Fushigi no Umi no Nadia


Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

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Alternative Titles

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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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 2062020,620 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2625
Members: 70,956
Favorites: 541

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Synopsis

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)

Background

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

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Kawando, Kenjirou
Producer
Anno, Hideaki
Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Animation Director
Higuchi, Shinji
Director, Storyboard, Inserted Song Performance
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director


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"Blue Water" by Miho Morikawa.
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Ending Theme

"Yes! I Will" by Miho Morikawa.




Reviews

Nov 9, 2008
Story: Nadia, the Secret of Blue Water is supposedly based on the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The truth of the matter is, the plot elements shared by the two can pretty much be counted on one hand. The two stories are practically unconnected. But that's alright. The plot crafted for Nadia "based on" Jules Verne's is actually quite good by its own right. It offers both awesomely epic action and touching emotionality and handles both wonderfully. There are a few nicely executed twists thrown in as well.

Of course, no review of Nadia can get around a certain arc in the middle. Episodes 23-34 ...
Dec 26, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Jean Raltique is a 14 year old, wide eyed inventor living in 1890’s France. He and his uncle are participating in the Birdman Rally, an event that wouldn’t actually be established until 1970’s England, but we’ll be gracious and ignore that fact. He falls in love at first sight with an exotic looking circus performer named Nadia, who wants to return to the place of her birth, which... Due to her dark skin... she believes to be Africa. They’re attacked by a trio of jewel thieves, and are chased all the way back to Jean’s house, where he smoothly offers to ...
May 13, 2022
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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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