Made in Abyss brings its Dungeon Crawl to Toonami

Toonami announces that Made in Abyss will be the second critically acclaimed anime series to join its lineup in January.

Toonami has announced that it will start broadcasting Made in the Abyss as part of its late-night weekend lineup.

Toonami has confirmed on its official Facebook page that it will be streaming the anime adaptation of Akihito Tsukushi’s dungeon crawler series. The show is the second critically acclaimed series to be added to Toonami’s lineup in January, the first being the second season of Assassination Classroom, which premiered in English on January 9. Toonami previously announced that he would be adding a new show to his lineup every week for the next “month or so”. Made in the Abyss is set to air its first episode on January 15 at 1:30 a.m. EST.


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The latest show in Toonami’s anime lineup tells the story of 12-year-old girl Riko as she begins a journey into a massive and mysterious pit known as the Abyss. Riko is in search of her mother, who was one of the most famous Cave Raiders in the world, a name applied to adventurers who dive into the Abyss in order to recover treasures and artifacts left behind by ancient civilizations. Riko’s mother disappeared into the Labyrinth ten years ago and was presumed dead, until Riko received a message from the long-lost adventurer, stating that she was waiting for him deep in the Abyss.


Made in the Abyss began with a manga series by writer and artist Akihito Tsukushi, which was first published in 2012. The anime series based on Tsukushi’s work originally premiered in 2017. The series was directed by Masayuki Kojima, who was previously best known for directing the anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa’s acclaimed psychological thriller Monster, and was written by Hideyuki Kurata, the creator of read or die. The show was produced by Kinema Citrus, the animation studio behind The Rise of the Shield Hero and Starlight Review. The manga and anime series have been widely praised for their blend of beautiful art with the tense drama of the story.


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A second season of the anime, which will now bear the subtitle of The golden city of the burning sun, It is slated to premiere in 2022. A trailer for the new season was released in November, which features several of the new characters that will appear in the new season of the show. The series will pick up the story of the events from the third animated film in the series, Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul. A live-action remake of the series is also currently in production at Columbia Pictures, which currently has no release date.


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