The promotional video, key visuals, and main cast of anime Made in Abyss were announced via the Kadokawa booth on Saturday 25 March 2017 during AnimeJapan 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Made in Abyss is a very popular work which is currently being serialized by Takeshobo’s Comic Manga. Volumes one through five are currently on sale.
In a world that has been explored from end to end, only one unexplored region remains, the large hole called Abyss. In that endless pit lay strange, bizarre creatures and precious artifacts that the current human race couldn’t possibly create. The mysterious nature of the Abyss piqued the humans’ interest and spurred them to explore. The explorers who attempt to enter the Abyss became known as Tankutsuka (cave adventurers). Riko, an orphan who lives in the city of Oosu which surrounds the Abyss, dreams of becoming a great adventurer like her mother and wants to solve the mysteries of the abyss. One day, while exploring the Abyss, Riko picks up a robot which looks like a boy…
‘Made in Abyss’ AnimeJapan Event
The event began with the first screening of the promotional video. It was announced that the anime would be on air on July 2017, part of the Summer 2017 season. There were also a couple of secret guests: Miyu Tomita who will be playing Riko, and Mariya Ise, the voice of Reg.
Miyu Tomita commented that she had never played this kind of character before but she would like to adventure with Riko. Mariya Ise commented on the original work, saying that it’s a story that shows the hidden side of exploration and that it is a very charming and realistic work!
‘Made in Abyss’ Promotional Video
Original work: Akihito Tsukushi（Takeshobo Comic Manga）
Director: Masayuki Kojima
Vice Director: Hitoshi Haga
Assistant Director: Shinya Iino
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
Screenplay: Hideyuki Kurata, Keigo Koya
Character design: Kazuchika Kise
Monster design: Kou Yoshinari
Prop design: Takeshi Takakura
Art Director: Osamu Masuyama
Art Design: Toshiki Nishi
Color Design: Miyao Yamashita
Filming Director: 江間常高(T2 studio)
Editor: Masayuki Kurosawa
Sound Director: Haru Yamada
Music: kevin penkin
Music Composition: IRMA LA DOUCE
Music Composition Collaboration: KADOKAWA
Animation Production: Kinema Citrus