Is it just me, or is the plot in Fena Pirate Princess episode 6 more complicated than it needs to be? Either that or Fena is trying to hide a lack of character development by creating twists and turns meant to keep us wondering what’s going on. I can’t really tell at this point because the more this anime goes on, the more I’m wondering if Crunchyroll just can’t get beyond the first couple episodes of a season before things go off the rails.
Where can I watch Fena Pirate Princess episode 6?
As you could probably guess from the opening paragraph, Crunchyroll is one of the top places to find this anime. You can also find it at Adult Swim. The two companies co-produced Fena and new episodes air at midnight every Sunday. You might be willing to stay up every Saturday and watch the debuting episodes if you want, but I’ll be in bed sleeping. Small children wake up at the same time no matter when they go down to bed.
You could potentially find Fena over at some other peripheral sites, but most of those probably aren’t legit. If I was so inclined, I’d go over to VRV and see if they have it. Considering their relationship with Crunchyroll I’d say that it’d be a good choice. I’d be skeptical of going most anywhere else though.
How was the story in Fena Pirate Princess episode 6?
Fena gets delivered to Abel, the British Commander who’s been tracking her down. In delivering Fena to Abel, the pirates get unceremoniously booted off the ship after the British commander notices that Fena has injuries. Abel is definitely in love with Fena and it’s hard to tell if he’s a bad guy or not. The Goblin Knights might be the bad guys, but we’re not sure yet. Yukimaru isn’t. He’s set out to find Fena by himself.
The story was really all over the place. Episode 6 tried to pull the “The good guys really are the bad guys” storyline off but all it did was confuse things. It didn’t help that every single legendary story is being pulled into one with the treasure their all seeking. Now Solomon is involved as well. You can’t just pull in legendary names from across history and expect them to go together. It doesn’t work that way.
There were at least some good parts of the story, weren’t there?
The story of Abel devoting himself to find Fena is not bad. Casting aside O’Malley and her crew after Fena was delivered worked. The scorn that O’Malley felt due to this led to a logical showdown later. That part all makes sense and I think it was done well.
What I don’t like is that the title of Fena Pirate Princess episode 6 doesn’t really match up with what went on. “Mutiny on the Blue Giant” does not describe what happened here. “Mutiny” gives the impression that the sailors are going to rebel against their proper authorities. Yukimaru is the only character that is seen rebelling against his superiors. The problem is that he’s not aboard the Blue Giant.
I can only assume that the “Blue Giant” is Abel’s ship. The submarine that the Goblin Knights are on is the Bonito II. Abel’s ship is both big and blue. In that case, why would you name an episode “Mutiny on the Blue Giant” when not one of the British sailors raises a finger against their commander? Yes, O’Malley causes some trouble, but she’s a pirate. She’s not a direct subordinate of Abel.
That seems like you’re picking at little things in the story!
It’s these small things that are continually piling up that are making the story difficult for me. Let’s not forget that back in Fena Pirate Princess episode 3 the anime opened with Yukihisa sending a message to Abel. Presumably, the leader of Goblin Island informed Abel about Fena’s location. If the British Navy and the residents of Goblin Island are at odds, why would he do this? Right now that move just doesn’t make sense.
When you do stuff like this, it feels like the story is just patched together. Whenever someone comes up with an idea it just gets tossed in. How else would you describe all of the world’s legends getting rolled into one story? I don’t like it. I know there are people out there who think Fena‘s story is great, but I don’t see why. It started off interesting but has tripped over itself along the way.
What did Fena Pirate Princess episode 6 get right?
There is one thing that I think Fena does really well and that is the animation. I like how bright and vibrant the world of Fena is. Everything seems to be put together well and I enjoy seeing this anime from a visual perspective. Too bad the plot couldn’t follow along with the visuals. It may seem bad that this was the only thing that I could put down in this section, but I’m not going to force myself to write up some stuff that I don’t really believe.
What did Fena Pirate Princess episode 6 get wrong?
The more I think about episode 6, the more problems I have with it. Let’s start with how the Goblin Knights escaped the underground chamber. Wouldn’t there have been a risk of the Bonito II getting sucked in to the resulting whirlpool when a chamber that large was suddenly filled with water? I’d also suspect that there would be some lasting change in the river’s flow. Nothing like that was even hinted at though.
No, we got the Goblin Knights surfacing outside shortly after the explosion went off. That to me says the story just said “Let’s do this to get them out of the cave” not thinking of all of the different complications that would have to be dealt with. That leads me to question the decisions that went into laying out the story for this episode.
What else is a problem?
If Abel was looking for Fena for 10 years, why didn’t he start by searching the area surrounding the events that started episode 1? If there’s one thing that Fena Pirate Princess has established it’s that Fena herself is unique is her look. You’d think that word would get out quickly that a pasty white girl with white hair washed up on shore and was taken in. Considering Abel’s ability to gather information, you’d think he’d be capable of picking up on those rumors.
Instead, Abel doesn’t come into the picture until after the Goblin Knights have already saved Fena 10 years later. I’ve already spoken about their tardiness in another review so I won’t repeat that here. I will say the same thing about Abel that I said about them though. Was Abel just going to let Fena be forced into a life of prostitution?
Considering how protective Abel is of Fena, that shouldn’t be the case. You’d think that Abel would’ve wanted to rescue Fena from her previous life long before she was even put at risk of becoming a prostitute. That’s not what we got though. He arrives just in time to start the chase. Doesn’t that sound just a little too convenient?
Is Fena Pirate Princess episode 6 worth watching?
Not really. Fena Pirate Princess episode 6 is a mess. The story is all over the place. What’s supposed to be a complicated story which leads to a “Who’s the real bad guys” type of feeling really just leaves you confused. The actions of the main characters doesn’t really line up with their supposed goals. It’s all just poorly done.
Judging from the comments at Crunchyroll’s site, I’m sure there will be those that ardently disagree with me. I just can’t get past the gaping plot holes that exist. There are some things that I like about Fena, it’s just that this anime gets more and more ridiculous as time goes on. You might be able to deal with it, but I can’t.
Now go watch some anime!