Evangelion Manga Artist Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Draws Nadia

posted on by Amanda Ellard

Evangelion manga artist Yoshiyuki Sadamoto gives a special tribute to Gainax's first TV anime series Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water with Nadia artwork posted on his Twitter on August 8.

Sadamoto captioned the image with "The front cover is the circus girl haha; this is the crop of the picture. I haven't painted in a long time~." He also added, "generally now when I draw, it's in this sort of feeling, however, seeing that time's picture again it doesn't completely resemble [the original]. She has a very different face (lol)."

The post received a lot of positive comments, including many that spoke of the nostalgia and childhood memories the art evoked.

This year, the anime celebrates 25 years since its conclusion and Nadia herself, officially said to be born May 31, 1875, celebrated her 141st birthday. The series directed by Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) originally screened on NHK in 1990 and ran for 39 episodes. The series received a second re-release from Sentai Filmworks as a complete collection on DVD and Blu-ray in 2014.

Sadamoto recently did an interview after finishing the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga. He is currently working in the smartphone video games market and designing costumes for live-action movies.

Source: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Twitter

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