Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (魔術士オーフェン, Majutsushi Ōfen, lit. "Sorcerer Orphen") is a Japanese light novel series written by Yoshinobu Akita. It was adapted into manga, four anime television series (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen 2: Revenge, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (2020), Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck) and a video game.

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
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Cover of the first DVD of Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Spell of the Dragon.
魔術士オーフェン
(Majutsushi Ōfen)
GenreAdventure, comedy,[1]
sword and sorcery[2]
Light novel
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey
Written byYoshinobu Akita
Illustrated byYuuya Kusaka
Published byFujimi Shobo
English publisher
ImprintFujimi Fantasia Bunko
MagazineDragon Magazine
DemographicMale
Original runMay 1994September 2003
Volumes20
Light novel
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Reckless Journey
Written byYoshinobu Akita
Illustrated byYuuya Kusaka
Published byFujimi Shobo
English publisher
J-Novel Club
ImprintFujimi Fantasia Bunko
MagazineDragon Magazine
DemographicMale
Original runFebruary 1996October 2003
Volumes13
Light novel
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Detour
Written byYoshinobu Akita
Illustrated byYuuya Kusaka
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
J-Novel Club
ImprintKadokawa Mini Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runNovember 1997September 1998
Volumes2
Manga
Written byYoshinobu Akita
Illustrated byHajime Sawada
Published byFujimi Shobo
English publisher
MagazineDragon Magazine
DemographicSeinen
Original run19982001
Volumes8
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Watanabe
Produced by
  • Tetsuo Genshō
  • Michihisa Abe
  • Yūji Matsukura
Written by
  • Masashi Kubota
  • Mayori Sekijima
Music byHatake (Sharam Q)
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Medialink
Original networkTBS
English network
Original run October 3, 1998 March 27, 1999
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen 2: Revenge
Directed byTōru Takahashi
Produced by
  • Tetsuo Genshō
  • Michihisa Abe
  • Yūji Matsukura
Written by
  • Masashi Kubota
  • Mayori Sekijima
Music byYasunori Iwasaki
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
Original networkTBS
English network
Adult Swim
Anime Network
Original run October 2, 1999 March 26, 2000
Episodes23 (List of episodes)
Light novel
Slayers vs Orphen
Written by
Illustrated by
  • Rui Araizumi
  • Yuuya Kusaka
Published byFujimi Shobo
English publisher
J-Novel Club
ImprintFujimi Fantasia Bunko
MagazineDragon Magazine
DemographicMale
Published2005
Light novel
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The New Wayward Journey
Written byYoshinobu Akita
Illustrated byYuuya Kusaka
Published byT.O Entertainment
English publisher
J-Novel Club
DemographicMale
Original runSeptember 2011September 2015
Volumes10
Manga
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Written byYoshinobu Akita
Illustrated byMuraji
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
MagazineComp Ace
DemographicSeinen
Original runMarch 2017November 2018
Volumes5
Manga
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Reckless Journey
Written byYu Yagami
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
J-Novel Club
MagazineComp Ace
DemographicSeinen
Original runDecember 2018 – present
Volumes4
Manga
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Youthful Journey
Written byKirouran
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
J-Novel Club
MagazineComp Ace
DemographicSeinen
Original runDecember 25, 2018 – present
Volumes2
Light novel
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anthology
Written byYoshinobu Akita
Illustrated byYuuya Kusaka
Published byT.O Entertainment
DemographicMale
PublishedNovember 30, 2019
Light novel
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Comicron's Plan
Written byYoshinobu Akita
Illustrated byYuuya Kusaka
Published byT.O Entertainment
DemographicMale
PublishedDecember 25, 2019
Anime television series
Directed byTakayuki Hamana
Written byReiko Yoshida
Music byShinnosuke
StudioStudio Deen
Licensed by
Original networkAT-X, BS Fuji, Tokyo MX, Wowow
Original run January 7, 2020 March 31, 2020
Episodes13 + OVA (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck
Directed byTakayuki Hamana
Written byReiko Yoshida
Music byShinnosuke
StudioStudio Deen
Licensed by
Funimation
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As of December 2019, the novels had over 14 million copies in circulation.[4]

