Rico lived in an orphanage in Ōsu, the great city built around an enormous cave system, the Abyss. Her goal is to follow her mother’s footsteps to become a Cave Rider and solve the mysteries of the Abyss. One day when she explored the cave, she discovered a humanoid robot boy.


A story is about someone doing something. Meaning it emphasizes on both the character and the plot. Something that this series, Made in Abyss, does nicely.

This series is awesome. Its vibrant visual is matched only by its own colorful world, which is only the tip of the iceberg. While the setting and premise is undoubtedly new and fresh, what shines most is its simple plot and strong, rootable main protagonist. Meet Rico, our protagonist. She’s an optimistic, strong-willed girl with lust for knowledge and discoveries. However, unlike other Cave Riders, she seeks a rather mundane goal: following her mother’s footstep as a Cave Rider. It’s just a simple story about a little girl who wants to follow her parent’s footstep. Who doesn’t want to root for that kind of girl? I sure do.

In such a vibrant and colorful world, finding a simple, understandable and strong plot is pretty amazing. Everything, from the plot, supporting characters, the main protagonist’s personalities to her desire, were laid bare. Overly simple, perhaps. But, simplicity at its best is better.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title メイドインアビス / Made in Abyss
Source Material Manga of the same name written by Akihito Tsukushi
Maaya Sakamoto as Lyza
Manami Numakura as Sigy
Mariya Ise as Regu
Miyu Tomita as Riko
Taishi Murata as Gilo
Director Masayuki Kojima (Black Bullet, Bottom Bitting Bug 1 and 2)
Scenario Hideyuki Kurata (Samurai Flamenco, both seasons of Oreimo).
Original Character Design Masakazu Ishikawa (Shinryaku! Ika Musume)
Opening Theme “Deep in Abyss” by Riko (CV:Miyu Tomita) and Regu (CV: Mariya Ise)
Closing Theme “Tabi no Hidarite, Saihate no Migite (旅の左手、最果ての右手)” by Riko (Miyu Tomita) and Nanachi (Shiori Izawa)
Studio  Kinema Sitrus
Official Website
Official Twitter
Broadcast Date  4 Juli 2017 (1230GMT / 1930WIB / 2130JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

© 2017 Akihito Tsukishi / Takeshobo / Kinema Citrus Production Committee
© 2017 Akihito Tsukishi / Takeshobo / Kinema Citrus Production Committee
© 2017 Akihito Tsukishi / Takeshobo / Kinema Citrus Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Paksi Pradipta

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