Sentai Filmworks have confirmed that the upcoming theatrical release of anime sequel film Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul has been postponed from its original 13th April 2020 release date to an unspecified date later this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This delay affects the company’s plans to release the film in both North America and the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is currently on lockdown for at least 3 weeks, with all non-essential businesses closed and people requested to not leave their home for non-urgent reasons. Prior to that policy however, all of the country’s major cinema chains announced plans to close their sites – including Cineworld, who were scheduled to show the film.
Sentai Filmworks describes the film’s story as:
Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable, but the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss…
Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul is directed by Masayuki Kojima (Black Bullet) and written by Hideyuki Kurata (Goblin Slayer), who previously worked on the TV anime series. The soundtrack is composed by Kevin Penkin, whose work on the TV series won the 2018 Crunchyroll Anime Award.
Source: Sentai Filmworks