Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )
"Fushigi no umi no Nadia" (original title)

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A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world.

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Series cast summary:
Noriko Hidaka ...
 Jean (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Carl Domaski ...
 Field Soldier (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Judson Jones ...
 Gargoyle's Henchman / ... (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Craig Kanne ...
 Red Noah (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Talbot McKitt ...
 New Nautilus Radio (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Jean (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Nanker Phelge ...
 Field Soldier (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Guy Roberts ...
 Field Soldier / ... (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Douglas Taylor ...
 Gargoyle's Cabinet / ... (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Red Noah (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Clay Towery ...
 Gargoyle's Cabinet / ... (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Meg Bauman ...
 Nadia (38 episodes, 1990-1991)
Toshiharu Sakurai ...
 King / ... (37 episodes, 1990-1991)
Shawn Sides ...
 King (37 episodes, 1990-1991)
Yoshino Takamori ...
 Nadia (36 episodes, 1990-1991)
Karen Kuykendall ...
 Narrator (35 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kumiko Takizawa ...
 Grandis (33 episodes, 1990-1991)
Martin Blacker ...
 Sanson (33 episodes, 1990-1991)
Margaret Cassidy ...
 Marie (33 episodes, 1990-1991)
Corey Gagne ...
 Hanson (33 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sarah Richardson ...
 Grandis (33 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ...
 Sanson (32 episodes, 1990-1991)
Yûko Mizutani ...
 Marie (31 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ev Lunning ...
 Captain Nemo (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
 Captain Nemo (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jennifer Stuart ...
 Electra (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kikuko Inoue ...
 Electra (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Billy F. Harden ...
 Nautilus Chief Engineer (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Smith ...
 Nautilus Co-Pilot / ... (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Greg Gondek ...
 Nautilus Sonar Officer (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dan Bisbee ...
 Nautilus Pilot / ... (17 episodes, 1990)
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Nadia is a teenaged circus acrobat, an orphan searching for her father at the turn of the 20th century. While in France, she meets up with Jean-Coq Raltique, a brilliant inventor her own age. After being rescued at sea by a mysterious submarine, they discover high adventure, and an ancient conspiracy that threatens the very existence of the human race. Written by Mike Toole <micabob@ix.netcom.com>

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Eleven-year-old Margaret Cassidy, the voice of Marie, originally auditioned for Nadia. See more »

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[at the beginning, we see a plaque with foreign writing]
Opening Voice: Do you seek adventure beyond the treacherous waterfalls? Do you seek the mythical being the dwells in this unreachable place? If you do, then you must first find me.
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Referenced in Ninja Love (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Burû Wôtâ (Blue Water)
Opening theme
Performed by Miho Morikawa
Music by Yoshimasa Inôe
Lyrics by Etsuko Kisugi
Arrangement by Joe Rinoie
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Exciting, beautifully drawn, wonderfully animated; a must see series.
13 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Before anime characters started sporting gravity defying hair and using freaky psychic powers to subvert the laws of physics, we got a few gems like these. Nadia is one of the most popular series of the 80s and one of the best looking, especially over the first few episodes. The visuals are breathtaking and the action is edge-of-your-seat exciting. The action is driven by exciting stunts and the (then) cutting edge inventions from the age of steam make for wonderfully unpredictable getaway vehicles. The first episode alone has one of the best anime chase scenes of the period, as memorable as anything in Castle Cagliostro, and the excitement keeps up from there. The 'villainous' trio pursuing the main character are my only real complaint with the series; they are meant to be both threatening and comical, but they just come off as goofy and tend to get in the way. The pace also tends to slacken a bit after episode two, but the rest of the series is still worth watching for its likable characters and gorgeous visuals. The first couple of episodes are maybe the best in the series and start things off at a frenetic pace, making for memorable entertainment and good fun.


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