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Short introduction to Made in Abyss

The Abyss—a gaping chasm stretching down into the depths of the earth, filled with mysterious creatures and relics from a time long past. How did it come to be? What lies at the bottom? Countless brave individuals, known as Divers, have sought to solve these mysteries of the Abyss, fearlessly descending into its darkest realms. The best and bravest of the Divers, the White Whistles, are hailed as legends by those who remain on the surface.

Riko, daughter of the missing White Whistle Lyza the Annihilator, aspires to become like her mother and explore the furthest reaches of the Abyss. However, just a novice Red Whistle herself, she is only permitted to roam its most upper layer. Even so, Riko has a chance encounter with a mysterious robot with the appearance of an ordinary young boy. She comes to name him Reg, and he has no recollection of the events preceding his discovery. Certain that the technology to create Reg must come from deep within the Abyss, the two decide to venture forth into the chasm to recover his memories and see the bottom of the great pit with their own eyes. However, they know not of the harsh reality that is the true existence of the Abyss.

10. Wonder Egg Priority

Description: Following the suicide of her best and only friend, Koito Nagase, Ai Ooto is left grappling with her new reality. With nothing left to live for, she follows the instructions of a mysterious entity and gets roped into purchasing an egg, or specifically, a Wonder Egg.

Upon breaking the egg in a world that materializes during her sleep, Ai is tasked with saving people from the adversities that come their way. In doing so, she believes that she has moved one step closer to saving her best friend. With this dangerous yet tempting opportunity in the palms of her hands, Ai enters a place where she must recognize the relationship between other people’s demons and her own.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2021

Both animes have amazing visuals, female kid main characters, and the mcs are both willing to risk their lives in for their goal. Yet where the animes really shine is the characters. Made in Abyss and Wonder Egg Priority both have a way of making you route for their characters. The connection that the characters share are amazing, they feel real.

9. Somali and the Forest Spirit

Description: In a world where the ruined human species has been driven almost to extinction by the monsters that now dominate the land, a forest golem is surprised to find a human child sitting alone in the woods – dirty, barefoot, and in chains. The golem takes little Somali under his protection and the two begin a journey together, traveling through beautiful and dangerous lands where the small girl’s humanity must be kept hidden for her own safety. The golem hopes to find Somali’s parents alive somewhere, but the chances of this are slim; and besides, as far as Somali is concerned, she has already found herself a beloved father.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2020

Wonderful and enigmatic animation. Mystic world with various creatures, a wondering child, adventures, great voice acting and soundtrack. At first it seems relaxing, yet later it chatches you with action and great story.

8. Hunter x Hunter

Description: Hunter x Hunter is set in a world where Hunters exist to perform all manner of dangerous tasks like capturing criminals and bravely searching for lost treasures in uncharted territories. Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss is determined to become the best Hunter possible in hopes of finding his father, who was a Hunter himself and had long ago abandoned his young son. However, Gon soon realizes the path to achieving his goals is far more challenging than he could have ever imagined.

Along the way to becoming an official Hunter, Gon befriends the lively doctor-in-training Leorio, vengeful Kurapika, and rebellious ex-assassin Killua. To attain their own goals and desires, together the four of them take the Hunter Exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death. Throughout their journey, Gon and his friends embark on an adventure that puts them through many hardships and struggles. They will meet a plethora of monsters, creatures, and characters—all while learning what being a Hunter truly means.

Number of Episodes: 148

Release Year: 2011

Both of them are amazing adventure series with endlessly imaginative settings. Both of them have young and naive main characters that undergo a lot of development and go through a lot of hardships on their adventure, learning things the hard way. Both of them explore the idea of downwards vertical exploration, in Made in Abyss’s case, it is the main driving force behind the story and with Hunter x Hunter it is part of one of the challenges from the first part of the series. Both of them have complex themes and dark aspects to them. Both of them aren’t afraid to show how cruel the world can be. Both of them can be very psychological at points. Both of them have a main character that can smile no matter what hardship they are faced with and can remain optimistic no matter what.

7. Kino’s Journey

Description: In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others’ ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.

