Made in Abyss (Blu-ray release 2017-10-25) is not your average anime series. It features a seriously gorgeous picture and cute children, who live in a town obsessed with exploring a huge hole in the ground known as the abyss. The deeper people go down the abyss, the more damage is done to their bodies when they climb back up – this phenomenon is known as a curse. Going beyond a certain level, there is no way to come back up alive – such a trip is known as the last dive. For some crazy reason, the mother of the child protagonist chose to abandon her child and went to go through a last dive. The protagonist is determined to find her mother at the bottom of the abyss, even if the abyss is filled with all kinds of horrible monsters. This almost impossible task is made less impossible because a robot boy shows up in the first episode to save her.
I love its drawing style, and it is clearly an important anime series to be remembered for a long time. However, eventually this story becomes really disturbing, even more so than Attack on Titan, to the point that at times it feels like a child torture porn. For this reason, I do not think this is an appropriate anime for parents to watch with children.