There are always more shows to watch recently, right? Especially when they continue to be off schedule? For instance, something like Fena: Pirate came out months and some after everything else on television and I cannot count it with the list of seasonal shows because it’s so hard to think about it. Same with Shaman King here too. The first cour of that show has come out recently on netflix. I have been watching these shows one episode a week (with Fena just coming out that way on Toonami/Adult Swim) and they have just been a lot of comfort to watch. They aren’t the best shows ever as of this moment, but I like them and what they set out to do.
So no, these are complete thoughts of Shaman King (2021) or Fena: Pirate Princess and I am not going to discuss these shows weekly, but I at least want to give some thoughts and impression on them here. Thanks for reading.
Fena: Pirate Princess [4 Episodes in]
Fena is show made out of very classic ideas. A mysterious young girl escapes off a mysterious boat that is on fire and years later, she is being held captive on an island. This is the story of her escape and finding more about herself through the mysterious of one crystal square she has. It’s very studio Ghibli in ways that I like. Also, she joins up with a team of ninjas and pirates on a real working submarine in the 1700 to 1800’s and it’s fun.
There is a lot of trace elements and busy elements that make it special. I don’t think we spent enough time with this cast to love them yet or even know them that well, but I like them. I like seeing how they interact with Fena in order to help her on this journey and allowing her to become more prepared for the journey. Plus, the show is absolutely gorgeous to look at. Production I.G. has brought their a game here and everything action scene to scenery shot is a work is a marvel. I hope it improves while being so much fun.
Shaman King (2021) [7 Episodes in]
This is a reboot of Shaman King’s anime from twenty years ago and it really feels like it knows it’s a reboot. This beginning part feels very brotherhood if you know what I mean in terms of pacing. Very rushed but also enough to tell you at least the basic of what is going on. So we have the story of Yoh Asakura and other characters as he faces off against other people in the Shaman King tournament. Still in that Shaman King tournament qualifying rounds and it feels a bit stilted, but I like all of these characters, the character designs of yester year, and the action is pretty decent. I don’t really have much to complain about because it’s perfectly watchable.
OMG, I must be living under a rock! I had no idea that the Shaman King anime was being remade. I loved the series when it first came out. I still have the manga on my book shelf. I remember first reading it in my monthly subscription of Shonen Jump. Do they still print that? Any way, I was a huge fan, I can’t believe I somehow missed that it was remade. Thanks for the heads up!
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I don’t think they print it anymore. SJ is mainly through the very cheap SJ+ app now.
Fena’s a really fun anime so far and I’m glad to see more people talking about it!
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