> Gainax Sanctuary Nadia Episode Listing - Part One

Main staff

Director                 : Hideaki Anno
Assistant director       : Shinji Higuchi (episodes #23 to #39)
Character-design         : Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Original characters      : Mahiro Maeda
Art direction            : Masanori Kikuchi, helped
                           by  Hiroshi Sasaki (#1-#33)
                           and Hiromasa Ogura (#34-#39)
Color direction          : Harumi Takahoshi
Editing                  : Masashi Furukawa (#1-#7, #9)
                           Harutoshi Ogata (#8)
                           Akio Satsukawa (#10-#39)
Music composed by        : Shirou Sagisu
Sound engineer           : Katsunori Shimizu
Produced by              : Hiroshi Kubota et NHK

Episode Listing ~ Part One (#1-#22)

1. Eiffel-tou no shoujo (The young girl of the Tour Eiffel)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Shigeru Morikawa, Hideaki Anno
   Technical director       : Shigeru Morikawa
   Direction de l'animation : Shunji Suzuki
   Main animators           : Kazuya Tsurumaki, Takeshi Honda

1889. Jean, a young inventor, comes from Le Havre to Paris to participe to an inventor contest at the Universal Exposition of Paris, where the Tour Eiffel was inaugurated. There, he meets a young African girl, Nadia, who is pursued by a woman and her two friends who are looking for her Blue Water, a mysterious necklace that is the only souvenir of Nadia's past -- she's an orphan, and she was raised in a circus. Jean will help Nadia escape from the strange trio and will make her a friend.

2. Chiisana toubousha (The little fugitives)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Shoichi Masuo
   Technical director       : Shoichi Masuo
   Animation director       : Toshiyuki Kubooka
   Main animators           : Keiko Shimizu

Jean takes Nadia to Le Havre, but his uncle and his aunt, who use to raise him, don't want her at home. So, he decides to go on a trip with her, in order to discover her past, the continent from where she came, Africa. They leave in a small plane conceived by Jean.

3. Nazo no daikaijuu (The mysterious giant monster of the seas)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Masayuki
   Technical director       : Masayuki
   Animation director       : Shunji Suzuki
   Main animators           : Kazuya Tsurumaki, Tomohiro Hirata, Takeshi Honda

Jean's plane wrecks in water. Jean and Nadia are saved by a battleship of which mission is to kill a mysterious monster who is the cause of many wreckages in the Army. The battleship will be attacked by this monster...

4. Bannou sensuikan Nautilus-gou (The all-purpose submarine Nautilus)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Ryouji Yonetani
   Technical director       : Ryouji Yonetani
   Animation director       : Akira (sp?) Takeuchi
   Main animators           : Kazuya Tsurumaki, Shoichi Masuo

After the battleship's wreckage, Jean and Nadia are taken in the Nautilus, the fabulous submarine which was mistaken for a monster. The children can't learn the purpose of its crew... Who is the mysterious Captain Nemo ? Who is that girl who's helping him, Electra ? Jean gets his plane repaired and they can leave the Nautilus...

5. Marie no shima (Marie's island)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Takeshi Mori
   Technical director       : Kouji Masunari
   Animation director       : Hidenori Matsubara
   Main animators           : Eiji Suganuma, Hiroaki Gouda, Kazuchika Kise,
                              Atsushi Takeuchi, Haruo Ohkawara

Jean and Nadia land on a small island where the Gargoyle Army took control. They meet the young Marie, five years old, who just lost her parents. They decide to take her with them.

6. Kotou no yousai (The fortress of the solitary island)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Takeshi Mori
   Technical director       : Takeshi Mori
   Animation director       : Tsukasa Abe
   Main animators           : Keiko Shimizu

Nadia and Jean plan to escape the island.

7. Babel no tou (The Tower of Babel)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Juueiji
   Technical director       : Hiroyuki Sasaki
   Animation director       : Kumiko Kawana
   Main animators           : Nobody to mention

Nadia is arrested by Gargoyle's Army.

8. Nadia kyūshutsu-sakusen (Nadia's rescue plan)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Takeshi Mori
   Technical director       : Takeshi Mori
   Animation director       : Shunji Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
   Main animators           : Shoichi Masuo, Takeshi Honda, Kazuya Tsurumaki

Helped with the "strange trio", now their close friends, Jean and Marie manage to save Nadia.

9. Nemo no himitsu (Nemo's secret)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Hideaki Anno, Kiyoshi Nemoto
   Technical director       : Yukio Suzuki
   Animation director       : Hiroshi Kugimiya
   Main animators           : Noboru Koizumi

Taken again aboard the Nautilus, Jean, Nadia, Marie, the lion King (;-)) and the trio Grandis, Hanson and Samson learn to live with the crew.

10. Glatank no katsuyaku (Glatank in action)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Yoshimasa Ikegami, Mahiro Maeda
   Technical director       : Jun Kamiya
   Animation director       : Kumiko Kawana
   Main animators           : Kazuya Kuroda, Kazuya Tsurumaki

The trio will be of some help with their all-purpose vehicle Glatank when the Nautilus has to get out from an area surrounded by explosive mines.