SynopsisEdit

The young man Orphen engages in money lending activities in the back streets of the commercial city of Totokanta. Once, he was known as one of the Tower of Fang's most promising black sorcerers. One day, Orphen was approached by Volkan and Dortin, who had a very profitable money making scheme set up. Under the guise of wealthy merchants, they set forth toward the Everlasting household to partake in a marriage fraud. But, there was one problem: Volcan's plan was full of holes, leading one of the sisters to find out about their plan too. Then suddenly, a huge monster attacks the mansion. Among all the commotion, one name rings out: Azalie. This monster was what he was looking for for five years: his older sister Azalie who transformed into a dragonic monster. Between those who seek to kill the monster and Orphen, giving everything to protect it, his peaceful days are at an end. Trying desperately to transform his sister, Azalie, back to her true form leads to a treacherous journey that, ultimately, allows Orphen to learn the vast secrets of his world.

MediaEdit

Light novelsEdit

After publishing an award-winning Japanese-style fantasy novel "Inside a sparkle from the snow" Yoshinobu Akita who possessed deep admiration for European and American literature started his work on a European-style fantasy about the magically created world of Orphen inhabited by characters with deep personalities that make a reader empathize with them.[citation needed]

The series Orphen came about when author Yoshinobu Akita with Yuuya Kusaka as illustrator created a series of light novels called Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey. It consists of 20 novels which were first published by Fujimi Shobo under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label in the Monthly Dragon Magazine between 1994–2003, and was the basis for the first anime and manga series. In September 2019, Yoshinobu Akita announced that in commemoration of the series' 25th anniversary, he will be writing a new novel for the main novella series titled Sorcerer Stabber Orphen: Comicron's Plan, a prequel that takes place four years after Orphen departed the Tower of Fangs to search for Azalie. which will be released on 25 December 2019. In November 2019, a light novel known as the Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anthology was also released. It features a collection of original stories written by the author, Yoshinobu Akita, as well as guest writers such as Hajime Kanzaka, Yutaka Kono, Koushi Tachibana, Miya Kazuki, and Yomi Hirasaka. Ryo Mizuno was in charge of commentary while the illustrations and cover were drawn by Yuuya Kusaka.[5]

Two years after the beginning of the main novel series, Yoshinobu Akita created a second series called Majutsushi Orphen Mubouhen, which is a collection of side-stories that depicted more light-hearted and comedic adventures that took place during Orphen's journey,and chronologically set before the events of the main series. The novel series spanned 13 volumes between 1996–2003, which were published the same way as the first series. In 2009, he published an additional chapter for the novel on Akita Yoshinobu's Sadami BOX, the author's personal website.[6] In 1997, he released Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Detour, a short light novel series that consisted of side stories that took place during Orphen's journey with Claiomh and Majic. The novels spanned two volumes.

In September 2011, T.O Entertainment released a brand new series of the Orphen novels known as Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: New Wayward Journey, which takes place more than two decades after the original series. Orphen is now older and is married to Claiomh Everlasting, both of whom give birth to three daughters that become Sorcerers.[7] Majic is a Sorcerer lecturer at the new school that Orphen runs. Orphen is known as the "Demon King" due to his exploits in the original novels. The main protagonist of the new series is Mayor MacCredy, who is the son of Leticia MacCredy and Forte Puckingham. The novel spanned into 10 volumes between 2011-2015 . The books are published in a standard version and also a special edition version which comes with a behind the scenes booklet about the book and a Drama CD which is based on the new novel series itself.[8] The original Orphen novel series received a reprint as well.

