Therefore, this time, we will introduce three works from the many anime works that were broadcast on “Satellite Anime Theater” in the 1990s.
Nils’s mysterious journey
The anime “The Wonderful Adventures of Nils” is based on Swedish children’s literature. Originally broadcast on NHK General Television in 1980, it was rebroadcast twice in 1990 and 1992 when the program started in “Satellite Anime Theater.”
It is a fantastic growth story in which Nils, a mischievous, naughty boy whose body has been shrunk by a fairy because he broke his promise, learns important things through various adventures.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
The anime “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water” was produced by NHK and Toho. Based on Jules Verne’s novels “Twenty Thousands of Seas” and “Mysterious Island,” this adventure drama incorporates the legend of Atlantis and various science fiction elements. Originally broadcast on NHK General TV in 1990, it has been rebroadcast several times since 1994 on “Satellite Anime Theater.”
This work was directed by Hideaki Anno, known for “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, who also teamed up with Anno for character design in “Eva.” At each end of the setting and story, there is a glimpse of the elements inherited by “Eva” later, and it is still very popular with many fans.
CLAMP’s original “Cardcaptor Sakura” (CC Sakura) started broadcasting in 1998. The story is about Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student, struggling to collect the magical card “Clow Card” scattered all over the city.
Since 1999, broadcasting on NHK Educational TV (E-Tele), a terrestrial broadcast, may have a strong impression on many people. Still, it was originally broadcast for the first time at this “Satellite Anime Theater.” After that, CC Sakura, which gained immense popularity from many anime fans and became a big hit, is a masterpiece that continues to be loved even now, more than 20 years after broadcasting, such as the production of a new chapter, “Clear Card Edition” in 2018. It has become.
So far, we have picked up and introduced three works. At the “Satellite Anime Theater,” a large number of anime works were broadcast, from reruns of masterpieces broadcast in the past to new animations in the main broadcast frame such as “Cho Kuse ni Narusashi” and “Azuki-chan.” What is your favorite “Satellite Anime Theater” anime?