Made in Abyss is a great adventure anime with a beautiful world packed with mysteries, so why is there no sequel so far, and will we ever get the Made in Abyss Season 2 announcement?
Without the second season, we will never see Riko, Nanachi, and Regu exploring the Abyss deepest parts. There are still plenty of mysterious creatures and relics that this series didn’t show us yet.
The only way to learn that without a sequel would be to read the manga, but this series benefits a lot from the stunning OST, voice acting, and animation. So most people will wait for another season.
The problem is that Made in Abyss Season 2 didn’t get officially announced yet in 2021, and we don’t know what the chances are that another season of Made in Abyss will get green-lit.
So how can we figure out the probability that Made in Abyss Season 2 will get announced?
After looking at a few hundreds of anime series in the past few years, I did find an excellent method to determine if a sequel is likely or why it won’t happen.
The method I use is 95% accurate, and it’s to look at the sales, source material, and popularity. You can tell from that information if there are any plans to continue the anime.
I did the same analysis in this post for Made in Abyss, so if you want to know if there will be a second season for Made in Abyss, you should read this detailed article.
Now let me give you the information I found in 3 quick parts and tell you if you should expect that Made in Abyss will get announced in 2021.
Let’s start with an in-depth look at the source material.
Part 1: Source Material Information For Made in Abyss Season 2
Most new anime series are just adaptations from existing source material like manga, mobile games, visual novels, manhwa, or light novels.
For Made in Abyss, the source material is the manga.
We are interested in how many manga volumes got released so far and if the story is still going on. An ongoing manga will always have a better chance of receiving a sequel. There are exceptions like Overlord because there will be Overlord Season 4, even if there was no new volume in the past two years released.
We also need to look at how many manga volumes got used for the Made in Abyss anime and movie. There are sequels like No Game No Life Season 2 that didn’t happen yet because there was no source material left to use after the first season.
How many volumes of Made in Abyss are there?
There are currently nine manga volumes of Made in Abyss released in Japan. There is also a manga anthology, titled Meido in Abisu Kōshiki Ansorojī: Doshigataki Tankutsuka-tachi.
Is Made in Abyss still ongoing?
Made in Abyss is still an ongoing series in 2021. The last volume by the author Akihito Tsukushi got released in Japan on July 27, 2020.
The author does write about one new volume per year. That’s how it’s been for the past five years. Even if it’s just one new volume, at least it’s steady.
Which manga volumes does the anime of Made in Abyss cover?
The first season of Made in Abyss anime that aired in 2017 adapted volumes 1-4. The movie Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei did adapt what got left of book four and almost the whole volume 5. That means manga volume 6 didn’t get yet adapted into anime format.
CONCLUSION FOR SOURCE MATERIAL There are currently four manga volumes left that can get used for Made in Abyss Season 2, which should be more than enough. That means source material is currently not a problem for this series.
Part 2: Sales & Profit Information For Made in Abyss Season 2
If the anime failed to make enough profit from season one, there would be no reason that the production committee would agree to finance a continuation. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2 is a sequel that will have a difficult time getting green-lit because it didn’t make enough profit.
A single cour anime television series like Made in Abyss can cost up to 2,5 to 3,000,000 dollars to produce.
So in this section, important information is the profit for both the anime series and the movie. If the film didn’t do well at the box office, that could affect the chances of continuing the tv series like what happened with Goblin Slayer Season 2.
Made in Abyss Blu-Ray sales
The first season of Made in Abyss sold, on average, around 5,500 copies per disk. Anything above 5,000 is regarded as really good in 2021, so I’m happy to see it did well.
Blu-Ray sales are just a bonus these days since streaming took over most of the profit series did from disks. And popular series like Jujutsu Kaisen will be profitable only from that plus that series sold a lot of Blu-Rays, so no wonder there will be Jujutsu Kaisen season 2.
Made in Abyss manga sales
Volume 8 of Made in Abyss was released on May 30, 2019, and sold approximately 120,000 copies. The latest manga volume 9 that got released in 2020, sold around 80,000 copies in the first week.
