Fans of 90s anime have a reason to get excited: a 4K restoration of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is on the way.
GKIDS has announced that they’ve secured the North American distribution rights for Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, a sci-fi anime originally released in 1990 and directed by Hideaki Anno. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because Anno also created Neon Genesis Evangelion, which GKIDS has also released on blu-ray.
For those not familiar with the plot of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, it is summarized as follows:
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water takes place in 1889, when 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 discover the secret of the crystal.
There’s no release date for this restoration of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water as of yet, but given GKIDS reputation for home video releases of anime, it’s sure to be worth the wait.
Are you excited to see this series get the 4K restoration it deserves?