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Fena: Pirate Princess is a new anime that will debut on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll

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The series has samurai pirates and a little bit of Shojo inspiration

Pirates and Samurai may not seem like a natural combination, but in the new trailer for Fena: Pirate Princess, they seem to work pretty well together. Fena will debut simultaneously on both Crunchyroll and Adult Swim’s Toonami, the two companies announced on Wednesday.

The show follows Fena Houtman, a young orphan with silver hair who’s on the run from pirates and the English Navy after her parents are killed. To help her avoid capture and find her family’s treasure, she employs the help of several samurai to become her pirate crew.

According to the show’s director, Kazuto Nakazawa (Kill Bill: Volume 1, Samurai Champloo), he and the team at Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Haikyuu!!) were inspired by Shojo manga. But as the show’s latest trailer proves, there’s still plenty of action. Nakazawa says he also wanted to include some romance and ultimately hopes to create something that lands between Shonen manga and Shojo manga.

Fena: Pirate Princess will simultaneously premiere dubbed episodes on Adult Swim’s Toonami and subtitled episodes on Crunchyroll. The series doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s scheduled to come out sometime this summer.

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