GKIDS has acquired the North American rights to Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and is bringing the anime to the US.
The anime series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is getting a North American release this year along with a 4K restoration. The specific home entertainment platforms were not announced.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water was first released in 1990. It comes from acclaimed director Hideaki Anno. The high seas adventure is a masterful preview into Anno’s early directorial vision before creating the renowned series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
For those who are unfamiliar, GKIDS provided a synopsis of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water:
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.
As we previously reported, GKIDS released Anno’s critically-acclaimed Neon Genesis Evangelion on home entertainment platforms, marking the first time the property was released on Blu-ray in North America. They also released digital download-to-own versions on Amazon and Apple TV.