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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Gainax’s Nadia Anime

Over the weekend Sentai Filmworks announced a nice little license rescue, with the addition of Gainax’s Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. The sci-fi TV anime is set to be released “soon” through select digital outlets, with a blingual DVD and Blu-ray release to follow.

Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s Hideaki Anno directs the 1990 series, with Shigeru Morikawa on series composition and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, The Wings of Honneamise) on character designs. The anime was previously released by both Streamline Pictures and ADV Films.

Sentai’s synopsis:

The World’s Fair, Paris, 1889: a young inventor crosses paths with an enigmatic girl and her pet lion. Suddenly they find themselves pursued by a villainous trio intent upon stealing the magical Blue Water. Thus begins an epic adventure inspired by Jules Verne’s masterpiece 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Join Nadia and Jean as they travel the high seas in search of Nadia’s homeland and her past, their only clue the mysterious jewel Nadia wears. Can they unravel the Secret of the Blue Water before it is too late? Discover Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water, the animated series beloved by millions, and find out for yourself!