The Slayers vs Orphen novel was a special collaborative novel between Yoshinobu Akita and Hajime Kanzaka and was published in 2005. It was later reprinted in 2013.[9]

During their panel at Anime Expo 2018, J-Novel Club announced that they have licensed the light novels.[10]

MangaEdit

The manga adaptation was created by writer Yoshinobu Akita and artist Hajime Sawada. The first volume was released stateside by ADV Manga in March, 2005. The manga is split into two separate series: Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi, which is six volumes long, and the two volume side story known as Majutsushi Orphen MAX. The first volume of the manga series was released in 2005 by ADV Manga.

There is also a special manga that was released called "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Special Parody," or "Majutsushi O-fuen Haguretabi Spesharu Paarodi." It is a collection of doujinshi of Orphen put into one volume of Orphen.

A new manga adaptation based on the main novels (or the "Stray Journey" arc) was created and released by Yoshinobu Akita and illustrator Muraji in March 2017. In July 2018, Seven Seas Entertainment announced their acquisition of the manga's license for English distribution.[11][12]

In August 2018, a manga adaptation based on the light novel spin-off series, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Reckless Journey (Majutsushi Orphen: Mubouhen), was released. It is written and illustrated by Yu Yagami (The author of Those Who Hunt Elves).[13] In July 2019, J-Novel Club announced the acquisition of the manga's license for English distribution.[14]

In December 2018, Kirouran and Yoshinobu Akita released the first volume of a manga adaptation known as Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Youthful Journey (Majutsushi Orphen: Pre-hen), which adapts the side-stories from Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Reckless Journey light novels. The manga chronicles Orphen's childhood and misadventures at the Tower of Fangs with his fellow classmates. J-Novel Club acquired the licensing rights of the manga for English distribution.

AnimeEdit

The Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime series was produced by TBS/Bandai and first released in Japan in 1998, then in North America on DVD by ADV Films in 2001. It is 24 episodes in length.

A second series called Sorcerous Stabber Orphen 2: Revenge, or Orphen Revenge was later broadcast in 1999. The second anime series was released on DVD in North America in December 2003 by ADV Films. It is 23 episodes in length. In 2009, Sentai Filmworks released a box set featuring all 47 episodes of the two seasons of Orphen in an economic box set.[15] A 2-disc SD Blu-ray of the entire series was released on August 20, 2019.

A new TV anime adaptation has been announced to commemorate the series' 25th anniversary.[16] The series was initially set to premiere in 2019,[17] but was rescheduled to premiere in January 2020.

The new series premiered from January 7 to March 31, 2020 on AT-X, BS Fuji, Tokyo MX, and Wowow.[18] The new series is animated by Studio Deen and directed by Takayuki Hamana, with Reiko Yoshida handling series composition, and Takahiko Yoshida designing the characters. Showtaro Morikubo reprised his role as Orphen, while the rest of the characters had new voice actors.[19] Funimation has licensed the series for a simuldub.[20][21] It ran for 13 episodes, with an unaired episode to be bundled with the series' second Blu-ray volume on May 8, 2020.[22]

A second season of the 2020 remake was announced with the title of Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck.[23]

Video gameEdit

A single player console role-playing video game was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2000 by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan as Sorcerous Stabber Orphen and by Activision in North America and Europe as Orphen: Scion of Sorcery. It included a whole new adventure and a few video scenes with more sophistication but a minor difference in the voices and personalities of the characters. Reviews of the game were mixed.

