At San Diego Comic-Con@Home 2020, Toonami announced a new series joint production series between Adult Swim and Crunchyroll that will be airing on the Toonami block, Fena: Pirate Princess. Director Kazuto Nakazawa will be taking viewers on a trip to an 18th century European island world with pirates and a mashing of cultures.

During the online event, a work in progress trailer was shown during the Toonami portion of the ‘Adult Swim Con’. With only T.O.M. and Sara setting the stage for the trailer, Fena: Pirate Princess takes place in a world that seems rooted in 18th century Europe. However, as the trailer continues, there seems to be more add upon such as eastern clothing, architecture, and martial arts are shown throughout along with the ships, knights, and pirates. This mashing of cultures is set to a synth-metal score, showcasing the fantasy, adventure, and bloody action. Additional information has revealed more of the plot: the main character, an orphan by the name of Fena, will break free from her bondage and forge a new identity along with a crew of misfits and unlikely allies.

Spearheading the series is director Kazuto Nakazawa, known for his directorial work such as B The Beginning, Parasite Dolls, and the music video for “Breaking The Habit” by American band Linkin Park. Along with Production I.G., Nakazawa stated he wanted to create a series that would walk the line ‘between shounen and shoujo’ to create a series that is action packed while still having elements of romance to it. The production of the series, which has been ongoing for a year and a half at this point, is in the process of finishing up.

Fena: Pirate Princess is currently set to be twelve episodes in length. It is due to air in 2021 on the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim.

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