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** Bondrewd is essentially [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Shou Tucker]] on steroids, with funding, and no one powerful enough to stop him.


** Bondrewd is essentially Shou Tucker on steroids, with funding, and no one powerful enough to stop him.

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** Bondrewd is essentially [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Shou Tucker Tucker]] on steroids, with funding, and no one powerful enough to stop him.


* MomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: In what appears to be a split second, Faputa goes from self-maimed moth child, to regenerating all damage and slaughtering Ilburu’s de-facto protector]].


** Bondrewd is essentially an industrialized Shou Tucker.

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** Bondrewd is essentially an industrialized Shou Tucker.Tucker on steroids, with funding, and no one powerful enough to stop him.


* MomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: In what appears to be a split second, Faputa goes from self-maimed moth child, to regenerating all damage is slaughtering Ilburu’s de-facto protector]].

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* MomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: In what appears to be a split second, Faputa goes from self-maimed moth child, to regenerating all damage is and slaughtering Ilburu’s de-facto protector]].

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** Bondrewd is essentially an industrialized Shou Tucker.

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* MomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: In what appears to be a split second, Faputa goes from self-maimed moth child, to regenerating all damage is slaughtering Ilburu’s de-facto protector]].

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** Averted with [[spoiler: Faputa. In a show of power, she instantly regenerates an arm and an ear]].

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* AscendedMeme: "[[UnsoundEffect The rumble of scientific triumph]]" started as a translator joke. It went to become [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-x4ttQioNw the title of one of the movie's tracks]].


* TheCameo: The doctor who visits Orth in a couple of side chapters and tries treating Kiyui looks identical to the "witch doctor" from ''Gears' Maiden'', one of Akihito Tsukushi's earlier [[{{Doujinshi}} self published]] short manga.

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* TheCameo: The doctor who visits Orth in a couple of side chapters and tries treating Kiyui looks identical to the "witch doctor" from the illustrated short story ''Gears' Maiden'', one of Akihito Tsukushi's earlier [[{{Doujinshi}} self published]] short manga.published works]].

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* TheCameo: The doctor who visits Orth in a couple of side chapters and tries treating Kiyui looks identical to the "witch doctor" from ''Gears' Maiden'', one of Akihito Tsukushi's earlier [[{{Doujinshi}} self published]] short manga.


* HumanResourses: [[spoiler:The special whistles White Whistles]] carry around are made from humans, and [[spoiler:Prushka]] is turned into one. Riko's, to be precise.

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* HumanResourses: HumanResources: [[spoiler:The special whistles White Whistles]] carry around are made from humans, and [[spoiler:Prushka]] is turned into one. Riko's, to be precise.


* HopeSpot: Prushka grew up as Bondrewd’s adopted daughter. If he raised someone like her, he can’t be all bad, right? [[spoiler: ...then he mutilates her off-screen, and turns her into a disposable shield, about the size of a canteen.]]

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* HopeSpot: Prushka grew up as Bondrewd’s adopted daughter. If he raised someone like her, he can’t be all bad, right? [[spoiler: ...then [[spoiler:Then he mutilates her off-screen, and turns her into a disposable shield, curse decoy, about the size of a canteen.]]]]
* HumanResourses: [[spoiler:The special whistles White Whistles]] carry around are made from humans, and [[spoiler:Prushka]] is turned into one. Riko's, to be precise.



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Bondrewd's curse preventing cartridges contain orphan children that he has surgically reduced to the minimum collection of flesh and organs needed to be alive. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Bondrewd's curse preventing cartridges contain orphan children that he has surgically reduced to the minimum collection of flesh and organs needed to be alive. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]


* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrewd's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrewd's weapons and technology is powered by orphans [[spoiler:Bondrewd's curse preventing cartridges contain orphan children that he has literally surgically reduced to a liquid medium.the minimum collection of flesh and organs needed to be alive. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]


* MercyKill: As a rule, Cave Raiders kill people who have gone to the Sixth Layer and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity. [[spoiler:Reg does this for Mitty, after Riko confirms that she's suffering in her current form.]]

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* MercyKill: As a rule, Cave Raiders kill people who have gone to the Sixth Layer and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity. [[spoiler:Reg does this for Mitty, after Riko confirms that she's suffering in Nanachi explains they don't want her current form.left alone when they eventually die.]]


** The Ganja Corp flashback doesn’t pull any punches. Go up a a foot in elevation? You mutate and die. Get snatched up by a predator? You mutate and die. Drink some water? You mutate and die. Touch that artifact that the locals say will rescue your group? You mutate and die. Did you make a wish? *sigh* You mutate and die. Did you make a wish not to mutate and die? Awesome! ...and you still mutate and die.


* AscendedMeme: One of the tracks from ''Dawn of the Deep Soul'' is named [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pxCm21BZlw "Rumble of Scientific Triumph"]], referencing a certain UnsoundEffect used in a fan translation of the manga.

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* AscendedMeme: One of the tracks from ''Dawn of the Deep Soul'' is named [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pxCm21BZlw "Rumble of Scientific Triumph"]], referencing a certain UnsoundEffect used in a fan translation of the manga.


An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired in Summer 2017, covering roughly the first four volumes, with a continuation already announced.

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An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired in Summer 2017, covering roughly the first four volumes, with three volumes. Volume 4 and 5 were adapted in a continuation already announced.
feature film called ''Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul'', released on January 17, 2020.


* EquipmentSpoiler: The White Whistles are inspired by [[spoiler:South American death whistles. Knowing this spoils the shock of learning about how White Whistles are made as death whistles were made by the bones of sacrificed humans.]]


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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: We're introduced to the three sages of the Iruburu village in order: Wazukyan, Belaf and Juroimoh. Some time later, Vueroeruko off-handedly mentions that [[spoiler:she's one of the three sages, meaning there's a odd one out. Indeed, Juroimoh lies - it's a manifestation of the village's will and has never been human.]]

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* UndressingTheUnconscious: After Riko gets vomit all over her clothes and faints, Reg takes off Riko's clothes in order to clean them.


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* BreakTheCutie: The main adventurers are cute children. The Abyss is a merciless DeathWorld. With such a setup, this trope seems inevitable. For the most part, though, it's subverted--no matter how much intense horror and tragedy the heroes encounter, they ultimately push through it and keep moving forward, without losing their optimism, sanity, morality or sense of wonder.

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The main adventurers are cute children. The Abyss is a merciless DeathWorld. With such a setup, this trope seems inevitable. For the most part, though, it's subverted--no matter how much intense horror and tragedy the heroes encounter, they ultimately push through it and keep moving forward, without losing their optimism, sanity, morality or sense of wonder.wonder.
** [[spoiler: Mitty and Nanchi aren't so fortunate. The former goes into the Fifth Layer as a cheerful and friendly girl and goes out as a quasi-conscious and perpetually suffering blob of flesh. The latter "only" gets traumatized by being forced to watch Mitty's breaking and what tasks Bondrew set them to.]]



** Nanachi planned to off themself if Reg didn’t make them promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.

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** Nanachi planned to off themself if [[spoiler: Reg didn’t make them promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.]]



** Have cutting edge training from a world renowned White Whistle? Congratulations! All those skills are juuuuust enough not to die instantly.
** White Whistles themselves are extreme personalities, who use performance enhancers to stack the odds overwhelmingly in their favor.

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** Have cutting edge training from a world renowned White Whistle? Congratulations! All those skills are juuuuust enough not to die instantly.
instantly. Even the best training can't realistically be expected to cover everything, and one has to consider plain bad luck.
** White Whistles themselves are extreme personalities, who personalities because only such a person would consider ''living'' in the Death World of the Abyss and they use performance enhancers to stack the odds overwhelmingly in their favor.



* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: When Reg asks Nanachi to promise him they won't kill themself after Mitty dies, they answer that they can't die when they still have Riko to treat. Reg then presses further and asks them to promise they won't kill themself ''even'' after Riko is saved. They hesitate for a second before agreeing, indicating that they did intend to die… The scene shows both how perceptive Reg can be and just how much guilt and depression Nanachi was hiding behind their snarky façade.
* TheStrengthOfTenMen: The Thousand Human Pins are said to grant whoever wears them [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the strength of a thousand men]].

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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: [[spoiler: When Reg asks Nanachi to promise him they won't kill themself after Mitty dies, they answer that they can't die when they still have Riko to treat. Reg then presses further and asks them to promise they won't kill themself ''even'' after Riko is saved. They hesitate for a second before agreeing, indicating that they did intend to die… The scene shows both how perceptive Reg can be and just how much guilt and depression Nanachi was hiding behind their snarky façade.
façade.]]
* TheStrengthOfTenMen: The Thousand Human Pins are said to grant whoever wears them [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the strength of a thousand men]]. Ozen has a whole bunch of them.


* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the MainCharacters become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the MainCharacters main characters become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.



* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting ingredients into delicious dishes, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our MainCharacters sane and motivated in the Abyss, alluded to by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on their own and/or committing suicide.]]

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* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting ingredients into delicious dishes, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our MainCharacters main characters sane and motivated in the Abyss, alluded to by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on their own and/or committing suicide.]]



* SeaMonster: A few appear to exist in the Sea of Corpses, although the danger presented by the Curse of the Abyss at their depth means that no one who travels down into the sea is likely to come back up to describe them. [[spoiler:The MainCharacters see one, a behemoth that looks like an anglerfish, while making the Final Dive to the Capital of the Unreturned]].

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* SeaMonster: A few appear to exist in the Sea of Corpses, although the danger presented by the Curse of the Abyss at their depth means that no one who travels down into the sea is likely to come back up to describe them. [[spoiler:The MainCharacters main characters see one, a behemoth that looks like an anglerfish, while making the Final Dive to the Capital of the Unreturned]].



* WhamShot: In Chapter 19 of the manga/Episode 10 of the anime, the reveal of [[spoiler:Riko's hand pierced by one of Orby's poisonous spikes]]. There is no dialogue, no movement, no music, almost no sound, just the MainCharacters' looks of shock and terror as they realize what has just happened and its horrible consequences.

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* WhamShot: In Chapter 19 of the manga/Episode 10 of the anime, the reveal of [[spoiler:Riko's hand pierced by one of Orby's poisonous spikes]]. There is no dialogue, no movement, no music, almost no sound, just the MainCharacters' main characters' looks of shock and terror as they realize what has just happened and its horrible consequences.


* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists MainCharacters become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.



* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting ingredients into delicious dishes, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists sane and motivated in the Abyss, alluded to by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on their own and/or committing suicide.]]

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* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting ingredients into delicious dishes, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists MainCharacters sane and motivated in the Abyss, alluded to by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on their own and/or committing suicide.]]



* SeaMonster: A few appear to exist in the Sea of Corpses, although the danger presented by the Curse of the Abyss at their depth means that no one who travels down into the sea is likely to come back up to describe them. [[spoiler:The protagonists see one, a behemoth that looks like an anglerfish, while making the Final Dive to the Capital of the Unreturned]].

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* SeaMonster: A few appear to exist in the Sea of Corpses, although the danger presented by the Curse of the Abyss at their depth means that no one who travels down into the sea is likely to come back up to describe them. [[spoiler:The protagonists MainCharacters see one, a behemoth that looks like an anglerfish, while making the Final Dive to the Capital of the Unreturned]].



* WhamShot: In Chapter 19 of the manga/Episode 10 of the anime, the reveal of [[spoiler:Riko's hand pierced by one of Orby's poisonous spikes]]. There is no dialogue, no movement, no music, almost no sound, just the protagonists' looks of shock and terror as they realize what has just happened and its horrible consequences.

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* WhamShot: In Chapter 19 of the manga/Episode 10 of the anime, the reveal of [[spoiler:Riko's hand pierced by one of Orby's poisonous spikes]]. There is no dialogue, no movement, no music, almost no sound, just the protagonists' MainCharacters' looks of shock and terror as they realize what has just happened and its horrible consequences.


** Vueco after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in [[spoiler:her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village]], tries to jump off a cliff but is stopped by Wazukyan.

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** Vueco Vueko after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in [[spoiler:her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village]], tries to jump off a cliff but is stopped by Wazukyan.


** Nanachi planned to off herself if Reg didn’t make her promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.

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** Nanachi planned to off herself themself if Reg didn’t make her them promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.



* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: When Reg asks Nanachi to promise him she won't kill herself after Mitty dies, she answers that she can't die when she still has Riko to treat. Reg then presses further and asks her to promise she won't kill herself ''even'' after Riko is saved. She hesitates for a second before agreeing, indicating that she did intend to die… The scene shows both how perceptive Reg can be and just how much guilt and depression Nanachi was hiding behind her snarky façade.

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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: When Reg asks Nanachi to promise him she they won't kill herself themself after Mitty dies, she answers they answer that she they can't die when she they still has have Riko to treat. Reg then presses further and asks her them to promise she they won't kill herself themself ''even'' after Riko is saved. She hesitates They hesitate for a second before agreeing, indicating that she they did intend to die… The scene shows both how perceptive Reg can be and just how much guilt and depression Nanachi was hiding behind her their snarky façade.



** Nanachi is concerned about this happening to herself, if she were ever discovered. Since most Hollows found so far are [[WasOnceAMan unthinking, unreasoning things]] that Delvers usually MercyKill upon encountering, she fears that anyone who discovers her will want to experiment on her to determine why she's an exception.
** Actually happens [[spoiler:at the Idofront. Bondrewd’s crew "examines" Reg, cutting of an arm and nearly taking a leg as well]] before Nanachi stops them.

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** Nanachi is concerned about this happening to herself, themself, if she they were ever discovered. Since most Hollows found so far are [[WasOnceAMan unthinking, unreasoning things]] that Delvers usually MercyKill upon encountering, she fears they fear that anyone who discovers her them will want to experiment on her them to determine why she's they are an exception.
** Actually happens [[spoiler:at the Idofront. Bondrewd’s crew "examines" Reg, cutting of off an arm and nearly taking a leg as well]] before Nanachi stops them.


** And then there’s Ilblu and its founding members. The men's looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you'd swear was leading a rebellion in another manga. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. All of that comes crashing down: [[spoiler:they get stricken by a disease causes the human body to sort of bloom outwards like a hollowed out tree with only the outside bark remaining. The hands and feet are affected first, turning into what looks like tangled roots.]]

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** And then there’s Ilblu Iruburu and its founding members. The men's looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you'd swear was leading a rebellion in another manga. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. All of that comes crashing down: [[spoiler:they get stricken by a disease causes the human body to sort of bloom outwards like a hollowed out tree with only the outside bark remaining. The hands and feet are affected first, turning into what looks like tangled roots.]]



* CapitalismIsBad: You have the child labor at the top... then there's Ilblu, the city that turned body horror into an economy. The local currency ''is'' body parts; either someone else's or the trader themselves. Its strictly enforced, even with an "equal value" justice system. If you decrease the value of someone else's possession, everyone around you will proceed to rip the flesh from your body until your "value" is reduced by the same amount as the damage you caused. Its handled in such a "matter of fact" way by the locals, they all come off as violent psychopaths. GoodThingYouCanHeal...

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* CapitalismIsBad: You have the child labor at the top... then there's Ilblu, Iruburu, the city that turned body horror into an economy. The local currency ''is'' body parts; either someone else's or the trader themselves. Its strictly enforced, even with an "equal value" justice system. If you decrease the value of someone else's possession, everyone around you will proceed to rip the flesh from your body until your "value" is reduced by the same amount as the damage you caused. Its handled in such a "matter of fact" way by the locals, they all come off as violent psychopaths. GoodThingYouCanHeal...



** Dialed up well above 11 with Ilblu, where horror is their economy.

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** Dialed up well above 11 with Ilblu, Iruburu, where horror is their economy.



* {{Conlang}}: Most of the Narehate have forgotten human language and those gathered in the Narehate village have created their own peculiar language. Delvers who reach the village are basically like tourists visiting a strange foreign country.

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* {{Conlang}}: Most of the Narehate Hollows have forgotten human language and those gathered in the Narehate Hollows village have created their own peculiar language. Delvers who reach the village are basically like tourists visiting a strange foreign country.



** One of the punishments in Ilblu for vandalism is having a part of your body deemed of equal value as the damage you caused, torn out.

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** One of the punishments in Ilblu Iruburu for vandalism is having a part of your body deemed of equal value as the damage you caused, torn out.



* DarkestHour: As bad as Ilblu is, before everyone’s conversion to mutants, [[spoiler:their only water supply in the 6th Layer turned out to be some kind of creature disguised as water. Everyone gets infected and BodyHorror ensues. They attempt to use an artifact to save a little girl. Its grants her wish, to be able to have ‘children,’ but they lack organs and constantly die, turning her wish into a nightmare. The situation improves, but not before sprinting straight at the DespairEventHorizon]].

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* DarkestHour: As bad as Ilblu Iruburu is, before everyone’s conversion to mutants, [[spoiler:their only water supply in the 6th Layer turned out to be some kind of creature disguised as water. Everyone gets infected and BodyHorror ensues. They attempt to use an artifact to save a little girl. Its grants her wish, to be able to have ‘children,’ but they lack organs and constantly die, turning her wish into a nightmare. The situation improves, but not before sprinting straight at the DespairEventHorizon]].



** Ilblu and Orth mirror each other. In Orth, people leave the town to travel into the abyss, to collect artifacts, which are exchanged for money. The high mortality rate of abyss explorers provide the town with a continuous supply of orphans. In Ilblu, the citizens can’t leave the town, and would be considered living artifacts, by Orth’s standards. Instead of artifact hunting, the Ilblu citizens harvest their own bodies for wealth. Its almost as if Ilblu is Orth, with the ‘exploration’ piece removed.

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** Ilblu Iruburu and Orth mirror each other. In Orth, people leave the town to travel into the abyss, to collect artifacts, which are exchanged for money. The high mortality rate of abyss explorers provide the town with a continuous supply of orphans. In Ilblu, Iruburu, the citizens can’t leave the town, and would be considered living artifacts, by Orth’s standards. Instead of artifact hunting, the Ilblu Iruburu citizens harvest their own bodies for wealth. Its almost as if Ilblu Iruburu is Orth, with the ‘exploration’ piece removed.



** PlayedForDrama in Chapter 43. [[spoiler:While she takes a walk through the Narehate Village, Riko is lured into a dark alley, where she is attacked by a group of monstrous Narehate. If Majikajya's earlier explanation is to be believed, the guys want to dismember her to harvest her extremely valuable body parts (one of them does rip off a chunk of her hair), but the way they drag her into the alleyway, tugging at her clothes and restraining her with their sticky tendrils, makes the scene look like the beginning of a NaughtyTentacles {{Hentai}}. Thankfully, she is rescued before they can hurt her]].

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** PlayedForDrama in Chapter 43. [[spoiler:While she takes a walk through the Narehate Hollow Village, Riko is lured into a dark alley, where she is attacked by a group of monstrous Narehate.Hollows. If Majikajya's earlier explanation is to be believed, the guys want to dismember her to harvest her extremely valuable body parts (one of them does rip off a chunk of her hair), but the way they drag her into the alleyway, tugging at her clothes and restraining her with their sticky tendrils, makes the scene look like the beginning of a NaughtyTentacles {{Hentai}}. Thankfully, she is rescued before they can hurt her]].



** Belafu is strongly implied to have this state of mind from the guilt of [[spoiler:eating Irumyuui's children by the time he willingly offers himself up for sacrifice as the first controlled mutation]].

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** Belafu Belaf is strongly implied to have this state of mind from the guilt of [[spoiler:eating Irumyuui's children by the time he willingly offers himself up for sacrifice as the first controlled mutation]].



* StartingANewLife: [[spoiler:After discovering that it is impossible to return from the Sixth Layer as human beings, the members of the "suicide squad" that Veko was a part of decide to begin a new life in what they call the Golden City of the Shourou. Its members eventually become the founders of the Narehate village, Ilblu]].

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* StartingANewLife: [[spoiler:After discovering that it is impossible to return from the Sixth Layer as human beings, the members of the "suicide squad" that Veko was a part of decide to begin a new life in what they call the Golden City of the Shourou. Its members eventually become the founders of the Narehate Hollow village, Ilblu]].Iruburu]].



** Nanachi is concerned about this happening to herself, if she were ever discovered. Since most Narehate found so far are [[WasOnceAMan unthinking, unreasoning things]] that Delvers usually MercyKill upon encountering, she fears that anyone who discovers her will want to experiment on her to determine why she's an exception.

