Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Made in Abyss. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Made in Abyss

10. Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!)
9. Dennou Coil
8. Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (A Place Further Than The Universe)
7. Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls’ Last Tour)
6. Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
5. So Ra No Wo To (Sound of the Sky)
4. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
3. Hakumei to Mikochi
2. Hunter x Hunter
1. Shinsekai yori (From the New World)

10. Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!)

Gakkougurashi School Live
Synopsis – Yuki Takeya loves her school so much that she does not want to ever leave! Megurigaoka High School is a unique and lively place where Yuki enjoys her carefree life as a third-year high school student and member of the School Living Club. The club, consisting of the president Yuuri Wakasa, the athletic Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the mature junior Miki Naoki, the supervising teacher Megumi Sakura, and the club dog Taroumaru, prides itself on making the most of life at school. However, this illusion of endless bliss is just a bubble waiting to be burst because Yuki is unable to perceive what is truly happening around her. In reality, all is not as it seems—the real purpose of the School Living Club is to escape from the shocking and disturbing truth: the girls are in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and have barricaded themselves inside the school as the sole survivors.

Similarity – Both involve cute kids going on adventures
Both involve said cute kids in their own group (Red Whistles and the School Live Club)
They give off an uneasy feeling that something dark is lurking around the corner
Both include great OPs

9. Dennou Coil

Dennou CoilSynopsis – Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yuuko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yuuko joins her grandmother’s “investigation agency” comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yuuko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to “unlock” the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.

Similarity – Both titles feature a bespectacled female protagonist searching for someone/something from their past and smart, curious children, eager to explore the world around them. There are hints of dark secrets lurking in the Abyss and behind Dennou Coil’s Augmented Reality.

8. Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (A Place Further Than The Universe)

Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (A Place Further Than The Universe)Synopsis – Mari Tamaki is in her second year of high school and wants to start something. It’s then that she meets Shirase, a girl with few friends who’s considered weirdo by the rest of the class and nicknamed “Antarctic” since it’s all she ever talks about. Unlike her peers, Mari is moved by Shirase’s dedication and decides that even though it’s unlikely that high school girls will ever go to Antarctica, she’s going to try to go with Shirase.

Similarity – Made in Abyss and A Place Further Than the Universe both follow the story of a young girl leaving home to find her mother, whom she believes to be missing, but whom everyone else believes is dead. Both journeys have the odds stacked against them, but where APFTTU focuses more on character relationships and the intimacy between friends, Made in Abyss focuses on exploration and discovering one’s unknown past.

7. Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls’ Last Tour)

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls' Last Tour)Synopsis – Amid the desolate remains of a once-thriving city, only the rumbling of a motorbike breaks the cold winter silence. Its riders, Chito and Yuuri, are the last survivors in the war-torn city. Scavenging old military sites for food and parts, the two girls explore the wastelands and speculate about the old world to pass the time. Chito and Yuuri each occasionally struggle with the looming solitude, but when they have each other, sharing the weight of being two of the last humans becomes a bit more bearable. Between Yuuri’s clumsy excitement and Chito’s calm composure, their dark days get a little brighter with shooting practice, new books, and snowball fights on the frozen battlefield.

Similarity – Although they are different types of stories, the two series share an aesthetic (childish designs that contrast with their world). Both also feature superb world-building, nice art direction, and beautiful music that manage to whisk you to another world completely. So if atmospheric world-building is your jam, definitely watch both!

6. Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)

Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
Synopsis – Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare “Sleigh Beggy.”

Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias’ picturesque cottage in rural England. Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise’s story as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.

Similarity – While the Made in Abyss has a fairly different type of plot it is another fantastic world building anime which I would highly suggest for anyone with an innate curiosity. While Magnus Bride presents a new world in the form of magic and magical creatures, Made in Abyss presents a new world in the form of a giant hole/cave in the ground which presents its own set of environments and creatures.

5. So Ra No Wo To (Sound of the Sky)

So Ra No Wo To (Sound of the Sky)
Synopsis – On the outskirts of the country of Helvetia rests the tranquil town of Seize. Upon its cobbled streets, citizens go about their daily lives, undisturbed by the increasingly tense military relations between Helvetia and the neighboring Roman Empire.

It is under these circumstances that the 1121st Platoon of the Helvetian army, stationed at the Clocktower Fortress in Seize, receives a new recruit in the young and spirited Kanata Sorami. Having joined the military to fulfill her dream of learning to play the bugle, she excitedly accepts the tutelage of the Sergeant Major, Rio Kazumiya, who happens to be a skilled trumpeter. Working alongside them are the aloof mechanic, Noël Kannagi, the feisty gunner, Kureha Suminoya, and the compassionate Captain Felicia Heideman; together, they experience the beauty of life in Seize and the lasting joy of a community that has persevered in spite of the crumbling world around them.

Similarity – Incredible amounts of world building and rich lore is just one similarity Sound of the Sky and Made in Abyss share.
They also share a post-apocalyptic setting; Sound of the Sky takes place after a great world war, and Made in Abyss happens after the cataclysmic natural event. After said events occur, the world is forever changed as new civilizations and cultures arise, each with lived-in mythologies and histories.
Thrusting cute/moe characters into this setting is another commonality.

4. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Synopsis – Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki are regular middle school girls with regular lives, but all that changes when they encounter Kyuubey, a cat-like magical familiar, and Homura Akemi, the new transfer student.
Kyuubey offers them a proposition: he will grant any one of their wishes and in exchange, they will each become a magical girl, gaining enough power to fulfill their dreams. However, Homura Akemi, a magical girl herself, urges them not to accept the offer, stating that everything is not what it seems.

Similarity – Innocent kids and dark revelations always seem to mix oh so well. They share dark and baleful undertones and once the story sets in, the cruel reality is revealed! They’re both full of twists, sinister themes, and an engaging narrative.
They’re recommended watches if you’re looking for a gritty anime that isn’t everything it appears to be.

3. Hakumei to Mikochi

Hakumei to Mikochi
Synopsis – Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day-to-day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.

Similarity – Designs of the main character are both similar in chibi styles and take place in a fantasy world. If you like kids going on a fun adventure in general with some good music and great supportive characters, then this is a must watch for you.

2. Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x HunterSynopsis – Gon Freecs’ father abandoned him as a baby in order to become a Hunter, an elite class with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Now 12 years old, Gon wishes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a great Hunter. While Gon faces the unexpected challenges the Hunter Examination throws at him, he makes friends with three other candidates: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua.

Similarity – Adventure! The search for the unknown! Made in Abyss is quite similar to Hunter x Hunter given the fact that in both the anime, the main character goes out for adventure with his/her friends. The main character of Made in Abyss, Riko, goes into the abyss in search for her mother, whereas Gon. the main lead of HxH adventures the vast Hunter world in search for his father.

1. Shinsekai yori (From the New World)

Shinsekai yori (From the New World)Synopsis – Shinsekai yori tells the unique coming-of-age story of Saki and her friends as they journey to grow into their roles in the supposed utopia. Accepting these roles, however, might not come easy when faced with the dark and shocking truths of society, and the impending havoc born from the new world.

Similarity – Both shows feature very young protagonists who have an unusual sense of curiosity – although Shinsekai Yori is a coming of age story, which and has more of a dystopian feel. Both open up many questions for the viewer, and the characters strive to discover these secrets along the way. The settings are filled with nature over civilization, creating a seemingly light atmosphere that has darker undertones (especially Shinsekai Yori)

Credits – MAL, ANN

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