Fushigi no Umi no Nadia

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

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Japanese: ふしぎの海のナディア
English: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
German: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
French: Nadia, Le Secret de L'eau Bleue
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Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 1990 to Apr 12, 1991
Premiered: Spring 1990
Broadcast: Fridays at 19:30 (JST)
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.521 (scored by 1940519,405 users)
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Ranked: #17092
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Popularity: #2554
Members: 66,272
Favorites: 516

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In 1889, the world is on the pinnacle of great discoveries in technology. In mankind's grasp for the future, a sinister foe known only as Gargoyle, obsessed with restoring the former Atlantean empire to the glory it once held, begins his plans to take over the world. Nadia, with the help of a young inventor, Jean Roque Lartigue, and Captain Nemo of the submarine Nautilus, must fight to save the world from Gargoyle and Neo-Atlantis. Based on the Novel '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' by Jules Verne.

(Source: ANN)


The series won the 1990 Animage's Anime Grand Prix Award.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Anno, Hideaki
Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Animation Director
Higuchi, Shinji
Director, Storyboard, Inserted Song Performance
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director
Maeda, Mahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Original Creator, Setting


Opening Theme

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"Blue Water" by Miho Morikawa.

Ending Theme

"Yes! I Will" by Miho Morikawa.


Sep 28, 2023
It blows me away that this anime doesn't have more fans or receives more critical praise. I'll start with what's good about the anime since there's a lot great about it. Nadia: Secret of the blue water is very fast paced and exciting. The roller coaster of emotion this anime takes you on is amazing, one episode your having a blast and laughing it up with the hilarious and dynamic cast, the next you feel like bawling your eyes out. The action in this anime is also top tier, it's not listed in the genres in MAL but I would honestly call this a mecha, ...
Apr 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Do you want to see Evangelion before Evangelion took a definite form? look no further than this series, which is simply a preamble to what Hideaki Anno made with that one, and I mean that it's a preamble in the true sense of the word not only in terms of visuals and scenes copied and pasted but also because it de facto encapsulates every virtue and sin (oh no the christian symbology from Ultraman and Ultraseven has taken hold of me too! help me! No, wait, I'm an Ultraman fan too, everything's OK) of that series, in turn the virtues and sins of the creator, ...
May 13, 2022
Recommendation: A decent series marred by almost 1/3 of the episodes being an irrelevant and terrible filler arc added as a cash grab without the involvement of the original creator. It's a respectable adventure series, but you have to skip episodes 23-34 or it will completely ruin your viewing experience.

Nadia is, of course, most well-known as Hideaki Anno's prior series before Neon Genesis Evangelion. And the parts of this series that he directed bear some resemblance to themes and ideas that would later be explored more deeply in NGE, especially with regards to religious symbolism. For most of Anno's run on the series, ...

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