New 4K restoration of Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water to be released on home entertainment platforms in 2022.
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences has acquired the North American distribution rights for Nadi: The Secret of Blue Water, the 1990 animated series directed by acclaimed director Hideaki ANNO. ANNO is the renowned creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion, which GKIDS released onto home entertainment platforms last year. Making it the first time Neon Genesis Evangelion was available on Blu-ray in North America
Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water is Coming to North America in 4K
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 the legendary Neon Genesis Evangelion. The high seas adventure is a masterful preview into ANNO’s early directorial vision before creating the renowned series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. GKIDS will release NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER and on home entertainment platforms this year, based on a new 4K restoration.
GKIDS has been on a major roll! With new and modern films like Belle doing very well at the box office in addition to critical acclaim, classic restorations, and reintroductions to lesser-known classic titles like Panda! Go Panda!, not to mention Studio Ghibli Fest, GKIDS knows great content. GKIDS is not only providing North America access to the some of best anime content available, they are making it approachable and digestible for a wider audience by providing 4K restoration and dubbed versions to appeal to wider audiences. These small, but impactful acts, will help grow and widen the demographics of anime fans.
Fans of, and future fans of, Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water should be excited about GKIDS 4K restoration. It will likely be a truly stunning masterpiece that brings new eyes to the early works of the legendary Hideaki ANNO. Fans will get to see more of his work, and realize his genius is not limited to a single title. Plus, it is always a good thing to add a strong female protagonist, especially one with darker skin.
GKIDS has been basically knocking out of the park with each new project. Fans should be ecstatic for Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water when it releases later this year, and should also be very excited for Pompo the Cinephile which releases in theaters this Friday, April 29, 2022, with special screenings tomorrow and Thursday.
About Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water
Director: Hideaki ANNO
Studio: TOHO, KORAD
Run time: 16:20:16 (39 episodes)
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.
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