In anticipation of the back-to-back release of the animated compilation films of Akihito Tsukushi’s “Made in Abyss” two trailers have likewise been released back-to-back. The films are slated for a January 2019 release, with the first film out on the 4th and the second on the 18th.

“Made in Abyss” has been nominated for a “Manga Taisho 2018 Award”, and is considered one of the sleeper hits of the 2017 anime season. It centers around an orphan girl named Riko who lives in the town of Orth on an island in the sea of Beoluska. The city surrounds a strange, giant hole going deep into the earth, which is commonly called the Abyss.

© 2017 Akihito Tsukushi / Takeshobo / Made in Abyss Production Committee

The Abyss harbors artifacts and remnants of a civilization long gone, and is therefore the popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descents into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find. Riko’s goal is to follow in her mother’s footsteps and solve the mysteries of the Abyss. One day she explores the caves and discovers a robot named Reg who resembles a human boy.