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** Nanachi is concerned about this happening to herself, if she were ever discovered. Since most Narehate Hollows found so far are [[WasOnceAMan unthinking, unreasoning things]] that Delvers usually MercyKill upon encountering, she fears that anyone who discovers her will want to experiment on her to determine why she's an exception.


The manga has very frequent graphic content and realistic body horror, so it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said, there's a huge payoff in action, mystery, and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit to. It's well known for being the best anime of 2017 by the Crunchyroll awards.

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The manga has very frequent graphic content and realistic body horror, so it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said, there's a huge payoff in action, mystery, and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit to. It's well known for being the voted best anime of 2017 by the Crunchyroll awards.


The manga has very frequent graphic content and realistic body horror, so it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said, there's a huge payoff in action, mystery, and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit to.

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The manga has very frequent graphic content and realistic body horror, so it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said, there's a huge payoff in action, mystery, and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit to. It's well known for being the best anime of 2017 by the Crunchyroll awards.


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to actually be a RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Upon awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, Lyza, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to actually be a RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Upon awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, Lyza, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is are descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes include a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to actually be a RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Upon awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot]] and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, Lyza, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to actually be a RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Upon awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot]] robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, Lyza, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


** Vueco [[spoiler:after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village]], tries to jump off a cliff but is stopped by Wazukyan.

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** Vueco [[spoiler:after after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her [[spoiler:her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village]], tries to jump off a cliff but is stopped by Wazukyan.


* HiveMind: Heavily implied. Some of the characters were born human individuals. Circumstances within the Abyss resulted in them getting copied, or detached from any one material form. In each of these instances, its implied their consciousness wasn’t copied, but instead was extended.



* MindHive: Heavily implied. Some of the characters were born human individuals. Circumstances within the Abyss resulted in them getting copied, or detached from any one material form. In each of these instances, its implied their consciousness wasn’t copied, but instead was extended.


** Vueco [[spoiler:after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village]].
** Belafu is strongly implied to have this state of mind by the time [[spoiler: he willingly offers himself up for sacrifice as the first controlled mutation]].

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** Vueco [[spoiler:after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village]].
village]], tries to jump off a cliff but is stopped by Wazukyan.
** Belafu is strongly implied to have this state of mind from the guilt of [[spoiler:eating Irumyuui's children by the time [[spoiler: he willingly offers himself up for sacrifice as the first controlled mutation]].



* EmergencyTransformation: The citizens of Iruburu Village.

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* EmergencyTransformation: The citizens of Iruburu Village.Village took on their Hollow forms to continue surviving in the Sixth Layer.


** This is such an [[BlatantLies happy kids]] show. With so many [[TraumaCongaLine cheery]] [[BodyHorror things]] [[DeathWorld going on]], its hard to believe this trope is here. So, there’s Nanachi, who totally planned to off herself if Reg didn’t make her promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.
** Then there’s Vueco [[spoiler: after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village.]]

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** This is such an [[BlatantLies happy kids]] show. With so many [[TraumaCongaLine cheery]] [[BodyHorror things]] [[DeathWorld going on]], its hard to believe this trope is here. So, there’s Nanachi, who totally Nanachi planned to off herself if Reg didn’t make her promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.
** Then there’s Vueco [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village.]]village]].


* DrivenToSuicide: This is such an [[BlatantLies happy kids]] show. With so many [[TraumaCongaLine cheery]] [[BodyHorror things]] [[DeathWorld going on]], its hard to believe this trope is here. So, there’s Nanachi, who totally planned to off herself if Reg didn’t make her promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.

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* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
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This is such an [[BlatantLies happy kids]] show. With so many [[TraumaCongaLine cheery]] [[BodyHorror things]] [[DeathWorld going on]], its hard to believe this trope is here. So, there’s Nanachi, who totally planned to off herself if Reg didn’t make her promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.



* EldritchLocation: The Abyss. It is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. Not to mention what happens if one were to try climbing back out...

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The Abyss. It Abyss is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. Not to mention what happens if one were to try climbing back out...out.



* RealityEnsues: The viewer could be forgiven for mistaking the ‘loss of humanity’ / mutation at the sixth layer to foreshadow TakeALevelInBadass. Like in reality, mutations are generally a bad thing. By the time the named characters make their way to that layer, it quickly becomes the leading cause of death. None of the characters really get a say in what they mutate into if it happens to occur. The few characters with beneficial mutations need it to occur under special conditions, JUST to reduce the risk of dying / FateWorseThanDeath.

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** White Whistles themselves are extreme personalities, who use performance enhancers to stack the odds overwhelmingly in their favor.


* RealityEnsues: The viewer could be forgiven for mistaking the ‘loss of humanity’ / mutation at the sixth layer to foreshadow TakeALevelInBadass. Like in reality, mutations are generally a bad thing. By the time the named characters make their way to that layer, it quickly becomes the leading cause of death.

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* RealityEnsues: The viewer could be forgiven for mistaking the ‘loss of humanity’ / mutation at the sixth layer to foreshadow TakeALevelInBadass. Like in reality, mutations are generally a bad thing. By the time the named characters make their way to that layer, it quickly becomes the leading cause of death. None of the characters really get a say in what they mutate into if it happens to occur. The few characters with beneficial mutations need it to occur under special conditions, JUST to reduce the risk of dying / FateWorseThanDeath.
** Have cutting edge training from a world renowned White Whistle? Congratulations! All those skills are juuuuust enough not to die instantly.
** Riko as an unaugmented human survives primarily on intellect and luck. The only characters with powers are most certainly not human.

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* RealityEnsues: The viewer could be forgiven for mistaking the ‘loss of humanity’ / mutation at the sixth layer to foreshadow TakeALevelInBadass. Like in reality, mutations are generally a bad thing. By the time the named characters make their way to that layer, it quickly becomes the leading cause of death.

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** Iruburu Village has distinct rules separate from those that govern the rest of the Abyss. The curse doesn’t exist within it. The village itself operates as sort of a banker, judge, and jury. When someone joins, their soul is read and dollar values are attached to absolutely everything about them. An act of violence is considered vandalism. All nearby citizens know immediately the dollar value of the damage done, and removes that value from the perpetrator. Even their organs have value, so the value extraction process can get pretty squicky.
* EmergencyTransformation: The citizens of Iruburu Village.

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** On the surface, Orth has a funeral tradition which involves dropping flower petals and plaques with the name of the deceased into the Abyss. Reg stumbles across where they land on the sixth layer. The time dialation is so strong, the plaques fall like rain.


* DrivenToSuicide: This is such an [[BlatantLies happy kids]] show. With so many [[TraumaCongaLine cheery]] [[BodyHorror things]] going on, its hard to believe this trope is here. So, there’s Nanachi, who totally planned to off herself if Reg didn’t make her promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.
** Then there’s Vuelco [[spoiler: after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: This is such an [[BlatantLies happy kids]] show. With so many [[TraumaCongaLine cheery]] [[BodyHorror things]] [[DeathWorld going on, on]], its hard to believe this trope is here. So, there’s Nanachi, who totally planned to off herself if Reg didn’t make her promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.
** Then there’s Vuelco Vueco [[spoiler: after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village.]]]]
** Belafu is strongly implied to have this state of mind by the time [[spoiler: he willingly offers himself up for sacrifice as the first controlled mutation]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: This is such an [[BlatantLies happy kids]] show. With so many [[TraumaCongaLine cheery]] [[BodyHorror things]] going on, its hard to believe this trope is here. So, there’s Nanachi, who totally planned to off herself if Reg didn’t make her promise to join them on their colorful adventure, in exchange for mercy killing Mitty.
** Then there’s Vuelco [[spoiler: after the sixth layer curb stomps the Suicide Corp, and results in her surrogate daughter being horrifically mutated, first into a meat production plant, and then into an entire village.]]

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* MindHive: Heavily implied. Some of the characters were born human individuals. Circumstances within the Abyss resulted in them getting copied, or detached from any one material form. In each of these instances, its implied their consciousness wasn’t copied, but instead was extended.


** Dialed up well above 20 with their predecessors, the Ganja Corp. At least one,person is snatched up by a predator, and mutate Mitty style long before the monster gets around to eating them. Before being snatched up, they were probably already fatally poisoned by the local food supply.

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** Dialed up well above 20 with their predecessors, the Ganja Corp. At least one,person one person is snatched up by a predator, and mutate Mitty style long before the monster gets around to eating them. Before being snatched up, they were probably already fatally poisoned by the local food supply.

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** Dialed up well above 20 with their predecessors, the Ganja Corp. At least one,person is snatched up by a predator, and mutate Mitty style long before the monster gets around to eating them. Before being snatched up, they were probably already fatally poisoned by the local food supply.

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** The Ganja Corp flashback doesn’t pull any punches. Go up a a foot in elevation? You mutate and die. Get snatched up by a predator? You mutate and die. Drink some water? You mutate and die. Touch that artifact that the locals say will rescue your group? You mutate and die. Did you make a wish? *sigh* You mutate and die. Did you make a wish not to mutate and die? Awesome! ...and you still mutate and die.


* PowerTrio: [[spoiler:Nanachi joins the team in chapter 26 after Reg does them a favour]], making the protagonist's team effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of an orphan girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler:holding another girl's SoulJar after chapter 38]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler:a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny person who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].

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* PowerTrio: [[spoiler:Nanachi Nanachi joins the team in chapter 26 after Reg does them a favour]], favour, making the protagonist's team effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of an orphan a [[spoiler:resurrected]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler:holding another girl's SoulJar after chapter 38]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler:a a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny person who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].tribulations.


** Bondrewd is the IndustrializedEvil version of Shou Tucker


* PowerTrio: [[spoiler:Nanachi joins the team in chapter 26 after Reg does them a favour]], making the protagonist's team effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler:high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler:holding another girl's SoulJar after chapter 38]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler:a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny person who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].

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* PowerTrio: [[spoiler:Nanachi joins the team in chapter 26 after Reg does them a favour]], making the protagonist's team effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler:high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] an orphan girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler:holding another girl's SoulJar after chapter 38]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler:a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny person who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].

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* BloodFromEveryOrifice: The description given, essentially word for word, for the effects of ascent from the Fourth Layer. [[spoiler:Happens to Riko in one of anime's most infamous scenes]].


* DarkestHour: As bad as Ilblu is, before everyone’s conversion to mutants, [[spoiler: their only water supply in the 6th layer turned out to be some kind of creature disguised as water. Everyone gets infected and BodyHorror ensues. They attempt to use an artifact to save a little girl. Its grants her wish, to be able to have ‘children,’ but they lack organs and constantly die, turning her wish into a nightmare. The situation improves, but not before sprinting straight at the DispairEventHorizon].

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* DarkestHour: As bad as Ilblu is, before everyone’s conversion to mutants, [[spoiler: their [[spoiler:their only water supply in the 6th layer Layer turned out to be some kind of creature disguised as water. Everyone gets infected and BodyHorror ensues. They attempt to use an artifact to save a little girl. Its grants her wish, to be able to have ‘children,’ but they lack organs and constantly die, turning her wish into a nightmare. The situation improves, but not before sprinting straight at the DispairEventHorizon].DespairEventHorizon]].


** And then there’s Ilblu and its founding members. The men's looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you'd swear was leading a rebellion in another manga. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. All of that comes crashing down.
** And then there’s [[spoiler: the disease that nearly wiped out Ilblu’s founders. It causes the human body to sort of bloom outwards like a hollowed out tree with only the outside bark remaining. The hands and feet are affected first, turning into what looks like tangled roots.]]

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** And then there’s Ilblu and its founding members. The men's looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you'd swear was leading a rebellion in another manga. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. All of that comes crashing down.
** And then there’s [[spoiler: the
down: [[spoiler:they get stricken by a disease that nearly wiped out Ilblu’s founders. It causes the human body to sort of bloom outwards like a hollowed out tree with only the outside bark remaining. The hands and feet are affected first, turning into what looks like tangled roots.]]



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: One of the punishments at the orphanage is being strung up naked by the hands and legs from the ceiling.

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One of the punishments at the orphanage in Orth is being strung up naked by the hands and legs from the ceiling.



** Every... single... cartridge... Bondrewd ejects during his fight [[spoiler: is an orphan he mutilated, and then expendend to protect himself from the 6th layer curse]].

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** Every... single... cartridge... Bondrewd ejects during his fight [[spoiler: is an orphan he mutilated, and then expendend to protect himself from the 6th layer curse]].

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** One of the punishments in Ilblu for vandalism is having a part of your body deemed of equal value as the damage you caused, torn out.

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** And then there’s [[spoiler: the disease that nearly wiped out Ilblu’s founders. It causes the human body to sort of bloom outwards like a hollowed out tree with only the outside bark remaining. The hands and feet are affected first, turning into what looks like tangled roots.]]


** [[spoiler:The members of the Suicide Corps have their bodies warped by the water they're drinking, turning hard and into a stone-like substance.]] The source of it? [[spoiler: The water they drank was actually infected body fluids of a creature who died of the same disease. They’ve been living inside an infected corpse without realizing it.]]

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** [[spoiler:The members of the Suicide Corps have their bodies warped by the water they're drinking, turning hard and into a stone-like substance.]] This causes their bodies to resemble the bark you would see around a tree, but without the wood the bark surrounds. It also causes their hands and feet to resemble tangled tree roots. Obviously it kills them, but leaves their face visible, so people always knows who the person was]]. The source of it? [[spoiler: The water they drank was actually infected body fluids of a creature who died of the same disease. They’ve been living inside an infected corpse without realizing it.]]

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* DarkestHour: As bad as Ilblu is, before everyone’s conversion to mutants, [[spoiler: their only water supply in the 6th layer turned out to be some kind of creature disguised as water. Everyone gets infected and BodyHorror ensues. They attempt to use an artifact to save a little girl. Its grants her wish, to be able to have ‘children,’ but they lack organs and constantly die, turning her wish into a nightmare. The situation improves, but not before sprinting straight at the DispairEventHorizon].


* LuredIntoATrap: One species of monster bird in the Second Layer are {{Voice Changeling}}s that mimic the cries of their most recent prey to attract other members of said prey to be killed by the rest of the flock. Humans are one of their prey species.
** In the anime version of the third layer, there is a monster that lures rodents into its maw with the scent of fruit. [[spoiler: Riko falls for it, and has to cut her way out of its stomach]].

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** In the anime version of the third layer, Third Layer, there is a monster that lures rodents into its maw with the scent of fruit. [[spoiler: Riko [[spoiler:Riko falls for it, and has to cut her way out of its stomach]].



* YearOutsideHourInside: Time seems to run slower the deeper you are in the Abyss, and it's easy to lose the track of time. Ozen claims that one time she made what she thought was a two-week-long trip to the fifth layer, but when she returned to the surface, she discovered she had been gone for months.
** There are living Hollows in the sixth layer that are over 1,900 years old.

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* YearOutsideHourInside: Time seems to run slower the deeper you are in the Abyss, and it's easy to lose the track of time. time:
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** There are living Hollows in the sixth layer Sixth Layer that are over 1,900 years old.


** On the other hand, the Orphanage does have a torture chamber, and stringing children up naked is a "traditional" punishment, which Riko endured several times.


* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Even before the start of her adventure, Riko is very aware of the fact that she isn't going to return from the Abyss.

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Even before the start of her adventure, Riko is very aware of the fact that she isn't going to return from the Abyss.

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** In the anime version of the third layer, there is a monster that lures rodents into its maw with the scent of fruit. [[spoiler: Riko falls for it, and has to cut her way out of its stomach]].


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with characteristic brutality. The Curse of the Abyss acts almost like a natural law, and like the cold reality of gravity dragging a commercial jetliner to the ground after a catastrophic engine failure, it pays no heed to how "kawaii" its victims may be. [[spoiler:Most notable in the case of Riko, who contracts what can only be compared to magical Ebola on ascending from one of the lower levels. It's intentionally jarring to see a 12 year old girl who normally looks like [[https://manga.tokyo/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/59b1f9424b454.jpg like this]] borderline insane from agony, bleeding from every orifice, and begging another child to cut her arm off]].
** [[StatuesqueStunner Ozen]] is the poster child for TheBaroness. We get hints at what she’s covering up. Some of which are battle scars (or mutations? Possible real horns). ...and then there’s the 120 or so [[BodyHorror barbs embedded in her body]].
** [[spoiler:And then there's Mitty. After being forced to ascend in the sixth layer, she went from [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/made-in-abyss/images/6/62/Mitty.png/revision/latest?cb=20171030210412&path-prefix=es this]] to [[https://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/00/04/mitty_15540.jpg this.]]]]
** And then there’s Ilblu and its founding members. The men’s looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you’d swear was leading a rebellion in another anime. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. ...all of that comes crashing down.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]]
BeautyIsNeverTarnished: The story {{Avert|ed Trope}}s this with characteristic brutality. brutality:
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The Curse of the Abyss acts almost like a natural law, and like the cold reality of gravity dragging a commercial jetliner to the ground after a catastrophic engine failure, it pays no heed to how "kawaii" its victims may be. [[spoiler:Most notable in the case of Riko, who contracts what can only be compared to magical Ebola on ascending from one of the lower levels. It's intentionally jarring to see a 12 year old girl who normally looks like [[https://manga.tokyo/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/59b1f9424b454.jpg like this]] bright and cheerful going borderline insane from agony, bleeding from every orifice, and begging another child to cut her arm off]].
** [[StatuesqueStunner Ozen]] is the poster child for TheBaroness. We get hints at what she’s covering up. Some of which are told her odd hairstyle is to cover battle scars (or mutations? Possible real horns). ...and scars. And then there’s there's the 120 or so [[BodyHorror barbs embedded in her body]].
** [[spoiler:And then there's Mitty. After being forced to ascend in the sixth layer, she went from [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/made-in-abyss/images/6/62/Mitty.png/revision/latest?cb=20171030210412&path-prefix=es this]] a cute girl to [[https://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/00/04/mitty_15540.jpg this.]]]]
a grotesque blob of flesh.]]
** And then there’s Ilblu and its founding members. The men’s men's looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you’d you'd swear was leading a rebellion in another anime.manga. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. ...all All of that comes crashing down.


* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Orth is a town with an economy dependent on exploring the dangerous Abyss. Its inhabitants, down to every last child, is fully aware death while cave-raiding is just part of the job, and have since accepted that as a regular part of life, to the point where they can be seen as remarkably blasé about tragic or frightening circumstances.

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Orth is a town with an economy dependent on exploring the dangerous Abyss. Its inhabitants, down to every last child, is fully aware death while cave-raiding is just part of the job, and have since accepted that as a regular part of life, to the point where they can be seen as remarkably blasé about tragic or frightening circumstances.


* TraumaCongaLine: In this universe, your childhood is / was / will be awful. No exceptions. It can be anywhere from creepy BDSM stuff, to tattoo’d with a ‘rejected’ message because you’re not ‘birthing stock,’ to straight up mutilation.



** [[spoiler: In a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent between Reg and Marulk. Its heavily implied he was also resurrected by Ozen. He doesn’t go up to the surface because he has the same light sensitivity as Riko.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: In this universe, your childhood is / was / will be awful. No exceptions. It can be anywhere from creepy BDSM stuff, to tattoo’d with a ‘rejected’ message because you’re not ‘birthing stock,’ to straight up mutilation.


The manga has very frequent graphic content and body horror that's realistic, therefore it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said there's a huge payoff in action, mystery and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit to.

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The manga has very frequent graphic content and realistic body horror that's realistic, therefore horror, so it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said said, there's a huge payoff in action, mystery mystery, and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit to.



* CoolandUnusualPunishment: One of the punishments at the orphanage is being strung up naked by the hands and legs from the ceiling.

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* CoolandUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment: One of the punishments at the orphanage is being strung up naked by the hands and legs from the ceiling.



* FromBadToWorse: Happens a lot. Yet, this is part of the series’ charm. Its always hyper aware of the implications for what’s happening. When it shows trauma, it KNOWS its traumatic and never glosses over this, which gives every step taken an emotional weight that few other franchises can match.

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* FromBadToWorse: Happens a lot. Yet, this is part of the series’ charm. Its It's always hyper aware of the implications for what’s happening. When it shows trauma, it KNOWS its it's traumatic and never glosses over this, which gives every step taken an emotional weight that few other franchises can match.


