Nadia: The Secret of Bluewater

My ratings for every single episode of Nadia. This series is seriously underrated and deserves to be seen by any fan of Miyazaki and/or Anno as well as anime in general.

The soundtrack composed by Shiro Sagisu is also very memorable, As a whole I even prefer it to the one in NGE.
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1.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ If I added all the episode ratings, the whole series would average 7.3, however, take out those god-awful "Island episodes" (Ep 23-34) and the series would average 8.4.

Overall: 8/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Girl at the Eiffel Tower (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 1
An Absolutely fantastic opening to the show. Nadia, Jean, Grandis, Hanson, and Sanson are quite a combo!

9/10 ” - shukigk
 
3.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: The Little Fugitive (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 2
That Jean sure is a genius.

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
4.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 3
Nadia doesn't like meat! Anyway, decent episode that introduces Mr. Ayerton.

7/10 ” - shukigk
 
5.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 4
Introducing the Nautilus and it's crew! If you've seen Evangelion, then Electra and Captain Nemo will definitely seem familiar...

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
6.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Marie's Island (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 5
Marie and Gargoyle get their introductions.

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
7.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 6
Gargoyle proves to be a very worthy villain to the show.

9/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: The Tower of Babel (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 7
The tower of Babel. Got to love all the biblical mumbo jumbo in Anno's stories?:)

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Mission to Rescue Nadia (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 8
Most action-packed episode so far.

9/10 ” - shukigk
 
10.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Nemo's Secret (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 9
The next batch of episodes take place almost exclusively in the Nautilus and are far more deliberately paced, but the character development keeps the show afloat.

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 10
The Nautilus runs straight into Gargoyle's minefield.

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
12.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 11
A breather episode featuring lots of comedy that sometimes works and other times doesn't.

7/10 ” - shukigk
 
13.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 12
Real meat at last! Nadia is certainly not amused, however...

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Run, Marie! Run! (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 13
All about Marie! Absolutely silly, but adorable as well!

6/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: The Valley of Dinicthys (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 14
Nadia and Marie contract tropical fever.

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
16.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 15
Great and very touching episode.

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
17.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 16
This episode is simply beautiful. It's probably my second favorite after ep 39.

10/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Jean's New Invention (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 17
A fun episode, but nothing more.

7/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Nautilus vs. Nautilus (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 18
Nautilus the submarine finds itself in an intense struggle against Nautilus the shellfish.

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Nemo's Best Friend (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 19
What secrets wait to be discovered at the Antarctica base?

9/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Jean Makes a Mistake (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 20
Jean builds a new airplane, but when it explodes from engine failure the Ship's whereabouts are easily discovered by the enemy.

7/10 ” - shukigk
 
22.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Farewell Nautilus (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 21
Part 1/2 of the conclusion of the Nautilus arc.

10/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Electra the Traitor (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 22
Part 2/2 of the conclusion of the Nautilus arc; the last really good episode for some time to come.

9/10 ” - shukigk
 
24.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Young Drifters (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 23
Here begins the Island arc, and it is not a pretty sight. The best thing you can do is realize that Hideaki Anno didn't even direct these episodes and pretend they don't exist, except for a few episodes, and parts of episodes which advance the story.

The episode is at least watchable until the gang reaches the island, but I would stop watching after that if I were you.

4/10 ” - shukigk
 
25.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Lincoln Island (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 24
Ughh!!! This episode is just terrible! Nadia becomes a totally unlikable jerk!!

2/10 ” - shukigk
 
26.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: The First Kiss (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 25
Far better than the last two episodes, but you aren't missing much if you decide to skip this one too.

5/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: King, the Lonely Lion (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 26
Not as insulting as ep 24, but a boring uninspired episode nonetheless.

3/10 ” - shukigk
 
28.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: The Island of the Witch (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 27
Not great, but the best episode since 22. The second half brings Ayerton back into the picture.

6/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: The Floating Island (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 28
Hanson, Sanson, and Grandis save the show!

7/10 ” - shukigk
 
30.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: King vs. King (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 29
Hanson and Sanson duel against each other with robotic lions, WTH!
There's a touching moment in the middle of the episode which explains why Nadia won't eat meat and can speak to animals, so the episode isn't a total waste.

5/10 ” - shukigk
 
31.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Labyrinth in the Earth (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 30
Finally an episode which advances the plot!

7/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Farewell, Red Noah (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 31
Even better, plus it finally explains a few mysteries we were all dying to find out.

8/10 ” - shukigk
 
33.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Nadia's Love...? (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 32
The gang crash lands into an African village. The plot is pointless, and the humor is even worse.

2/10 ” - shukigk
 
34.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: King's Rescue (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 33
Continuation of the story in the previous episode. It's not getting any better...

2/10 ” - shukigk
 
35.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: My Darling Nadia (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 34
An episode where we get to hear the gang sing about their adventures. Nadia has a lovely singing voice in both English and Japanese.


6/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: The Secret of Blue Water (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 35
These final five episodes are directed by Anno again, thank goodness!

Nadia finally visits Tartessos, her birthplace. This episode features wonderful, atmospheric, black and white visuals.
10/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: The New Nautilus (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 36
The return of Nemo and the Nautilus.

9/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Emperor Neo (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 37
Nadia meets emperor Neo in person.

9/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: To the Sky (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 38
The beginning of the end.

10/10 ” - shukigk
 
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Successor to the Stars (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
“ Episode 39
The flawless ending to the series.
10/10 ” - shukigk