Adult Swim Streams the First English-Dubbed Episode of the Fena: Pirate Princess Anime Worldwide

Adult Swim’s official YouTube channel began streaming the first episode of the Fena: Pirate Princess anime worldwide with an English dub on August 28, 2021.

The anime already premiered on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim’s Toonami block on August 14, 2021, ahead of the Japanese premiere. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with Japanese audio and English subtitles, while Adult Swim is airing an English dub of the series. The series will premiere on Japanese television in October 2021.

The story of Fena: Pirate Princess is described as:

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.

Source: ANN

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal Blade Runner: Black Lotus Cast

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have revealed the characters and all-star cast of the animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus. The new series is inspired by the award-winning and critically lauded Blade Runner movie franchise. A first look at the new series will debut at Comic-Con@Home 2021 panel hosted online on Friday, July 23, 2021.

The English and Japanese voice cast includes:

  • Elle, a female replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose, will be played by Jessica Henwick / Arisa Shida
  • Joseph, a mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles, will be played by Will Yun Lee / Shinshū Fuji
  • Alani Davis, a fresh LAPD recruit, will be played by Samira Wiley / Takako Honda
  • Niander Wallace Sr, founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation, will be played by Brian Cox / Takaya Hashi
  • Niander Wallace Jr, brilliant scientist working for his father, will be played by Wes Bentley / Takehito Koyasu
  • Marlowe, a deadly Blade Runner, will be played by Josh Duhamel / Taiten Kusunoki
  • Josephine Grant, the wife of the police chief, will be played by Peyton List / Yoshiko Sakakibara
  • Earl Grant, Police Chief of the LAPD, will be played by Stephen Root / Hochu Otsuka
  • Doc Badger, a black market dealer, will be played by Barkhad Abdi /Takayuki Kinba
  • Senator Bannister, a politician with strong feelings on replicant production, will be played by Gregg Henry / Masane Tsukayama
  • Doctor M, a brilliant doctor and professor of medicine, will be played by Henry Czerny / Akio Nojima
  • Hooper, a journalist in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation, will be played by Jason Spisak / Kazuki Yao

Starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 23, 2021, fans will hear directly from the creative team and voice talent: Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), Wes Gleason (voice director), Jessica Henwick (voice of Elle), and Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami/senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim/moderator). They will premiere an exclusive first look at the new series at SDCC@Home.

Coming later this year, the Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Original Blade Runner: Black Lotus will feature 13 episodes directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama. The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer.

Adult Swim will air the English language version on the network’s popular anime programming block Toonami and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global community of more than 100 million registered users and 4 million subscribers. Both will offer the series to viewers worldwide outside of Asia.

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Announce the Shenmue Anime Series

Crunchyroll announced during the Crunchyroll Expo event that it is collaborating with Adult Swim to produce an anime series adaptation of Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue game series. Crunchyroll will stream the 13-episode series worldwide outside of Japan and mainland China, and Adult Swim will air it on its Toonami block in the United States. Crunchyroll did not announce a premiere date for the series.

Chikara Sakurai is directing the anime at Telecom Animation Film. Sola Entertainment is credited for production management. Shenmue game series director Yu Suzuki is the executive producer for the project.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Announce Original Fena: Pirate Princess Anime for 2021

The Toonami “panel” airing on Cartoon Network during the Adult Swim Con online event has announced the new “Crunchyroll Originals” anime Fena: Pirate Princess in collaboration with Adult Swim. The Crunchyroll and Adult Swim co-production will air on Adult Swim’s Toonami block and stream on Crunchyroll in 2021.

Kazuto Nakazawa is directing the series at Production I.G.

Crunchyroll describes the series:

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!

Source: ANN

Adult Swim to Re-Air an Episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization After Error

Adult Swim’s Toonami block has announced that it will re-air the sixth episode of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime on March 23, 2019 at 12:30 a.m., after its airing of the episode on March 16, 2019 had an error during airing, with the video supposedly being frozen.

