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Hikari to Mizu no Daphne

English: Daphne in the Brilliant Blue
Japanese: 光と水のダフネ
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2004 to Jul 3, 2004
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Genco, Lantis, Toshiba Entertainment
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Police, Psychological, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 6.87 (scored by 3,069 users)
Ranked: #3805
Popularity: #3105
Members: 8,777
Favorites: 18

Description of Hikari to Mizu no Daphne

In the future, water has covered much of the Earth due to the effects of global warming. The orphaned Maia Mizuki, 15, just graduated from middle school and has already applied for employment in the elite paramilitary Ocean Agency, part of the futuristic world government. Only the best, most intelligent, and physically fit students are eligible for admission. Maia, the series' protagonist, is set to become one of the few.

But her ideal life quickly falls apart. To her disappointment, Maia unexpectedly fails her entrance exams. Making matters worse, she promptly gets evicted from her house, pick pocketed, taken hostage, then shot. She is "saved" by two women (Rena and Shizuka) that are part of an unorthodox help-for-hire organization called Nereids (inspired by the Greek mythological Nereids ). With nowhere to go, Maia joins up with Nereids, taking jobs from capturing wanted criminals to chasing stray cats, often with unexpected results. Gloria and Yu later join up with Nereids.

"Daphne" in the title refers to a subplot that starts midway into the series and eventually become important to Maia. "Brilliant Blue" refers to the fact that this is a world covered by water with almost no land. The world consists of vast oceans, a few islands, and floating cities.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese  
 
Mizuki, Maia
Main  
 
Asano, Masumi
Japanese  
 
Gloria
Supporting  
 
Iwata, Mitsuo
Japanese  
 
Hanaoka, Tsutomu
Supporting  
 
Ruff, Michelle
English  
 
Hayama, Shizuka
Supporting  
 
Lee, Wendee
English  
 
Honjo, Rena
Supporting  
 
Chiba, Susumu
Japanese  
 
Long, Tony
Supporting  
 
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese  
 
Mori, Katsuya
Supporting  
 
Kaida, Yuuko
Japanese  
 
Park, Yu
Supporting  
 
Nogawa, Sakura
Japanese  
 
Takagi, Tsukasa
Supporting  
 
Nakamura, Hidetoshi
Japanese  
 
Yagi, Kosuke
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Ikehata, Takashi
Director
 
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
 
 
 
Watanabe, Takashi
Storyboard
 
CooRie
Theme Song Performance
 
Hata, Aki
Theme Song Lyrics
 
Sae
Theme Song Performance
 
rino
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
 
Andou, Tomomi
Color Design
 
Ishihama, Masashi
Key Animation
 
Itoman, Akira
Background Art
 
Iwakura, Kazunori
Character Design
 
Maki, Taro
Planning
 
Minakami, Seishi
Series Composition
 
Natsume, Shingo
In-Between Animation
 
Otani, Kow
Music
 
Shiki, Satoshi
Original Creator
 
Tanimura, Shinichi
Art Director