Number of Episodes: 13

Release Year: 2003

Both series have a similar animation style, and explore numerous “little enclaves” of community/culture. I would say that Kino focuses more on the culture and philosophy, while Abyss focuses more on nature and sensory aesthetics, but both definitely explore ambiguity and the idea that “some things are harsh and dangerous, but neither good nor evil.”

6. Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (A Place Further Than the Universe)

Description: Filled with an overwhelming sense of wonder for the world around her, Mari Tamaki has always dreamt of what lies beyond the reaches of the universe. However, despite harboring such large aspirations on the inside, her fear of the unknown and anxiety over her own possible limitations have always held her back from chasing them. But now, in her second year of high school, Mari is more determined than ever to not let any more of her youth go to waste. Still, her fear continues to prevent her from taking that ambitious step forward—that is, until she has a chance encounter with a girl who has grand dreams of her own.

Number of Episodes: 13

Release Year: 2018

While these two anime are about two totally different things, they are also fundamentally very similar. They are both what I would call a true “adventure” anime. Where the anime is about setting off on a journey to go somewhere important to them, they are both excellent and highly regarded anime.

5. Girls’ Last Tour

Description: Two young girls travel through a desolate landscape in search of food, water, and fuel for their precious Kettenkrad motorbike. Although the world they wander through is a lonely one, Chito and Yuuri find happiness in the little things they encounter on their journey: a forgotten supply of military rations, a hot bath thanks to a leaky pipe in an abandoned power plant, or the discovery of a lone autonomous robot protectively guarding a solitary fish. Even if human civilization is dead, these two can always find something to live for.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2017

The animation of main characters are identical and both 2 main characters. The concept is both future! The age is identical. The concept both has another strange world. It is both traveling without knowing destinations and if they will find anything. The atmosphere is almost identical. 1 out of 2 main characters got really close background-thoughs.

4. Children of the Whales

Description: Floating on an endless sea of sand, an isolated civilization resides on an island-like vessel known as the Mud Whale. The lives of many of its citizens are short, due to a power they wield called “thymia”, and they have very little knowledge of the lands beyond their desert home. Young archivist Chakuro wants to acquire as much knowledge as he can in his short lifetime to pass on to future generations, and an opportunity for him to learn more arises when a lone girl is discovered living alone on a similar vessel. She is the first human being the people of the Mud Whale have ever seen, and she possesses a great deal of information that they do not- about the outside world and even the secrets of the Mud Whale itself. With her arrival, everything in their world begins to change.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2017

Both Made in Abyss and Children of the Whales are anime with a big focus on world building. If you enjoy questioning the world of a show and learning the dark secrets as you go, both of these shows are for you. The characters in both shows want to learn more about the worlds they live in.

3. Shinsekai Yori (From the New World)

Description: One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth.

Number of Episodes: 25

Release Year: 2012

Both shows give off a vibe that everything is not as it appears. As the story progresses both anime unraval this string showing darker elements. In Shin Sekai Yori this is done through psychic powers, and Made in Abyss this is done by it’s setting; the Abyss itself. Though Shin Sekai Yori has darker undertones so far.

2. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Description: One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen’s dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what’s more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura’s omen suggests, there’s far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2011

On the first sight you get a mildly adventurous plot with children as your protagonists, though the story gets much mode darker later on. Tense atmosphere, deadly circumstances and using children as the target of suffering delivers serious emotional blows.

1. The Promised Neverland

Description: Emma, Norman, Ray, and many other “siblings” live at an isolated orphanage cut off from the outside world. They live a charmed life surrounded by friends and watched over by Mama, their caretaker, until they leave the house for a foster family by the age of twelve. The only rule is that they must never venture outside of the gate that isolates them from the rest of society, for dangers await. But one day, the children learn the true horror of what’s in store for their short lives.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2019

Both of these shows have the “dangerous outside world” setting – one is the Abyss and the other is the world outside the gates. Characters in both of these are children who grew up in an orphanage, and set out to explore the world that’s been labelled as off-bounds. Music in both of these gives a nice sense of the atmosphere. 

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