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On Tuesday morning, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll released new trailers for their upcoming co-produced original series from Kazuto Nakazawa and Production IG: Fena: Pirate Princess. The news included the reveal of the show’s English cast, and a premiere date scheduled for August 14.
Toonami will be airing the first two episodes of Fena back-to-back from midnight to 1:00 a.m. Eastern/Pacific time. Crunchyroll will release the English-subtitled version concurrently on their streaming service. In a reversal of the norm for a foreign produced work, Japanese viewers will have to wait until October before the show premieres on their shores.
The full Press Release can be viewed below:
Fena: Pirate Princess Sets Sail August 14 on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll
Fena: Pirate Princess, the swashbuckling samurai series inspired by Shojo manga, drops anchor Saturday, August 14 with a special two-episode premiere on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. Adult Swim will air the English dubbed series in North America and Crunchyroll will stream the subtitled series worldwide outside of Japan.
The English cast includes:
- Fena Houtman will be voiced by Brittany Cox: A positive, cheerful orphan despite her traumatic past. Known for her pale skin and glowing silver hair.
- Yukimaru will be voiced by Robb Moreira: The introverted, katana-wielding bodyguard of the Houtman family. He is extremely protective of Fena.
- Shitan will be voiced by Nicholas Corda: This handsome, elite warrior can kill with his bow and arrow—or his looks. Though on the surface he seems aloof, he greatly values his friends.
- Karin will be voiced by Anjali Kunapaneni: Raised by a family of blacksmiths, Karin geeks out over technology like her rifle, which she uses to great effect in battle.
- Enju will be voiced by Brandon Winckler: Kaede’s elder twin. They both use a spear and wakizashi in battle, they’re both friendly and mischievous, but Enju feels he’s more dependable than his younger brother.
- Kaede will be voiced by Darrel J Delfin: Enju’s younger twin. They both use a spear and wakizashi in battle, they’re both friendly and mischievous, but Kaede feels he’s more manly than his elder brother.
- Tsubaki will be voiced by Alan Lee: The oldest and most mature member of the group, he manages everyone’s wild energy. He’s also the cook, but when he fights, he uses a short ninja sword.
- Makaba will be voiced by Thomas E Wynn: This mountain of a boy prefers fighting in close quarters with brass knuckles. When he’s not fighting, he’s kind-hearted and mild-mannered.
- Salman will be played by Frank Todaro. An older knight who was once called “Salman the Onslaught” for being so deadly with a spear. He’s known Fena since she was a girl as he served the Houtman family for some time.
- Otto will be voiced by Doug Stone. Another older knight who served the Houtman family and possessed an intimidating nickname in his younger days—”Otto the Blitz” for his quick swordplay.
The Adult Swim and Crunchyroll original series follows the high seas journey of Fena Houtman as she evades pirates and other dangers and must rely on a crew of Japanese samurai to unlock her family secrets.
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Following the announcement, the voice actors and actresses of Fena: Pirate Princess unveiled their roles and posted their reactions on Twitter.
SPIRAL CURSE DEMARCO on Twitter: “Here it is, the trailer for our @adultswim / @Crunchyroll original series from @ProductionIGinc and director Kazuto Nakazawa, PIRATE PRINCESS! Premiering Sat August 14th at Midnight! I can’t wait for you to see this wonderful show! https://t.co/Wpfs6cwVJK / Twitter”
Here it is, the trailer for our @adultswim / @Crunchyroll original series from @ProductionIGinc and director Kazuto Nakazawa, PIRATE PRINCESS! Premiering Sat August 14th at Midnight! I can’t wait for you to see this wonderful show! https://t.co/Wpfs6cwVJK
Anjali Kunapaneni on Twitter: “You can hear me as Karin in Fena: Pirate Princess! A total spitfire and such a blast to play – a big thanks to @msinter @stephaniesheh @nyavpost for having me!Catch the dub on August 14th on Toonami! https://t.co/ev0KiTyJOi pic.twitter.com/cetPg6kP8U / Twitter”
You can hear me as Karin in Fena: Pirate Princess! A total spitfire and such a blast to play – a big thanks to @msinter @stephaniesheh @nyavpost for having me!Catch the dub on August 14th on Toonami! https://t.co/ev0KiTyJOi pic.twitter.com/cetPg6kP8U
Frank Todaro on Twitter: “Man alive, does this look beautiful! I play #Salman in #FenaPiratePrincess coming soon to #Toonami and #Cruncyroll!! @Msinter @MakiTerashima @stephaniesheh and everyone in this amazing crew n’ cast, this old knight’ll fight back to back with all o’ ya! https://t.co/WvCBy7F4Vo / Twitter”
Man alive, does this look beautiful! I play #Salman in #FenaPiratePrincess coming soon to #Toonami and #Cruncyroll!! @Msinter @MakiTerashima @stephaniesheh and everyone in this amazing crew n’ cast, this old knight’ll fight back to back with all o’ ya! https://t.co/WvCBy7F4Vo
In addition, there will be a Fena: Pirate Princess panel this coming August 6 on Crunchyroll Expo, which will be held virtually due to the pandemic. Keep an eye on @ToonamiSquad for future developments, as we could be hearing more news there regarding this show (and other Toonami-related programming including Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Black Clover, and SAO) prior to Fena‘s premiere.
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