Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are revealing a special behind the scenes look at Fena: Pirate Princess, alongside a new trailer.
Streaming now for Annecy badge holders, Fena: Pirate Princess was selected as a Work in Progress series with a panel featuring director Kazuto Nakazawaand producer Rui Kuroki from studio Production I.G. During the panel, which is available for Annecy attendees through the end of June, the pair shared their inspiration for the series, fun anecdotes from production, and presented behind the scenes art including a selection of backgrounds, character art and more.
Regarding the director’s inspiration, Nakazawa cites shojo manga as a major influence, “It made me want to make an anime with a flavor of Shojo manga in it.” He also mentions that Fena: Pirate Princess has adventure and action “…but it is basically a love story.”
Fena: Pirate Princess, a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim original, follows the adventures of Fena Houtman as she is on the run from pirates and the English Navy and must rely on a crew of Japanese samurai to unlock her family secrets…and an unimaginable treasure! The half-hour animated series is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G. serves as the animation studio.
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are also introducing the main characters and Japanese voice cast:
Fena Houtman will be voiced by Asami Seto: A positive, cheerful orphan despite her traumatic past. Known for her pale skin and glowing silver hair. Yukimaru will be voiced by Ryota Suzuki: The introverted, katana-wielding bodyguard of the Houtman family. He is extremely protective of Fena. Shitan will be voiced by Takahiro Sakurai : 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 Aoi Yuki: 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 Gen Sato: 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 Ryota Osaka: 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 Jun Osuka: 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 Shintaro Tanaka: 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 voiced by Manabu Muraji: 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 Hiroaki Hirata: 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 main staff for the series includes:
Original Story – Kazuto Nakazawa x Production I.G Director – Kazuto Nakazawa Screenplay – Asako Kuboyama Music- Yuki Kajiura Music Production – FlyingDog Animation Production- Production I.G
Adult Swim announced today they will be producing three new original movies based on their hit original series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse and The Venture Bros. The movies will be released globally on Blu-ray/DVD and on digital transactional video on demand (TVOD) and electronic sell through (EST) for a 90-day exclusive window, followed by premieres on HBO Max and Adult Swim.
“Leveraging the power of WarnerMedia allows us to deliver original content to our amazingly dedicated and not-shy fans, while also giving our talented series creators an opportunity to tell stories in new and interesting ways,” said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim.
The power-hungry TRIBUNAL unveils their secret and deadly “Falconback Project” as the world grows in embattled chaos and the menacing Doomstar breaches the Earth’s atmosphere while the mysterious and twisted dissent of a band member threatens the future of Dethklok. Picking up directly after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth: Can Dethklok choose between their egos and the greater good of the world to embark on a gauntlet of dangers that will try their very souls and finally write the song that will be their salvation? The new movie is created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blancha. The movie soundtrack will be released on WaterTower Music.
The Venture Bros.
Doc’s latest invention will either bankrupt the Ventures or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them. The Venture Bros. is created, written and executive produced by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
A continuation of the hit animated series, fans will find out what happens next with Frylock, Meatwad and Master Shake, who consider themselves crime fighters, but the truth is they never fight crime. Aqua Teen Hunger Force is created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis and follows the strange everyday lives of three human-sized food products living in New Jersey.
All three of these fan-favorite series were some of the first original productions to air on Adult Swim. Aqua Teen Hunger Force premiered with the official launch of Adult Swim in September 2001 and aired 11 total seasons and was the network’s first theatrical release in 2007. Metalocalypse first aired on Adult Swim in 2003 and ran for 4 seasons, ending with the half-hour special The Doomstar Requeim in 2013. During its run, series creator Brendan Small also produced four albums by the show’s fictional band Dethklok, which have sold 1 million albums-equivalents. The Dethalbum released in September 2007 and debuted at #21 on the Billboard 200 chart. The Venture Bros. premiered originally as a pilot in 2003, with the first season airing in August 2004. The series aired 7 seasons and 4 specials over its almost 15 year run and was one of Adult Swim’s longest running series alongside Robot Chicken and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Adult Swim has kindly announced today that new episodes of the highly acclaimed adult animated series, “Rick and Morty,” will be making their grand debut on Sunday, October 15th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
This thrilling show follows the extraordinary escapades of a brilliant scientist and his timid grandson as they embark on perilous adventures spanning the entire universe.
