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Sentai Filmworks Adds Gainax's Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water TV

posted on by Egan Loo
Sci-fi adventure anime by future Evangelion staffers to get bilingual BDs/DVDs

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Saturday that it acquired Gainax's science-fiction adventure anime Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water. The 39-episode 1990-1991 series will be "available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release on bilingual DVD & BD to follow."

Sentai describes the story:

The World's Fair, Paris, 1889: a young inventor crosses paths with an enigmatic girl and her pet lion. Suddenly they find themselves pursued by a villainous trio intent upon stealing the magical Blue Water. Thus begins an epic adventure inspired by Jules Verne's masterpiece 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Join Nadia and Jean as they travel the high seas in search of Nadia's homeland and her past, their only clue the mysterious jewel Nadia wears. Can they unravel the Secret of the Blue Water before it is too late? Discover Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water, the animated series beloved by millions, and find out for yourself!

The staff featured director Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion, His and Her Circumstances), character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise, Evangelion, Summer Wars), sound director Katsunori Shimizu (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Fushigi Yugi), and musical composer Shiro Sagisu (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, Evangelion).

The anime was previously released on video tape by Streamline Pictures, and on video tape and DVD by ADV Films.

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