
Houseki, has better character development and tackles some interesting themes such as what it means to be alive and what gives us meaning, what we have to sacrifice to gain something special and so on its real beep if you are willing to look deeper.
Fantasy settings with the main characters starting out naive and inexperienced, yet grow stronger alongside their friends. Although Made in Abyss does not have a central villain and Houseki no Kuni does, they both share a mystical atmosphere that leaves the viewer intrigued. Furthermore, there is a similar ranking system (Whistles in MiA and Hardness levels in HnK). They both have fantastic soundtracks that pull you into the show.
If you're looking for a similar manga, 7 seeds is a fantasy horror manga where a group of children wake up in a post-apocalyptic world, decimated by nature, where they must learn to survive. Both 7 seeds and MiA center around dark themes, although 7 seeds is more mature.  read more
They both start with an adventurous and spirited girl in a mysterious world, of which she later discovers darker parts. Although they both have dark themes and can make you cry at some points, they also both have a lot of lighthearted cuteness and humour.
I would say that in Made in Abyss it is mainly the surroundings changing and secrets being uncovered that are the driving force behind the story, while in Houseki no Kuni it is mainly the character development that drives the story. Another big difference is that the style of the visuals is very different, but I personally think they both look beautiful in their own ways. read more
Incredible amounts of world building and rich lore is just one similarity Sound of the Sky and Made in Abyss share.
They also share a post-apocalyptic setting; Sound of the Sky takes place after a great world war, and Made in Abyss happens after cataclysmic natural event. After said events occur, the world is forever changed as new civilizations and cultures arise, each with lived-in mythologies and histories.
Thrusting cute/moe characters into this setting is another commonality.
Very similar feel in that they both feel like you have stepped into the spirit world. With a lush world of amazing art, and incredible character and strange creatures. You definitely feel transported away in both works. Made in Abyss has a very "Ghibli" feel to it too.
Designs of the main character are both similar in chibi styles and take place in a fantasy world. If you like kids going on a fun adventure in general with some good music and great supportive characters, then this is a must watch for you.
both are about chibi character make their journey to find answer.
both are documentary anime(kinda)
both has similar character traits and personality
kaban is same as riko, both are powerless human but quite intelligent and skillful.
serval is same as reg, both are quite strong but lack of skill and critical thinking.
at the same time:
kaban is same as reg as both of them are coward.
serval is same as riko as both of them fill with excitement.
kemono friend - more or less dark(not really)
made in abyss - very dark anime
An adventure? Yes. A journey? Indeed. Hard decisions? Yup. Monsters? Of course. Lovely characters? You bet. Tears? I'm sorry, most probably yes. A little laugh? Thankfully yes. In both cases, the MCs -along with people they care about- take a long, harsh journey in order to achieve a goal/meet their fate, something that initially appears to be impossible. Clear up your schedule, once you start following them, you'll be hooked for good.
Both anime dictate the adventures of a duo as they wander across the world. Both anime contain some dark moments and explore a concept of self discovery. Katanagatari differs with some action and more dialogue as its duo search the world for the 12 deviant blade and come to new realisations. While Made in Abyss can be seen as a coming of age story for its duo as they descend into the "Abyss" and go on to face the challenges and dangers it prevails. So, if your a fan of stories about a wandering pair crossing the world and learning from the challenges they come across, you'll be sure to love both series. read more
Both have adventurers, one which has the 'brains' and another with the 'brawn'. They both go on the spur of the moment quest that have huge dangers without any regret or hesitation. Katanagatari has more of an OP character, though in both the feelings of mortality is dealt with very similarly, it feels as if they could die at any moment at every step of the journey.
The huge dreams of the protagonists appeal the most to me, and the unrelenting dedication along with their naivety.
Both have that same mystery feeling of "what lies below in the deep depths" and the settings of the stories and surroundings are pretty similiar to each other.
If you liked Made In Abyss then you'll surely like Blame! too, no doubt :)
If you are looking for more exploration of giant, mysterious, and old structures with amazing landscapes, you should probably give the Blame! movie a try. Blame! also happens to have a main character that has an awesome laser beam that can shoot through anything, which is always a very deeply satisfying thing to see in my opinion.