GlossaryEdit

Dragons
Dragons are creatures that can manipulate magic. Legend has it that the Dragon tribes stole "Magic", the power to remake the world, from the Gods and converted it into "Sorcery", magic that can be used by themselves. In a broad sense, human magicians are also counted as among the dragon races, but in general, it refers to the original six. "XX Dragon" is the name of the beings that manipulates magic, and the original species' names are the following: Nornir, Fenrir, etc. The Dragons have potential far exceeding humans as living creatures, and their magic is also extremely powerful. A physical characteristic common to the dragon races are their green pupils, but that has changed due to the poison (curse) imposed on them by the Gods. Although they are referred to dragons, none of the species adhere to the typical form associated by the word "Dragon" as winged, lizard-like monsters. However, there are a surprising number of people in general society who are able recognize the dragon race, with information being mixed with the mythical "True Dragon" and a race of winged reptiles called Dynasoa.
Weird Dragon - Nornir
Known as the "Tenjin race" or the "Heavenly Ones", their basic appearance is similar to that of humans though they have green hair and eyes as a result of their mana awakening at a young age. They were originally a subterranean species that were known for creating mystical armor and weaponry. In the past, they ruled over the continent of Kiesalhima, but after their battle against the "Demon Beast Basilicock" sent by "God", it was said to that their species rapidly declined or were destroyed. The curse received from the goddesses rendered male Nornir impotent, so as to prevent the race as a whole from propagating. When the male Nornir eventually died out, the females tried to keep their race alive by interbreeding with humans, which led to the birth of human magicians.
Deep Dragon - Fenrir
Deep Dragons have the appearances of giant black wolves. They are known for their ferocity in battle and have been called "Dragon Warriors". Their curse deprives them of individual thought and speech, so they have existed as a hive mind of sorts. Additionally, they are an aquatic race in spite of their wolven appearance and often sleep within lakes or lagoons.
Red Dragon - Berserker
Red Dragons have the form of a large red-haired bear, but no one has ever seen their true appearance. Its physical shape-shifting capabilities are said to be specialized for assassination. It is also considered a disgrace by the Red Dragon tribe for anyone to see the areas of their body where they visibly change their form with their magic, as it is expected by their kind that they should be able to shift fluidly and instantaneously without notice. Because of the curse, they have forgotten their original form and are incapable of producing offspring due to this fact.
Mist Dragon - Troll
Its appearance is similar to that of a rhinoceros carrying what appears to be a tower on its back. Their bodies are extremely durable, and their skin can even withstand the temperature of lava. It can generate bullets from its body by consuming rock and metal, which can ejected from the numerous "barrels" on its back, and the power of a single bullet is enough to destroy a steel ship. Its wisdom and intelligence is said to have been lost due to the curse. It's said that Mist Dragons are the ones that human beings are the most likely out of the six dragon tribes to encounter in their lives (aside from the Red Dragons, which can mimic the form of humans) as well as one of the most dangerous, because it is designated as a walking disaster that will indiscriminately cause wide-scale destruction within miles with its ability to manipulate the atmosphere.
Fairy Dragon - Valkyrie
These dragons resembles crimson cats with manes akin to that of a lion's. They are known by their collective moniker as "The Beasts of Peace". As a result of the Goddesses' curse, they have lost all five of their senses and do not respond to external stimuli at all.
War Dragon - Sleipnir
It resembles a giant horse and has also been nicknamed "The Steel Warhorse". It is said that it once built a mighty military state, but now it lives in the territory of Masmaturia (The country of Volkan and Dortin's dwarven race) and all of its kind are currently sleeping. The local territory is incredibly frigid because of the cool air constantly released from the body of the War Dragon.
Magic
The magic of this world cannot be generated without using something as a medium. The magic used by human magicians uses their voice as a medium and is called "Vocal Sorcery ". The effective range is within the reach of the voice, and the composition by magical power (the image of the magic that can only be perceived by the magician, of course the composition of the vocal magic can also be perceived by the dragon race), and the range of the magic is determined by the spell. Since speech is the medium for exercising magic, it can be anything that the sorcerer screams at the time of activation, and it has nothing to do with the meaning of the words and the content of the magic you are activating as long as the sorcerer can visualize the intention and effect of the spell. However, most magicians use their own spells, for example because it is difficult to concentrate on the composition of words that are too sudden. It can be activated not only with screams but also with normal conversations, songs and moans, so it is extremely difficult to neutralize the magician while they remain conscious. The magic of human sorcerers is classified into two types: Black Magic and White Magic. Black Magic mainly interferes with physical phenomena such as heat and light. White Magic manipulates time, the mind, the soul of the individual(s) and can ignore all physical laws. Because White Magic is overwhelmingly rare and has great power, almost all users are imprisoned in a fortress called "Mist Falls" by the Aristocratic Federation. However, the white magicians are there voluntarily because there is no reason to leave, and it is almost impossible to stop the white magicians from trying to escape. In addition, there are white mages known as "psychologists", who have left their bodies and become only spirits. Their state of being is almost similar to that of a ghost, and they can use magic with far greater power and efficiency than they would in a physical body, but it's very difficult for them to maintain their human ego and general sanity without a physical vessel to keep their consciousness grounded. Alternatively, a white sorcerer who maintains their physical body is also called a "physicist". It is also stated that it is impossible for ordinary humans to harness magic without a dragon lineage. However, certain magical artifacts imbued with innate magical energy can be activated and wielded by normal humans.