* FromBadToWorse: Happens a lot. Yet, this is part of the series’ charm. Its always hyper aware of the implications for what’s happening. When it shows trauma, it KNOWS its traumatic, which gives every step taken an emotional weight that few other franchises can match.

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* FromBadToWorse: Happens a lot. Yet, this is part of the series’ charm. Its always hyper aware of the implications for what’s happening. When it shows trauma, it KNOWS its traumatic, traumatic and never glosses over this, which gives every step taken an emotional weight that few other franchises can match.


** Ilblu and Ord mirror each other. In Ord, people leave the town to travel into the abyss, to collect artifacts, which are exchanged for money. The high mortality rate of abyss explorers provide the town with a continuous supply of orphans. In Ilblu, the citizens can’t leave the town, and would be considered living artifacts, by Ord’s standards. Instead of artifact hunting, the Ilblu citizens harvest their own bodies for wealth. Its almost as if Ilblu is Ord, with the ‘exploration’ piece removed.

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** Ilblu and Ord Orth mirror each other. In Ord, Orth, people leave the town to travel into the abyss, to collect artifacts, which are exchanged for money. The high mortality rate of abyss explorers provide the town with a continuous supply of orphans. In Ilblu, the citizens can’t leave the town, and would be considered living artifacts, by Ord’s Orth’s standards. Instead of artifact hunting, the Ilblu citizens harvest their own bodies for wealth. Its almost as if Ilblu is Ord, Orth, with the ‘exploration’ piece removed.



* FromBadToWorse: Everywhere. The abyss’ curse is this. Boss encounters. Even down to the backstories of characters introduced later in the series, versus early on.

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* FromBadToWorse: Everywhere. The abyss’ curse Happens a lot. Yet, this is this. Boss encounters. Even down to part of the backstories series’ charm. Its always hyper aware of characters introduced later in the series, versus early on.implications for what’s happening. When it shows trauma, it KNOWS its traumatic, which gives every step taken an emotional weight that few other franchises can match.

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* FromBadToWorse: Everywhere. The abyss’ curse is this. Boss encounters. Even down to the backstories of characters introduced later in the series, versus early on.


** Layer Seven - Certain death.

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** Layer Seven - Certain death.death (alledgedly).


* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: Executed with the skill of a master writer. Its handled so maturely, its positively heart wrenching to watch.

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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: Executed with the skill of a master writer. Its handled so maturely, its positively heart wrenching When Reg asks Nanachi to watch.promise him she won't kill herself after Mitty dies, she answers that she can't die when she still has Riko to treat. Reg then presses further and asks her to promise she won't kill herself ''even'' after Riko is saved. She hesitates for a second before agreeing, indicating that she did intend to die… The scene shows both how perceptive Reg can be and just how much guilt and depression Nanachi was hiding behind her snarky façade.

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** [[spoiler: In a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent between Reg and Marulk. Its heavily implied he was also resurrected by Ozen. He doesn’t go up to the surface because he has the same light sensitivity as Riko.]]

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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: Executed with the skill of a master writer. Its handled so maturely, its positively heart wrenching to watch.


** [[StatuesqueStunner Ozen]] is the poster child for TheBaroness. We get hints at what she’s covering up. Some of which are battle scars (or mutations? Possible real horns). ...and then there’s the 120 or [[BodyHorror barbs embedded in her body]].

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** [[StatuesqueStunner Ozen]] is the poster child for TheBaroness. We get hints at what she’s covering up. Some of which are battle scars (or mutations? Possible real horns). ...and then there’s the 120 or so [[BodyHorror barbs embedded in her body]].

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** [[StatuesqueStunner Ozen]] is the poster child for TheBaroness. We get hints at what she’s covering up. Some of which are battle scars (or mutations? Possible real horns). ...and then there’s the 120 or [[BodyHorror barbs embedded in her body]].


** And then there’s Iblu and its founding members. The men’s looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you’d swear was leading a rebellion in another anime. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. ...all of that comes crashing down.

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** And then there’s Iblu Ilblu and its founding members. The men’s looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you’d swear was leading a rebellion in another anime. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. ...all of that comes crashing down.

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** And then there’s Iblu and its founding members. The men’s looks ranged from ruggedly handsome to someone you’d swear was leading a rebellion in another anime. The girls still rocked the cute, despite being broken birds across the board. ...all of that comes crashing down.


** The handiworks of [[spoiler:Bondrewd the Novel]] hold truest to this trope.

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** The handiworks of [[spoiler:Bondrewd the Novel]] hold truest to this trope. Each revelation just keeps topping the previous.



** [[spoiler:The members of the Suicide Corps have their bodies warped by the water they're drinking, turning hard and into a stone-like substance.]]

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** [[spoiler:The members of the Suicide Corps have their bodies warped by the water they're drinking, turning hard and into a stone-like substance.]] The source of it? [[spoiler: The water they drank was actually infected body fluids of a creature who died of the same disease. They’ve been living inside an infected corpse without realizing it.]]


** Ilblu and Ord mirror each other. In Order, people leave the town to travel into the abyss, to collect artifacts, which are exchanged for money. The high mortality rate of abyss explorers provide the town with a continuous supply of orphans. In Ilblu, the citizens can’t leave the town, and would be considered living artifacts, by Ord’s standards. Instead of artifact hunting, the Ilblu citizens harvest their own bodies for wealth. Its almost as if Ilblu is Ord, with the ‘exploration’ piece removed.

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** Ilblu and Ord mirror each other. In Order, Ord, people leave the town to travel into the abyss, to collect artifacts, which are exchanged for money. The high mortality rate of abyss explorers provide the town with a continuous supply of orphans. In Ilblu, the citizens can’t leave the town, and would be considered living artifacts, by Ord’s standards. Instead of artifact hunting, the Ilblu citizens harvest their own bodies for wealth. Its almost as if Ilblu is Ord, with the ‘exploration’ piece removed.

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** Ilblu and Ord mirror each other. In Order, people leave the town to travel into the abyss, to collect artifacts, which are exchanged for money. The high mortality rate of abyss explorers provide the town with a continuous supply of orphans. In Ilblu, the citizens can’t leave the town, and would be considered living artifacts, by Ord’s standards. Instead of artifact hunting, the Ilblu citizens harvest their own bodies for wealth. Its almost as if Ilblu is Ord, with the ‘exploration’ piece removed.

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** Dialed up well above 11 with Ilblu, where horror is their economy.

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* HopeSpot: Prushka grew up as Bondrewd’s adopted daughter. If he raised someone like her, he can’t be all bad, right? [[spoiler: ...then he mutilates her off-screen, and turns her into a disposable shield, about the size of a canteen.]]


* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: All the white whistles can qualify as this on some level. [[spoiler: Bondrewd]]’s lead-up feels dreadfully understated after seeing the full extent of his operation. Lyza the Annihilator’s reputation portrays her as a violent hot head, and alcoholic. Its kind of horrifying to know she’s one of the more liked white whistles.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: All the white whistles can qualify as this on some level. [[spoiler: Bondrewd]]’s lead-up feels dreadfully understated after seeing the full extent of his operation.depravity. Lyza the Annihilator’s reputation portrays her as a violent hot head, and alcoholic. Its kind of horrifying to know she’s one of the [[FromBadToWorse more liked liked]] white whistles.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: All the white whistles can qualify as this on some level. [[spoiler: Bondrewd]]’s lead-up feels dreadfully understated after seeing the full extent of his operation. Lyza the Annihilator’s reputation portrays her as a violent hot head, and alcoholic. Its kind of horrifying to know she’s one of the more liked white whistles.


** Several of the constructs in the story obey MMORPG rules; such as upper level creatures being semi-passive with very small territories they’re reluctant to leave. You have the level 6 power players with cool artifacts and armor sets, which make them virtually unstoppable. Then you have Ozen, the power-leveler helping newbs, and Bondrewd the griefer.

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** Several of the constructs in the story obey MMORPG rules; such as upper level creatures being semi-passive with very small territories they’re reluctant to leave. You have the level 6 power players with cool artifacts and armor sets, which make them virtually unstoppable. Then you have Ozen, the power-leveler helping newbs, and Bondrewd [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bondrewd]] the griefer.

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** Several of the constructs in the story obey MMORPG rules; such as upper level creatures being semi-passive with very small territories they’re reluctant to leave. You have the level 6 power players with cool artifacts and armor sets, which make them virtually unstoppable. Then you have Ozen, the power-leveler helping newbs, and Bondrewd the griefer.

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** [[spoiler:The members of the Suicide Corps have their bodies warped by the water they're drinking, turning hard and into a stone-like substance.]]


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* MandatoryMotherhood: This was the case for the village that came before. [[spoiler:The fact that Irumyuu couldn't have children due to her body was the reason she was exiled for her curse.]]


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* RobotBuddy: The Interference Units that were with the Suicide Squad. They essentially acted as both their guides and the reasons for their survival.


* CapitalismIsBad: You have the child labor at the top... then there’s Ilblu, the city turned body horror into an economy. The local currency IS body parts; either someone else’s or the trader themselves. Its strictly enforced, even with an ‘equal value’ justice system. If you decrease the value of someone else’s possession, everyone around you will proceed to rip the flesh from your body until your ‘value’ is reduced by the same amount as the damage you caused. Its handled in such a ‘matter of fact’ way by the locals, they all come off as violent psychopaths. GoodThingYouCanHeal...

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* CapitalismIsBad: You have the child labor at the top... then there’s there's Ilblu, the city that turned body horror into an economy. The local currency IS ''is'' body parts; either someone else’s else's or the trader themselves. Its strictly enforced, even with an ‘equal value’ "equal value" justice system. If you decrease the value of someone else’s else's possession, everyone around you will proceed to rip the flesh from your body until your ‘value’ "value" is reduced by the same amount as the damage you caused. Its handled in such a ‘matter "matter of fact’ fact" way by the locals, they all come off as violent psychopaths. GoodThingYouCanHeal...


* CapitalismIsBad: You have the child labor at the top... then there’s Ilblu, the city turned body horror into an economy. The local currency IS body parts; either someone else’s or the trader themselves. Its strictly enforced, even with an ‘equal value’ justice system. If you decrease the value of someone else’s possession, everyone around you will proceed to rip the flesh from your body until your ‘value’ is reduced by the same amount as the damage you caused. Its handled in such a ‘matter of fact’ way by the locals, they all come off as violent psychopaths.

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* CapitalismIsBad: You have the child labor at the top... then there’s Ilblu, the city turned body horror into an economy. The local currency IS body parts; either someone else’s or the trader themselves. Its strictly enforced, even with an ‘equal value’ justice system. If you decrease the value of someone else’s possession, everyone around you will proceed to rip the flesh from your body until your ‘value’ is reduced by the same amount as the damage you caused. Its handled in such a ‘matter of fact’ way by the locals, they all come off as violent psychopaths. GoodThingYouCanHeal...

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* CapitalismIsBad: You have the child labor at the top... then there’s Ilblu, the city turned body horror into an economy. The local currency IS body parts; either someone else’s or the trader themselves. Its strictly enforced, even with an ‘equal value’ justice system. If you decrease the value of someone else’s possession, everyone around you will proceed to rip the flesh from your body until your ‘value’ is reduced by the same amount as the damage you caused. Its handled in such a ‘matter of fact’ way by the locals, they all come off as violent psychopaths.

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* TraumaCongaLine: In this universe, your childhood is / was / will be awful. No exceptions. It can be anywhere from creepy BDSM stuff, to tattoo’d with a ‘rejected’ message because you’re not ‘birthing stock,’ to straight up mutilation.


* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The characters' names are completely made up, so their spelling in Latin alphabet is more or less up to the translators and public consensus. Riko/Rico, Reg/Regu/Legu, Lyza/Lisa, Nanachi/Nanatchy have all been found.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The characters' names are completely made up, so their spelling in Latin alphabet is more or less up to the translators and public consensus. Riko/Rico, Reg/Regu/Legu, Lyza/Lisa, Nanachi/Nanatchy or Mitty/Meethi have all been found.


* BreakThemByTalking: Overlaps with SecretTestOfCharacter, when [[spoiler:Ozen deliberately gives entirely too much information to the protagonist]]. Although a small amount of it is revealed to be false, most of it is information that Riko would have encountered sooner or later anyway, hence the need to ensure she doesn't GoMadFromTheRevelation ''before'' she's in the lower layers.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight with Shiggy's plan to sneak Reg into the orphanage, and his related scheme to disguise Reg as a human orphan so he can join their school/labor-camp. Both cut straight from "I've got an idea" to the idea in action, and both seemingly work perfectly. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Jiruo/Leader knew all along that Reg wasn't human, but this doesn't affect the plot.]] Averted with Riko and Reg's plan to catch an unruly hippo-beast; they explain it in detail, but nothing goes wrong.

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** Invoked by Nanachi to help Reg fight against the orb piercer. It can read the Abyss's force field to predict movements, so Nanachi drip-feeds Reg instructions from a safe distance, since it can't read his plans if he doesn't know what the plans are.


** [[spoiler: Ozen does it ''again'' after Riko and Reg pass their survival training, though this time it was so they could mentally process and start planning for some of the horrors they could encounter while they were in a safe location with more experienced delvers that they could go to for advice, and scaring the crap out of them was just a bonus.]]



* CannibalismSuperpower: A strange example. While Riko obviously doesn't eat other human beings herself, she believes that consuming the flesh of predatory animals who have eaten people will give her the strength of those unfortunate victims. This idea, and the idea of indirectly cannibilizing people in general by eating Abyssal predators, makes Reg uncomfortable.

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* CannibalismSuperpower: A strange example. While Riko obviously doesn't eat other human beings herself, she believes that consuming the flesh of predatory animals who have eaten people will give her the strength of those unfortunate victims. This idea, and the idea of indirectly cannibilizing cannibalizing people in general by eating Abyssal predators, makes Reg uncomfortable.


** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]]. Its very reminiscent of how other franchises like Alien incorporated very indirect imagery to imply ‘violations’ of varying kinds. Poor Reg is more or less [[spoiler: raped by Riko with a ruler. Molested by one of the black whistles. Experiences straight-up guro at the hands of Bondrewd’s team]]. Riko and the children are punished via what amounts to [[spoiler: BDSM bondage]]. Mitty’s [[spoiler: metamorphasis begins with looks like sweating blood (symbolic of a girl’s first period), pain, which normally accompanies a menstrul cycle, and ends with her final form’s head resembling a vagina dentada (vagina with teeth)]].


** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]]. Its very reminiscent of how other franchises like Alien incorporated very indirect imagery to imply ‘violations’ of varying kinds. Poor Reg is more or less [[spoiler: raped by Riko with a ruler. Molested by one of the black whistles. Experiences straight-up guro at the hands of Bondrewd’s team]]. Riko and the children are punished via what amounts to [[spoiler: BDSM bondage]]. Mitty’s [[spoiler: metamorphasis begins with looks like sweating blood (symbolic of a girl’s first period), pain, which normally accompanies a menstrul cycle, and ends with her final form’s head resembling a vagina dentada (vagina with teeth]].

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** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]]. Its very reminiscent of how other franchises like Alien incorporated very indirect imagery to imply ‘violations’ of varying kinds. Poor Reg is more or less [[spoiler: raped by Riko with a ruler. Molested by one of the black whistles. Experiences straight-up guro at the hands of Bondrewd’s team]]. Riko and the children are punished via what amounts to [[spoiler: BDSM bondage]]. Mitty’s [[spoiler: metamorphasis begins with looks like sweating blood (symbolic of a girl’s first period), pain, which normally accompanies a menstrul cycle, and ends with her final form’s head resembling a vagina dentada (vagina with teeth]].teeth)]].


** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]]. Its very reminiscent of how other franchises like Alien incorporated very indirect imagery to imply ‘violations’ of varying kinds. Poor Reg is more or less [[spoiler: raped by Riko with a ruler. Molested by one of the black whistles. Experiences straight-up guro at the hands of Bondrewd’s team.]]

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** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]]. Its very reminiscent of how other franchises like Alien incorporated very indirect imagery to imply ‘violations’ of varying kinds. Poor Reg is more or less [[spoiler: raped by Riko with a ruler. Molested by one of the black whistles. Experiences straight-up guro at the hands of Bondrewd’s team.]]team]]. Riko and the children are punished via what amounts to [[spoiler: BDSM bondage]]. Mitty’s [[spoiler: metamorphasis begins with looks like sweating blood (symbolic of a girl’s first period), pain, which normally accompanies a menstrul cycle, and ends with her final form’s head resembling a vagina dentada (vagina with teeth]].


** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]]. Its very reminiscent of how other franchises like Alien incorporated very indirect imagery to imply ‘violations’ of varying kinds.

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** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]]. Its very reminiscent of how other franchises like Alien incorporated very indirect imagery to imply ‘violations’ of varying kinds. Poor Reg is more or less [[spoiler: raped by Riko with a ruler. Molested by one of the black whistles. Experiences straight-up guro at the hands of Bondrewd’s team.]]


** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]].

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** The anime moves through it, but the manga pretty much freeze frames it: [[spoiler: child abuse, across the whole spectrum]]. Throughout the story, if DevelopingDoomedCharacters occurs, its a [[spoiler: child]]. Its very reminiscent of how other franchises like Alien incorporated very indirect imagery to imply ‘violations’ of varying kinds.

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* CypherLanguage: Nether Glyphs originated from a mysterious ancient language tied to the Abyss, but were adopted by the people of Orth as their formal writing system. They're a substitution cipher using Japanese kana syllables.


* BreakThemByTalking: Overlaps with SecretTestOfCharacter, when [[spoiler:Ozen deliberately gives entirely too much information to the protagonist]]. Although a small amount of it is revealed to be false, most of it is information that she would have encountered sooner or later anyway, hence the need to ensure she doesn't GoMadFromTheRevelation ''before'' she's in the lower layers.

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* BreakThemByTalking: Overlaps with SecretTestOfCharacter, when [[spoiler:Ozen deliberately gives entirely too much information to the protagonist]]. Although a small amount of it is revealed to be false, most of it is information that she Riko would have encountered sooner or later anyway, hence the need to ensure she doesn't GoMadFromTheRevelation ''before'' she's in the lower layers.


* VomitDiscretionShot: In the animé, when Nat vomited because of the Curse of the Abyss (the sound of him vomiting could be heard, but his face was out of the frame when he vomited). The manga [[VomitIndiscretionShot doesn't afford him that amount of discretion]].

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* VomitDiscretionShot: In the animé, anime, when Nat vomited because of the Curse of the Abyss (the sound of him vomiting could be heard, but his face was out of the frame when he vomited). The manga [[VomitIndiscretionShot doesn't afford him that amount of discretion]].

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Riko's crew, after Nanachi joins. The Subterranean Bandits are likely one as well, since Ozen describes them as "a bunch of good-for-nothings with nowhere to call home on the surface."


* TheDreaded: Bondrewd. EvenEvilHasStandards simply doesn’t apply to him.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted with Bondrewd. Even when you think you’re aware of all the vile things he’s done, there’s always more, and worse.

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* TheDreaded: Bondrewd. EvenEvilHasStandards simply doesn’t apply to him.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Ozen]]. She’s violent, scary, and makes children cry. [[spoiler:All with the intent to prepare them for]] the real horrors below. Two of her legendary accomplishments: [[spoiler:resurrecting Riko]] and hauling an elevator of 30 people to safety.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Ozen]]. She’s violent, scary, and makes children cry. [[spoiler: ...all with the intent to prepare them for]] the real horrors below. Two of her legendary accomplishments: [[spoiler: resurrecting Riko]] and hauling an elevator of 30 people to safety.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Ozen]].[[spoiler:Ozen]]. She’s violent, scary, and makes children cry. [[spoiler: ...all [[spoiler:All with the intent to prepare them for]] the real horrors below. Two of her legendary accomplishments: [[spoiler: resurrecting [[spoiler:resurrecting Riko]] and hauling an elevator of 30 people to safety.



** Actually happens [[spoiler: Bondrewd’s crew does this to Reg]]

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* RuinsForRuinsSake: Wild nature dominates the Abyss landscape, but there are traces of civilization left standing to be explored, be it a lonely tomb from past millenia, a pirate ship embedded in a cliff-side wall, or the grand remains of an ancient city.

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* RuinsForRuinsSake: Wild nature dominates the Abyss landscape, but there are traces of civilization left standing to be explored, be it a lonely tomb from past millenia, a pirate ship embedded in a cliff-side wall, or the grand remains of an ancient city. None if it is connected by any hint of infrastructure or makes any sense. The Capital of the Unreturned is a mostly-intact ruin, but looks melted and warped.


