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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is a Japanese animated television series inspired by the works of Jules Verne, particularly Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and the exploits of Captain Nemo. The series was created by Toho, from a concept of Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by Hideaki Anno of Gainax.

The series follows a young inventor named Jean and a former circus performer named Nadia, who wishes to return to her home in Africa.

In its original Japanese broadcast, it aired from 1990 to 1991 and ran for 39 episodes, and distributed by ADV Films in the United States. ADV's Anime Network has broadcast the series in the United States.

  1. Hideaki Anno


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshiharu Sakurai


  2. Noriko Hidaka

    Noriko Hidaka

    Jean Roque Raltique

  3. Yuko Mizutani

    Yuko Mizutani

    Marie en Carlsberg

  4. Kumiko Takizawa

    Grandis Granva

  5. Ken'yuu Horiuchi

    Ken'yuu Horiuchi


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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

Season 1

1990 | 39 Episodes

Season 1 of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water premiered on April 13, 1990.

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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water



Original Name ふしぎの海のナディア

Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 25m



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