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During the Fena: Pirate Princess panel at Crunchyroll Expo 2021 on Friday morning, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll and Production I.G released an exclusive sneak peek clip of Fena: Pirate Princess’ first episode.
The clip was subsequently posted and is available to view on Crunchyroll’s Twitter as well as Toonami’s Facebook page. The clip is in Japanese with English subtitles.
Prior to the panel, Maki Terashima-Futura, the president of Production I.G USA, revealed some of the additional cast and crew that have also contributed to the production of Fena: Pirate Princess. Some of the names can be seen in the tweets below:
Also of note, when Jason DeMarco was asked how Adult Swim got involved in the production of Fena, he answered that the project was pitched to him by Maki Terashima-Futura, knowing that he was a huge fan of Kazuto Nakazawa’s work. Jason approved and would also convince Crunchyroll to partner up in co-producing the project.
SPIRAL CURSE DEMARCO on Twitter: “Sure. Production I.G (@MakiTerashima) came to me with the pitch because they knew I was a huge fan of Nakazawa’s. I took it to Crunchy and convinced them to come in as partners. It was honestly a no brainer for us, Nakazawa is a genius and I knew this was his passion project! https://t.co/tmuTHWAq1q / Twitter”
Sure. Production I.G (@MakiTerashima) came to me with the pitch because they knew I was a huge fan of Nakazawa’s. I took it to Crunchy and convinced them to come in as partners. It was honestly a no brainer for us, Nakazawa is a genius and I knew this was his passion project!
Fena: Pirate Princess will premiere next Saturday night, August 14, dubbed on Toonami and subbed on Crunchyroll. The premiere will include the first two episodes airing from Midnight to 1:00 a.m. Eastern/Pacific. Subsequent episodes will air weekly at the 12:00 a.m. slot to open the block.
Fena: Pirate Princess is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and animated by Production I.G. The official premise is as follows:
“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 where she discovers the truth behind her family. 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 for a high seas adventure!”
If you missed it, the full panel can be viewed on-demand on the Crunchyroll Expo site. The panel is only available to view for a limited time.
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