Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 Review: The Burning Sea

The pirate side of Fena: Pirate Princess finally comes to a head with Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7, with sea warfare taking centre stage. Yukimaru, the Goblin knights, and Fena are all going their separate ways. Where do things go from here? Let’s find out in this review!

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 Overview

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Fena: Pirate Princess is an action-adventure series that is developed by Production IG. Production IG is a studio that is very well known for developing instant classics such as Attack on Titan, Haikyuu, and Vinland Saga. It is an original anime, so it isn’t adapted from or inspired by any manga or light novel. The series is created and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, previously known for directing episodes in anime like Samurai Champloo and B: The Beginning.

This episode is known as Kaizoku Oujo Episode 7 in original Japanese. If you missed our review of the previous episode in this series, click here to read it!

– Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 Review does not contain spoilers –

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 Review- The Plot

Makaba Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7
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I would be lying if I said that the plot of Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 was unpredictable. While there was a definite air of uncertainty surrounding the whole episode, the major plot beats were all a tiny bit formulaic. Everything except one, at least. The direction that the Female Pirate troupe took was explosive in nature and a genuinely heartwrenching moment at a time when I wasn’t expecting one.

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The Goblin Knights’ conversation with each other at the start of the episode was very good, so good in fact that I figured that would be the highlight of this episode. I was wrong, as the episode just kept rising and rising, delivering on everything the premise promised and much more. The show was plain exhilarating for the entire duration of its runtime, not pausing once to take a breath.

Yukimaru Saves Fena
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All this tells us that just because something is predictable, it doesn’t mean it’s bad. Predictability is always better than unnatural swerves that don’t fit the tone of the show. The episode ended spectacularly with an action scene that got my blood pumping. While the situation is still dire and a prospective story arc might be impossible now, the show is still as exciting to watch as ever.

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 Review- The Characters

The speed at which Fena: Pirate Princess established every one of its characters boggles the mind. We were unaware that these characters existed before episode 2, and now, we know everything there is to know about them. We know their likes, dislikes, and the most important aspects that make them unique. Even the silent Makaba endears himself with his antics and his general presence.

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Their relationship feels natural, and they build off of each other. A few of them are more interesting than the rest, but they are all great characters all the same. A lot of the credit for the same has to go to the dialogue, which seems natural, unlike in almost every other current anime where everyone takes turns speaking. Natural is almost always better, and dialogue is the same.

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Abel is a fascinating character in that he appears entirely capable of taking down everyone who faces him regardless of ability. Strong enemies are always a welcome sight in any show, and one with different shades of believability like Abel brings a lot of depth to the show. He is also different because he doesn’t give off the vibes of someone who we should hate, not unless it is very late anyway.

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 Review- Art and Music

Beautiful, gorgeous, tremendous, breathtaking, and phenomenal are all words that I’ve used to describe the art of Fena: Pirate Princess before. It is by far one of the best looking shows I’ve ever seen. Every frame in this anime is so incredibly detailed and chock-full of little things that one might miss if not paying attention. So much can be figured out about the characters by observing the minute changes in their reactions while speaking or witnessing something.

The lighting effects in Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 were beyond comprehension. The amber hue of the dawn and the red light of the dusk accentuated every frame of the scene while looking every bit as gorgeous as some of Makato Shinkai’s best work. The music also greatly enhanced the experience, and we aren’t very far away from a sea-shanty being included in an anime. I can’t wait to sing along.

Verdict

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 was a fantastic episode in a series now full of them. Interesting twists and turns were complemented by the show’s now regular top-notch animation and characters. It is a shame that this is only 12 episodes. I wouldn’t mind watching, say, 150 more.

If you liked this review of Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7, you will also enjoy our review of the next episode in the series. To read it, click here!

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Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 was a fantastic episode in a series now full of them. Interesting twists and turns were complemented by the show's now regular top-notch animation and characters.

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