Crunchyroll has announced the release date of its upcoming animated series in collaboration with Adult Swim, Fena: Pirate Princess! The show is slated to air on Adult Swim starting August 14! Fena: Pirate Princess is a half-hour animated series created and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa with Production IG serving as the animation studio.
The show, which is inspired by the shojo manga, is described by Crunchyroll as follows:
Fena Houtman remembers little of her childhood. Orphan and raised as a servant in a brothel, her life is turned upside down when she escapes to a pirate island where she discovers the truth behind her family. With Fena the only one capable of unlocking her family’s secrets and a formidable crew of female pirates chasing her, she must take her place as captain of her samurai crew for an adventure on the high seas!
The show will have a special first episode in two episodes. Adult Swim will broadcast the English dubbed version in North America while Crunchyroll will broadcast the subtitled version worldwide outside of Japan.
The English cast includes:
- Fena Houtman will be voiced by Brittany Cox: a positive and joyful orphan despite her traumatic past. Known for her pale skin and shiny 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 elite handsome warrior can kill with his bow and arrows or his appearance. Although on the surface he seems distant, he greatly appreciates his friends.
- Karin will be voiced by Anjali Kunapaneni: Raised by a family of blacksmiths, Karin is passionate about technology like her rifle, which she uses to good effect in combat.
- Enju will be voiced by Brandon Winckler: Kaede’s older twin. They both use a spear and a wakizashi in combat, they are both friendly and mischievous, but Enju feels more reliable than his younger brother.
- Kaede will be voiced by Darrel J Delfin: Enju’s youngest twin. They both use a spear and a wakizashi in combat, they are both friendly and mischievous, but Kaede feels more manly than his older brother.
- Tsubaki will be voiced by Alan Lee: The oldest and most mature member of the group, he handles everyone’s wild energy. He’s the cook too, but when he fights he wields a short ninja sword.
- Makaba will be voiced by Thomas E Wynn: This mountain of a boy prefers to fight melee with brass knuckles. When he’s not fighting he’s kind and gentle.
- Salman will be played by Frank Todaro. An older knight who once called himself “Salman the Onslaught” for being so deadly with a spear. He has known Fena since she was a girl as he served the Houtman family for a while.
- Otto will be voiced by Doug Stone. Another older knight who served the Houtman family and had an intimidating nickname in his youth – “Otto the Blitz” for his fast-paced swordplay.
You can check out a trailer for the show below:
Source: Press release