Ashita no Nadja (明日のナージャ, lit. “Tomorrow’s Nadja”, is a romance anime with 50 episodes of 24 minutes installments, produced by Toei Animation and aired between February 2, 2003 and January 25, 2004. This story takes place about one hundred years ago. Nadja is a bright, cheerful girl who was raised in an orphanage near London, England. Nadja was entrusted to the orphanage when she was a baby. So she thought her father and mother were dead. But before her thirteenth birthday, she found out that her mother might be alive..
Nadja sets out on a journey to find her mother! With all of Europe as the stage, Nadja’s exciting adventure begins!
Nadja is a young orphan girl who sets out of her orphanage to seek her family origins around europe of the early 20th century, armed only with her mother’s party gown, journal and heart shaped brooch. She joins a traveling performance group and mutually falls in love with a young nobleman whom she meets along the way. Nadja’s personal and private journey is about to end up as an affair to fascinate all of europe, royalty and working class alike. But two steps back – as opposed to the later half of the series, it begins in a rather light note which seems to be radiating, easy going, cheerful and impossibly optimistic – all flows out of the titular character’s beliefs and way of view.
The story revolves around Nadja, a young orphan who finds out her mother might still be alive and her adventures around the world in the company of the Dandelion troupe, a travelling group of street performers filled with colorful characters. It’s a magnificent tale of discovery, wonder and awe. The story starts and keeps a rather cheerful tone until the third act when things get serious. You will get so invested in this after the first half that you will have to see all of it in one sitting. And I’m not saying the first half is bad by any means it’s just the tone of the overall plot that differs. Starting with a revelation and a quick departure on an adventure, continuing to explore the joy of travelling around the world and ending with intrigue and emotional conflicts.
[sociallocker]Opening Theme: “Nadja!!” by Minako Honda [Single]
Ending Theme: “Que Sera, Sera” by Ami Koshimizu [Single]
Music Box BGM Collection: Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Vocal Collection: The Song Around the World[/sociallocker]