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Made in Abyss

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English: Made in Abyss
Japanese: メイドインアビス


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Web manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.881 (scored by 241,511 users)
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Ranked: #202
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Popularity: #120
Members: 463,080
Favorites: 17,587


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  read more 
report Recommended by alpha_shadow
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.  
report Recommended by hellmet
Both have a unique, cute artstyle that covers a dark, deep lore. Both have beautiful animation that make them stand out from the rest. 
report Recommended by Pelocan
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! 
report Recommended by CookieBun
Both share the setting of an orphanage, being closed down from the outside world, having little kids as protagonist, the turn from a vibrant to a very dark setting 
report Recommended by AnarUto4
While these two anime are about two totally different things, they are also fundamentally very similar. They are both what I would call a true "adventure" anime. Where the anime is about setting off on a journey to go somewhere important to them, they are both excellent and highly regarded anime. 
report Recommended by Zryn
- 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 
report Recommended by bokami
''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 
report Recommended by yabuki-kun
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. 
report Recommended by alpha_shadow
Both have kids investigating something mysterious. Both have great animation above some TV Anime. Both have similar character design. 
report Recommended by Nixex
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.  
report Recommended by Sara_Isayama
You are thrown into this unknown world with very different cultures and landscapes that make you want to discover more about the people and how this world affected the society they live in 
report Recommended by Honorat
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. 
report Recommended by KILERDEMON
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.  
report Recommended by Dreamer_Plague7
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 
report Recommended by gNat2
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). 
report Recommended by Pan_Pan
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. 
report Recommended by Zmaier
Adventure world very original. Both gave two kids trying to find a parent and answers about themselves. There is even a tragic experiment story in both of them. 
report Recommended by AngieOrt
Both are about a journey through strange lands full of danger and strange creatures. With lush art, and incredible story and characters. If you like one you will probably like the other.  
report Recommended by Sara_Isayama
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. 
report Recommended by Sara_Isayama
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. difference: kemono friend - more or less dark(not really) made in abyss - very dark anime 
report Recommended by acidbass92
In both there is an adventure into an unknown world and both have similar amazing art. 
report Recommended by mint_Tea
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  read more 
report Recommended by Akoram
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.  
report Recommended by Dewelleric
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 :) 
report Recommended by kokololipop
Unknown world ahead. No heading back to previous places. No town or city and people. Daughter takes after her mother. 
report Recommended by Masood_sama_XN
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. 
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
The main characters in both have memory loss and have the ability to extend their arm. There's innocent nudity in both, cuteness, bloody stuff and there's innocent children that being exploited by cruel experiments. 
report Recommended by Bufftsuki
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. 
report Recommended by MarconZet
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. 
report Recommended by Hatul
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.  
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
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.. 
report Recommended by lord_of_mangoes
- people searching for obscure. - Survival death match - calm and clean - great behaviors and flashbacks ++ last but not least, Get you in the mood *-* 
report Recommended by Saad_Laggoune
- 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 
report Recommended by SekaiDarkness
ending makes you cry like a bitch 
report Recommended by Cendervill
Both are about exploration teams, those exploration teams have ranks in the 2 animes. in both shows 1 mc is "normal" and the other mc doesnt know is origins or why he is in that world  
report Recommended by pitd
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  read more 
report Recommended by dearestclaudio
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. 
report Recommended by Yugen_us
Cute and innocent character design of the main characters but these shows can be serious and mature. Similar age of main characters. Monster design is really good and unique in both series. 
report Recommended by Ifeelfine
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. 
report Recommended by greymousie
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  read more 
report Recommended by B3astpwn
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.  
report Recommended by Helvetica-Black
Both: dark fantasy, memorable characters with interesting connections, beautiful art styles, female protagonists, unique world-building, themes of discovery and family 
report Recommended by CatsCantSmile
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.  
report Recommended by Amberleh
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. 
report Recommended by Khalan
Both involve young kids and seem to be light-hearted at the start but becoming darker later. They both contain disturbing scenes of violence and suffering. 
report Recommended by ginseigou
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.  
report Recommended by Sara_Isayama
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  read more 
report Recommended by ThRippJck
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. 
report Recommended by Kns-
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.  
report Recommended by Arboria
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. 
report Recommended by KissDorka
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. 
report Recommended by KingOfRainbows
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. 
report Recommended by raisin_bread
Do you like cool monsters? Do you like watching children suffer? Do you like bleak, hopeless circumstances? Then you will like both of these shows. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
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  read more 
report Recommended by yutshu_chan_lord
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. 
report Recommended by Silver-King