WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Fena: Pirate Princess Episode 3, “Bar-Baral,” now streaming on Crunchyroll and Grownup Swim.
Episode 3 of Fena: Pirate Princess is as spectacular because the premiere, if no more so, because it goes about fleshing out extra of the Samurai Seven — particularly, the twins Enju and Kaede — whereas Fena additionally will get an essential clue that will lead her to get nearer to Eden. The animation right here is top-notch as all the time, with this episode showcasing extra motion sequences between the Samurai Seven and one other pirate crew they encounter.
The crew’s pirate ship-submarine, the Bonito II, nears Bar-Baral, a free metropolis that many pirates use as a docking level, to replenish their provides and permit Fena to buy extra sensible garments than her lengthy robe. First, although, they need to resolve who’s going to protect the ship whereas everyone seems to be out. Unexpectedly, it is Yukimaru who has an answer: amidakuji. Nonetheless, he loses (for the fifth time in a row) and has to remain behind.
The six of them get separated as Tsubaki, Shitan, Karin and Makaba go to purchase drugs whereas the twins and Fena discover the town. The twins shortly discover that Fena is attracting a variety of undesirable consideration together with her white hair, so that they instantly take her to a number of outlets to vary her look. One explicit store then catches Fena’s consideration and inside is a stone seemingly made up of the identical materials because the one already entrusted to her.
The proprietor of the store is not prepared to promote it to them cheaply and even tries to get the trio to promote Fena’s virginity in alternate for the stone, however Enju instantly places a cease to it and even calls for that he apologizes to his captain. They uncover that the stone was as soon as owned by a royal household and crafted in Libar-Oberstein, Germany.
Nonetheless, earlier than they will head to their subsequent vacation spot, the three of them discover themselves cornered by Fena’s former fiance and a gaggle of ladies pirates. The twins cannot go all out of their assaults as a result of they need to additionally concentrate on defending Fena, however fortunately, Yukimaru, having heard that Fena was nonetheless in Bar-Baral, finds them and slays eight males of their protection.
Yukimaru drags Fena to security, and he or she is reminded of how the 2 had been in an analogous state of affairs a decade in the past. One of many pirates shoots at them together with her musket, grazing Yukimaru’s arm, however he and Fena, together with the twins, make it safely again to the ship.
One of many surprises that got here out of this episode was how unintentionally funny Yukimaru is. He is petty when he loses (even going as far as to calculate the precise chance of him dropping) and he is a tsundere in terms of Fena, panicking on the slightest harmless contact. The twins, Enju and Kaede, additionally bear some vital character growth, rendering them way more than merely comedian aid.
Abel can be an fascinating character. The British Empire has sought allies in pirate captain O’Malley’s crew, with Abel and O’Malley participating in a sexual relationship. O’Malley almost definitely had a job in Fena’s father’s loss of life since she was seen on the ship, however why she’s serving to Abel out now continues to be up within the air. The start of the episode opens with him writing a letter to somebody, and there are hints that appear to counsel he’s in correspondence with Yukihisa as a result of feathers that may be seen on the Yukihisa’s flooring — presumably these from Abel’s messenger pigeon. This opens up the query of whether or not or not Yukihisa needs to be trusted.
Abel has a heart-shaped necklace an identical to the one Fena has round her neck, but it surely’s too early to inform whether or not or not they’re household. What’s clear is that Abel is aware of who Fena is and about her ancestry, though why he needs to get better her stays a thriller.
Abel’s subordinate, Cody, says one thing cryptic close to the tip of the episode: “Alba Regina and vice versa. The beginning and the end.” Alba Regina interprets to ‘white queen’ in Latin, almost definitely referring to Fena and why Abel is so decided to search out her if she’s purported to characterize the start and finish of every thing.