What lies at the bottom of the Abyss?
Countless brave individuals, known as Divers, have sought to solve these mysteries, fearlessly descending into its darkest realms.
The Abyss harbors artifacts and remnants of a civilization long gone and, consequently, is a popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descents into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find.
The deeper one goes into the Abyss, the more they are afflicted by a progressively fatal malady called the Curse of the Abyss.
Few who have descended into the lower regions have returned to tell of their experiences.
Riko and Reg
Riko, daughter of the missing White Whistle Lyza the Annihilator, aspires to become like her mother and explore the furthest reaches of the Abyss. However, just a novice Red Whistle herself, she is only permitted to roam its most upper layer.
Even so, Riko has a chance encounter with a mysterious robot with the appearance of an ordinary young boy. She comes to name him Reg, and he has no recollection of the events preceding his discovery.
Certain that the technology to create Reg must come from deep within the Abyss, the two decide to venture forth into the chasm to recover his memories and see the bottom of the great pit with their own eyes.
However, they know not of the harsh reality that is the true existence of the Abyss.
Cave Raiders is a general term to refer to adventurers who dive The Abyss.
They are ranked into categories known as whistles, each rank containing specific functions and respect.
Bell Whistle - Kiyiu
Bell whistle- Complete novices unprepared for dives at any level.
Those who have just started training or are too young to venture out into the Abyss.
Red Whistle - Natt
Red Whistles: Rookie delvers who have a decent knowledge of the abyss and have descended up to the first layer on their own
Blue Whistle - Maruruk
Blue Whistles: The adepts. Blue Whistles are more experienced delvers who managed to prove themselves.
They're allowed to delve up to the second layer of the abyss, so they most likely possess an acceptable fighting ability to fend off from the beasts of the forest of temptation.
Moon Whistle - Jiruo
Moon Whistles: Teachers that are highly proficient delvers that carry an extensive knowledge of the abyss.
They can delve up to the third layer safely. They're considered experienced enough to serve as teachers for the newer generations.
Black Whistle - Habolg
Black Whistles: Experts & extremely talented delvers that have mastered the delving techniques.
They can reach up to the fourth layer of the abyss, which is the point in which the strains of ascension can make one touch insanity.
White Whistle - Lyza
White Whistles: Legends. White Whistles are considered to be the greatest delvers of all.
Their achievements have changed the world and their discoveries astonished, turning into spectacular historical figures. They're named after their unique persona and reach a whole new level incomparable to that of other delvers.
They're armed to the teeth with artifacts of the abyss and represent a formidable force.
Because of their status, any information that is officially passed by them is considered a fact, no matter how absurd.
One of the most famous White Whistles being Riko's mother Lyza.
Riko's goal is to follow in her mother's footsteps and solve the mysteries of the Abyss
The story is centered around an orphan girl named Riko who lives in a city that surrounds a strange, giant hole going deep into the earth, which is commonly called the Abyss.
Traveling the ether back to you
Made in Abyss brings back a style of anime that had seemed lost.
A mix of cuteness and maturity that ties many genres together in what has become an instant classic that tugs the heart and still has enough punch to twist the mind.
As Above, So Below