Is 'Made in Abyss' Finished? Manga & Anime (2024 Update) (2024)

Made in Abyss is a manga written and drawn by Akihito Tsukushi. It has been published online since October 2012; eight tankōbon volumes have been released as of July 2017. An anime adaptation by studio Kinema Citrus is broadcast from July 7, 2017, to September 29, 2017, adapting chapters 1 to 26 (volumes 1 to 3). Two recap films of Season 1 were released in Japan on January 4 and 18, 2019 in Japan. A third film adapting chapters 27 to 38 (volumes 4 and 5 of the manga) was released in Japan on January 17, 2020. A second season also aired in 2022. In this article, you are going to find out whether the Made in Abyss series is finished or is still ongoing.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Made in Abyss is still not over; both manga and anime series are ongoing.
  • The manga series has been ongoing since October 20, 2012, and has 12 volumes as of January 2024.
  • The anime series has been ongoing since July 7, 2017. A sequel to The Golden City of the Scorching Sun was announced on January 15, 2023.
  • There is no foreseeable ending for any of these works as of the time of writing.

Editor’s Note: This post was updated in January 2024, and represents the most up-to-date state of the franchise.

Is the Made in Abyss manga over?

Written and illustrated by Akihito Tsukushi, the Made in Abyss manga series began publication on Takeshobo’s Manga Life Win+, later rebranded as Web Comic Gamma, website on October 20, 2012; the work continues with its most recent chapters being published in Japanese and made available for free reading on the platform. The service even releases, for those who are not familiar with the whole story, the first and oldest chapters in the same manner. With the success of the series, publisher Takeshobo collected its chapters, compiling them into tankōbon volumes for distribution as of July 31, 2013. Currently, there are 12 volumes:

VolumePublication date (Japan)ISBN
Volume 1July 31, 2013ISBN 978-4-81-248380-0
Volume 2June 30, 2014ISBN 978-4-81-248716-7
Volume 3June 20, 2015ISBN 978-4-80-195274-4
Volume 4April 30, 2016ISBN 978-4-80-195516-5
Volume 5December 26, 2016ISBN 978-4-80-195720-6
Volume 6July 29, 2017ISBN 978-4-80-196011-4
Volume 7July 27, 2018ISBN 978-4-80-196339-9
Volume 8May 30, 2019ISBN 978-4-8019-6627-7
Volume 9July 27, 2020ISBN 978-4-8019-7029-8
Volume 10July 29, 2021ISBN 978-4-8019-7390-9
Volume 11July 29, 2022ISBN 978-4-8019-7802-7
Volume 12July 31, 2023ISBN 978-4-8019-8108-9

In 2017, and with the series gearing up for the release of its sixth volume, the publisher simultaneously released an anthology titled Irredeemable Cave Raiders, containing four illustrations and fifteen humorous stories about the universe of Made in Abyss by different artists. So far, four such anthologies have been released:

No.TitlePublication date (Japan)ISBN
1Irredeemable Cave Raiders
Doshigataki Sagu-tachi(度し難き探窟家たち)
July 29, 2017ISBN 978-4-8019-6012-1
2A Dangerous Hole
Kiken’na Ōana(キケンな大穴)
March 30, 2020ISBN 978-4-8019-6908-7
3White Whistle Melancholy
Shiro Fue-tachi no Yūutsu(白笛たちのユウウツ)
July 27, 2020ISBN 978-4-8019-7021-2
4It’s a Wonderful Abyss Life
Shin’en no Sutekina Nichijō(深淵のステキな日常)
July 29, 2021ISBN 978-4-8019-7391-6

As of the time of writing this article, the Made in Abyss manga series is quite alive and well. There are absolutely no signs of cancelation, and while the story certainly is slowly approaching its final arc, there is no news about any cancelation or the series reaching its end as of this moment, which means that there is still a lot more of the manga to enjoy.

Is the Made in Abyss anime over?

The story of Made in Abyss received an anime adaptation by studio Kinema Citrus, airing on Japanese channels AT-X, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TVQ, Saga TV, and BS11 between July 7 and September 29, 2017. The series was directed by Masayuki Kojima and written by Hideyuki Kurata, with a total of thirteen episodes, the last of which was a one-hour special. Kazuchika Kise also participated in this work as a character designer and the Australian musician Kevin Penkin in the composition of the soundtrack.

In March 2018, the studio announced, on the anime’s official website, the release of two films containing compilations of episodes from the television series. The first, titled Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn, was released on January 4, 2019 (adapting episodes 1-8), and the second, Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight, was released on January 18, 2019 (encompassing episodes 9-13).

Shortly after the end of the first season, a sequel film, Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul, was announced and released on January 17, 2020. Plans for a continuation of the television series were also announced. The second season was announced in May 2021 as Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun. The series was broadcast from July 6, 2022, to September 28, 2022.

A sequel to The Golden City of the Scorching Sun was announced on January 15, 2023.

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