Is Made in Abyss too dark to watch: Korean Controversy suggests

Is Made in Abyss too dark to watch: Korean Controversy suggests

Anime has given us many popular dark content, from the infamous Shoujo Tsubaki to the beloved Berserk. However such anime usually attract a lot of controversy for their explicit content. Recently, the popular anime Made in Abyss has come under scrutiny for the same reason, particularly concerning younger viewers. This article explores the issues involved in Made in Abyss and the involvement of K-pop idols.

Controversial content surrounding Made in Abyss

A still from Made in Abyss
A still from Made in Abyss (Image via Kinema Citrus)

Made in Abyss, despite being released in a Chibi style with bright colors that otherwise attract younger audiences has a comparatively darker plot involving child abuse and what nots. With the release of season 2, alarming reports have emerged, suggesting that young female elementary school students have been exposed to inappropriate content within Made in Abyss. The detailed accounts of harassment have also contributed to the concerns about the show’s impact on its younger audience.

K-pop Idols and their influence

A still from Made in Abyss
A still from Made in Abyss (Image via Kinema Citrus)

K-pop is popular among young girls throughout the world, these fans usually imitate the actions of their idols to show their support.

  • Made in Abyss being rated mature for its NSFW scenes, if promoted by K-pop Idols will only attract a younger audience towards it.
  • Recently an old live session Tomorrow X Together’s (popularly known as TXT) Soobin went viral, in which he expressed his liking for the second season of Made in Abyss.
  • However. his confession was followed by a statement that he does not endorse the anime due to its offensive nature. Twitterattis misinterpreted his likings, attributing a recommendation to an anime he advised against.

Sources suggest that NCT’s Taeyong has multiple times given ‘easter eggs’ such as an Instagram story with something else in focus, but a Made in Abyss volume cover on the side.

Made in Abyss controversy regarding K-Pop idol via this instagram story of Soobin
A snapshot of the Instagram story of Soobin in which one can see a Made in Abyss volume book on the right.

He not only praised the anime but has also reportedly collected a manga version that surpasses the anime in explicit content. But for all intent and purposes, Made in Abyss is a work of art, despite being quite dark in its undertaking – and showing that one is endorsed in this work of art is not always explicitly equivalent to endorsing a certain aspect of that particular art. 

Made in Abyss’ author’s controversy

A still from Made in Abyss
A still from Made in Abyss (Image via Kinema Citrus)

This is not the first time this anime has faced backlash among anime fans, in 2021, Akihito Tsukushi, the creator of the popular manga and anime series Made in Abyss, was the subject of controversy for his alleged involvement in child sexual abuse material on Twitter. Following this, fans started to draw parallels between his work and his online behavior.  

Even then, Made in Abyss was criticized for normalizing child abuse and violence. 

The anime’s reception in different communities

A still from Made in Abyss
A still from Made in Abyss (Image via Kinema Citrus)

For the first season, the anime gained a lot of recognition and won the Anime of the Year award at Crunchyroll Anime Awards. The anime was also praised for its high-quality animation with out-of-the-world details. However, since the inception of 2nd season, the anime’s reputation has extended beyond its typical audience, reaching a reputedly male-dominated community.

The series has faced criticism for its graphic content from the very first scenes of the second season. Made in Abyss, which was initially loved for its plot, has become a source of entertainment for people who particularly enjoy explicit content. Although this anime is not targeted towards young girls, involving children in any controversy is too dark to watch

Conclusion

In conclusion, the controversy surrounding Made in Abyss brings attention to the challenges of creating content that caters to diverse audiences. The clash between explicit content, endorsements from influential figures, and the potential impact on younger viewers raises valid concerns. As discussions continue, they prompt reflection on the responsibility of both content creators and influential figures in shaping the anime landscape.

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7 thoughts on “Is Made in Abyss too dark to watch: Korean Controversy suggests”

  1. Taeyong did not recommend the manga. He never even mentioned it at least once to fans. If ur gonna make an article abt it, at least get ur facts straight.

  2. This is actual slander. Taeyong never talked about MiA. Never said he liked it nor endorsed it. The photo was not an Easter Egg the photo was about the boots he was gifted and the copy (we don’t know if it’s his copy or his friends or was gifted it) happened to be on the floor. You will be sued by SM Entertainment if you don’t retract this slanderous article.

  3. Excuse me but where did you get the source that states Taeyong highly praised the manga when there was no record of him mentioning him, just a snapshot from an instagram story???

    1. The situation has flared up chaotically, which led to most of the Social Media posts being taken down. Hence, right now our article seems to lack the sources it was founded upon. However, we only aspire to cover how the situation had unfolded and as such would hope you’d understand from which perspective this article has been written on.

    1. Due to how the entire situation flared up, most of the social media posts that we had cited and our sources have been taken down. However, that does not mean that these aren’t true. We understand that the lack of sources makes our article a bit hard to believe, nonetheless, we aspire only to cover how things have exactly unfolded and nothing more than that.

      1. “Due to how the entire situation flared up, most of the social media posts that we had cited and our sources have been taken down. However, that does not mean that these aren’t true. We understand that the lack of sources makes our article a bit hard to believe, nonetheless, we aspire only to cover how things have exactly unfolded and nothing more than that.”

        Well maybe you should ducking aspire to cover ACTUAL TRUTH. Or, you know, EDIT YOUR FECAL MATTER OF AN ARTICLE SO IT DOESNT STILL LOOK LIKE YOU ARE PRESENTING HARD FACTS AND NOT A DUCKED UP “DEAF PHONE” OF DUCKING KPOP ANTIS RUMOUR MIL???
        The audacity of you holy sh. Disgusting behavior.

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