Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 Review

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 Review

Fena Pirate Princess episode 7 is a good example of how the details can get lost if you’re focused on making something look good. It reminds me of the show Pimp My Ride that aired on MTV back in the mid 2000s. I might’ve made a reference that just dated me, but it applies here. One criticism I had of Pimp My Ride was that it only worked on the cosmetics of the car it was restoring. The guts of the car that needed work was ignored. That’s what Fena is to me, a car with a flashy exterior and a busted up engine.

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Where can I watch Fena Pirate Princess episode 7?

The two main places to watch Fena episode 7 are Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The two companies co-produced the anime and they air new episodes at midnight every Sunday morning. If you’re reading this review, then I assume you have some familiarity with one or both of those sites. I’m actually a little surprised that Adult Swim co-produced an anime. Their main focus is usually on Western animation.

If you don’t want to stay up to midnight in order to watch Fena on Adult Swim’s broadcast, you could just go to the website and stream it from there. You have to have some sort of subscription to a cable network if you want to do that though. For me, I’d rather pay a much smaller amount of money and stream over at Crunchyroll. It’s up to you what you want to do.

Watch Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 at Crunchyroll or Adult Swim

How was the story in Fena Pirate Princess episode 7?

Remember what I said about how this anime is flashy on the outside but is a mess on the inside? The story was what I was referring to when I said it was a mess. There are inconsistencies in Fena that aren’t easily explained when you really look into them. The good animation and flashy fights do their best to get you to forget, but they don’t quite accomplish their goal.

I’m sure you want an example of what I’m talking about and I’d be happy to give you one. Let’s just start with Yukimaru’s ability to catch up to two much larger ships. Please explain to me how Yukimaru was able to paddle faster than a ship-of-the-line was able to sail. I’ll go ahead and sit here and wait until someone can give me a proper explanation on how that makes sense. Go ahead, give it a try.

The pirate ship and the Blue Giant were anchored!

No, they weren’t. During the impressive display of firepower from the Blue Giant, we were clearly shown that both ships were sailing at full speed. There’s nothing to indicate to me that the Blue Giant slowed down or stopped after hostilities had ceased. We also saw the wreckage of the pirate ship off in the distance when Fena started to have her PTSD episode. Even granting that Yukimaru was in that wreckage, it is a stretch that he could get to the Blue Giant that fast in a rowboat.

Let’s not even get into how the other Goblin Knights made it to the Blue Giant in time to rescue Yukimaru and Fena. They would’ve had even further to go since they had been sailing in the opposite direction. It’s all just too convenient for my taste and leads to a story that I just can’t believe. I’ll save some more of my thoughts for later.

The rest of the story wasn’t that bad, was it?

Having Fena deal with PTSD was a good way to give us a look into the past. The sight of the burning pirate ship was enough to trigger Fena’s memories and bring her back to the wreck that started this anime. I think Fena Pirate Princess episode 7 did a good job in making Fena’s episode look authentic. It’s too bad it was spoiled by a conveniently arriving Yukimaru.

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 - Fena's PTSD

I also did enjoy the whole story of O’Malley being a scorned lover. Abel did toss her aside as soon as Fena was brought to him. Considering what O’Malley had done for Abel, that had to be tough to watch. It makes sense that she would then order her crew to turn around and start to attack.

What did Fena Pirate Princess episode 7 get right?

Sticking with my assertion that Fena episode 7 is flashy on the outside but is a mess underneath the hood, the animation in this episode is top notch. I don’t think that anyone would be able to complain about quality of what’s being put on screen. If you do, then it’s just out of spite for the poor quality of story.

Probably the best part of the animation is when it’s used during the fighting. The destruction of the Ruble Rose by the Wellington Cannon was quite a sight to watch. It is a little much to ask us to believe that the Blue Giant hit with its first shot, but that’s something I can easily overlook. It was just an impressive scene to watch.

Another enjoyable moment to watch was when Yukimaru and the other Goblin Knights make their surprise rescue. The fighting is well done, even if it doesn’t go on for as long as I’d hoped. You understand why the Goblin Knights have such a terrible reputation after watching what they’re capable of. Too bad Yukimaru didn’t know that you don’t bring a sword to a gun fight.

The Wellington cannon firing at the Rumble Rose

What did Fena Pirate Princess episode 7 get wrong?

It might be a minor thing, but I’m confused over just how Abel is involved with Fena’s mother. In explaining the painting of Fena’s mother in this quarters, Abel mentions that it’s the only one in existence. He painted it from the memories that he had from when he was a boy. Those were Abel’s words. If Abel was a boy and he had some kind of obsession with Fena’s mother, why were we shown a grown up Abel leading the attack on Fena’s ship ten years ago?

Shouldn’t Abel have been at most a junior officer under the command of someone else? Fena Pirate Princess episode 7 just made me think that the whole timing of this story is fluid based on whatever the main characters need it to be at that moment. Abel’s memories of Fena’s mother come from when he was a boy, yet he’s got some sort of love connection with her? He’s also savagely hunting down Helena’s daughter? Something’s off here.

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 - Abel talking about the painting of Fena's mother

What else you got for this section?

The Goblin Knight’s escape with a wounded Yukimaru and a compromised Fena was pretty unbelievable. I’m pretty sure that you can’t just hold on to a submarine when it’s traveling underwater at a high speed. When you add in the two people who couldn’t fend for themselves, the escape felt a little forced.

What this escape said to me is that the creators of the show just wanted to use this as the escape method without spending the time to think about all of the questions surrounding underwater travel. How did everyone hold on? Can people really hold their breath that long? Why didn’t they just go below deck?

Unfortunately, Fena Pirate Princess episode 7, like a good portion of the other episodes in this anime, doesn’t think about the details when it’s presenting it’s story. That’s the biggest issue I have with it. Because the details are messy, we get a messy story that’s full of flashy moments. That can only take you so far. If Fena stays on this path then it won’t be able to reach it’s full potential.

Fena Pirate Princess Episode 7 - the Goblin Knights' escape

Is Fena Pirate Princess episode 7 worth watching?

Yes and no. The section of the story involving the Blue Giant’s fight with the Rumble Rose is interesting to watch. The Wellington Cannon made it’s impressive debut. Besides that, there’s too much in this story that’s just scattered. The Goblin Knight’s rescue is too convenient. Abel’s backstory is a little shaky. It’s just a mess. With five episodes to go I’m not sure if things will get sorted out in time for this to become a good anime.

Now go watch some anime!

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