We have certain expectations when it comes to a pirate story; be it the captain with a hook hand or a fake leg or a group of savage men plundering to their wishes. It is time to throw these out the window as Fena: Pirate Princess subverts almost everything you know about the genre.
It is rare to find someone who knows any pirate anime besides One Piece. Although the genre is rare in and of itself, it’s even harder to find one with a female protagonist, that is until now.
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim’s original anime, Fena: Pirate Princess, will premiere on 14th August 2021. The anime will debut with a special two-episode premiere on Crunchyroll (subbed version) and Adult Swim (dubbed version).
The announcement was followed up with the release of a new trailer.
The trailer begins with Fena reminiscing about her childhood on her wedding day. She remembers being on a Ship before being attacked and sent off alone in a rescue boat.
She is then rescued by a mysterious man who reveals how her father entrusted her with a mysterious stone before his death. He then sets her up with a ship and a band of warriors to accompany her on the journey to solve the mystery of the transparent stone.
A new visual for the series shows Fena and her Pirate crew:
The English dub cast for the anime was also revealed:
|Character||Voice Actor||Other Works|
|Fena Houtman||Brittany Cox||Maiya (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise)|
|Yukimaru||Robb Moreira||Sakunosuke Oda (Bungou and Alchemist)|
|Shitan||Nicholas Corda||Wilhelm Molders (Emma: A Victorian Romance)|
|Enju||Brandon Winckler||Kiyoshi (Demon Slayer)|
|Kaede||Darrel J Delfin||Claudia (Lupin III vs Detective Conan)|
|Tsubaki||Alan Lee||Kohaku (Yashahime)|
|Makaba||Thomas E Wynn||–|
According to the director of the anime, we should expect a mix of shounen and shoujo elements in the story. It is hard to see how that will actually happen, but we are always in for a pleasant surprise.
For those who are intrigued by stories of adventure, especially ones including the sea, this should be on your radar.
About Fena: Pirate Princess
Fena: Pirate Princess is an upcoming original Japanese anime television series created by Production I.G. The series is a co-production between Crunchyroll and Adult Swim.
Fena Houtman remembers little about her childhood. Orphaned and raised as a servant in a brothel, her life changes when she escapes to an island of pirates.
With Fena being the only one able to unlock her family’s secrets, and a formidable crew of female pirates on her tail, she must take her place as captain of her Samurai crew!!
Source: Crunchyroll Official Website