Though they look quite different, both shows have a very similar vibe. They both take place in mysterious, unique worlds where the rules are unclear and only slowly revealed. Both shows feature positive lead characters in a setting that turns out to be quite dark in nature. In the process of discovering the secrets of the world, the main characters are subjected to severe suffering - expect some serious feels in both shows. Both have strong set of side characters, though in my opinion the main draw for both are the incredibly detailed and creatively set up worlds.
The music also is quite good in both.
If you like character driven adventure then I recommend Tanoshii Muumin Ikka. Unlike most series from 90s this series has aged very well because even nowadays anime creators struggle to make believable worlds with characters that feel realistic.. characters that feel like your old friends. Seeing Made in Abyss created similar impression for me. Very well constructed world with charaters that even from first episode are very sympathetic and feel realistic in their motivations and in their character traits..
- Humans are utterly dwarfed in size and power by a lovecraftian surrounding
- The protagonists are enlisted in an organization that specializes in dealing with the lovecraftian threat
- Their parent is a competent and famous top member of the organization who has neglected their child to focus on their profession
- Both feature a highly driven scientist who significantly advances humanity at the expense of minors
- It gets dark; shit hits the fan - the protagonists are strongly impacted by severe hardship
- It's a masterpiece
Made in Abyss is basically exactly the story of Gunbuster reimagined and breathed new life. Both shows deal with a young girl who is driven by the desire to find her missing/presumed-dead parent in an impossible environment. For Riko, that's to find her mother, a White Whistle, the bottom of the Abyss, but for Noriko (the similarity in their names isn't a coincidence, either), her ultimate goal is to find her father, the captain of a space battleship that was attacked by monsters. Both shows pit their young, vulnerable characters up against impossible odds and horrible monsters. Both shows exude the same energy in very different styles and settings. If you liked Made in Abyss, you'll like Gunbuster, too. read more
Both of these series have filled me with a desire to explore the world. I love finding out about each new layer of the Abyss, and all the rules and dangers that come with it. I also love seeing each new country shown by Kino or Shizu.
Despite looking completely different, the two TV series feel very similar while watching.
They tell a story of a kid, that has just been exposed to the dangers of the world and is trying to deal with unpleasant situations (no spoilers) that come up against it. You will be hearing them saying "It's OK, everything will be good", but you know it won't be because this world is a cruel place.
Or you're going to learn with them.
These two anime share the same vibes. Both anime feat children as your protagonists as both anime have the main characters going through parallel worlds and dealing with immense existential threats. These two anime also have a cute friendly look to them, but they end up being very dark and mature shows. Psychological and moral issues also play a big role in these two shows as well.
At first look they both have a cute and warm feeling and then they suddenly punch you in the face with cruelty. Still both are amazingly built stories. If you have strong stomach I highly recommend both.
Both are atmospheric series that involve a dark and bizarre journey to the unknown, filled with crazy looking monsters, weird technical terminology and unusual art-styles that have a high contrast between their simple character designs and the creepy looking locations to convey a sense of vulnerability with their characters.
Betterman is a sci-fi series with a darker atmosphere and only has a semi cartoonish art style, while Made in Abyss is a fantasy series with brighter colors and chibi designs, and it also has a lighter atmosphere but is way more disturbing.
Both shows star a pair of children, a boy and a girl, who are basically orphans
Both pairs of children are involved in a quest to find a parent(s) after seeming to receive something from their parent(s)
Said parent(s) are considered a legend in their field of work
Both take place in a world which previously had an advanced civilization on it
Both have the children have a job that involves delivering something (one is delivering packages to others, the other is delivering artifacts to the surface). The job also has levels. The job was previously undertaken by their parent(s)
Both involve a friend of their parent(s) who is currently regarded as a legend and is feared
Both shows involve achieving a goal by going somewhere that is thought to be impossible to return from. Even the places sound similar, the Grand Stream (Last Exile) and the Final Maelstrom (Made in Abyss). Both may hold the answers to the history of their worlds.
The quests even seem to take them physically to the extremes in opposite directions. One is to the deepest depths of the earth (Made in Abyss) and one is to the highest reaches of the skies (Last Exile).
