Made In Abyss Game Gets Slapped With Adults-Only Rating In Japan

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Image: Spike Chunsoft

Surprised to see the game based on Made In Abyss receiving an adults-only rating? If you’ve seen the anime, you might not be. The video game adaptation has just been given a CERO-Z. That’s Japan’s adults-only, 18-years-old-and-up rating.

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While the screenshots look fairly cute, the original anime does have its share of blood and gore—a stark contrast indeed.

Fans have been pointing out that, in comparison, Dark Souls has a slightly softer CERO-D (ages 17-and-up) rating, while Grand Theft Auto V, Resident Evil Village, and Ghost of Tsushima all have the max CERO-Z ratings. (GTAV has the mature rating for violence and sexual situations, while the last two were given it for violence.)

The official site for the Made In Abyss game even has an age-gate! Which is required for the rating, but leads to rather innocuous images like these being locked away for adults’ eyes only.

Illustration for article titled Made In Abyss Game Gets Slapped With Adults-Only Rating In Japan
Image: Spike Chunsoft
Illustration for article titled Made In Abyss Game Gets Slapped With Adults-Only Rating In Japan
Image: Spike Chunsoft
Illustration for article titled Made In Abyss Game Gets Slapped With Adults-Only Rating In Japan
Photo: Spike Chunsoft
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I guess Spike Chunsoft is playing the more gory bits close to its chest?

Made In Abyss will be released in Japan next year on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

DISCUSSION

strossusmenor
Strossus

You say slapped with, I say ‘oh thank god’.  If it was made in the US they would have looked once at the characters and 4kids’d the fuck out of it until it was E for Everyone.  AO for the story at least says it might have *some* integrity.