While Nadia has been licensed by ADV, the Omake "extra" episodes were not. These short Omake "extra" episodes were included as a bonus on the Japanese LD set. They were never released on any other format.
The Nadia Omakes are little extras that were made after the "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water TV series, and should satisfy fans of the show.
There really is no story to these Omakes as expected, and each 4 minute segment is pretty much a small skit (most of which are Comedy driven) that deals with more in depth info on the characters and episodes from the show. They are quite entertaining, and give good info at the same time. If you are a fan of the TV series then these are nice little extras to add to your viewings. The skits certainly aren’t really anything
special, and are mostly there as Easter Eggs for the fans. But the things you will learn about include: more info on the Nautolis, what some characters were doing when off screen, to just giving more background story on a certain cast member. It’s a nice little extra because as fans probably know, the TV series wasn’t really much of a comedy...so something like this is a nice change of pace. Not a whole lot of depth to the skits, but pretty enjoyable none the less.
The music to these Omakes is pretty forgettable, and the only real memorable parts comes in the form of the opening instrumental--which contains a lot of horns! It's okay and all, it's just a shame it couldn't include any vocals. The best part about the audio is that the Japanese voice cast all return to fill their roles.
Oddly enough the art seems to look a bit more on the aged side when compared to the series, which aired in the late 80’s. Of course it could be because ADV licensed the Nadia series and the movie...yet never brought over these Omakes. So yeah...
All the characters have there personality from the show; from Nadia’s out spoken ways, to Jean’s curiosity, to Captain Nemo’s quiet demeanor. (Does that name sound familiar? Yes, Nadia’s story is actually based on Jules Verne’s "1000 Leagues Under the Sea") Since these shorts are more about comedy, it’s interesting to note that all the characters are drawn much more chibi this time around, though still do show up in their mature figures as well.
If you are a fan of Nadia (or are interested in the TV series), then I recommend checking these out. Though I feel I should warn you, that these Omakes give good detail on the plot from the series, and thus contain a large amount of spoilers. So if you haven’t seen the series, then you should do so first before watching these.
Side Note: The Nadia franchise should be viewed in the following order: