GKIDS introduced on Wednesday that it has acquired the North American rights for Gainax‘s science-fiction journey anime Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water, and it’ll launch the collection on residence video, primarily based on a brand new 4K restoration.

GKIDS describes the story:

It’s 1889 and other people from across the globe are flocking to Paris to see scientific achievements on the Exposition Universelle regardless of rumors of risks lurking within the oceans. While attending the truthful, teenaged inventor Jean meets Nadia, a mysterious woman who possesses a extremely sought-after crystal known as Blue Water. Pursued by nefarious forces, the pair journey by sea and by sky to escape their would-be captors and to uncover the key of the crystal.

The employees featured director Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion, His and Her Circumstances), character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honnêamise, Evangelion, Summer Wars), sound director Katsunori Shimizu (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Fushigi Yugi), and musical composer Shiro Sagisu (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, Evangelion).

Sentai Filmworks beforehand launched the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The anime was beforehand launched on video tape by Streamline Pictures, and on video tape and DVD by ADV Films.

Source: Press launch