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Hikari to Mizu no Daphne


Alternative Titles

English: Daphne in the Brilliant Blue
Japanese: 光と水のダフネ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2004 to Jul 3, 2004
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.871 (scored by 3,100 users)
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Ranked: #38272
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Popularity: #3140
Members: 8,868
Favorites: 18
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

In the future, water has covered much of the Earth due to the effects of global warming. The orphaned Maia Mizuki, 15, just graduated from middle school and has already applied for employment in the elite paramilitary Ocean Agency, part of the futuristic world government. Only the best, most intelligent, and physically fit students are eligible for admission. Maia, the series' protagonist, is set to become one of the few.

But her ideal life quickly falls apart. To her disappointment, Maia unexpectedly fails her entrance exams. Making matters worse, she promptly gets evicted from her house, pick pocketed, taken hostage, then shot. She is "saved" by two women (Rena and Shizuka) that are part of an unorthodox help-for-hire organization called Nereids (inspired by the Greek mythological Nereids ). With nowhere to go, Maia joins up with Nereids, taking jobs from capturing wanted criminals to chasing stray cats, often with unexpected results. Gloria and Yu later join up with Nereids.

"Daphne" in the title refers to a subplot that starts midway into the series and eventually become important to Maia. "Brilliant Blue" refers to the fact that this is a world covered by water with almost no land. The world consists of vast oceans, a few islands, and floating cities.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mizuki, Maia
Mizuki, Maia
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai
Gloria
Gloria
Supporting
Asano, Masumi
Japanese
Asano, Masumi
Honjo, Rena
Honjo, Rena
Supporting
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Park, Yu
Park, Yu
Supporting
Kaida, Yuuko
Japanese
Kaida, Yuuko

Staff

Ikehata, Takashi
Ikehata, Takashi
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Sunayama, Kurasumi
Sunayama, Kurasumi
Script
Yamada, Yasunori
Yamada, Yasunori
Script


Edit Opening Theme

"Asu no Blue Wing (明日のBlue wing)" by Sae

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Anata to Yuujikan (あなたと言う時間)" by CooRie (eps 1-14)
#2: "Anata to Yuujikan (あなたと言う時間)" by Mai Nakahara (eps 15-23)
#3: "Asu no Blue Wing (明日のBlue wing)" by Sae (eps 24)




More reviewsReviews

Drizzt
Mar 12, 2009
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue is really a hidden treasure amongst anime. This series was a pure enjoyment, from beginning to end. So on to the review...

Story! Like the title suggests everything in this anime revolves around the sea. In (not so) distant future people are living in mega-hi-tech cities that resurfaced from the ocean floor when Earth recuperated from pollution and could once more sustain life on the surface. In one of this cities live our main protagonist Maia Mizuki who has a case of amnesia and as story unfolds begins a quest for discovering her past. She and her female friends trough series read more
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OtakuTrey
Dec 8, 2011
Im going to cut to the chase on this review.

THIS DOESNT EVEN HAVE AN ECCHI TAG ON IT! look and see know where does it say that. That is what i want to say to every, just because there in little to nothing doesnt mean ecchi. there and no boobs flying around, or bouncing as they are fighting. AND That is what people think when they see the art work on this site.

yes i would say this is a diamond in the rough. And I know why it is. Just from looking at the art that is attached to this you will see women barely read more
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alstore
Sep 18, 2008
dear god this has to be one of the worst anime, i have seen in a good long time! first of all their is no real story at all!! they are so dumb they can barely do any jobs right!!witch is why they have a hard time getting to the story!! the art is o.k but not that good. sound was the only thing they got right! oh! why have they not killed each other is beyond me.i mean come on 2 of them can have a hard time not fighting each other. the main character can not get any more useless if she tried! read more
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warniefn
Jul 6, 2010
If there ever was a case of not judging a book by its cover, it would be this anmie. what looks on the outside as just a mere "fan service ' T@A with guns affair" in truth something much more substantial and meaningful.There is a depth to this anmie ,( you wouldn't normally associate with this type of anmie and) that makes for a satisfying watch both intellectually and emotionally as well.

Story- Quite well developed , with many twists and turns and coming read more
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