* TheAce: Bearers of a White Whistle are considered [[LivingLegends Living Legends]], the absolute best of all the cave raiders, and the most capable of exploring the Abyss' mysteries. With access to the Sixth Layer, they must be able to easily traverse hostile landscapes and confront the most dangerous monsters, spending months if not years at a time in the pit's lower layers. Furthermore, they must possess incredible tolerance to the harshest symptoms of the Curse. Many aspire to rise the ranks and earn a White Whistle of their own, one of them being Riko. Lyza the Annhilator in particular was described to be a standout even among the elites. Indeed, her prowess is hinted at by stories of her feats with Blaze Reap, the Everlasting Pick, and a flashback by fellow White Whistle Ozen.

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* TheAce: Bearers of a White Whistle are considered [[LivingLegends Living Legends]], {{Living Legend}}s, the absolute best of all the cave raiders, and the most capable of exploring the Abyss' mysteries. With access to the Sixth Layer, they must be able to easily traverse hostile landscapes and confront the most dangerous monsters, spending months if not years at a time in the pit's lower layers. Furthermore, they must possess incredible tolerance to the harshest symptoms of the Curse. Many aspire to rise the ranks and earn a White Whistle of their own, one of them being Riko. Lyza the Annhilator in particular was described to be a standout even among the elites. Indeed, her prowess is hinted at by stories of her feats with Blaze Reap, the Everlasting Pick, and a flashback by fellow White Whistle Ozen.


* AdultsAreUseless: Played with. The kids supposedly have to hide Reg from the adults so they don't [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dismantle him]], but none of the adults suggest this, it's just what the kids ''think'' they would do. The orphanage has one stereotypical EvilTeacher, and Jiruo, who seems highly competent but takes an extremely hands-off approach, to the point of knowingly allowing Riko and Reg to escape into the Abyss as long as he doesn't catch them before they reach the second layer (he doesn't even come close). It would make sense for a skilled adult raider to go with them, and Habolg chases them down to do just that; but Riko convinces him not to. The whole story revolves around discovering what happened to Lyza, the most respected of all delvers, which is apparently a job for [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits her twelve-year-old daughter, a robot with memory loss, and a mutant rabbit-child]]... instead of any adult explorers close to Lyza's skill level. So, in that sense, it's played straight.
** Averted with [[spoiler: Ozen]]. While her approach is brutal, she keeps her people alive, well, and prepared. As it stands right now, she and her former apprentice are the only two known, benevolent [[spoiler: white whistles]].

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Played with. The kids supposedly have to hide Reg from the adults so they don't [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dismantle him]], but none of the adults suggest this, it's just what the kids ''think'' they would do. The orphanage has one stereotypical EvilTeacher, and Jiruo, who seems highly competent but takes an extremely hands-off approach, to the point of knowingly allowing Riko and Reg to escape into the Abyss as long as he doesn't catch them before they reach the second layer (he doesn't even come close). It would make sense for a skilled adult raider to go with them, and Habolg chases them down to do just that; but Riko convinces him not to. The whole story revolves around discovering what happened to Lyza, the most respected of all delvers, which is apparently a job for [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits her twelve-year-old daughter, a robot with memory loss, and a mutant rabbit-child]]... instead of any adult explorers close to Lyza's skill level. So, in that sense, it's played straight.
** Averted with [[spoiler: Ozen]].[[spoiler:Ozen]]. While her approach is brutal, she keeps her people alive, well, and prepared. As it stands right now, Seven volumes in, she and her former apprentice are the only two known, benevolent [[spoiler: white whistles]].[[spoiler:White Whistles]].

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** Averted with [[spoiler: Ozen]]. While her approach is brutal, she keeps her people alive, well, and prepared. As it stands right now, she and her former apprentice are the only two known, benevolent [[spoiler: white whistles]].


* StartingANewLife: [[Spoiler:After discovering that it is impossible to return from the Sixth Layer as human beings, the members of the "suicide squad" that Veko was a part of decide to begin a new life in what they call the Golden City of the Shourou. Its members eventually become the founders of the Narehate village, Ilblu]].

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* StartingANewLife: [[Spoiler:After [[spoiler:After discovering that it is impossible to return from the Sixth Layer as human beings, the members of the "suicide squad" that Veko was a part of decide to begin a new life in what they call the Golden City of the Shourou. Its members eventually become the founders of the Narehate village, Ilblu]].

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* StartingANewLife: [[Spoiler:After discovering that it is impossible to return from the Sixth Layer as human beings, the members of the "suicide squad" that Veko was a part of decide to begin a new life in what they call the Golden City of the Shourou. Its members eventually become the founders of the Narehate village, Ilblu]].


* MasterApprenticeChain: Cave Raiders are traditionally responsible for training up people (oftentimes children) into future delvers, who would follow in their masters' footsteps and raise the next generation of delvers, and so on. A necessary process, given that the Abyss has ways of cutting people's careers (and their lives) short.
** Ozen mentored Riko's mother Lyza, who mentored Jiruo, who mentored Riko and Reg.

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* MasterApprenticeChain: Cave Raiders are traditionally responsible for training up people (oftentimes children) into future delvers, who would follow in their masters' footsteps and raise the next generation of delvers, and so on. A For example, Ozen mentored Riko's mother Lyza, who mentored Jiruo, who mentored Riko and Reg. It's a necessary process, given that the Abyss has ways of cutting people's careers (and their lives) short.
** Ozen mentored Riko's mother Lyza, who mentored Jiruo, who mentored Riko and Reg.
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** Ozen mentored Riko's mother Lyza, who mentored Jiruo, who mentored Riko and Reg.


[[caption-width-right:350:Seems like a happy story, right?... ''right?!'']]

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right?...]] ''[[BlatantLies right?!]]'']]


* VomitDiscretionShot: In the animé, when Nat vomited because of the Curse of the Abyss (the sound of him vomiting could be heard, but his face was out of the frame when he vomited).
** The manga [[VomitIndiscretionShot doesn't afford him that amount of discretion]].

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* VomitDiscretionShot: In the animé, when Nat vomited because of the Curse of the Abyss (the sound of him vomiting could be heard, but his face was out of the frame when he vomited). \n** The manga [[VomitIndiscretionShot doesn't afford him that amount of discretion]].

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** The manga [[VomitIndiscretionShot doesn't afford him that amount of discretion]].


** Orth's national flower is the Eternal Fortune, or the Flower of Persistence. It's a five-petal white flower that grows nearly everywhere in the Abyss, not picky at all about what altitude, nutrients, or living space is available so long as it can set its roots in something. It's multipurpose too, as people use it for ornamental gardening, making incense, drying into a cooking spice, and scattering for celebrations ranging from birthdays to funerals.

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** Orth's national flower is the Eternal Fortune, or the Flower of Persistence. It's a five-petal white flower that grows nearly everywhere in the Abyss, not picky at all about what altitude, nutrients, or living space is available so as long as it can set its roots in something. It's multipurpose too, as people use it for ornamental gardening, making incense, drying into a cooking spice, and scattering for celebrations ranging from birthdays to funerals.

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* VomitDiscretionShot: In the animé, when Nat vomited because of the Curse of the Abyss (the sound of him vomiting could be heard, but his face was out of the frame when he vomited).


* CoolandUnusualPunishment: One of the punishments at the orphanage is being strung up naked by the hands legs from the ceiling.

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* CoolandUnusualPunishment: One of the punishments at the orphanage is being strung up naked by the hands and legs from the ceiling.

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* CoolandUnusualPunishment: One of the punishments at the orphanage is being strung up naked by the hands legs from the ceiling.


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot]] and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, Lyza, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to actually be a robot.RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Upon awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot]] and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, Lyza, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with characteristic brutality. The Curse of the Abyss acts almost like a natural law, and like the cold reality of gravity dragging a commercial jetliner to the ground after a catastrophic engine failure, it pays no heed to how "kawaii" its victims may be. [[spoiler:Most notable in the case of Riko, who contracts what can only be compared to magical Ebola on ascending from one of the lower levels. It's intentionally jarring to see a 12 year old girl who normally looks like [[https://manga.tokyo/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/59b1f9424b454.jpg like this]] borderline insane from agony, bleeding from every orifice, and begging another child to cut her arm off]].

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[[AvertedTrope Averted]] with characteristic brutality. The Curse of the Abyss acts almost like a natural law, and like the cold reality of gravity dragging a commercial jetliner to the ground after a catastrophic engine failure, it pays no heed to how "kawaii" its victims may be. [[spoiler:Most notable in the case of Riko, who contracts what can only be compared to magical Ebola on ascending from one of the lower levels. It's intentionally jarring to see a 12 year old girl who normally looks like [[https://manga.tokyo/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/59b1f9424b454.jpg like this]] borderline insane from agony, bleeding from every orifice, and begging another child to cut her arm off]].

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** [[spoiler:And then there's Mitty. After being forced to ascend in the sixth layer, she went from [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/made-in-abyss/images/6/62/Mitty.png/revision/latest?cb=20171030210412&path-prefix=es this]] to [[https://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/00/04/mitty_15540.jpg this.]]]]

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* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: Mitty's voice actress is not credited until the very last episode of season 1 [[spoiler:in order to hide that she [[WasOnceAMan used to be a human girl]] before she was forced to ascend from the Sixth Layer, and the Abyss' curse mutated her into what she is today.]]


* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The characters' names are completely made up, so their spelling in Latin alphabet is more or less up to the translators and public consensus.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The characters' names are completely made up, so their spelling in Latin alphabet is more or less up to the translators and public consensus. Riko/Rico, Reg/Regu/Legu, Lyza/Lisa, Nanachi/Nanatchy have all been found.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The characters' names are completely made up, so their spelling in Latin alphabet is more or less up to the translators and public consensus.


* AmputationStopsSpread: [[spoiler:After Riko get's stung by a poisonous barb in her hand she attempts to have Reg amputate her arm to prevent the poison from spreading to the rest of her body. The only reason she kept the arm was due to Nanashi's intervention]].

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* AmputationStopsSpread: [[spoiler:After Riko get's stung by a poisonous barb in her hand she attempts to have Reg amputate her arm to prevent the poison from spreading to the rest of her body. The only reason she kept the arm was due to Nanashi's Nanachi's intervention]].


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot]] and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot]] and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, Lyza, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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* AnimeHair: A person's hair curling in unnatural and gravity-defying ways is one of the more benign effects of prolonged exposure to the Abyss's force field. (Ozen's odd hairdo is deliberately styled that way, however.)

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* IronicName: Lyza's signature weapon "Blaze Reap, the Everlasting Pickaxe..." which is in such bad shape when given to Riko that Ozen guesses it only has a few more hits left in it. While the "everlasting" part of its epithet actually comes from the endlessly reusable gunpowder inside that gives the weapon its explosive impacts, the irony of a weapon with "everlasting" in its name being on the verge of falling apart remains.


** Although Riko was born the normal way, she also experienced an elaborate metaphor for childbirth. [[spoiler:She was born at the fifth layer of the Abyss, put in a giant box-shaped relic--which stretches open to reveal a fleshy womb-like interior--and pushed up to the surface by her mother (with help from Ozen, who was also the midwife for her biological birth). She was actually stillborn, but the box brought her to life.]]

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** Although Riko was born the normal way, she also experienced an elaborate metaphor for childbirth. [[spoiler:She was born at in the fifth layer of the Abyss, put in a giant box-shaped relic--which stretches open to reveal a fleshy womb-like interior--and pushed up to the surface by her mother Lyza (with help from Ozen, who was also the midwife for her biological birth). Lyza's close friend and midwife). She was actually stillborn, but the box brought her to life.life during the ascent, making her metaphorically born from the Abyss itself.]]

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* WhamEpisode: Episode 10 of the anime (chapter 19 of the manga) marks the point where the series makes a hard shift from a whimsical adventure with dark undertones to an all-out TraumaCongaLine.

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* MundaneUtility: While helping out at a shop in the village, Reg uses one of his grapple-arms to snag a jar from a high shelf. Bear in mind there were two adults in the room, and his identity as a RobotKid was still a secret. Luckily, neither of them see his flying hand, and the shopkeeper [[WeirdnessCensor doesn't question how he retrieved it mere seconds after the customer asked for it]].

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* EquipmentSpoiler: The White Whistles are inspired by [[spoiler:South American death whistles. Knowing this spoils the shock of learning about how White Whistles are made as death whistles were made by the bones of sacrificed humans.]]


* ChekhovsGun: The Star Compass is an obvious one, though its true purpose remains a mystery. A "compass" that points ''down'' doesn't sound all that useful, but it appears twice in the anime's opening, and Riko fawns over it several times in the first few episodes before she accidentally drops it in a river. It's a safe bet that she'll find it again when she truly needs it.

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* ChekhovsGun: The Star Compass is an obvious one, though its true purpose remains a mystery. A "compass" that points ''down'' doesn't sound all that useful, but it appears twice in the anime's opening, and Riko fawns over it several times in the first few episodes before she accidentally drops it in a river. It's a safe bet that she'll find it again when she truly needs it.


* AdultsAreUseless: Played with. The kids supposedly have to hide Reg from the adults so they don't [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dismantle him]], but none of the adults suggest this, it's just what the kids ''think'' they would do. The orphanage has one stereotypical EvilTeacher, and Jiruo, who seems highly competent but takes an extremely hands-off approach, to the point of knowingly allowing Riko and Reg to escape into the Abyss as long as he didn't catch them before they reach the second layer (he doesn't even come close). It would make sense for a skilled adult raider to go with them, and Habolg chases them down to do just that; but Riko convinces him not to. The whole story revolves around discovering what happened to Lyza, the most respected of all delvers, which is apparently a job for [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits her twelve-year-old daughter, a robot with memory loss, and a mutant rabbit-child]]... instead of any adult explorers close to Lyza's skill level. So, in that sense, it's played straight.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Played with. The kids supposedly have to hide Reg from the adults so they don't [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dismantle him]], but none of the adults suggest this, it's just what the kids ''think'' they would do. The orphanage has one stereotypical EvilTeacher, and Jiruo, who seems highly competent but takes an extremely hands-off approach, to the point of knowingly allowing Riko and Reg to escape into the Abyss as long as he didn't doesn't catch them before they reach the second layer (he doesn't even come close). It would make sense for a skilled adult raider to go with them, and Habolg chases them down to do just that; but Riko convinces him not to. The whole story revolves around discovering what happened to Lyza, the most respected of all delvers, which is apparently a job for [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits her twelve-year-old daughter, a robot with memory loss, and a mutant rabbit-child]]... instead of any adult explorers close to Lyza's skill level. So, in that sense, it's played straight.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Played with. The kids supposedly have to hide Reg from the adults so they don't [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dismantle him]], but none of the adults suggest this, it's just what the kids ''think'' they would do. The orphanage has one stereotypical EvilTeacher, and Jiruo, who seems highly competent but takes an extremely hands-off approach, to the point of knowingly allowing Riko and Reg to escape into the Abyss as long as he didn't catch them before they reach the second layer (he doesn't even come close). It would make sense for a skilled adult raider to go with them, and Habolg chases them down to do just that; but Riko convinces him not to. The whole story revolves around discovering what happened to Lyza, the most respected of all delvers, which is apparently a job for [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits her twelve-year-old daughter, a robot with memory loss, and a mutant rabbit-child]]... instead of any adult explorers close to Lyza's skill level. So, in that sense, it's played straight.


* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight with Shiggy's plan to sneak Reg into the orphanage, and his related scheme to disguise Reg as a human orphan so he can join their school/labor-camp. Both cut straight from "I've got an idea" to the idea in action, and both seemingly work perfectly. [[spoiler:Though it later turns out that Leader knew all along that Reg wasn't human.]] Averted with Riko and Reg's plan to catch an unruly hippo-beast; they explain it in detail, but nothing goes wrong.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight with Shiggy's plan to sneak Reg into the orphanage, and his related scheme to disguise Reg as a human orphan so he can join their school/labor-camp. Both cut straight from "I've got an idea" to the idea in action, and both seemingly work perfectly. [[spoiler:Though it [[spoiler:It later turns out that Leader Jiruo/Leader knew all along that Reg wasn't human.human, but this doesn't affect the plot.]] Averted with Riko and Reg's plan to catch an unruly hippo-beast; they explain it in detail, but nothing goes wrong.


* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight with Shiggy's plan to sneak Reg into the orphanage, and his related scheme to disguise Reg as a human orphan so he can join their school/labor-camp. Both cut straight from "I've got an idea" to the idea in action, and both seemingly work perfectly. Averted with Riko and Reg's plan to catch an unruly hippo-beast; they explain it in detail, but nothing goes wrong.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight with Shiggy's plan to sneak Reg into the orphanage, and his related scheme to disguise Reg as a human orphan so he can join their school/labor-camp. Both cut straight from "I've got an idea" to the idea in action, and both seemingly work perfectly. [[spoiler:Though it later turns out that Leader knew all along that Reg wasn't human.]] Averted with Riko and Reg's plan to catch an unruly hippo-beast; they explain it in detail, but nothing goes wrong.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight with Shiggy's plan to sneak Reg into the orphanage, and his related scheme to disguise Reg as a human orphan so he can join their school/labor-camp. Both cut straight from "I've got an idea" to the idea in action, and both seemingly work perfectly. Averted with Riko and Reg's plan to catch an unruly hippo-beast; they explain it in detail, but nothing goes wrong.


* BreakTheCutie: The main adventurers are cute children. The Abyss is a merciless DeathWorld. Do the math. Yet, this is in the end astonishingly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as whatever adversities and suffering endured by the main characters only serve to strengthen their resolve to [[DeTerminator push on ahead in their adventure]], without losing their optimism, sanity, morality or sense of wonder, while barely or not even indulging themselves in self-pity or defeatism.

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* BreakTheCutie: The main adventurers are cute children. The Abyss is a merciless DeathWorld. Do the math. Yet, With such a setup, this is in trope seems inevitable. For the end astonishingly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as whatever adversities most part, though, it's subverted--no matter how much intense horror and suffering endured by tragedy the main characters only serve to strengthen their resolve to [[DeTerminator heroes encounter, they ultimately push on ahead in their adventure]], through it and keep moving forward, without losing their optimism, sanity, morality or sense of wonder, while barely or not even indulging themselves in self-pity or defeatism.wonder.



* DaylightHorror: The Abyss, contrary to the implications of its name, is a brightly-lit place, with sunlight slipping past the Curse's barrier and washing the scenery in gorgeous lighting. That means little to the dangers lurking within.

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* DaylightHorror: The Abyss, contrary to the implications of its name, is a brightly-lit place, with sunlight slipping past the Curse's barrier and washing the scenery in gorgeous lighting. That means little to the dangers lurking within. In fact, [[spoiler:since the Curse of the Abyss both pulls light down from the surface and attracts more dangerous creatures,]] brighter areas tend to be more dangerous.

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* ChekhovsGag: Nat tries to scare Reg with a story about a spooky magical disease that kills you if you look into a mirror on your birthday. Many episodes later, it turns out he wasn't making much of that up--there really is a mysterious deadly illness going around that seems to strike on the victim's birthday. [[spoiler:Kiyui catches it, but suddenly and inexplicably recovers when he's taken to a boat off the shore of the island... implying that the illness comes from the Abyss, and isn't a disease in the usual sense.]]


** Although Riko was born the normal way, she also experienced an elaborate metaphor for childbirth. [[spoiler:She was born at the fifth layer of the Abyss, put in a giant [[AccidentalInnuendo box-shaped]] relic--which stretches open to reveal a fleshy womb-like interior--and pushed up to the surface by her mother (with help from Ozen, who was also the midwife for her biological birth). She was actually stillborn, but the box brought her to life.]]

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** Although Riko was born the normal way, she also experienced an elaborate metaphor for childbirth. [[spoiler:She was born at the fifth layer of the Abyss, put in a giant [[AccidentalInnuendo box-shaped]] box-shaped relic--which stretches open to reveal a fleshy womb-like interior--and pushed up to the surface by her mother (with help from Ozen, who was also the midwife for her biological birth). She was actually stillborn, but the box brought her to life.]]


