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Nadia The Secret of Blue Water Blu-ray

4.5 star rating out of 5
3 Reviews
SKU: 826663227383

Retail Price: $49.98

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About Nadia The Secret of Blue Water Blu-ray

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water contains episodes 1-39 of the anime directed by Hideaki Anno, as well as an art and character booklet.

It’s 1889 and people from around the globe are flocking to Paris to see scientific achievements at the Exposition Universelle despite rumors of dangers lurking in the oceans. While attending the fair, teenaged inventor Jean meets Nadia, a mysterious girl who possesses a highly sought-after crystal called Blue Water. Pursued by nefarious forces, the pair journey by sea and by sky to escape their would-be captors and to discover the secret of the crystal.

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is a sci-fi adventure on the high seas from Hideaki Anno. The classic series is a preview into Anno’s early directorial vision before creating Neon Genesis Evangelion, and returns with an all-new 4K restoration.


  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 980
  • Year Created: 1990
  • Release Date: 8/2/2022
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

Crystal Clear Restoration


I purchased the Sentai blu-ray when it came out and can definitely say that the G-Kids edition is better.
The 4K restoration really shines and makes colors pop. Almost too well at times -- a show from the early 90's is going to have some rough edges, and occasionally those flaws show through. None of it is a gamechanger though.
The booklet is a nice addition, and so is the English for hard-of-hearing subtitle track.
If you didn't buy it the first time around, now's your chance. And if you own the Sentai release, then seriously consider upgrading.

4 star rating out of 5

return of a classic

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so good to see this back in print, and a new 4K restoration to boot. The kept the original aspect ratio, and the 4K rip looks great... most of the time. Just a hiccup or two per episode where the missed a few frames. I would say barely noticeable , but better to say it doesn't break the continuity too much

4 star rating out of 5

Great show and dub, minus the filler episodes.


Gainax's NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER is a fun, rollicking sci-fi show for its first 22 episodes... until it devolves into a trainwreck from episodes 23-34. (In all fairness, those episodes are not Gainax's fault; they were added on after better than expected popularity.) Luckily it redeems itself for its final five episodes. The end result is a brilliant but frustratingly uneven essential with has some caveats to it.

GKIDS has repackaged the show in an all-new 5-BD set (the first was done by Sentai). There has been controversy over the 4K remaster being a DNR job. It depends on how much offense you wish to take over it. Luckily, the much underrated dub from the folks at ADV's Monster Island studios is intact (inconsistent accents aside, it's well cast and strongly acted, rivaling even the Japanese version), so for fans dreading a new dub, fear not. Ultimately, though, if you own the Sentai issue, this reissue may not be a necessary purchase.