Manga Review: MADE IN ABYSS Vol. 4 & 5 (2018-2019) by Akihito Tsukushi

Genre: Dark Fantasy Seinen
Year Release in English: 2018 – 2019

Reminder: The star rating reflects overall opinion of the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Content warnings: Maggots, immolation, body horror

Riko and Reg bring Nanachi along as their new companion into the Abyss’s Fifth Layer. The landscapes are gorgeous and inventive, and I love the dynamic among the three of them.

But at the bottom of the Fifth Layer is the Ido Front, stronghold of Bondrewd. He is irredeemable, but as a villain, he is so good. Charismatic and hateable, I won’t say anything more because spoilers.

The reveals that unfold between the two volumes are also incredible, so you’re in for a treat if you can also ride through the upset.

Content warnings: Body horror, so much body horror, dismemberment

I have no idea how to review this without spoilers.

It’s upsetting. The questions raised by the world-building are disturbing at best.

Bondrewd still sucks.

I cried for over an hour when I finished.

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