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Animatsu Bringing 'Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water' to the UK This June

Animatsu Entertainment, the newest player on the UK anime scene has just confirmed their next release. And it's a classic that will be a treat for fans of old-school anime. Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water was originally released back in 1990, and came from fan-favourite studio GAINAX. The series has considerable pedigree: not only was it directed by future Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno, but it came from an original idea by none other than Hayao Miyazaki.

The series has remained enduringly popular with Japanese fans, with Nadia herself remaining one of the most beloved characters 25 years later. Taking its inspiration from the work of Jules Verne - 20, 000 Leagues Under The Sea in particular- it follows a young French inventor named Jean who finds himself crossing paths with the mysterious Nadia (and her adorable pet lion). The trio are soon off on an adventure to find the girl's homeland- a quest that sees them encounter dastardly villains- and of course the infamous submariner Captain Nemo and the crew of the Nautilus.

Nadia is a highly entertaining adventure romp in the tradition of series such as The Mysterious Cities Of Gold. It reportedly was considered for showing by the BBC back in the day, but some of the darker content later in the series was considered unsuitable for children at the time. Animatsu's release will, therefore, be the first time ever the series has reached the UK.

The series will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD complete sets, featuring the full 39 episode series, and should mirror the US release which came out from Sentai Filmworks last year. Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water will be released on June 1st 2015, and is now available to preorder below.