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: PlayedForDrama in Chapter 43. [[spoiler:While she takes a walk through the Narehate Village, Riko is lured into a dark alley, where she is attacked by a group of monstrous Narehate. If Majikajya's earlier explanation is to be believed, the guys want to dismember her to harvest her extremely valuable body parts (one of them does rip off a chunk of her hair), but the way they drag her into the alleyway, tugging at her clothes and restraining her with their sticky tendrils, makes the scene look like the beginning of a NaughtyTentacles {{Hentai}}. Thankfully, she is rescued before they can hurt her]].

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PlayedForDrama in Chapter 43. [[spoiler:While she takes a walk through the Narehate Village, Riko is lured into a dark alley, where she is attacked by a group of monstrous Narehate. If Majikajya's earlier explanation is to be believed, the guys want to dismember her to harvest her extremely valuable body parts (one of them does rip off a chunk of her hair), but the way they drag her into the alleyway, tugging at her clothes and restraining her with their sticky tendrils, makes the scene look like the beginning of a NaughtyTentacles {{Hentai}}. Thankfully, she is rescued before they can hurt her]].her]].
** Although Riko was born the normal way, she also experienced an elaborate metaphor for childbirth. [[spoiler:She was born at the fifth layer of the Abyss, put in a giant [[AccidentalInnuendo box-shaped]] relic--which stretches open to reveal a fleshy womb-like interior--and pushed up to the surface by her mother (with help from Ozen, who was also the midwife for her biological birth). She was actually stillborn, but the box brought her to life.]]


** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the orber-piercers, a species of venomous, porcupine-like giant creatures native to the Fourth Layer. They are algae eaters, but they are ferociously territorial and will attack whatever trespasses into their feeding grounds, making themselves the most dangerous animals in the entire layer. A particularly large, aggressive specimen considers the entire central column of the Abyss to be its territory, and are responsible for the deaths of over a hundred delvers.

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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} with the orber-piercers, orb-piercers, a species of venomous, porcupine-like giant creatures native to the Fourth Layer. They are algae eaters, but they are ferociously territorial and will attack whatever trespasses into their feeding grounds, making themselves the most dangerous animals in the entire layer. A particularly large, aggressive specimen considers the entire central column of the Abyss to be its territory, and are is responsible for the deaths of over a hundred delvers.


* HarmfulToMinors: The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not the easiest of adventures.

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The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not the easiest of adventures.


* HarmfulToMinors: The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not an easiest of adventures. And let's not even start about [[spoiler: what [[MadScientist Bondrewd]] [[GuineaPigFamily does with his adopted children.]]]]

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* HarmfulToMinors: The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not an the easiest of adventures. And let's not even start about [[spoiler: what adventures.
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[[MadScientist Bondrewd]] Bondrewd]], who took in several children, transported them to [[spoiler:the Fifth Layer, and [[GuineaPigFamily does with his adopted children.experimented on them to, among other things, find ways to beat the Sixth Layer's ascension curse.]]]]



** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the orber-piercers, a species of venomous, porcupine-like giant creatures native to the Fourth Layer. They are algae eaters, but they are ferociously territorial and will attack whatever trespasses into their feeding grounds, making themselves the most dangerous animals in the entire layer. A particularly large, aggressive specimen considers the entire central column of the Abyss to be its territory, and is responsible for the deaths of over a hundred delvers.

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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the orber-piercers, a species of venomous, porcupine-like giant creatures native to the Fourth Layer. They are algae eaters, but they are ferociously territorial and will attack whatever trespasses into their feeding grounds, making themselves the most dangerous animals in the entire layer. A particularly large, aggressive specimen considers the entire central column of the Abyss to be its territory, and is are responsible for the deaths of over a hundred delvers.


** A lesser example is the hippo-like creature they meet during Ozen's training session, which attacks Riko when she tries to get water from its pond, and later smashes Reg against a tree for no good reason. This is very much TruthInTelevision for real hippos, which are herbivores but also extremely territorial and aggressive.

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** A lesser example inversion-example is the hippo-like creature they meet during Ozen's training session, which attacks Riko when she tries to get take water from its pond, and later smashes tackles Reg against and hurls him into a tree for no good particular reason. This is very much TruthInTelevision for real hippos, which are herbivores but also extremely territorial and aggressive.


The story follows Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because of "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes anyone who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to spontaneous bleeding from every orifice, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, trying to return from beyond the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.

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The story follows Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve solving the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because of "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes anyone who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to spontaneous bleeding from every orifice, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, trying to return from beyond the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When they reach the fourth layer, Riko mentions that the giant "goblets" are for trapping prey. Not long afterward, as they walk across one, [[spoiler:a carnivorous porcupine nearly makes a meal out of them. The unpleasant aftermath is also hinted at way back in episode 1, when Riko falls while being chased by a monster and briefly thinks her arm might be broken--the "orbed-piercer" they encounter poisons Riko's hand, and Reg ends up breaking her arm while trying to [[AmputationStopsSpread cut it off to get rid of the poison]].]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When they reach the fourth layer, Riko mentions that the giant "goblets" are for trapping prey. Not long afterward, as they walk across one, [[spoiler:a carnivorous porcupine nearly makes a meal out of porcupine-monster corners them and tries to kill them. The unpleasant aftermath is also hinted at way back in episode 1, when Riko falls while being chased by a monster and briefly thinks her arm might be broken--the "orbed-piercer" they encounter poisons Riko's hand, and Reg ends up breaking her arm while trying to [[AmputationStopsSpread cut it off to get rid of the poison]].]]



* HerbivoresAreFriendly: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the orber-piercers, a species of venomous, porcupine-like giant creatures native to the Fourth Layer. They are algae eaters, but they are ferociously territorial and will attack whatever trespasses into their feeding grounds, making themselves the most dangerous animals in the entire layer. A particularly large, aggressive specimen considers the entire central column of the Abyss to be its territory, and is responsible for the deaths of over a hundred delvers.

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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: HerbivoresAreFriendly:
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[[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the orber-piercers, a species of venomous, porcupine-like giant creatures native to the Fourth Layer. They are algae eaters, but they are ferociously territorial and will attack whatever trespasses into their feeding grounds, making themselves the most dangerous animals in the entire layer. A particularly large, aggressive specimen considers the entire central column of the Abyss to be its territory, and is responsible for the deaths of over a hundred delvers.
** A lesser example is the hippo-like creature they meet during Ozen's training session, which attacks Riko when she tries to get water from its pond, and later smashes Reg against a tree for no good reason. This is very much TruthInTelevision for real hippos, which are herbivores but also extremely territorial and aggressive.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When they reach the fourth layer, Riko mentions that the giant "goblets" are for trapping prey. Not long afterward, as they walk across one, [[spoiler:a carnivorous porcupine nearly makes a meal out of them. The unpleasant aftermath is also hinted at way back in episode 1, when Riko falls while being chased by a monster and briefly thinks her arm might be broken--the "orbed-piercer" they encounter poisons Riko's hand, and Reg ends up breaking her arm while trying to [[AmputationStopsSpread cut it off to get rid of the poison]].]]


The story follows Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because of "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes anyone who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to blood loss, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, venturing past the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.

One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot]] and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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The story follows Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because of "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes anyone who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to blood loss, spontaneous bleeding from every orifice, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, venturing past trying to return from beyond the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.

One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening awakening the robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot]] and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. [[AGirlAndHerX Riko befriends the robot robot]] and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


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* SoundtrackDissonance: The extremely cutesy ending theme often has this effect.
* SpoilerOpening: The ending animation clearly shows that [[spoiler:Nanachi will join Riko and Reg on their journey]]. This doesn't happen until the the final few scenes of the first season, and Nanachi doesn't even appear outside of the opening/ending animations until episode 10. It's partly a LateArrivalSpoiler; Nanachi is prematurely featured in the ending because of their [[BreakoutCharacter popularity]].


* OnlyOneName: All of the characters. Reg is named after a dog because he forgot his original name, but for everyone else the explanation is unclear. There may simply be [[DeathWorld so many fatalities]] in the Abyss that most kids end up orphaned and family names have been forgotten.

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* OnlyOneName: All of the characters. characters, except for White Whistles, who have special titles like "The Annihilator." Reg is named after a dog because he forgot his original name, but for everyone else the explanation is unclear. There may simply be [[DeathWorld so many fatalities]] in the Abyss that most kids end up orphaned and family names have been forgotten.


* OnlyOneName: All of the characters. Reg is named after a dog because he forgot his original name, but for everyone else the explanation is unclear. There may simply be [[DeathWorld so many fatalities]] in the Abyss that most kids end up orphaned and family names have been forgotten.



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's Bondrewd's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]


The manga has very frequent graphic content and body horror that's realistic, therefore it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said there's a huge payoff in action, mystery and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit too.

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The manga has very frequent graphic content and body horror that's realistic, therefore it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said there's a huge payoff in action, mystery and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit too.to.


* CannibalismSuperpower: A strange example in the manga. While Riko obviously doesn't eat other human beings herself, she believes that consuming the flesh of predatory animals who have eaten people will give her the strength of those unfortunate victims. This idea, and the idea of indirectly cannibilizing people in general by eating Abyssal predators, makes Reg uncomfortable.

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* CannibalismSuperpower: A strange example in the manga.example. While Riko obviously doesn't eat other human beings herself, she believes that consuming the flesh of predatory animals who have eaten people will give her the strength of those unfortunate victims. This idea, and the idea of indirectly cannibilizing people in general by eating Abyssal predators, makes Reg uncomfortable.


* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.



* JustBeforeTheEnd: [[spoiler:It's revealed that the "praying skeletons" have been found in batches in various layers of the Abyss coinciding with 2000 year cycles. The implication is that every civilization that lives near the Abyss suffers some sort of catastrophe every 2000 years. It's no coincidence that the next 2000 year cycle is about to hit and many people in Orth are starting to die of mysterious causes right before their birthdays.]]



* JustBeforeTheEnd: [[spoiler:It's revealed that the "praying skeletons" have been found in batches in various layers of the Abyss coinciding with 2000 year cycles. The implication is that every civilization that lives near the Abyss suffers some sort of catastrophe every 2000 years. It's no coincidence that the next 2000 year cycle is about to hit and many people in Orth are starting to die of mysterious causes right before their birthdays.]]



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]



* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Ozen initially acts hostile to Riko and Reg in order to test whether they really have the determination to reach the bottom of the Abyss.]]


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* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Ozen initially acts hostile to Riko and Reg in order to test whether they really have the determination to reach the bottom of the Abyss.]]


* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.


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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: A milder and more fantastical example than most, but the diameter of the Abyss is supposedly "about 1,000 meters." This would make it roughly the size of a golf course, which clearly doesn't make sense given the size of its ecosystem and the city surrounding it. The "correct" size is hard to estimate, but would probably be at least ten times that. Given [[EldritchLocation the nature of the Abyss]], though, AlienGeometries could explain this.


* UndergroundCity: The Capital of the Unreturned in the sixth layer. Nobody knows how an entire city ended up down there, but the few reports that have made it to the surface describe it as a CityOfGold.

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* UndergroundCity: The Capital of the Unreturned in the sixth layer. Nobody knows how an entire city ended up down there, but the few reports that have made it to the surface describe it as a CityOfGold. [[spoiler:A small part of it, Iruburu, is still inhabited by former delvers who relinquished their humanity to the Abyss or became trapped by the city]].
* ViciousCycle: [[spoiler:A deadly catastrophe befalls the Abyss and its surroundings every 2000 years. The exact details are unknown, but it always leaves behind a ruined civilization and hundreds of corpses buried in the same ritual position. At the beginning of the story, the current cycle is nearing its end, and there are signs that whatever causes the cataclysm, it's starting to wake up]].

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* NoArcInArchery: Reg's extendo-hands usually fly in a straight line until they hit something, and can often reel back to him in a straight line as well. (His cable-arm goes slack and has to be retracted if his hand fails to grab its target, so the arm presumably doesn't counteract gravity as the hand flies.)


* AlienLunch: Riko has cooked testicles in Chapter 44. She does a ShrugTake and keep eating, though its pretty spicy.

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* AlienLunch: Riko has cooked testicles in Chapter 44. She does a ShrugTake and keep keeps eating, though its it's pretty spicy.

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* AlienLunch: Riko has cooked testicles in Chapter 44. She does a ShrugTake and keep eating, though its pretty spicy.

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* {{Conlang}}: Most of the Narehate have forgotten human language and those gathered in the Narehate village have created their own peculiar language. Delvers who reach the village are basically like tourists visiting a strange foreign country.


* TheLostWoods: The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer. Like the version of the GhibliHills on the First Layer, the setting is beautiful but has a definite surreal element to it (particularly when it flips upside down, and the waterfalls start falling up). Also like the First Layer, it is considerably more dangerous than it appears.



* TheLostWoods: The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer. Like the version of the GhibliHills on the First Layer, the setting is beautiful but has a definite surreal element to it (particularly when it flips upside down, and the waterfalls start falling up). Also like the First Layer, it is considerably more dangerous than it appears.


* TheLostWoods: The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer. Like the version of the GhibliHills on the First Layer, the setting is beautiful but has a definite surreal element to it (particularly when it flips upside down, and the waterfalls start falling up). Also like the First Layer, it is considerably more dangerous than it appears.


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* TheLostWoods: The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer. Like the version of the GhibliHills on the First Layer, the setting is beautiful but has a definite surreal element to it (particularly when it flips upside down, and the waterfalls start falling up). Also like the First Layer, it is considerably more dangerous than it appears.

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* TheLostWoods: The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer. Like the version of the GhibliHills on the First Layer, the setting is beautiful but has a definite surreal element to it (particularly when it flips upside down, and the waterfalls start falling up). Also like the First Layer, it is considerably more dangerous than it appears.

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* GhibliHills: The First Layer of the Abyss. The landscape is more surreal than in most examples, with enormous stone trees and cliff faces honeycombed with tunnels, but it's no less idyllic. The ruins of an ancient civilization can be found in the caves, but the scenery generally looks untouched by humanity. [[spoiler:Predictably, it's still a hazardous environment where Abyssal predators sometimes kill untrained Delvers]].

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* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler:The village in the Sixth Layer lures its visitors with treasures and comforting illusions, eventually trapping them there.]]


* TheyWouldCutYouUp: The kids have Reg pose as a human boy and join the Belchero Orphanage, because they fear the authorities will take him away and dismantle him if they discover he is a Treasure of the Abyss.
** Nanache is also concerned about this happening to herself, if she were ever discovered. Since most Narehate found so far are [[WasOnceAMan unthinking, unreasoning things]] that Delvers usually MercyKill upon encountering, she fears that anyone who discovers her will want to experiment on her to determine why she's an exception.

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The kids have Reg pose as a human boy and join the Belchero Orphanage, because they fear the authorities will take him away and dismantle him if they discover he is a Treasure of the Abyss.
** Nanache Nanachi is also concerned about this happening to herself, if she were ever discovered. Since most Narehate found so far are [[WasOnceAMan unthinking, unreasoning things]] that Delvers usually MercyKill upon encountering, she fears that anyone who discovers her will want to experiment on her to determine why she's an exception.

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** Nanache is also concerned about this happening to herself, if she were ever discovered. Since most Narehate found so far are [[WasOnceAMan unthinking, unreasoning things]] that Delvers usually MercyKill upon encountering, she fears that anyone who discovers her will want to experiment on her to determine why she's an exception.

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* SeaMonster: A few appear to exist in the Sea of Corpses, although the danger presented by the Curse of the Abyss at their depth means that no one who travels down into the sea is likely to come back up to describe them. [[spoiler:The protagonists see one, a behemoth that looks like an anglerfish, while making the Final Dive to the Capital of the Unreturned]].


* FantasticFlora: Orth's national flower is the Eternal Fortune, or the Flower of Persistence. It's a five-petal white flower that grows nearly everywhere in the Abyss, not picky at all about what altitude, nutrients, or living space is available so long as it can set its roots in something. It's multipurpose too, as people use it for ornamental gardening, making incense, drying into a cooking spice, and scattering for celebrations ranging from birthdays to funerals.
** Other, considerably more extreme examples exist in the depths. The petrified trees in the First Layer appear to still be alive, with green leaves and stone trunks, and it just gets stranger from there. The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer is made up of plants found only in the Abyss. These look fairly normal, other than having enormous root systems and pointing toward the center of the cavern. Then, they all flip upside down when the Forest inverts itself. Lower down, the Fourth Layer is named for the Cup of Giants, massive goblet-shaped plants that fill with water as adults but are protected by acid as saplings. These replace each other in 2000 year cycles.

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* FantasticFlora: FantasticFlora:
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Orth's national flower is the Eternal Fortune, or the Flower of Persistence. It's a five-petal white flower that grows nearly everywhere in the Abyss, not picky at all about what altitude, nutrients, or living space is available so long as it can set its roots in something. It's multipurpose too, as people use it for ornamental gardening, making incense, drying into a cooking spice, and scattering for celebrations ranging from birthdays to funerals.
** Other, considerably more extreme Extreme examples exist in the depths.depths of the Abyss. The petrified trees in the First Layer appear to still be alive, with green leaves and stone trunks, and it just gets stranger from there. The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer is made up of plants found only in the Abyss. These look fairly normal, other than having enormous root systems and pointing toward the center of the cavern. Then, they all flip upside down when the Forest inverts itself. Lower down, the Fourth Layer is named for the Cup of Giants, massive goblet-shaped plants that fill with water as adults but are protected by acid as saplings. These replace each other in 2000 year cycles.

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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the orber-piercers, a species of venomous, porcupine-like giant creatures native to the Fourth Layer. They are algae eaters, but they are ferociously territorial and will attack whatever trespasses into their feeding grounds, making themselves the most dangerous animals in the entire layer. A particularly large, aggressive specimen considers the entire central column of the Abyss to be its territory, and is responsible for the deaths of over a hundred delvers.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: PlayedForDrama in Chapter 43. [[spoiler:While she takes a walk through the Narehate Village, Riko is lured into a dark alley, where she is attacked by a group of monstrous Narehate. If Majikajya's earlier explanation is to be believed, the guys want to dismember her to harvest her extremely valuable body parts (one of them does rip off a chunk of her hair), but the way they drag her into the alleyway, tugging at her clothes and restraining her with their sticky tendrils, makes the scene look like the beginning of a NaughtyTentacles {{Hentai}}. Thankfully, she is rescued before they can hurt her]].


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from of the Abyss. The writer of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


** Other, considerably more extreme examples exist in the depths. The petrified trees in the First Layer appear to still be alive, with green leaves and stone trunks, and it just gets stranger from there. The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer is made up of plants found only in the Abyss. These look fairly normal, other than having enormous root systems and pointing toward the center of the cavern. Then, they all flip upside down when the Forest inverts itself. Lower down, the Fifth Layer is named for the Cup of Giants, massive goblet-shaped plants that fill with water as adults but are protected by acid as saplings. These replace each other in 2000 year cycles.

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** Other, considerably more extreme examples exist in the depths. The petrified trees in the First Layer appear to still be alive, with green leaves and stone trunks, and it just gets stranger from there. The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer is made up of plants found only in the Abyss. These look fairly normal, other than having enormous root systems and pointing toward the center of the cavern. Then, they all flip upside down when the Forest inverts itself. Lower down, the Fifth Fourth Layer is named for the Cup of Giants, massive goblet-shaped plants that fill with water as adults but are protected by acid as saplings. These replace each other in 2000 year cycles.

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* BreakThemByTalking: Overlaps with SecretTestOfCharacter, when [[spoiler:Ozen deliberately gives entirely too much information to the protagonist]]. Although a small amount of it is revealed to be false, most of it is information that she would have encountered sooner or later anyway, hence the need to ensure she doesn't GoMadFromTheRevelation ''before'' she's in the lower layers.


** Other, considerably more extreme examples exist in the depths. The petrified trees in the First Layer appear to still be alive, with green leaves and stone trunks, and it just gets stranger from there. The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer is made up of plants found only in the Abyss. These look fairly normal, other than having enormous root systems and pointing toward the center of the cavern. Then, they all flip upside down when the Forest inverts itself. Lower down, the Fifth Layer is named for the Cup of Giants, massive goblet-shaped plants that dill with water as adults but are protected by acid as saplings. These replace each other in 2000 year cycles.

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** Other, considerably more extreme examples exist in the depths. The petrified trees in the First Layer appear to still be alive, with green leaves and stone trunks, and it just gets stranger from there. The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer is made up of plants found only in the Abyss. These look fairly normal, other than having enormous root systems and pointing toward the center of the cavern. Then, they all flip upside down when the Forest inverts itself. Lower down, the Fifth Layer is named for the Cup of Giants, massive goblet-shaped plants that dill fill with water as adults but are protected by acid as saplings. These replace each other in 2000 year cycles.

