The first major surprise during Adult Swim Con's special Toonami edition Saturday evening was the announcement that Adult Swim and Crunchyroll would be teaming up for a brand new anime series titled Fena: Pirate Princess. This new original anime series will be animated by Production I.G. and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, and is currently slated to run for 12 episodes. Although much of the production is still kept under wraps in terms of voice cast and general staff for the series, fans can expect the new anime to debut on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block and stream on Crunchyroll in 2021.
Fans are undoubtedly excited by the first look into the new series with a debut teaser trailer that featured many of the characters and moments coming to the new series. Adult Swim and Crunchyroll describe Fena: Pirate Princess as such, "Fena: Pirate Princess is a 12 episode original anime series that tells the tale of a young orphan girl, Fena Houtman. Fena has been raised on an Island where there is no hope of becoming anything more than chattel, to be used and discarded by soldiers of the British Empire.
But Fena is more than just another powerless orphan. When her mysterious past comes knocking, Fena will break the chains of her oppressors. Her goal: forge a new identity, free of bondage, and search for a place where she can truly belong and find out the true mysteries behind a keyword 'Eden.' It is the story of a lifetime adventure she and her crew of misfits and unlikely allies will have, in pursuit of her goals!"
Read on to see what Toonami fans are saying about the original anime announcement, and let us know your first impressions! Excited to see what Fena: Pirate Princess has to offer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!
Complete Trust in Kazuto Nakazawa!
Cautiously optimistic for Fena: Pirate Princess. The preview only had a bit of content to work with but it manages to immediately sell the 18th century aesthetic. I trust Kazuto Nakazawa to handle anything related to action, so its the other elements of this that Im curious about pic.twitter.com/zSupkEVk1O— Geth 👾 (@PurpleGeth) July 26, 2020
A Standout Announcement!
Fena: Pirate Princess was the standout of announcements obviously. Arguably the only one that was entirely new. As far as show replacements in-the-now... #Toonami #AdultSwimCon pic.twitter.com/OW3cgCuLM7— TCB (@TheChaosBlue) July 26, 2020
Fena is a Cutie!
waiting for fena:pirate princess bc fena looks pretty and cute pic.twitter.com/3hWeq0tgtQ— Bri 🌺 (@TsuyuBrii) July 26, 2020
New Best Girl Already?!?
Oh she’s cute might have to check out this Fena: Pirate Princess next year. pic.twitter.com/1tSn6gInMV— Queendija 🌊🍁 I Queen of Despair l 🌹 (@Queendija_) July 26, 2020
The Entire Crew is Looking Great!
ok but Fena: Pirate Princess be looking 👀 pic.twitter.com/wS1DIiXB9z— Karma| Comissions Open (@TheKarmaDash) July 26, 2020
Always Need More Pirate Based Anime!
Toonami just announced a new original series called Fena: Pirate Princess. It looked promising. Definitely nothing wrong with more pirate based anime. https://t.co/7EUVz4xwqQ— Michael Hart ♣️ (@DarkFoxTeam_) July 26, 2020
Can't Wait for More!
Fena: Pirate Princess looks very promising so far, can't wait to hear more news pic.twitter.com/rXGVpSWgVM— Chutney💥 (@ChutneyXCVII) July 26, 2020
Great Team Up!
Damn. Fena: Pirate Princess looks really interesting. Great move for Crunchyroll to team up with Adult Swims.— ロリコン (@lSAZZl) July 26, 2020