Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

(Fushigi no Umi no Nadia)


Distributor: ADV Films
[Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water]
TV Series: 39 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 62
Number of Review Sites: 9
Above Average

Review Links

Vol. 1 - "While it’s an expertly handled and imaginative take on things we’ve seen before, it’s still things we’ve seen before."
Anime Jump! (Christian Nutt) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"...ultimately, you have to respect it as an impressive act of creation."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable

Vol. 10 - Read the review (Allen Divers) - B
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Allen Divers) - B
Anime News Network

Vol. 1 - "If the quality level keeps up from what's here and the story builds up, it'll be an interesting ride." (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - C-
Vol. 8 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Anime on DVD

Vol. 1-5 - "...it wasn't as great as some fans seem to think... " (Don Houston) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 6-10 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 1 star (out of 5)
DVD Talk

Vol. 1 - "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is a piece of animation history, but it doesn't belong in a museum." (Joel Pearce) - 79 (out of 100)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Joel Pearce) - 65 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

Vol. 1 - "...a very good start to a great series." (Jeremy Conrad) - 7 (out of 10)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Jeremy Conrad) - 7 (out of 10)
IGN

Vol. 1 - "...Nadia is a stellar series, full of bright, vibrant, busy images, instantly likable characters who develop as the series progresses, and a strong sense of creative identity."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A

"Probably one of the best television series ever to come out of Japan, Nadia is thoughtful, breezy, and pleasantly un-cynical."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jacob Churosh) - 5 stars (out of 5)