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** Other, considerably more extreme examples exist in the depths. The petrified trees in the First Layer appear to still be alive, with green leaves and stone trunks, and it just gets stranger from there. The Forest of Temptation on the Second Layer is made up of plants found only in the Abyss. These look fairly normal, other than having enormous root systems and pointing toward the center of the cavern. Then, they all flip upside down when the Forest inverts itself. Lower down, the Fifth Layer is named for the Cup of Giants, massive goblet-shaped plants that dill with water as adults but are protected by acid as saplings. These replace each other in 2000 year cycles.

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* UndeadChild: To her own extreme horror, [[spoiler:it turns out that Riko was stillborn in the depths of the Abyss. The curse-warding box didn't help her to survive the Curse in the traditional way, but in fact brought her back when the lifeless infant corpse was placed inside during ascent]].


* CannibalismSuperpower: A strange example in the manga. While Riko obviously doesn't eat other human beings directly, she believes that eating the flesh of predatory animals who have eaten people will give her the strength of those unfortunate victims.

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* CannibalismSuperpower: A strange example in the manga. While Riko obviously doesn't eat other human beings directly, herself, she believes that eating consuming the flesh of predatory animals who have eaten people will give her the strength of those unfortunate victims.victims. This idea, and the idea of indirectly cannibilizing people in general by eating Abyssal predators, makes Reg uncomfortable.

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* CannibalismSuperpower: A strange example in the manga. While Riko obviously doesn't eat other human beings directly, she believes that eating the flesh of predatory animals who have eaten people will give her the strength of those unfortunate victims.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with characteristic brutality. The Curse of the Abyss acts almost like a natural law, and like the cold reality of gravity dragging a commercial jetliner to the ground after a catastrophic engine failure, it pays no heed to how "kawaii" its victims may be. [[spoiler:Most notable in the case of Riko, who contracts what can only be compared to magical Ebola on ascending from one of the lower levels. It's intentionally jarring to see a 12 year old girl who normally looks like [[https://manga.tokyo/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/59b1f9424b454.jpg like this]] borderline insane from agony, bleeding from every orifice, and begging another child to cut her arm off]].


An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired in Summer 2017, covering roughly the first four volumes, with a second season already announced.

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An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired in Summer 2017, covering roughly the first four volumes, with a second season continuation already announced.


An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus started airing in Summer 2017.

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An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus started airing aired in Summer 2017.
2017, covering roughly the first four volumes, with a second season already announced.


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms of said letter claims to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but also friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a meek, but also friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a rather meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Upon wakening robot turns out to have a rather meek, but also friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. The robot turns out to be suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.

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One day exploring the murky depths Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot. The Upon wakening robot turns out to be have a rather meek, but friendly personality and suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.


The story follows Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because of "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes any one who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to blood loss, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, venturing past the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.

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The story follows Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because of "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes any one anyone who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to blood loss, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, venturing past the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.


The story follows Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes any one who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to blood loss, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, venturing past the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.

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The story follows Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because of "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes any one who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to blood loss, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, venturing past the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.


The story follows Rico, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders." One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot...

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The story follows Rico, Riko, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders." Raiders". Much of the Abyss remains shrouded in mystery, not only because of how the wildlife gets increasingly hostile and dangerous as one descends further down, but also because "the Curse of the Abyss", a strange affliction that strikes any one who tries to return to the surface after exploring the Abyss; the severity of said "curse" varies upon how deep one goes into the depths, from nausea and dizziness on the upper layers, to blood loss, unconsciousness, madness, and strange mutations on deeper layers, to the point where, as far as everyone knows, venturing past the fifth layer is a certain death sentence.

One day exploring the murky depths she Riko stumbles upon a unconscious little boy, who turns out to be a robot...
robot. The robot turns out to be suffering from severe memory loss, having no idea who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be where he was found. Riko befriends the robot and takes him under her wing, giving him the name "Reg", and brings him along to the surface. Not much later, a mysterious letter for Riko arrives from the far depths from the Abyss. The writer calms to be Riko's long lost mother, a famously bold and hardy Cave Raider and explorer, [[CallToAdventure telling her to come the to bottom of the fabled seventh layer of the Abyss, where she is waiting for her]]. Included in her letter is descriptions and drawings of beings found on the lower levels of the Abyss, which much to Reg's interest includes a sketch of a figure who closely resembles himself. Compelled to find her mother, Riko then bids farewell to her friends and departs to the Abyss along with Reg in search for her mother, despite knowing of the risks and the fact that due to the Curse of the Abyss, she will never be able to return.





---> '''Bodyguard:''' The village is a closed cage. If you get trapped, your value is shifted.

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---> '''Bodyguard:''' The village is a closed cage.cradle. If you get trapped, your value is shifted.


* WhamShot: In Chapter 19 of the manga/Episode 10 of the anime, the reveal of [[spoiler:Riko's hand pierced by one of Orby's poisonous spikes]]. There is no dialogue, no movement, no music, almost no sound, just the protagonists' looks of shock and terror as they realize what has just happened and its horrible consecuences.

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** And in Chapter 43:
---> '''Bodyguard:''' The village is a closed cage. If you get trapped, your value is shifted.
* WhamShot: In Chapter 19 of the manga/Episode 10 of the anime, the reveal of [[spoiler:Riko's hand pierced by one of Orby's poisonous spikes]]. There is no dialogue, no movement, no music, almost no sound, just the protagonists' looks of shock and terror as they realize what has just happened and its horrible consecuences.consequences.


* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Orth is a town who's entire economy runs on exploring the dangerous Abyss. Its inhabitants, down to every last child, is fully aware death while cave-raiding is just part of the job, and have since accepted that as a regular part of life, to the point where they can be seen as remarkably blasé about tragic or frightening circumstances.

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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Orth is a town who's entire with an economy runs dependent on exploring the dangerous Abyss. Its inhabitants, down to every last child, is fully aware death while cave-raiding is just part of the job, and have since accepted that as a regular part of life, to the point where they can be seen as remarkably blasé about tragic or frightening circumstances.


* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles''. Kids become orphans on a regular basis because of this pit, and yet they're expected to scale and mine it for resources before even reaching adolescence, typically without adult supervision. In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... upon which the monster chases after her instead.

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* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles''. Kids become orphans on a regular basis because of this pit, and yet they're expected to scale and mine it for resources before even reaching adolescence, typically without adult supervision. In Episode 1 alone, Nat, a child child, is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's Riko's whistle... upon which the monster chases after her instead.

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* AmputationStopsSpread: [[spoiler:After Riko get's stung by a poisonous barb in her hand she attempts to have Reg amputate her arm to prevent the poison from spreading to the rest of her body. The only reason she kept the arm was due to Nanashi's intervention]].


--->'''Bondrewd''': Ahhh... It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]

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--->'''Bondrewd''': Ahhh...Ahh... It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]


* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from human remains, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from human remains, humans, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]


* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting ingredients into delicious dishes, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists sane and motivated in the Abyss, alluded to by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on her own and/or committing suicide.]]

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* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting ingredients into delicious dishes, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists sane and motivated in the Abyss, alluded to by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on her their own and/or committing suicide.]]



** Nanachi became what she is due to the Abyss' influence.

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** Nanachi became what she is they are due to the Abyss' influence.



* PowerTrio: [[spoiler:Nanachi joins the team in chapter 26 after Reg does her a favour]], making the protagonist's team effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler:high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler:holding another girl's SoulJar after chapter 38]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler:a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].

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* PowerTrio: [[spoiler:Nanachi joins the team in chapter 26 after Reg does her them a favour]], making the protagonist's team effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler:high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler:holding another girl's SoulJar after chapter 38]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler:a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl person who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].


* MercyKill: As a rule, Cave Raiders kill people who have gone to the Sixth Layer and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity.
** [[spoiler:Reg does this for Mitty, after Riko confirms that she's suffering in her current form.]]

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* MercyKill: As a rule, Cave Raiders kill people who have gone to the Sixth Layer and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity.
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humanity. [[spoiler:Reg does this for Mitty, after Riko confirms that she's suffering in her current form.]]



-->'''Soldier''': It'd be different if [the orphan children] were cave raiders, but taking children, who'll never be able to return given the strain of doing so, is simply... From a humane perspective...
-->'''Bondrewd''': Oh, no need to worry. [[spoiler:For I am not making use of them as ''humans'', you see...]]

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-->'''Soldier''': --->'''Soldier''': It'd be different if [the orphan children] were cave raiders, but taking children, who'll never be able to return given the strain of doing so, is simply... From a humane perspective...
-->'''Bondrewd''': --->'''Bondrewd''': Oh, no need to worry. [[spoiler:For I am not making use of them as ''humans'', you see...]]



-->'''Bondrewd''': Ahhh... It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]

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-->'''Bondrewd''': --->'''Bondrewd''': Ahhh... It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]


-->'''Bondrewd''':Ahhh... It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]

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-->'''Bondrewd''':Ahhh...-->'''Bondrewd''': Ahhh... It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]


-->'''Bondrewd''':Takiri, Treitia, Nepero.
-->'''Meinya''': Meyaaaaa!


** For the manga, Chapter 36 has Bondrewd [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims mentioning the names of the cartridges dropped out from him]]. [[spoiler:One of them is Purshka. It turns out he [[GuineaPigFamily experimented on his adoptive daughter and turned her into a cartridge]]]].
-->'''Bondrewd''': Takiri, Treitia, Nepero. Ahhh... It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]

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** For the manga, Chapter 36 has Bondrewd [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims mentioning the names of the cartridges dropped out from him]]. [[spoiler:One of them is Purshka. Prushka. It turns out he [[GuineaPigFamily ''[[GuineaPigFamily experimented on his adoptive daughter daughter]]'' and [[CruelAndUnusualDeath turned her into a cartridge]]]].
-->'''Bondrewd''': Takiri, -->'''Bondrewd''':Takiri, Treitia, Nepero. Ahhh...Nepero.
-->'''Meinya''': Meyaaaaa!
-->'''Bondrewd''':Ahhh...
It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]


** For the manga, Chapter 36, has Bondrewd [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims mentioning the names of the cartridges dropped out from him]]. [[spoiler:One of them is Purshka. It turns out he [[GuineaPigFamily experimented on his adoptive daughter and turned her into a cartridge]]]].

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** For the manga, Chapter 36, 36 has Bondrewd [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims mentioning the names of the cartridges dropped out from him]]. [[spoiler:One of them is Purshka. It turns out he [[GuineaPigFamily experimented on his adoptive daughter and turned her into a cartridge]]]].

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** For the manga, Chapter 36, has Bondrewd [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims mentioning the names of the cartridges dropped out from him]]. [[spoiler:One of them is Purshka. It turns out he [[GuineaPigFamily experimented on his adoptive daughter and turned her into a cartridge]]]].
-->'''Bondrewd''': Takiri, Treitia, Nepero. Ahhh... It has truly been a wonderful adventure, hasn't it? [[spoiler:Prushka...]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Seems like a happy story, right?....]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Seems like a happy story, right?....]]
right?... ''right?!'']]

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* WhamShot: In Chapter 19 of the manga/Episode 10 of the anime, the reveal of [[spoiler:Riko's hand pierced by one of Orby's poisonous spikes]]. There is no dialogue, no movement, no music, almost no sound, just the protagonists' looks of shock and terror as they realize what has just happened and its horrible consecuences.


* HarmfulToMinors: The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not an easiest of adventures. And let's not even start about [[spoiler: what [[MadScientist Bondrewd]] [[HumanResources does]] [[FateWorseThanDeath with]] [[GuineaPigFamily his adopted]] [[ForScience children]]]].

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* HarmfulToMinors: The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not an easiest of adventures. And let's not even start about [[spoiler: what [[MadScientist Bondrewd]] [[HumanResources does]] [[FateWorseThanDeath with]] [[GuineaPigFamily does with his adopted]] [[ForScience children]]]].adopted children.]]]]


** Episode 13 contains a ''colossal'' one regarding the true nature Bondrewd's experiments and what happened to Mitty:

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** Episode 13 contains a ''colossal'' one regarding the true nature of Bondrewd's experiments and what happened to Mitty:


* Episode 12: [[spoiler:"Please, kill Mitty for me."]]
* Episode 13 contains a ''colossal'' one regarding the true nature Bondrewd's experiments and what happened to Mitty:

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* ** Episode 12: [[spoiler:"Please, kill Mitty for me."]]
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* WhamLine: Episode 12: [[spoiler:"Please, kill Mitty for me."]]

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* Episode 13 contains a ''colossal'' one regarding the true nature Bondrewd's experiments and what happened to Mitty:
-->'''Soldier''': It'd be different if [the orphan children] were cave raiders, but taking children, who'll never be able to return given the strain of doing so, is simply... From a humane perspective...
-->'''Bondrewd''': Oh, no need to worry. [[spoiler:For I am not making use of them as ''humans'', you see...]]

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The manga has very frequent graphic content and body horror that's realistic, therefore it is not recommended for the [[NightmareFuel faint of heart]] or [[NauseaFuel stomach]] and not for all audiences. That said there's a huge payoff in action, mystery and a unique fantasy for viewers to commit too.


* WhamLine:
** Episode 12: [[spoiler:"Please, kill Mitty for me."]]

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WhamLine: Episode 12: [[spoiler:"Please, kill Mitty for me."]]


* HarmfulForMinors: The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not an easiest of adventures. And let's not even start about [[spoiler: what [[MadScientist Bondrewd]] [[HumanResources does]] [[FateWorseThanDeath with]] [[GuineaPigFamily his adopted]] [[ForScience children]]]].

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* HarmfulForMinors: HarmfulToMinors: The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not an easiest of adventures. And let's not even start about [[spoiler: what [[MadScientist Bondrewd]] [[HumanResources does]] [[FateWorseThanDeath with]] [[GuineaPigFamily his adopted]] [[ForScience children]]]].


* HarmfulForMinors: The Abyss is breathtakingly beautiful, but also [[DeathWorld horribly dangerous place]], where even the seasoned explorers venture with a full knowledge that their chance of return is about one in two. Putting a couple of kids there is definitely not an easiest of adventures. And let's not even start about [[spoiler: what [[MadScientist Bondrewd]] [[HumanResources does]] [[FateWorseThanDeath with]] [[GuineaPigFamily his adopted]] [[ForScience children]]]].



** [[spoiler:Reg does this for Mitty, after Riko confirms that she's suffering in her current form.]]



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from human remains, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from human remains, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle. Riko's one, to be precise.]]



* RuleOfSeven: The Abyss is divided in seven layers: The Edge of the Abyss, the Forest of Temptation, the Great Fault, the Goblet of Giants, the Sea of Corpses, the Capital of the Unreturned, and the Final Maelstrom.

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* RuleOfSeven: The Abyss is divided in seven layers: The Edge of the Abyss, the Forest of Temptation, Inverted Forest, the Great Fault, the Goblet Goblets of Giants, the Sea of Corpses, the Capital of the Unreturned, and the Final Maelstrom.


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* WhamLine:
** Episode 12: [[spoiler:"Please, kill Mitty for me."]]


** Layer Six - [[BalefulPolymorph Loss of Humanity]], very possibly death.

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* BazaarOfTheBizarre: There is a colorful market in [[spoiler:the Capital of the Unreturned. There, the city's equally bizarre inhabitants exchange goods and services based on their assigned "value", which can be tangible or sentimental]].


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* StepfordSmiler: {{Discussed}}. Shiggy comments that Riko's overly-chipper behaviour might be her way of coping with her mom's apparent death, but Nat says there's no way she has such a complex personality, she is just that cheerful. Reg thinks they should just ask her how she feels.


* MercyKill: As a rule, Cave Raiders kill people who have gone to the sixth floor and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity.

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* MercyKill: As a rule, Cave Raiders kill people who have gone to the sixth floor Sixth Layer and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity.


* MercyKill: As a rule, Delvers kill people who have gone to the sixth floor and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity.

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* MercyKill: As a rule, Delvers Cave Raiders kill people who have gone to the sixth floor and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity.


* {{Curse}}: "The Curse of the Abyss". No one is sure exactly what it is, but there's ''something'' within the Abyss that induces increasingly harsh symptoms on raiders attempting to climb back to the surface, making ascension potentially riskier than even exploring. The effects are as follows:

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* {{Curse}}: "The Curse of the Abyss". No one on the surface is sure exactly what it is, but there's ''something'' within the Abyss that induces increasingly harsh symptoms on raiders attempting to climb back to the surface, making ascension potentially riskier than even exploring. [[spoiler:It's explained by Nanachi that the "curse" acts as a sort of weave, filling the Abyss with a sort of energy. It's easy to navigate through going down, but when you try to climb upwards it stabs into you and causes the symptoms.]] The effects are as follows:



*** [[spoiler:It's later explained by Nanachi that the barriers between layers act as a sort of weave, filling the Abyss with a sort of energy. It's easy to navigate through going down, but when you try to climb upwards it stabs into you and causes the symptoms.]]

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*** [[spoiler:It's later explained by Nanachi that the barriers between layers act as a sort of weave, filling the Abyss with a sort of energy. It's easy to navigate through going down, but when you try to climb upwards it stabs into you and causes the symptoms.]]


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* MercyKill: As a rule, Delvers kill people who have gone to the sixth floor and tried to come back since they are warped by the effects and lose their humanity.


* LuredIntoATrap: One species of monster birds on the second layer are VoiceChangeling that mimic the voices of their previous victims to do this.

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* LuredIntoATrap: One species of monster birds on bird in the second layer Second Layer are VoiceChangeling {{Voice Changeling}}s that mimic the voices cries of their previous victims most recent prey to do this.attract other members of said prey to be killed by the rest of the flock. Humans are one of their prey species.


* LuredIntoATrap: One species of monster birds on the second layer are VoiceChangelings that mimic the voices of their previous victims to do this.

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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Abyss' lower Layers have inviting and cute names such as "the Sea of Corpses" or "the Final Maelstrom".

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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: The opening of the anime is sung by Miyu Tomita and Creator/MariyaIse, who voice Riko and Reg. Nanachi's voice actor, Shiori Izawa, joins them for the ending tune.


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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: The kids have Reg pose as a human boy and join the Belchero Orphanage, because they fear the authorities will take him away and dismantle him if they discover he is a Treasure of the Abyss.

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* RuleOfSeven: The Abyss is divided in seven layers: The Edge of the Abyss, the Forest of Temptation, the Great Fault, the Goblet of Giants, the Sea of Corpses, the Capital of the Unreturned, and the Final Maelstrom.


* EldritchLocation: The Abyss. A huge pit in the world that only gets larger and larger over the years, it is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. Not to mention what happens if one were to try climbing back out...

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* EldritchLocation: The Abyss. A huge pit in the world that only gets larger and larger over the years, it It is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. Not to mention what happens if one were to try climbing back out...


* EldritchLocation: The Abyss. It is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. Not to mention what happens if one were to try climbing back out...

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* EldritchLocation: The Abyss. It A huge pit in the world that only gets larger and larger over the years, it is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. Not to mention what happens if one were to try climbing back out...


** [[spoiler: The Sixth Layer, the Capital of the Unreturned, is just plain ''weird''; buildings twist and turn, mashing together like gnarled tree roots. Clock-towers stand virtually upside-down without crumbling. Many stairs turn sideways and lead into open air, and pathways stand on stilts that appear too flimsy to be support anything.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Sixth Layer, the Capital of the Unreturned, is just plain ''weird''; buildings twist and turn, mashing together like gnarled tree roots. Clock-towers stand virtually upside-down without crumbling. Many stairs turn sideways and lead into open air, and pathways stand on stilts that appear too flimsy to be support supporting anything.]]


''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi, serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite the cutesy looks of the main characters, don't be fooled for even a second]].

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''Made In Abyss'' is an a {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi, serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite the cutesy looks of the main characters, don't be fooled for even a second]].



* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The layout for the orphanage's classroom is... unique. Seats are arranged ''vertically'', with desks and chairs literally built into the wall opposite to the chalkboard. Children have to navigate the classroom by using rope stepladders to get to their spots and back down.