The manga sales are less than I did expect, but considering what kind of series this is, I think it’s okay. With just one volume per year, the manga is probably not what makes the most money for this series.
Made in Abyss Merchandise
Around Thirty figures available for Made in Abyss, and most of them are Nanachi, Riko, Regu, and Prushka. There are also around 300 goods for this series made.
The anime and the movie got a decent amount of figures and merch, which is excellent to see. The merchandise is making a nice profit for Made in Abyss.
One thing I’m happy to see is that all the characters are getting some merch and figures. It’s not like Accel World, where Kuroyukihime receives 90% of everything, and people wonder why there is no Accel World Season 2.
Made in Abyss Movie Box Office
The box office for Made in Abyss movie is ¥650,000,000, so around 6 million dollars. The film also sold about 20,000 Blu-Ray copies in Japan.
Those are great numbers for anime movies and for series like Made in Abyss. It did around the same numbers that No Game No Life or Konosuba movies did.
Konosuba Season 3 chances did increase a lot with a successful movie, so the same can be said for Made in Abyss Season 2.
The above are just the main methods an anime adaptation can make a profit, but there are more ways anime makes money. I won’t post all of them here because the rest are usually only a small piece of the profits.
But here are a few examples for Made in Abyss – Soundtrack (OST), ending/openings songs sales, web radio, international license for Sentai, streaming, various collaborations, and more.
CONCLUSION FOR SALES & PROFIT The series is profitable from the information I did gather. Other than the manga sales not being the greatest, everything else is doing well. That means profit won’t be a problem for a sequel.
Part 3: Popularity Information For Made in Abyss Season 2
What we are interested in how well the series is doing after the first season and the movie. Considering the movie performance in box-office and sales, I would be surprised if it didn’t improve Made in Abyss popularity.
We will be looking at the official website, social media, Google trends, MyAnimeList rankings, copies in print, new merchandise.
If the popularity did decrease a lot, it could face the same problem as Tokyo Ravens Season 2. It never happened because the popularity was just too low for the series.
The official website for Made in Abyss got last updated in 2020 with news about the movie being available in Nipponbashi, Osaka!. The official Twitter account for this franchise with 102,000 followers is tweeting actively almost daily.
The popularity of Made in Abyss peaked on October 7, 2017, and after that dropped off. The movie release did bump it back at around 70% of what the anime did at the peak. Currently, the search volume is approximately 30%, which is fine. Usually, for most popular series, it drops to around only 20%.
Made in Abyss is ranked number 98 in popularity with around 904,000 members. Any series that can get into the top 100 most popular series on MAL is well known and loved. The movie has only 225,000 members. I hope more people will watch it because it’s fantastic.
I couldn’t find how many copies in print does Made in Abyss have. I think it’s around 3 million right now with digital copies. A new volume is released every year, so that’s good to see progress for the story. At least it’s not like Noragami that went on extended hiatus and never recovered from it, and that reduced Noragami season 3 chances.
If we look at new merchandise, then it’s excellent as well. Made in Abyss gets almost every month something new announced. The movie also increased the merch and figures numbers, so all is well in this regard.
CONCLUSION FOR POPULARITY The series is currently really popular, and many people are looking forward to Made in Abyss Season 2. The movie did ignite the passion in fans for more of this series. Active social media and new merch is something I expect a popular anime series to have.
Will There Be Made in Abyss Season 2
The good news is that Made in Abyss season 2 already got announced while I was writing this. It most likely will be one cour like the previous season was and will follow directly after the movie’s events. I love this series, so I really can’t wait for us to get more info.
I believe the sequel release date will be the second half of 2021 if nothing else will be going wrong in the world. Honestly, It could get delayed into 2022 if the world doesn’t get better.
This article will get updated again next year with new info, and we will see if something more got announced. In the meantime, you can check the anime-continue category if you are curious about the chances of some other series receiving a continuation.
I hope this article helped you understand how well Made in Abyss Season 2 did and that it got already confirmed to receive another season.