I hate recommending anime. I really do. Part of it is selfishness because i honestly enjoy my niches, the other part is you get those people who go ‘I saw it but…’ that’s where my mind usually blocks them and i vow never to recommend stuff to them again.
But hey, this is my blog, so i can recommend and y’all don’t have to give me feedback and i’ll just assume the anime rocked your world and stuff.
So…Made in Abyss
I stumbled on it by mistake and seeing as all the characters in it seemed like chibi characters, i kinda assumed it was just one of those anime that had some of those people in it, but then i was like, ‘No one really seems to be making noise about this’ (in Nigerian circles anyways) and i thought to give it a try.
I was blown away.
Made in Abyss tells the story of Riko and a ‘Robot Boy’ called Reg who try to reach the bottom of the Abyss to find Riko’s mom and for Reg to recover his memories.
The world is this giant shaped bowl with a huge chasm in the middle that is called the Abyss. In it dwells ridiculous creatures (ridiculously dangerous) and it has that feel of Dante’s Hell from Dante’s Inferno.
The kids have to descend to carry out their mission and while it seems lighthearted, there are parts of it that were harrowing.
The first thing to hit you with Made in Abyss is just the absolutely beautiful scenery
It’s stunning, it’s breathtaking, it’s lovely.
And how about the story? It seems cliche, but it is so much more. The lore of the land is rich and the history is solid.
The characters are likeable too. Riko is a crybaby but like Midoriya from Boku no Hero Academia she’s actually quite brave and while Reg is naive, he’s pretty strong and likeable too and the chemistry between the two is heartwarming, to say the least. It encapsulates what i’d like to see in a friendship without it becoming weird, which doesn’t happen *fingers crossed*
I could go on and on, but i’ll be spoiling it, so i’ll just say this; it was a lovely watch and i hope to God there’s a second season, there should be but these Japanese people can be dodgy when they’re in the mood.