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: {{Bizarrchitecture}}:
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The layout for the orphanage's classroom is... unique. Seats are arranged ''vertically'', with desks and chairs literally built into the wall opposite to the chalkboard. Children have to navigate the classroom by using rope stepladders to get to their spots and back down.down.
** [[spoiler: The Sixth Layer, the Capital of the Unreturned, is just plain ''weird''; buildings twist and turn, mashing together like gnarled tree roots. Clock-towers stand virtually upside-down without crumbling. Many stairs turn sideways and lead into open air, and pathways stand on stilts that appear too flimsy to be support anything.]]


''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi, serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite the cutesy looks of the main characters]], [[SurpriseCreepy don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]


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''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi, serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite the cutesy looks of the main characters]], [[SurpriseCreepy characters, don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror be fooled for even]] [[BreakTheCutie even a second.]]

second]].


''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi, serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]


The story follows Rico, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormours cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders." One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot...

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''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi, serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite its the cutesy art style]], looks of the main characters]], [[SurpriseCreepy don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]


The story follows Rico, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve the mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormours enormous cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders." One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot...


''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi. The manga is serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]


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''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi. The manga is Tsukushi, serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]



''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi. The manga is serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]


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''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi. The manga is serialized via Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy Don't don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]



''Made In Abyss'' is an adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi.

The description is as follows, via MyAnimeList:

"The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how far down this titanic pit goes, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics whose purpose is unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. Over the course of time those bold enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as "Cave Raiders."

In Orth, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Rico, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot..."

An anime adaptation started in Summer 2017.

[[ArtstyleDissonance Despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]

'''Tropes for the series include''':

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''Made In Abyss'' is an {{Seinen}} adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi.

Tsukushi. The description manga is as follows, serialized via MyAnimeList:

"The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how far down this titanic pit goes, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics whose purpose is unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. Over the course of time those bold enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as "Cave Raiders."

In Orth, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Rico, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot..."

An anime adaptation started in Summer 2017.

Takeshobo's digital publication Web Comic Gamma. So [[ArtstyleDissonance Despite despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]

'''Tropes for
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The story follows Rico, an orphan who dreams of becoming a great cave raider, much like her mother, and solve
the series include''':mystery of the Abyss. The Abyss is an unexplored enormours cave system inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, along with mysterious artifacts. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss, and over time came to be known as "Cave Raiders." One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot...

An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus started airing in Summer 2017.



!!Tropes for the series include:



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Even before the start of her adventure, Riko is very aware of the fact that she isn't going to return from the Abyss.

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Even before the start of her adventure, Riko is very aware of the fact that she isn't going to return from the Abyss.Abyss.
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and made them mentally resilient enough to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and [[HadToBeSharp made them mentally resilient enough enough]] to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.


* TheStrengthOfTenMen: The Thousand Human Pins are said to grant whoever wears them [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the strength of a thousand men]].
* TimeStandsStill: The Unheard Bell has the power to stop time.
* TooMuchInformation: Riko is certainly thorough in her examination of Reg's features while he was inactive, if nothing else. Aside from testing his durability with fire and drilling, she goes on to explain how she tried to [[AssShove look inside Reg's rectum with a ruler]], [[VulgarHumor only for it to break off halfway inside him]], and how realistic his penis is. The other orphans had to cut her off before she could traumatize the poor boy further.



* TooMuchInformation: Riko is certainly thorough in her examination of Reg's features while he was inactive, if nothing else. Aside from testing his durability with fire and drilling, she goes on to explain how she tried to [[AssShove look inside Reg's rectum with a ruler]], [[VulgarHumor only for it to break off halfway inside him]], and how realistic his penis is. The other orphans had to cut her off before she could traumatize the poor boy further.

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** [[spoiler: In general the curse that occurs when ascending from the sixth layer results in this.]]


* ShoutOut: One of the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter small animals]] in the OP for the anime is white with a pink circle in the middle of it's body with a white bushy tail. It's basically a smaller [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] in terms of design.

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* ShoutOut: One of the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter small animals]] in the OP for the anime is white with a pink circle in the middle of it's body with a white bushy tail. It's basically a smaller [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] in terms of design. Fitting considering that [[spoiler:both shows look kid friendly at first due to ArtStyleDissonance but are actually very dark anime filled with [[EldritchAbomination abominations]]]].

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* ShoutOut: One of the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter small animals]] in the OP for the anime is white with a pink circle in the middle of it's body with a white bushy tail. It's basically a smaller [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] in terms of design.

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The layout for the orphanage's classroom is... unique. Seats are arranged ''vertically'', with desks and chairs literally built into the wall opposite to the chalkboard. Children have to navigate the classroom by using rope stepladders to get to their spots and back down.


* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles''. Kids become orphans on a regular basis because of this pit, and yet they're expected to scale and mine it for resources before even reaching adolescence, typically without adult supervision.
** In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... upon which the monster chases after her instead.

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* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles''. Kids become orphans on a regular basis because of this pit, and yet they're expected to scale and mine it for resources before even reaching adolescence, typically without adult supervision.
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* FantasticFlora: Orth's national flower is the Eternal Fortune, or the Flower of Persistence. It's a five-petal white flower that grows nearly everywhere in the Abyss, not picky at all about what altitude, nutrients, or living space is available so long as it can set its roots in something. It's multipurpose too, as people use it for ornamental gardening, making incense, drying into a cooking spice, and scattering for celebrations ranging from birthdays to funerals.

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* TooMuchInformation: Riko is certainly thorough in her examination of Reg's features while he was inactive, if nothing else. Aside from testing his durability with fire and drilling, she goes on to explain how she tried to [[AssShove look inside Reg's rectum with a ruler]], [[VulgarHumor only for it to break off halfway inside him]], and how realistic his penis is. The other orphans had to cut her off before she could traumatize the poor boy further.


** In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to which the monster chases after her instead.

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** In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to upon which the monster chases after her instead.


* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles''. Kids become orphans on a regular basis because of this pit, and yet they're expected to scale and mine it for resources before even reaching adolescence, typically without adult supervision. In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to which the monster chases after her instead.

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* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles''. Kids become orphans on a regular basis because of this pit, and yet they're expected to scale and mine it for resources before even reaching adolescence, typically without adult supervision. supervision.
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In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to which the monster chases after her instead.


* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles'', and kids are expected to explore it before they even hit puberty, typically without adult supervision. In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to which the monster chases after her instead.

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* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles'', ''miles''. Kids become orphans on a regular basis because of this pit, and kids are yet they're expected to explore scale and mine it for resources before they even hit puberty, reaching adolescence, typically without adult supervision. In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to which the monster chases after her instead.


* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles'', and kids are expected to explore it before they even hit puberty, all without adult supervision. In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to which the monster chases after her instead.

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* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles'', and kids are expected to explore it before they even hit puberty, all typically without adult supervision. In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to which the monster chases after her instead.

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* AdultFear: The entire town of Orth is bordered by a pit that goes down for literal ''miles'', and kids are expected to explore it before they even hit puberty, all without adult supervision. In Episode 1 alone, a child is knocked unconscious and nearly gets eaten by a giant snake monster, only for it to be distracted by the sound of another's whistle... to which the monster chases after her instead.


[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]

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[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids [[ArtstyleDissonance Despite its cutesy art style]], [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]


MasterApprenticeChain: Cave Raiders are traditionally responsible for training up people (oftentimes children) into future delvers, who would follow in their masters' footsteps and raise the next generation of delvers, and so on. A necessary process, given that the Abyss has ways of cutting people's careers (and their lives) short.

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* MasterApprenticeChain: Cave Raiders are traditionally responsible for training up people (oftentimes children) into future delvers, who would follow in their masters' footsteps and raise the next generation of delvers, and so on. A necessary process, given that the Abyss has ways of cutting people's careers (and their lives) short.

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MasterApprenticeChain: Cave Raiders are traditionally responsible for training up people (oftentimes children) into future delvers, who would follow in their masters' footsteps and raise the next generation of delvers, and so on. A necessary process, given that the Abyss has ways of cutting people's careers (and their lives) short.


* BeneathTheEarth: The Abyss is not just a hole in the ground: its insides are home to lush forests, upside-down waterfalls, oceans, golden cities, and the remains of a long-lost civilization.

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* BeneathTheEarth: The Abyss is not just a hole in the ground: its insides are home to lush forests, upside-down waterfalls, oceans, golden cities, and the remains of a long-lost civilization.civilizations.



** The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism and much more. For example, [[spoiler:when Riko and Reg enter the fourth layer, Riko gets impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die from the porcupine's persistent attacks. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing procedures of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm and Riko's life]].

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** The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with on the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism and much more. For example, [[spoiler:when Riko and Reg enter the fourth layer, Riko gets impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die from the porcupine's persistent attacks. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing procedures of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm and Riko's life]].



* TheDeadHaveNames: Despite [[spoiler:sacrificing countless children in his inhumane experiments, Bondrew remembers each and every one of their names by heart.]]

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* TheDeadHaveNames: Despite [[spoiler:sacrificing countless children in his inhumane experiments, Bondrew remembers each and every one of their names and dreams by heart.]]



** Nanachi became what she is while in the Abyss.

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** Nanachi became what she is while in due to the Abyss.Abyss' influence.


''Made In Abyss'' is an adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi The description is as follows, via MyAnimeList:

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''Made In Abyss'' is an adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi Tsukushi.

The description is as follows, via MyAnimeList:



Despite its cutesy art style, [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]

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[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Despite its cutesy art style, style]], [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.]]


* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface for safety. Nanachi became what she is in the Abyss as well.

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* JustifiedTitle: "Made in Abyss" applies to multiple things within this work:
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The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to world.
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Reg as well, is a robot who's more than likely to have originated from its the Abyss' very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to bottom.
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Riko, who was born in the lower layers of the Abyss before being taken up to the surface for safety. safety.
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Nanachi became what she is while in the Abyss as well.Abyss.


* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface for safety.
** The title can refer to all our protagonists, as Nanachi became what she is in the abyss.

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* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface for safety.
** The title can refer to all our protagonists, as
safety. Nanachi became what she is in the abyss.Abyss as well.

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** The title can refer to all our protagonists, as Nanachi became what she is in the abyss.

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* ArchaeologicalArmsRace: A lot of the rarest, most powerful artifacts retrieved from the Abyss are seized or bought by the government and used in warfare against enemy nations. Other countries also have their own delvers, and things can get very ugly if two teams from opposing factions bump into each other in the Abyss.


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* BeneathTheEarth: The Abyss is not just a hole in the ground: its insides are home to lush forests, upside-down waterfalls, oceans, golden cities, and the remains of a long-lost civilization.


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* UndergroundCity: The Capital of the Unreturned in the sixth layer. Nobody knows how an entire city ended up down there, but the few reports that have made it to the surface describe it as a CityOfGold.

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* GenderIsNoObject: Orth's society is meritocratic, and female delvers are seen as often as male delvers. Two of the introduced White Whistles are also female. The Abyss itself also doesn't care what gender its victims are.


* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Orth is a town who's entirely livelihood is based on the dangerous Abyss. Its inhabitants, down to every last child, is fully aware death while cave-raiding is just part of the job, and have since accepted that as a regular part of life, to the point where they can be seen as remarkably blasé about suspicious or tragic situations.

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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Orth is a town who's entirely livelihood is based entire economy runs on exploring the dangerous Abyss. Its inhabitants, down to every last child, is fully aware death while cave-raiding is just part of the job, and have since accepted that as a regular part of life, to the point where they can be seen as remarkably blasé about suspicious or tragic situations.or frightening circumstances.


* TheDeadHaveNames: Despite [[spoiler:sacrificing countless children in his inhumane experiments, Bondrew remembers each and every one of their names by heart.]]



* EldritchAbomination: The further one goes down into the Abyss, the more monstrous creatures one will encounter. In fact, the deeper layers, the Curse can morph humans into these as well.



* ForbiddenZone: Due to how hostile they are to human life, deeper layers of the Abyss are forbidden for lower-ranked explorers. Only White Whistles are allowed to freely roam all layers. Of course, our heroes' intention is to cross all of them and reach the bottom of the Abyss.

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* ForbiddenZone: Due to how hostile they are to human life, deeper layers of the Abyss are forbidden for lower-ranked explorers. Only White Whistles are allowed to freely roam all layers. And even among White Whistles, going beyond the fifth layer is considered a one way trip. Of course, our heroes' intention is to cross all of them and reach the bottom of the Abyss.


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* JustBeforeTheEnd: [[spoiler:It's revealed that the "praying skeletons" have been found in batches in various layers of the Abyss coinciding with 2000 year cycles. The implication is that every civilization that lives near the Abyss suffers some sort of catastrophe every 2000 years. It's no coincidence that the next 2000 year cycle is about to hit and many people in Orth are starting to die of mysterious causes right before their birthdays.]]


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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Most of Bondrew's weapons and technology is powered by orphans that he has literally reduced to a liquid medium. In addition, the special whistles White Whistles carry around are made from human remains, and Prushka is turned into such a whistle.]]


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* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Ozen initially acts hostile to Riko and Reg in order to test whether they really have the determination to reach the bottom of the Abyss.]]


* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Orth is a town who's entirely livelihood is based on the dangerous Abyss. Its inhabitants, down to every last child, is fully aware death while cave-raiding is just part of the job, and have since accepted that as a regular part of life, to the point where they can be seen as remarkably blasé about suspicious or tragic situations.



* TheFunInFuneral: White Whistles who are finally confirmed "dead" or "missing in action" are not given a funeral to mourn them. Instead, the people of Orth host a grand festival celebrating their accomplishments like a wake, complete with games, shows, music, and flower petals scattered like confetti.

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* TheFunInFuneral: White Whistles who are finally confirmed "dead" or "missing in action" are not given a funeral to mourn them. Instead, the people of Orth host a grand festival celebrating their accomplishments like a wake, complete with games, shows, music, souvenirs, and flower petals scattered about like confetti.

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* TheFunInFuneral: White Whistles who are finally confirmed "dead" or "missing in action" are not given a funeral to mourn them. Instead, the people of Orth host a grand festival celebrating their accomplishments like a wake, complete with games, shows, music, and flower petals scattered like confetti.


An amime adaptation started in Summer 2017.

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* BreakTheCutie: The main adventurers are cute children. The Abyss is a merciless DeathWorld. Do the math.
** Yet, this is in the end astonishingly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as whatever adversities and suffering endured by the main characters only serve to strengthen their resolve to [[DeTerminator push on ahead in their adventure]], without losing their optimism, sanity, morality or sense of wonder, while barely or not even indulging themselves in self-pity or defeatism.

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* BreakTheCutie: The main adventurers are cute children. The Abyss is a merciless DeathWorld. Do the math.
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math. Yet, this is in the end astonishingly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as whatever adversities and suffering endured by the main characters only serve to strengthen their resolve to [[DeTerminator push on ahead in their adventure]], without losing their optimism, sanity, morality or sense of wonder, while barely or not even indulging themselves in self-pity or defeatism.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps.
** These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and made them mentally resilient enough to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps.
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footsteps. These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and made them mentally resilient enough to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.


** PowerTrio: [[spoiler: Nanachi eventually joins the team after Reg does her a favour]]. At the point of this writing in the manga the protagonist team is effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler: high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler: holding another girl's SoulJar]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler: with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler: a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].


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* PowerTrio: [[spoiler:Nanachi joins the team in chapter 26 after Reg does her a favour]], making the protagonist's team effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler:high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler:holding another girl's SoulJar after chapter 38]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler:a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].


** PowerTrio: [[spoiler: Nanachi eventually joins the team after Reg does her a favour]]. At the point of this writing in the manga the protagonist team are effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler: high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler: holding another girl's SoulJar]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler: with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler: a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].

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** PowerTrio: [[spoiler: Nanachi eventually joins the team after Reg does her a favour]]. At the point of this writing in the manga the protagonist team are is effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler: high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler: holding another girl's SoulJar]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler: with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler: a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].


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** These circumstances however have helped the protagonists become ConditionedToAcceptHorror for when they ''do'' go down into the Abyss and made them mentally resilient enough to weather horrors and predicaments that would completely debilitate a child from a culture with standards more closely aligned with the developed world of reality.


* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting prospects into delicious meals, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists sane and motivated in the Abyss, represented by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on her own and/or committing suicide.]]

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* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting prospects ingredients into delicious meals, dishes, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists sane and motivated in the Abyss, represented alluded to by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on her own and/or committing suicide.]]


* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting prospects into delicious meals, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists sane and motivated in the Abyss, represented by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on her own and/or commit suicide.]]

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* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting prospects into delicious meals, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists sane and motivated in the Abyss, represented by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on her own and/or commit committing suicide.]]

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* FoodPorn: Even on the crux of madness and injury one cannot deny a damn good meal. Riko is incredibly proficient in making savory dishes with whatever is at hand and ingredients scrounged from the Abyss itself, turning otherwise disquieting prospects into delicious meals, lovingly described by the author. The practice keeps our protagonists sane and motivated in the Abyss, represented by the extended cooking segment in the anime's ED. [[spoiler: They're even one of the reasons why Nanachi decides to stick around with the team rather than going off on her own and/or commit suicide.]]


** PowerTrio: [[spoiler: Nanachi eventually joins the team after Reg does her a favour]]. At the point of this writing in the manga the protagonist team are effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler: high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler: holding another girl's SoulJar]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler: with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler: a formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse]].

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** PowerTrio: [[spoiler: Nanachi eventually joins the team after Reg does her a favour]]. At the point of this writing in the manga the protagonist team are effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of a [[spoiler: high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess [[spoiler: holding another girl's SoulJar]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler: with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler: a jaded formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse]].Curse and is highly experienced with the Abyss' tribulations]].


** PowerTrio: [[spoiler: Nanachi eventually joins the team after Reg does her a favour]]. At the point of this writing in the manga the protagonist team are effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of an [[spoiler: AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess, a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler: with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler: a formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse]].

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** PowerTrio: [[spoiler: Nanachi eventually joins the team after Reg does her a favour]]. At the point of this writing in the manga the protagonist team are effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of an a [[spoiler: high-functioning AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess, prowess [[spoiler: holding another girl's SoulJar]], a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler: with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler: a formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse]].

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** PowerTrio: [[spoiler: Nanachi eventually joins the team after Reg does her a favour]]. At the point of this writing in the manga the protagonist team are effectively a RagtagBunchOfMisfits composed of an [[spoiler: AttractiveZombie]] girl with barely any combat prowess, a HollywoodCyborg [[spoiler: with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]] who will likely never grow up and [[spoiler: a formerly human Abyss mutant bunny girl who can see the Curse]].


** Yet, this is in the end astonishingly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as whatever adversities and suffering endured by the main characters only serve to strengthen their resolve to [[DeTerminator push on ahead in their adventure]], without losing their optimism, sanity or sense of wonder, while barely or not even indulging themselves in self-pity or defeatism.

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** Yet, this is in the end astonishingly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as whatever adversities and suffering endured by the main characters only serve to strengthen their resolve to [[DeTerminator push on ahead in their adventure]], without losing their optimism, sanity sanity, morality or sense of wonder, while barely or not even indulging themselves in self-pity or defeatism.

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** Yet, this is in the end astonishingly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as whatever adversities and suffering endured by the main characters only serve to strengthen their resolve to [[DeTerminator push on ahead in their adventure]], without losing their optimism, sanity or sense of wonder, while barely or not even indulging themselves in self-pity or defeatism.

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* WaterfallIntoTheAbyss: Naturally. Starting from the encircling cliffs of Orth.


** The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism and much more. For example, [[spoiler:when Riko and Reg enter the fourth layer, Riko gets impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die from the porcupine's persistent attacks. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing parts of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm and Riko's life]].

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** The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism and much more. For example, [[spoiler:when Riko and Reg enter the fourth layer, Riko gets impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die from the porcupine's persistent attacks. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing parts procedures of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm and Riko's life]].


* TheAce: Bearers of a White Whistle are considered [[LivingLegends Living Legends]], the absolute best of all the cave raiders, and the most capable of exploring the Abyss' mysteries. With access to the Sixth Layer, they must be able to easily traverse hostile landscapes and confront the most dangerous monsters, spending months if not years at a time in the pit's lower layers. Furthermore, they must possess incredible tolerance to the harshest symptoms of the Curse. Many aspire to rise the ranks and earn a White Whistle of their own, one of them being Riko.
** Lyza the Annhilator in particular was described to be a standout even among the elites. Indeed, her prowess is hinted at by stories of her feats with Blaze Reap, the Everlasting Pick, and a flashback by fellow White Whistle Ozen.

