Crunchyroll announced at the Adult Swim Con that they have partnered with the network to create a brand-new anime series called Fena: Pirate Princess! The anime is slated to be produced by Production I.G. This announcement was teased during this year’s Anime Expo during the Production I.G panel where they stated that they had a collaboration with Adult Swim but more details would be revealed at Adult Swim Con.
Kazuto Nakazawa is signed on to direct the anime. He had previously directed B: The Beginning and Kill Bill.
“I’m thrilled to be able to announce our next co-produced anime series with our partners at Crunchyroll and bring Nakazawa’s unique vision to life,” said Jason DeMarco, svp/creative director on-air for Adult Swim. “I hope you come to love these characters as much as I do.”
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim describe the anime as follows:
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!
“The global anime community is going to love adventuring alongside Fena in this new series setting sail next year,” said Sarah Victor, head of development, Crunchyroll. “We’re delighted to be working alongside Adult Swim to bring this new series to life.”
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim unveiled the promotional trailer for the show which you can check out below: