Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei
Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the story of Made in Abyss as Riko, Reg, and Nanachi encounter the infamous White Whistle, Bondrewd, within the Abyss' fifth layer. Much like their earlier adventures in the upper layers of the Abyss, things are not as they seem on the surface with Bondrewd with the experiments that he is involved with to research the effects of the Abyss' deeper levels on humans and his daughter, Prushka, being unaware of this as she befriends Riko and her companions before they eventually come into conflict with the White Whistle, leading to a rather bittersweet outcome once things are said and done. The film also retains the similar uncomfortable elements of the TV anime with the effects of the Abyss' environment and Bondrewd's experiments depicted in graphic detail and showing children in peril throughout the whole ordeal, which would still make this uneasy for younger and sensitive audiences to watch. Still, the strong character focus, world building, and storytelling of the TV anime is retained for the Dawn of the Deep Soul and I'd definitely recommend checking it out.
Last updated Thursday, July 22 2021. Created Thursday, July 22 2021.