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* TheAce: Bearers of a White Whistle are considered [[LivingLegends Living Legends]], the absolute best of all the cave raiders, and the most capable of exploring the Abyss' mysteries. With access to the Sixth Layer, they must be able to easily traverse hostile landscapes and confront the most dangerous monsters, spending months if not years at a time in the pit's lower layers. Furthermore, they must possess incredible tolerance to the harshest symptoms of the Curse. Many aspire to rise the ranks and earn a White Whistle of their own, one of them being Riko.
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Riko. Lyza the Annhilator in particular was described to be a standout even among the elites. Indeed, her prowess is hinted at by stories of her feats with Blaze Reap, the Everlasting Pick, and a flashback by fellow White Whistle Ozen.



* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism and much more. However, the ones that hold truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiworks of Bondrewd the Novel]].
** [[spoiler: When Riko and Reg enter the fourth layer, Riko gets impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die from the porcupine's persistent attacks. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing parts of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm and Riko's life.]]

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* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
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The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism and much more. However, the ones that hold truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiworks of Bondrewd the Novel]].
** [[spoiler: When
For example, [[spoiler:when Riko and Reg enter the fourth layer, Riko gets impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die from the porcupine's persistent attacks. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing parts of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm and Riko's life.]]life]].
** The handiworks of [[spoiler:Bondrewd the Novel]] hold truest to this trope.


** CreepyAwesome: All White Whistles who have been introduced or named so far have also been portrayed starkly compared to the other whistles, with ominous silhouettes and epithets as well as dark concealing outfits. Besides Lyza, there is [[spoiler:[[SuperStrength Ozen the Immovable]], [[PlagueDoctor Srajo the Lord of Mystery]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters Wakuna the Lord of Guidance]] and of course [[MadScientist Bondrewd the Novel]], Lord of [[ForScience Dawn]].]] Even Lyza, who is comparably the brightest and most normal looking White Whistle is sometimes portrayed in a creepy fashion befitting her violent epithet, with her aptly named pickaxe alluding to the scythe of the Grim Reaper.


** CreepyAwesome: All White Whistles who have been introduced or named so far have also been portrayed starkly compared to the other whistles, with ominous silhouettes and epithets as well as dark concealing outfits. Besides Lyza, there is [[spoiler:[[SuperStrength Ozen the Immovable]], [[PlagueDoctor Sarajo the Lord of Mystery]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters Wakuna the Lord of Guidance]] and of course [[MadScientist Bondrewd the Novel]], Lord of [[ForScience Dawn]].]] Even Lyza, who is comparably the brightest and most normal looking White Whistle is sometimes portrayed in a creepy fashion befitting her violent epithet, with her aptly named pickaxe alluding to the scythe of the Grim Reaper.

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** CreepyAwesome: All White Whistles who have been introduced or named so far have also been portrayed starkly compared to the other whistles, with ominous silhouettes and epithets as well as dark concealing outfits. Besides Lyza, there is [[spoiler:[[SuperStrength Ozen the Immovable]], [[PlagueDoctor Sarajo Srajo the Lord of Mystery]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters Wakuna the Lord of Guidance]] and of course [[MadScientist Bondrewd the Novel]], Lord of [[ForScience Dawn]].]] Even Lyza, who is comparably the brightest and most normal looking White Whistle is sometimes portrayed in a creepy fashion befitting her violent epithet, with her aptly named pickaxe alluding to the scythe of the Grim Reaper.


** CreepyAwesome: All White Whistles who have been introduced or named so far have also been portrayed starkly compared to the other whistles, with ominous silhouettes and epithets as well as dark concealing outfits. Besides Lyza, there is [[spoiler:[[SuperStrength Ozen the Immovable]], [[PlagueDoctor Sarajo the Lord of Mystery]]), [[TeleportersAndTransporters Wakuna the Lord of Guidance]] and of course [[MadScientist Bondrewd the Novel]], Lord of [[ForScience Dawn]].]] Even Lyza, who is comparably the brightest and most normal looking White Whistle is sometimes portrayed in a creepy fashion befitting her violent epithet, with her aptly named pickaxe alluding to the scythe of the Grim Reaper.

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** CreepyAwesome: All White Whistles who have been introduced or named so far have also been portrayed starkly compared to the other whistles, with ominous silhouettes and epithets as well as dark concealing outfits. Besides Lyza, there is [[spoiler:[[SuperStrength Ozen the Immovable]], [[PlagueDoctor Sarajo the Lord of Mystery]]), Mystery]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters Wakuna the Lord of Guidance]] and of course [[MadScientist Bondrewd the Novel]], Lord of [[ForScience Dawn]].]] Even Lyza, who is comparably the brightest and most normal looking White Whistle is sometimes portrayed in a creepy fashion befitting her violent epithet, with her aptly named pickaxe alluding to the scythe of the Grim Reaper.


*** CreepyAwesome: All White Whistles who have been introduced or named so far have also been portrayed starkly compared to the other whistles, with ominous silhouettes and epithets as well as dark concealing outfits. Besides Lyza, there is [[spoiler:[[SuperStrength Ozen the Immovable]], [[PlagueDoctor Sarajo the Lord of Mystery]]), [[TeleportersAndTransporters Wakuna the Lord of Guidance]] and of course [[MadScientist Bondrewd the Novel]], Lord of [[ForScience Dawn]].]] Even Lyza, who is comparably the brightest and most normal looking White Whistle is sometimes portrayed in a creepy fashion befitting her violent epithet, with her aptly named pickaxe making her looking like the Grim Reaper.

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*** ** CreepyAwesome: All White Whistles who have been introduced or named so far have also been portrayed starkly compared to the other whistles, with ominous silhouettes and epithets as well as dark concealing outfits. Besides Lyza, there is [[spoiler:[[SuperStrength Ozen the Immovable]], [[PlagueDoctor Sarajo the Lord of Mystery]]), [[TeleportersAndTransporters Wakuna the Lord of Guidance]] and of course [[MadScientist Bondrewd the Novel]], Lord of [[ForScience Dawn]].]] Even Lyza, who is comparably the brightest and most normal looking White Whistle is sometimes portrayed in a creepy fashion befitting her violent epithet, with her aptly named pickaxe making her looking like alluding to the scythe of the Grim Reaper.


** Lyza the Annhilator in particular was described to be a standout even among the elites. Indeed, he prowess is hinted at by stories of her feats with Blaze Reap, the Everlasting Pick, and a flashback by fellow White Whistle Ozen.

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** Lyza the Annhilator in particular was described to be a standout even among the elites. Indeed, he her prowess is hinted at by stories of her feats with Blaze Reap, the Everlasting Pick, and a flashback by fellow White Whistle Ozen.Ozen.
*** CreepyAwesome: All White Whistles who have been introduced or named so far have also been portrayed starkly compared to the other whistles, with ominous silhouettes and epithets as well as dark concealing outfits. Besides Lyza, there is [[spoiler:[[SuperStrength Ozen the Immovable]], [[PlagueDoctor Sarajo the Lord of Mystery]]), [[TeleportersAndTransporters Wakuna the Lord of Guidance]] and of course [[MadScientist Bondrewd the Novel]], Lord of [[ForScience Dawn]].]] Even Lyza, who is comparably the brightest and most normal looking White Whistle is sometimes portrayed in a creepy fashion befitting her violent epithet, with her aptly named pickaxe making her looking like the Grim Reaper.


** [[spoiler: When Riko and Reg get to into the fourth layer, Riko is impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing parts of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm.]]

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** [[spoiler: When Riko and Reg get to into enter the fourth layer, Riko is gets impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die.die from the porcupine's persistent attacks. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing parts of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm.arm and Riko's life.]]


* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism, and much more. However, the ones that hold truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiworks of Bondrewd the Novel]].

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* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism, parasitism and much more. However, the ones that hold truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiworks of Bondrewd the Novel]].Novel]].
** [[spoiler: When Riko and Reg get to into the fourth layer, Riko is impaled in the arm via a large porcupine monster's quill laced with venom and Reg has to bring her away before they all die. However the only escape was up, so Riko was forced to go through the Curse ''while'' being poisoned by the quill and starts hemorrhaging from every orifice. The combined pain gets so bad that Riko practically begs Reg to amputate her poisoned arm, which Reg ''botches'' the bone-breaking and slicing parts of. Thankfully Nanachi came to help and was able to save the arm.]]


* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism, and much more. However, the ones that hold truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiwork of Bondrewd the Novel]].

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* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism, and much more. However, the ones that hold truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiwork handiworks of Bondrewd the Novel]].


* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism, and much more. However, the ones that holds truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiwork of Bondrewd the Novel]].

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* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, parasitism, and much more. However, the ones that holds hold truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiwork of Bondrewd the Novel]].


* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, predation, and much more. However, the ones that holds truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiwork of Bondrewd the Novel]].

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* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, predation, parasitism, and much more. However, the ones that holds truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiwork of Bondrewd the Novel]].

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* BodyHorror: The dangerous aspects of the Abyss have a plethora of ways to play merry hell with the human body. Evisceration, hemorrhaging, swelling, predation, and much more. However, the ones that holds truest to this trope are [[spoiler: the handiwork of Bondrewd the Novel]].


* ActionDuo: Reg and Riko. Riko is a strategist with encyclopedic knowledge about the Abyss and its threats, Reg is a heavy hitter packed with enough firepower to follow her plans through and destroy the obstacles blocking their path.

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** Lyza the Annhilator in particular was described to be a standout even among the elites. Indeed, he prowess is hinted at by stories of her feats with Blaze Reap, the Everlasting Pick, and a flashback by fellow White Whistle Ozen.
* ActionDuo: Reg and Riko. Riko is a strategist with encyclopedic knowledge about the Abyss and its threats, Reg is a heavy hitter packed with enough firepower to follow her plans through and destroy the obstacles blocking their path.


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* ButtMonkey: Both Reg and Riko suffer their fair share of jokes and embarrassment, and situations almost always seem to take a turn for the worse, but the two are resilient enough to press on forward to their goals.


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* LostTechnology: The best way to describe the Abyss' artifacts. The surface world has little idea on how to reproduce them, hence why the town of Orth can make a living off auctioning the fruits of their excavations. Reg himself is a walking example, and his goal is to discover his origins.


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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Just because the Abyss is a dangerous place doesn't mean there aren't plenty of small animals living within. Many of them are absolutely fuzzy and adorable. More importantly, they are a good source of food.
* RuinsForRuinsSake: Wild nature dominates the Abyss landscape, but there are traces of civilization left standing to be explored, be it a lonely tomb from past millenia, a pirate ship embedded in a cliff-side wall, or the grand remains of an ancient city.


* ForbiddenZone: Due to how hostile they are to human life, deeper layers of the Abyss are forbidden for lower-ranked explorers. Only White Whistles are allowed to freely roam all layers. Of course, our heroes' intention is to cross all of them and reach the bottom of the Abyss.



* SceneryPorn: The art in both the Manga and the Anime Adaption is breathtaking. The town of Orth itself is sheer eye-candy, and the natural glory of the Abyss is lovingly and richly detailed.

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* PointOfNoReturn: The frontier between the fifth and sixth layers is considered this, as the ascension curse of the sixth layer is pretty much fatal to human beings. The sixth layer is called "City of the Unreturned" for this reason.
* SceneryPorn: The art in both the Manga and the Anime Adaption is breathtaking. The town of Orth itself is sheer eye-candy, and the natural glory of the Abyss is lovingly and richly detailed.detailed.
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome:
** The manga is rife with double-page spreads showcasing the amazing scenery of Orth and the Abyss.
** The first episode of the anime ends with one, when Riko shows Reg the dawn in Orth: as the sun rises over the mountains, both the city and the Abyss are slowly bathed in light. Reg watches in awe from the top of the hill.
* YearOutsideHourInside: Time seems to run slower the deeper you are in the Abyss, and it's easy to lose the track of time. Ozen claims that one time she made what she thought was a two-week-long trip to the fifth layer, but when she returned to the surface, she discovered she had been gone for months.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Even before the start of her adventure, Riko is very aware of the fact that she isn't going to return from the Abyss.


* ArtStyleDissonance: The art style for the characters is very PuniPlush in stark contrast to complicated backgrounds and the visceral horrors.

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* BottomlessPits: Non-video game example. The Abyss is deep. It is ''very'' deep. According to the latest available map, the Abyss reaches beyond 20,000 meters below sea level. As a frame of reference, take the deepest known point on Earth (Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep, ~11,000 meters below sea level), '''double''' that length, ''and keep going.''


* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from the its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface for safety.

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* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from the its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface for safety.


* DaylightHorror: The Abyss, in contrary to the implications of its name, is a brightly-lit place, with sunlight slipping past the Curse's barrier and washing the scenery in gorgeous lighting. That means little to the dangers lurking within.

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* DaylightHorror: The Abyss, in contrary to the implications of its name, is a brightly-lit place, with sunlight slipping past the Curse's barrier and washing the scenery in gorgeous lighting. That means little to the dangers lurking within.

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* OrphanageOfFear: Downplayed. The Belchero Orphanage exploits child labor, but the kids are no more afraid of their instructors then they do a strict parent. In fact, some even enlist into the orphanage to undergo training as cave raiders, hoping to gain a better standing in life.


* EldritchLocation: The Abyss. It is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. And that's not mentioning what happens if one were to try climbing back out...

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* EldritchLocation: The Abyss. It is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. And that's not mentioning Not to mention what happens if one were to try climbing back out...


* BreakTheCutie: The main adventurers are cute children. The Abyss is a merciless DeathWorld. Do the math.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town of Orth is a lively place; cave delvers are treated like celebrities and heroes, there is almost nowhere you can go without witnessing a splendid view worth a thousand words, artifacts are worth good money and have varied effects that are, if not convenient, at least a good source of entertainment, and people seem generally content with their lot in life. Even the Belchero Orphanage isn't exactly what one would consider an OrphanageOfFear - orphans are given education and job training, and the heads running them are well-meaning and reasonable, if stern. Of course, the rosy and idyllic image of the town is made unsettling considering the ''rampant'' child labor, with children being fully expected to work and/or explore the Abyss before they hit puberty, and even dreaming of going down to more dangerous depths. Delvers are treated as martyrs, and their offspring are inspired to follow in their parents' dangerous footsteps.



* DeathWorld: The Abyss is home to contained ecosystems as diverse as they are numerous. However, this means that many of the fauna and flora have evolved to become incredibly dangerous to cave delvers. Prospective raiders run the risk of suffering a downright gruesome fate with every dive, and that's not even mentioning the Curse enveloping the whole place.

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* DaylightHorror: The Abyss, in contrary to the implications of its name, is a brightly-lit place, with sunlight slipping past the Curse's barrier and washing the scenery in gorgeous lighting. That means little to the dangers lurking within.
* DeathWorld: The Abyss is home to contained ecosystems as diverse as they are numerous. However, this means that many of the fauna and flora have evolved to become incredibly dangerous to cave delvers. Prospective raiders run the risk of suffering a downright gruesome fate with every dive, and that's not even mentioning touching the subject of the Curse enveloping the whole entire place.



* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from the its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Because the Sixth Layer is considered the point of no return for delvers, White Whistles who venture past this threshold have given up the thought of ever returning back to the surface for the sake of discovering the Abyss' deepest enigmas. They can send up records of their discoveries below, but in effect no longer exist to the rest of the world outside of that.
* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from the its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface.surface for safety.


In Oosu, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Rico, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot..."

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In Oosu, Orth, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Rico, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot..."



* SceneryPorn: The art in both the Manga and the Anime Adaption is breathtaking. The town of Oosu itself is sheer eye-candy, and the natural glory of the Abyss is lovingly and richly detailed.

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* SceneryPorn: The art in both the Manga and the Anime Adaption is breathtaking. The town of Oosu Orth itself is sheer eye-candy, and the natural glory of the Abyss is lovingly and richly detailed.


** Layer Six and Below - [[BalefulPolymorph Loss of Humanity]], very possibly death.

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** Layer Six and Below - [[BalefulPolymorph Loss of Humanity]], very possibly death.
** Layer Seven - Certain
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** Layer Six and Below - [[BalefulPolymorph Loss of Humanity]], possibly death.

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** Layer Six and Below - [[BalefulPolymorph Loss of Humanity]], very possibly death.


* SceneryPorn: The art in both the Manga and the Anime Adaption is breathtakingly beautiful. The town of Oosu is sheer eye-candy, and the natural glory of the Abyss is lovingly and richly detailed.

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* SceneryPorn: The art in both the Manga and the Anime Adaption is breathtakingly beautiful. breathtaking. The town of Oosu itself is sheer eye-candy, and the natural glory of the Abyss is lovingly and richly detailed.


* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from the its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface.

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* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from the its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface.surface.
* SceneryPorn: The art in both the Manga and the Anime Adaption is breathtakingly beautiful. The town of Oosu is sheer eye-candy, and the natural glory of the Abyss is lovingly and richly detailed.


* {{Curse}}: "The Curse of the Abyss". No one is sure exactly what it is, but there's ''something'' within the Abyss that induces increasingly harsh symptoms on raiders attempting to climb back to the surface, making ascension potentially more dangerous than descending. The effects are as followed:

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* {{Curse}}: "The Curse of the Abyss". No one is sure exactly what it is, but there's ''something'' within the Abyss that induces increasingly harsh symptoms on raiders attempting to climb back to the surface, making ascension potentially more dangerous riskier than descending. even exploring. The effects are as followed:follows:


* ArtStyleDissonance The art style is very PuniPlush....

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* ArtStyleDissonance TheAce: Bearers of a White Whistle are considered [[LivingLegends Living Legends]], the absolute best of all the cave raiders, and the most capable of exploring the Abyss' mysteries. With access to the Sixth Layer, they must be able to easily traverse hostile landscapes and confront the most dangerous monsters, spending months if not years at a time in the pit's lower layers. Furthermore, they must possess incredible tolerance to the harshest symptoms of the Curse. Many aspire to rise the ranks and earn a White Whistle of their own, one of them being Riko.
* ArtStyleDissonance:
The art style for the characters is very PuniPlush....PuniPlush in stark contrast to complicated backgrounds and the visceral horrors.
* {{Curse}}: "The Curse of the Abyss". No one is sure exactly what it is, but there's ''something'' within the Abyss that induces increasingly harsh symptoms on raiders attempting to climb back to the surface, making ascension potentially more dangerous than descending. The effects are as followed:
** Layer One - Light dizziness akin to Decompression Sickness.
** Layer Two - Heavy nausea, numbness of limbs, headaches.
** Layer Three - Loss of balance, visual and auditory hallucinations in addition to the above effects.
** Layer Four - Whole-body pain, bleeding from every orifice.
** Layer Five - Loss of all sensation, increased likelihood of self-harm.
** Layer Six and Below - [[BalefulPolymorph Loss of Humanity]], possibly death.
* DeathWorld: The Abyss is home to contained ecosystems as diverse as they are numerous. However, this means that many of the fauna and flora have evolved to become incredibly dangerous to cave delvers. Prospective raiders run the risk of suffering a downright gruesome fate with every dive, and that's not even mentioning the Curse enveloping the whole place.
* EldritchLocation: The Abyss. It is littered with treasures unique to the rest of the world, some with miraculous and physics-defying properties, and is home to entire worlds divided between the layers, each carrying their own host of monsters and mysteries. And that's not mentioning what happens if one were to try climbing back out...
* JustifiedTitle: The Abyss is home to many artifacts that are valued on the surface world, but the series' title can refer to Reg as well, a robot who's more than likely to have originated from the its very bottom. What's more, the title can ''also'' refer to Riko, who was born in the lower layers before being taken up to the surface.


Despite its cutesy art style, [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] fooled for even a second.

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Despite its cutesy art style, [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] fooled [[ViolenceIsDisturbing fooled]] [[BodyHorror for even even]] [[BreakTheCutie a second.
second.]]


''Made In Abyss'' is an adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi The description is as follows, via MyAnmeList:

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''Made In Abyss'' is an adventure manga by Akihito Tsukushi The description is as follows, via MyAnmeList:

"The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how far down this titanic pit goes, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics whose purpose is unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. Over the course of time those bold enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as "Cave Raiders."

In Oosu, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Rico, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot..."

Despite its cutesy art style, [[SurpriseCreepy Don't ]][[WhamEpisode be]] fooled for even a second.

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