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Japanese question the Atlantis/Nadia similarity

posted on 2001-05-28 21:16 EDT
ANN's Japanese Correspondent, Mori Yuji, sent in a link to a Nippon Keizai Shimbun article describing the controversy surrounding Atlantis and Nadia..

The Nippon Keizai Shimbun (The "Wall Street Journal of Japan") has a brief article (Japanese only) describing Disney's Atlantis, and the discussions on the Internet showing it's similarities to Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water.

Cookie has finished a quick, rough translation of the first paragraph of the article:
"Exactly the same? The Net controversy: Disney's new movie and Japanese TV Anime"

In June, "Atlantis" opens to the public in America, but Anime lovers on the internet are already discussing the "resemblence/non-resemblence" with NHK's 1990 TV broadcast anime "Fushigi no Umi no Nadia" (Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water). Discussion is occuring in America and Europe on internet bulletin boards, where "Japanimation" lovers spread support because of their interest.


Update @ 2:30am
Yūji Mori has provided an excellent translation of the second half of the article:

It is the adventure movie on the Lost Continent of Atlantis (the protagonist adventurer is played by Michal J. Fox) and is scheduled to open in the end of this year in Japan. While _The Atlantis_ is set in the beginning of the 20th century, in which a gigantic submarine appears, _Nadia_ also is the marine adventure story on a descendant girl of the Atlantis, in which a super submarine appears and takes an important role. The story is set in the end of the 19th century. The general director was ANNO Hideaki, known for _Neon Genesis Evangelion_.

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