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Made in Abyss Episode Guide


Episode 1: The City of the Great Pit

Made In Abyss Episode 1 Review: A Breathtaking World And A Girl With Drive

In Made in Abyss Episode 1, “The City of the Great Pit,” Riko and Nat hunt for artifacts in the upper level of the Abyss, which they discover is not nearly as safe as they thought it was. Riko ignites trouble — again — with Belchero Orphanage’s Leader when she smuggles Regu into her room. When Regu helps her escape, even if it’s only temporary, she gives him an ethereal reward.

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Episode 2: Resurrection Festival

Made In Abyss Episode 2 Review: Hiding In Plain Sight And A Mother’s Choice

In Made in Abyss Episode 2, “Resurrection Festival,” Riko and her friends discuss where Regu came from, and the conversation veers into embarrassing territory for the robot boy. While city prepares for an important festival, Riko receives surprising news about her mother — and the news has an ominous footnote.

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Episode 3: Departure

Made In Abyss Episode 3 Review: Preparing To Take The Plunge

In Made in Abyss Episode 3, “Departure,” Riko shares her desire to go after her mother Lyza at the bottom of the Abyss. When Nat objects, Riko attacks him. Will he warn the Leader (Gilo) about their plans? Gilo catches Regu trying to say goodbye to Kiwi — was Gilo there by accident? Or was it Nat’s doing? And how will Regu get away, now?

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Episode 4: The Edge of the Abyss

Made In Abyss Episode 4 Review: The Tricky Leader And The Looming Black Whistle

In Made in Abyss Episode 4, “The Edge of the Abyss,” Riko and Regu make it to the first level, but they make a startling discovery: the mysterious package Regu had found in his backpack at the end of last episode was from the Leader, Gilo! That means he was well aware of their intentions. What’s his plan? Will he bring them back to the orphanage? And who’s the very large — and very, very fast — man who’s following them as they descend?

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Episode 5: Incinerator

Made In Abyss Episode 5 Review: The Purifying Flame And An Ominous Glint

In Made in Abyss episode 5, “Incinerator,” Riko and Regu continue exploring the second level, where they encounter a corpse-weeper — and learn the horrifying reason for its name before one of them tries to feed Riko to its young! Our heroes make it to the Observation Base, but when they to try to ascend, Ouzen “The Immovable” grabs Regu’s arms. What’s her intention with them? And why does she so terrify Regu?

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Episode 6: Seeker Camp

Made In Abyss Episode 6 Review: Lyza’s Fate And Riko’s Resolve

In Made in Abyss episode 6, “Seeker Camp,” Riko and Regu come face to face with Ouzen “The Immovable,” and she’s every bit as intimidating as they feared. To top it off, she also has a terrible secret. Ouzen’s assistant, Marulk, is also hiding something despite a welcoming and cheerful disposition. Those aren’t nearly the only secrets: What did Riko see at night — and what does it have to do with what Ouzen’s about to show them? And just what did Ouzen say happened to Riko’s mother Lyza?

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Episode 7: The Unmovable Sovereign

Made In Abyss Episode 7: A Failure Of Restraint And Alone In The Dark

In Made in Abyss episode 7 “The Unmovable Sovereign”, Ouzen delivers another shocking revelation before beginning her “lesson” with Riko and Regu. Just who’s side is she really on? Does she even understand the concept of “side?” And can anyone, even her apprentice Marulk, trust anything the White Whistle says?

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Episode 8: Survival Training

Made in Abyss episode 8: Memory Lane and a Signature Mining Tool

Quick Summary: In Made in Abyss episode 8, “Survival Training,” Riko and Regu attack their survival training with enthusiasm — almost as much enthusiasm as the creature that tries to eat them! “The Unmovable Sovereign” Ouzen reflects on her time with Lyza, especially the tragedy of Riko’s stillbirth and the real reason Lyza left Riko in Gilo’s care. Finally, as Riko and Regu prepare to continue their journey, Ouzen presents Riko with a powerful memento of her mother’s awe-inspiring nickname, the Annihilator.