11. Nautilus-gou no shinnyūsei (The newbies of the Nautilus)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Takeshi Mori
   Technical director       : Hiroyuki Sasaki
   Animation director       : Masahiro Kase, Sadafumi Hiramatsu
   Main animators           : Shuukou Murase

Everyday's life aboard the Nautilus.

12. Grandis no hatsukoi (Grandis' first love)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Toshiyuki Kubooka
   Technical director       : Toshiyuki Kubooka
   Animation director       : Shunji Suzuki
   Main animators           : Kazuya Tsurumaki, Takeshi Honda

When the crew decides to rest some time on an island, Grandis tells our heroes her past, and her first love's sad story.

13. Hashire ! Marie (Run, Marie !)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Masayuki
   Technical director       : Takeshi Mori
   Animation director       : Yoshiaki Yanada
   Main animators           : Nobody to mention

Marie gets lost on the island. She gets pursued by a Gargoyle Army's soldier. She'll be helped by Samson. An episode full of cool action !

14. Dinictys no tani (The Dinictys Valley) (Dinictus ?)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Yukio Suzuki, Kiyoshi Nemoto
   Technical director       : Yukio Suzuki
   Animation director       : Hiroshi Kugimiya
   Main animators           : Noboru Koizumi

Nadia is ill and Jean will try to help her by risking his life.

15. Nautilus saidai no kiki (Nautilus' biggest crisis ever)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa
   Storyboard               : Shoichi Masuo
   Technical director       : Shoichi Masuo
   Animation director       : Masahito Kase, Sadamitsu Hiramatsu
   Main animators           : Kazuya Kuroda, Hidenori Matsubara

A close friend of Jean in the Nautilus crew, Mr. Fate, will die in order to let the rest of the Nautilus survive. Jean and Nadia hate Nemo for having let this happen. But they know that it was the only solution...

16. Kieta tairiku no himitsu (The secret of the lost continent)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno
   Storyboard               : Mahiro Maeda
   Technical director       : Kiyoshi Nemoto
   Animation director       : Kumiko Kawana
   Main animators           : Kazuya Tsurumaki, Takeshi Honda, Shunji Suzuki

The Nautilus goes to a cemetery under water, where Jean will discover the grave of the father he was searching for years. A kinda depressing episode, but added with episode 15, it makes a very moving experience.

17. Jean no shin hatsumei (Jean's latest invention)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno
   Storyboard               : Takeshi Mori
   Technical director       : Takeshi Mori
   Animation director       : Katsuhide Maruse (Another nickname for Masayuki)
   Main animators           : Akihiko Yamashita, Keiji Gotoh

Jean tries to get Nadia's attention by building the ancestor of our helicopters.

18. Nautilus tai Nautilus-gō (Nautilus VS Nautilus)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno
   Storyboard               : Hakiko Gai (Another nickname for Masayuki)
   Technical director       : Shigehito Hirano
   Animation director       : Hiroshi Kugimiya
   Main animators           : Noboru Koizumi

Navigating toward the South Pole, the Nautilus is opposed to a giant monster, such as in the original 20.000 Miles under the sea.

19. Nemo no shinyuu (Nemo's close friend)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno
   Storyboard               : Takeshi Mori
   Technical director       : Renji Kawabata
   Animation director       : Kouichi Takada
   Main animators           : Keiji Gotoh

Nemo meets his close friend, a white whale named Irion, who's been living for two thousand years.

20. Jean no shippai (Jean's failure)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno
   Storyboard               : Masayuki
   Technical director       : Kiyoshi Nemoto
   Animation director       : Toshiyuki Kubooka
   Main animators           : Kumiko Kawana, Sadafumi Hiramatsu, Hidenori Matsubara,
                              Takeshi Honda, Kazuya Tsurumaki

Another episode about everyday's life in the Nautilus and their problems with Gargoyle's Army.

21. Sayounara... Nautilus-gou (Good bye, Nautilus...)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno
   Storyboard               : Shinji Higuchi 
   Technical director       : Fumihiko Takayama
   Animation director       : Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
   Main animators           : Kazuya Tsurumaki, Shoichi Masuo,
                              Kazuya Kuroda, Hiroaki Gouda

Jean and Nadia are opposed once again to Gargoyle, who nearly manages to destroy the Nautilus and kidnap Nadia... An emotionally strong episode.

22. Uragiri no Electra (Electra's betrayal)

   Dialogs                  : Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno
   Storyboard               : Mahiro Maeda
   Technical director       : Shigeru Morikawa
   Animation director       : Shunji Suzuki
   Main animators           : Kazuya Tsurumaki, Takeshi Honda, Shoichi Masuo

Nemo and Electra's secret finally revealed... A big shock.

Part Two (episodes #23 to #39)

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