Nadia of the Mysterious Seas

Title:Nadia of the Mysterious Seas
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water- The Secret of Fuzzy
Nadia: The Secret of Fuzzy
ふしぎの海のナディア 劇場用オリジナル版 (Japanese)
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Notables: R1 License - ADV (Renamed)
R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)
Three years after Gargoyle's defeat, Jean and Nadia reunite to deal with a rogue scientist named Geiger who is plotting to take over the world by triggering a world war by replacing the world's leaders with robots.

Sequel to Fushigi no Umi no Nadia.

(1992, movie, 90 min.)
Animated by: Seiei Animation
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks (ADV Films)
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Watch 7 6 7 7 5 Ggultra2764 [series:2377#1552]
Surprising that for those who seen Nadia's TV series, they didn't cover this movie yet on Mikomi. Pretty much, Gainax has nothing to do with this movie except lending scenes from the TV series for this movie's flashbacks and pretty much for the majority of the movie's first half-hour, you've got nothing but a clip show of reused scenes from the TV show coming from Nadia's recollection of her times with Jean. While a nice time for those wanting nostalgia from seeing the TV show, it gets the movie's plot nowhere the first half-hour.

Jumping into the movie's plot, I'd have to say this beats the "lost island" episodes in terms of weak quality. Whereas said episodes did at least contribute to develop Jean and Nadia's relationship despite stalling the show's main plot and raising the use of slapstick comedy, this movie jumps into a three-year timeskip without offering much explanation for what happened with the characters beyond that point as Nadia and Jean are separated for whatever reason (despite obviously having become official couple at the end of the TV series) and the majority of the cast still alive after the end of the show are nowhere in sight. Not to mention compared to Gargoyle, movie baddie Geiger seemed very shallow being disgruntled and enraged over progress in his plans of world conquest like an archetypal villain and killing off those who don't give him results and Fuzzy didn't seem too likeable as a character due to seeming like a typical damsel in distress. The Grandis Gang do make an appearance later in the movie being the same likable goofballs from the TV series, which somewhat saves this movie from being a complete dud and me tacking on an Avoid rating.

Still, you won't necessarily be missing out on much watching Nadia of the Mysterious Seas. With its first half-hour essentially a recap and the main conflict being stale compared to when Gargoyle was causing trouble for Nadia, Jean and the Nautilus Crew, you shouldn't really bother with this movie and I don't plan on watching it again.

Last updated Sunday, September 05 2010. Created Sunday, September 05 2010.

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