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Episode 9: The Great Fault

Made in Abyss Episode 9: Ouzen’s Warning and Riko’s Stand

Quick Summary: In Made in Abyss episode 9, “The Great Fault,” Riko and Regu begin their descent and discover that even cute little furry animals can’t be trusted in the Abyss. They also learn that ancient ships embedded in walls are perfect spots for huge creatures — with matching appetites — to make a lair. Finally, Riko learns that there’s one creature that she just can’t stomach.

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Episode 10: Poison and the Curse

Made in Abyss Episode 10: The Piercing Spine and a Cutting Decision

Quick Summary: In Made in Abyss episode 10, “Poison and the Curse,” Riko’s enthusiasm to explore the fourth level makes Regu apprehensive; that feeling proves prophetic. After reaching the fourth layer, called the Goblet of Giants and part of “the depths,” an encounter leaves Regu with a heart-wrenching choice. Is he up to it? And the rabbit-earned Nanachi — is she there to help or complete the grim job that the orbed-piercer started?

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Episode 11: Nanachi

Made in Abyss Episode 11: Regu’s Chores and a Distorted Voice from the Past

Quick Summary: In Made in Abyss episode 11, “Nanachi,” Nanachi gives Regu a laundry list of ingredients that should save Riko’s life. Can he find them before the poison overcomes her? Is Nanachi really trying to save Riko, or does she have some ulterior motive? And poor Mitty — what was she trying to say to Riko?

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Episode 12: The True Nature of the Curse

Made in Abyss Episode 12: A Daring Rescue and a Terrible Request

Quick Summary: In Made in Abyss Episode 12, “The True Nature of the Curse,” Mitty tries to communicate with Riko — after having saved Riko from the orbed-piercer’s poison. Nanachi reveals the true nature of the Abyss to Regu and immediately puts that revelation to the test — against the orbed-piercer that’s attacking a Black Whistle! Having seen Regu’s combat capabilities, Nanachi congratulations him and immediately asks for a favor that shocks Regu to his core.

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Episode 13: The Challengers

Made in Abyss Episode 13: One Spirit Freed, Another Uncowed

Quick Summary: In Made in Abyss Episode 13, “The Challengers”, we witness the full horror of what Bondrewd did to Mitty and to Nanachi; it’s something they’ve had to live with to this day. Regu struggles mightily to answer Nanachi’s question from the last episode. His response nearly breaks his heart. When the moment comes, can Regu and Nanachi go through with their decision? Is it the right call? How will they ever know, especially after the finality of such an act?

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2 thoughts on “Made in Abyss Episode Guide

  1. Sorry to post something off topic in this thread, I didn’t see where I could send you a message directly.

    Have you taken a look at Houseki no Kuni this season? It’s very good but I hardly see anyone talking about it. I’m sure some a turned off simply because it is mostly CG, but this is some of the best looking seasonal anime CGI I’ve seen. I binged the manga after episode 2, It’s an interesting but admittedly slow start however, it steadily becomes something very compelling. If you like character development this should be a good one.

    1. Hi there!

      I came very close to reviewing Land of the Lustrous/Houseki no Kuni this season. I decided on The Ancient Magus’ Bride instead, not because I didn’t like Houseki no Kuni, but because the other show’s world seemed more wide and engrossing — but not by much!

      I agree with you — Houseki no Kuni’s beautiful! I enjoy good CGI — like BUBUKI/BURANKI or Arpeggio of Blue Steel. They’re putting it to good use here — not only with the gems, but with the Moon Dwellers and the battle scenes. Watching Cinnabar protect Pho was amazing!

      I’m really getting into the characters, too. Pho’s inability to engage, Cinnabar’s tragic situation, Diamond’s longing — all very cool stuff!

      No worries about posting your comment here. I’m glad you stopped by! I’m also on Twitter (@CrowsAnimeWorld), on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/crowsworldofanime), and on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/crowsanimeworld/).

      See you!

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