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The New Adventures of Ocean Girl is an Australian animated television series inspired by the 1994-1998 series Ocean Girl. The series ran for 26 episodes. It serves as a Continuity Reboot to the original.

On the planet of Oceana there were four life giving crystals guarded by the Sacred Whales, the keepers of wisdom. Thousands of years ago Galiel, the evil space wizard, stole one of the crystals and upset the balance of nature. Now Neri, Princess of Oceana, must search for the crystal and restore the balance of nature.


  • All-Loving Hero: Neri, to a fault.
  • Amulet of Dependency: Galiel is completely dependent on the power of the crystal he stole ages ago and would flat-out die without it. And since he drained it almost completely, his own magical powers are nearly useless, too.
  • As You Know: Just like in the original, Neri (and many other characters) had a habit of repeating things several times. This makes the show a dangerous Drinking Game.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: The Cave-dvellers are a race of sapient beings which look like a cross between a gorilla and St. Bernard dog.
  • Bird People: Fliers, who are humanoid bird-like species with particularly interesting Humanlike Hand Anatomy combined with regular, flight-capable wings.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: Galiel, throughout the series, is confined to his meteor base and hooked up to his magical crystal due to his power failing him.
  • Demonic Possession/Grand Theft Me: Galiel in his phantom form secretly possesses Nemon, the king of Oceana to gain control over its nations to help him retrieve the remaining crystals. Halfway through the story the deception is revealed and after mental struggle King Nemon succesfully expels Galiel from his mind for good.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The names of the clans are pretty straightforward: there are Fliers, Amphibians and Cave-dwellers.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: The Cave-dwellers eyes are covered by their fur.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Towards the final third of the series Mozanote  after learning about his family's fate decides he's about had it with Galiel and Algar and promptly joins Neri's cause.
  • Human Alien: Neri and Jobah, even though they're from different planets.
  • Limited Animation: The show frequently cuts corners in its animation, notably by recycling entire scenes from episode to episode.
  • Narrator: The series is narrated by noted Aussie actress Sigrid Thornton.
  • Taken for Granite: The ultimate fate of Galiel after having all the crystals yanked from his grasp by the collective mental powers of Oceanans, he is turned into dry rocky husk. Whether he dies or remains alive is a mystery.