Fushigi no Umi no Nadia

Japanese name: Fushigi no Umi no Nadia
Japanese name: ふしぎの海のナディア
English name: Nadia of the Mysterious Seas; Nadia: Secret of Blue Water
French name: Nadia et le secret de l'eau bleue
Italian name: Il mistero della pietra azzurra
Dates: April 13, 1990-April 12, 1991
September 1991 (France)
July 1991 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Friday, 7:30-8:00 pm (19:30-20:00)
Number of episodes: 39
Animation Studio: Gainax
Production Company: NHK Enterprises, Toho, Gainax
Broadcaster: Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK-G)
La 1 (France)
Italia 1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Jules Verne (novels: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Five Weeks in a Balloon)
Series Director: Hideaki Anno
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Hiroshi Kubota
Storyboard(s): Masa Yuki, Takeshi Mori
Art Director: Masanori Kikuchi, Hiroshi Sasaki
Character Designer(s): Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Syunji Suzuki, Shoichi Masuo (mecha), Hideaki Anno (mecha)
Animator(s): Syunji Suzuki (director)
Music: Shiro Sasisu (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yoshino Takamori (Nadia), Noriko Hidaka (Jean), Yuko Mizutani (Marie), Toshihara Sakurai (King), Akio Otsuka (Captain Nemo), Kikuko Inoue (Electra), Kumiko Takizawa (Grandis), Kenyu Horiuchi (Sanson), Toshihara Sakurai (Hanson), Motomu Kiyokawa (Gargoyle)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, submarines, spaceships, airships, historical (France, Pacific Ocean islands, Nineteenth Century), literary adaptation
Home Video

Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Fushigi no Umi no Nadia go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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