Fena Voice Actress Asami Seto Discusses Her Character On ‘Fena: Pirate Princess’

‘Fena: Pirate Princess’ is a Japanese anime that is produced by Production I.G as well as a co-production between Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the story follows protagonist Fena Houtman, an orphan who discovers her past may hold the key to “Eden.”
Voice actress Asami Seto has had many roles including Akira Mado in ‘Tokyo Ghoul,’ Jessica in ‘Granblue Fantasy The Animation,’ Raphtalia in ‘The Rising of the Shield Hero,’ and Fena in ‘Fena: Pirate Princess.’ She recently sat down with Crunchyroll News to discuss the role and how it was different from past roles.
“When I hear “pirates,” I think of pirate ships, treasure, and exploring uncharted lands. There are many famous works in film and anime that have pirates as their themes, so when I read the story of Fena: Pirate Princess, it was easy for me to imagine what the world would be like,” she explained.
“I’ve portrayed many different characters, and with the role of Fena, something I paid a lot of attention to is how forthright she is,” Seto replied when asked about how Fena differed from other roles. “She tends to act upon what she thinks is right, which can seem self-centered at times, so I thought a lot about how to convey that with an uncompromising manner of speech.”
When asked how she approached the role, she replied, “Both the director and screenwriter treasure Fena, so I tried to find hints about her in the character design, the way she moves in the animation, and in the stage directions in the scripts. After we started recording, I tried to discover who she was as a person through her interactions with other characters.”
You can check out the trailer for ‘Fena: Pirate Princess’ below:

According to the synopsis, “Fena: Pirate Princess tells the tale of a young orphan girl, Fena Houtman, living in a fantastic alternate history version of the 18th century. Fena has been raised on an island where there is no hope of escaping the dark destiny forced upon her by her captors, to be used and discarded by the 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: escape her captors, forge a new identity, and search for a place where she can truly belong and find out the true mystery behind the keyword: “Eden.” It’s the story of the adventure of a lifetime she and her crew of misfits and unlikely allies will have, in pursuit of her goals!”

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