No one knows what's at the bottom of the Abyss. No one who's ventured that far has ever returned. What is known is that the Abyss is filled with strange creatures and priceless relics that have lured generations of fortune hunters into a diabolical trap. Because while anyone can descend into the Abyss safely, coming back up triggers a nightmarish series of transformations and madness. And the deeper you go, the less chance you have of coming back unchanged. But when 12-year-old Riko receives a message that her missing mother might still be alive deep in the Abyss, she knows she has to go to her. She must go even if it's a one-way trip for her and her robot friend Reg as they brave the ultimate darkness.
This disc includes the following episodes: 1. The City of the Great Pit 2. Resurrection Festival 3. Departure 4. The Edge of the Abyss 5. Incinerator 6. Seeker Camp 7. The Unmovable Sovereign 8. Survival Training 9. The Great Fault
This disc includes the following episodes: 10. Poison and the Curse 11. Nanachi 12. The True Nature of the Curse 13. The Challengers - Special Features
don't be fooled by the trailers you may have seen. i gave it a shot as my list was running low and i watch quite a lot of anime anyway, but it looked like it was aimed at a younger audience, i didn't clock the 15 cert at the time. it's beautifully drawn and animated, very much has a Ghibli feel - not that Ghibli is the be all and end all of anime. the first disc i really enjoyed, it's well paced and gets the story laid out. so... the second disc... we've been enjoying minor creature threat up until now, all very enjoyable. then it starts to get dark, and i mean dark, there is a turning point in this series and it catches you unawares as you've been lulled into it's generally fun adventure feel, it's also at odds with the art style so hits even harder. that's all i will say, no spoilers. i see now why it won best anime 2018. i recommend you watch with the original language audio as i feel you may lose the full experience with the dubbed version and it definitely deserves it. enjoy!