Both shows have one of the children that might not entirely be human, hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of their world and seem to have come from the impossible place they are trying to go to
Both shows have a unique distinct animation
Both shows have excellent world building and character development.
There are way too many similarities to count and I'm surprised nobody else recommended this
In both shows, the main character is a young girl with a robot companion/protector who remains optimistic even as they live through terrible events / hardship.
Both shows also have a similar lighthearted feel to them, and have an ED sequence that remains bouncy and happy throughout the show's run.
The vibe in Made in Abyss is, so far, the closest thing I have seen to Erin (other than of course Mushishi, which does not share the child characters that these two do). Melancholic yet not without comedy, mysterious, and a determined female main who wishes to be like her mother, who she was orphaned from. The fantastical beasts are prevalent and integral to both stories.
Tired of watching the same cliche isekai fantasy anime with overpowered protagonists over and over again? Tegamine Bachi and Made in Abyss are two amazing fantasy anime without isekai setting. In both anime a young boy and a girl go on the adventures of their lifetimes in a beautiful, yet dark fantasy world, both underground (?). The worlds are full of mysteries which slowly unravel during the anime. Also both anime have some sad moments. Both are HIGHLY recommended to watch.
Both Anime's focus on the ''Abyss''. Which holds similar details of eachother, being that it's the straight definition of ''Abyss'' - Never Ending...
The OST in Pandora Hearts is very much similar to ''Made in Abyss'' as well, the music is just so...unique, some what eery depending on the situation, and childish in some spots as well.
Both Animes feature child-like characters, it's very...fairy-tale orientated too.
Pandora Hearts focus' "Alice in Wonderland", while Made in Abyss focuses some kid show that i can't remember.
When I saw the word "Abyss" in the title, I just couldn't stop thinking of
Pandora Hearts, it's jsut the overall atmosphere that really makes the two anime's similar. read more
Both explore unique fantasy worlds with cute cartoonish characters that are exposed to death and violence. Made in Abyss is more about exploration and setting, Strange Dawn is more about war policy and romance, but both are more sophisticated than their appearances. Both have cozy fantasy settings.
Similar vibe at certain times. Both have beautiful background art and very fitting BGM. You get a kind of eerie feeling, but still a sense of wonder from both anime/movie. There is also the same sense of the 'unknown' and the viewers discover the mysteries of the world alongside the younger protagonists.
Both feature lush worlds with strange creatures and female main characters, with excellent story. If you like one you will probably like the other. In both the characters are traveling through strange lands where they are in real danger a lot of the time, and have to become more adept at their surroundings to survive.
Made in abyss and natsume-series have a lot of similarity ,both does have a huge amount of potential in evry subject and it does have a good team backing behind it , both does promise u a feeling that u will never forget as far as i myself have experience it ,
probably the thing u will get the most is happiness and cheerfulness, they serve you those feeling pretty well i would say myself :) and u will find yourself in a positive mood through out the series ( n also be in mind that when i make this reccomendation the anime is still not finish yet ) .
as for the art , story and ect , im not capable to describe in a word but i could say that all of it is certainly beautiful and wonderfull in so many way
and by that if u had a chance to watch this i would definitely encourage u to giv it a go and
i promise u that u wont be dissapoint by it
-yutshu  read more
Both series feature an outgoing female protagonist who fights alongside a mysterious superpowered partner. Both stories begin relatively lighthearted and become more serious over the course of the show.
Both have a similar sense of adventure, and explore a well built world full of fleshed out characters with their own flaws and personalities.
Both have an unique artstyle, even though they're very different from each other.
Both deal with darker themes than you'd think when looking simply on the art.
Personally I think both have amazing artstyle and animation, and both features very memorable and wonderful soundtracks.
In both series the main characters are children who have a teacher. Both are Sci-Fi and strong drama. In both series are similar characters, however Made in Abyss has a specific goal, but Gunslinger Girl is more are episodic format.
Both shows have a kid friendly look to them, but they have a very dark story to them. They both have kids going into parallel worlds, ultimately leading up to immense existential threats. Fans of one would surely like the other.