First Made in Abyss Anime Film Makes U.S. Debut on March 15

Sentai Filmworks lines up timing for the theatrical debut


Last month, Sentai Filmworks announced plans to release both Made in Abyss compilation films in the U.S. sometime in 2019. Now the timing for the first has been narrowed down, with Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn officially set to premiere at Regal Cinema (L.A. LIVE) in downtown LA on March 15. 


The event will get the red-carpet treatment, and special guests include director Masayuki Kojima, composer Kevin Penkin, music producer Hiromitsu Iijima, and producer Shimpei Yamashita. 


The Made in Abyss movies retell the story of the first anime season with newly added scenes. A wide release will follow, but it's still listed on the website as "coming soon."


The enigmatic Abyss is an unforgiving and deadly place. Despite the dangers, it still captures the imagination of explorers such as Riko who wishes to follow in her mother’s footsteps and trains hard to become a Cave Raider. One day, she receives news that her mother died in the Abyss, yet a mysterious note tells Riko that her mother may still be alive. Vowing to uncover the truth about her mother’s fate, Riko embarks on a journey with a humanoid robot boy name Reg. Together, they will discover if they have what it takes to survive where so many others have perished.




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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