The highly anticipated seventh season of “Rick and Morty” is set to premiere in more than 134 countries, showcasing its global appeal.
Furthermore, viewers in the United States will have the opportunity to purchase new episodes from digital retailers the day after they air on Adult Swim. Additionally, the new season will be available for streaming in 2024.
Rick and Morty was the No. 1 comedy on all cable channels in seasons three, four, five, and six, and not only on TV but also on digital, gaming, live, and retail It has become a multi-platform sensation both in terms of and fan experience.
The show reached more than 19 million viewers on its linear broadcast in 2022 and remains a top-rated show on Max. “Rick and Morty” has won two Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Animated Programming” and is currently nominated for a third Emmy.
“It’s happening,” confirmed Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim. “Thanks to the talent of the entire show team, we can all enjoy 10 new episodes that yet again raise the bar for comedy and animation. This season proves that the geniuses at work on ‘Rick and Morty’ are just getting started.”
Rick and Morty have returned and are more true to their original selves than ever before! We are now in the seventh season, and the potential for exciting storylines is limitless. We are left wondering about Jerry’s current situation, the emergence of an evil Summer, and whether they will revisit their high school days. While it may be uncertain, we are eager to discover the answers.
Furthermore, it is likely that there will be a decrease in explicit content compared to the previous season. Join us for the continued adventures of “Rick and Morty,” as we embark on a journey that could potentially span 100 years, or at least until season 10!
“My Adventures with Superman,” the newest animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and DC, will premiere Thursday, July 6 at midnight on Adult Swim and the following day on Max.
The official trailer, which features Jack Quaid as Clark Kent, Alice Lee as Lois Lane, and Ishmel Sahid as Jimmy Olsen, was also released today.
“My Adventures with Superman” is a serialized coming-of-age story that follows Clark Kent, the bright and driven Lois Lane, and their best friend Jimmy Olsen as they discover who they are and what they can achieve as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet.
The series follows Clark as he develops his secret identity as Superman and investigates his own mysterious origins. Lois, on her way to becoming a star reporter, teams up with photographer Jimmy Olsen to break the stories that matter. All the while, Clark and Lois are falling in love… even as Lois gets closer and closer to discovering his secret identity! Our trio goes on adventures, takes down bad guys, discovers secrets, and learns what it means to be heroes in their own right.
The first season will begin with two episodes back-to-back, followed by one new episode every Thursday. Encores of new episodes will air on Adult Swim on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and Toonami on Saturdays at midnight. New episodes will also be available on Max on Fridays.
Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!”) serves as executive producer. Jake Wyatt (“Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus”) and Brendan Clogher (“Voltron: Legendary Defender”) are on board as co-executive producers and Josie Campbell (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”) as co-producer.
“My Adventures with Superman” gave fans an exciting first look at the upcoming animated series in a new teaser trailer.
The show, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on characters from DC, follows the action-packed, comedic, and romantic adventures of Superman and Lois Lane.
The series stars Jack Quaid as the voice of Clark Kent, Alice Lee as the voice of Lois Lane, and Ishmael Sahid as the voice of Jimmy Olsen. The series debuts this summer on Adult Swim and on the streamer.
“My Adventures with Superman” is a serialized coming-of-age story catching up with twenty-somethings Clark Kent, the bright and driven Lois Lane, and their best friend Jimmy Olsen as they begin to discover who they are and everything they can accomplish together as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet.
The story follows Clark as he builds his secret identity as Superman and explores his mysterious origins. Lois, on her way to becoming a star reporter, teams up with photographer Jimmy Olsen to break the stories that matter. All the while, Clark and Lois are falling in love… as Lois gets closer and closer to uncovering his secret identity! Our trio share adventures, take down bad guys, stumble over secrets, and discover what it means to be heroes in their own right.
Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) serves as executive producer. Jake Wyatt (“Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus”) and Brendan Clogher (“Voltron: Legendary Defender”) is on board as co-executive producers, and Josie Campbell (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”) is a co-producer.