The block will air the seventh and eighth episodes of the anime back-to-back on March 30, 2019 from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Sword Art Online: Alicization premiered on the block on February 9, 2019 with a one-hour premiere.

Source: ANN

Adult Swim to Shorten Toonami Lineup

The official Facebook page for Adult Swim’s Toonami block announced a new schedule. As of January 5, 2019, the lineup will be:

11:00 p.m. – Dragon Ball Super
11:30 p.m. – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
12:00 a.m. – My Hero Academia
12:30 a.m. – Mob Psycho 100
1:00 a.m. – Megalobox
1:30 a.m. – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
2:00 a.m. – Black Clover
2:30 a.m. – Hunter x Hunter
3:00 a.m. – Naruto Shippūden
3:30 a.m. – Attack on Titan
4:00 a.m. – Pop Team Epic
4:30 a.m. – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

The block will start at 11:00 p.m. again, instead of 9:00 p.m. as it does now. It will also drop the hour of programming it gained in September 2018. Dragon Ball Z Kai and Samurai Jack will drop off the current lineup.

Source: ANN

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to Produce the Blade Runner — Black Lotus Anime Series

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have announced that they are partnering with Alcon Entertainment to produce an anime series based on Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the 1982 Blade Runner film. The series, titled Blade Runner — Black Lotus, will have 13 episodes.

Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama are directing all the episodes at Sola Digital Arts. Shinichiro Watanabe is a creative producer on the series.

Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Al-Francis Cuenca of Alcon Entertainment are executive producers on the project along with Sola Digital Arts’ Joseph Chou. Alcon executive Ben Roberts is serving as co-executive producer, and Production I.G’s Mitsuhisa Ishikawa is a production adviser.

The series’ story will take place in 2032, between the two films, and will include some familiar characters.

Adult Swim will have worldwide distribution rights to an English-dubbed version outside of Asia, and will air it in the United States on its Toonami block. Crunchyroll will stream the anime worldwide.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces the Premiere of Hunter x Hunter on Adult Swim

VIZ Media announces the launch of the all new Hunter x Hunter anime series on Adult Swim’s Toonami.

The first episode of the supernatural adventure series will premiere on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00 a.m. EST/PST, with future episodes to air each Saturday. Toonami is the anime programming block on Adult Swim, Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.

This latest anime property to join the VIZ Media catalog was produced in 2011 by the animation studio, MADHOUSE, and was broadcast in Japan on Nippon TV. The series reboots the Hunter x Hunter manga series created by Yoshihiro Togashi. For the North American debut, VIZ Media has assembled a fresh cast of talented voice actors that includes Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss, Cristina Vee as Killua Zoldyck, Matthew Mercer as Leorio, Keith Silverstein as Hisoka, and Erika Harlacher as Kurapika.

In the original Hunter x Hunter manga series, Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.

In the Hunter x Hunter anime series, abundant riches, hidden treasures, fearsome monsters, and exotic creatures are scattered around the world. Gon departs on a journey to become a Pro Hunter who risks his life in search of the unknown. Along the way, he meets other applicants for the Hunter exam: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Can Gon pass the rigorous challenges of the Hunter exam and become the best Hunter in the world!? His wild and epic journey is about to begin.

Hunter x Hunter is a fast-paced fantasy adventure beautifully animated by studio MADHOUSE and we are pleased to debut the series on Adult Swim’s Toonami with a first-ever English dub that adheres very closely to the storyline depicted in the original manga series,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “We invite audiences to immerse themselves in this action-filled anime series and catch a new episode broadcast premiere each week!”

Adult Swim Experimenting With Earlier One Piece Rebroadcast

Jason DeMarco announced on Twitter that Adult Swim will be attempting a rebroadcast of the previous week’s One Piece episode at 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The network is already experimenting with this idea with a rebroadcast of the previous week’s episode of Dragon Ball Z at 8pm on Saturdays.

New episodes of One Piece will continue to air during Toonami at 3:30am.

Source: Crunchyroll