The magic that the Dragon races handle is as follows:

Silence Magic

A sorcery wielded by the Weird Dragons which uses runes as a medium. Typically, the caster can trace runes in the air to execute a spell. Furthermore, by engraving magic characters on objects, it is possible to create products with added magical functions. These are called "The Legacy of the Nornir" and have various shapes and functions such as rings, clothes, weapons, armor, robots (Killing Dolls), and large-scale facilities.

Destruction Magic

A sorcery wielded by the War Dragons which only requires thought as a medium. It specializes in utter annihilation and is considered the strongest magic in terms of sheer power and magnitude. However, there is no specific description of "destruction magic".

Dark Magic

A sorcery wielded by the Deep Dragons which uses sight as medium. Using a person's line of sight, Dark Magic imposes and dominates everything, including organic and inorganic matter. It easily allows an individual to manipulate space itself, deflect physical and magical attacks, erase minds and extinguish souls(or restore them), eradicate objects instantaneously, etc. If a normal human becomes the familiar to a Deep Dragon, they will gain access to their magic and, in the case that the familiar is a sorcerer, their magical capacity increases substantially as well. Additionally, their five senses are linked with the Dragon's and vice versa. This can also prove potentially detrimental due to the distinct possibility that the consciousness of the human and Deep Dragon may merge after prolonged exposure to one another's psyche.

Spirit Magic

A sorcery utilized by Fairy Dragons by signing contracts with spirits (natural phenomena with intentions). A mutual agreement between both parties are necessary to use the contract as a medium, and it does not act at all outside the scope of the contract. However, the called-upon spirit will overcome all obstacles(and is not limited by physical and supernatural means nor time and space) to fulfill the contract, even if the contract entails conditions such as the obliteration of an entire city. By using the magical tools that were left behind by the Fairy Dragons, humans can reproduce this magic to a limited extent.

Beastization Magic

A sorcery used by the Red Dragons that requires one to use their body as a medium, which will allow them to change into various states. It allows one to gain powerful shape-shifting abilities in combination with augmenting the user's strength, such as the ability change the shape of their limbs into weapons such as whips or spears, regeneration, fluidization and complete transparency of the body.

Atmospheric Magic

A sorcery wielded by the Mist Dragons that uses smell as medium and gives one the ability to manipulate the weather. While the power itself is regarded as weaker than that of other dragon races (except for black and white magic), the effective range of this magic spans for several kilometers.

The Tower of Fang
One of the most prestigious magician training institutions in Kiesalhima. They gather orphans with magical skills from various places and nurture them in classroom units, and those within Childman's classrooms are among the most exceptional. It is also the headquarters of the Confederate Magician Alliance (Damzul's Oryzans), and self-government is carried out by the highest executive department centered on the Tower's council of Elders. The name originates from the ruins of a celestial race in the city of Tafrem, "World Map Tower", and the structure of the building is more akin to a fortress. Buildings are fortified with magic to prevent damage to the structure.
The Three Goddesses of Fate (The Weird Sisters)
The Three Goddesses of Fate: Urd (Goddess of the Past), Verdandi (Goddess of the Present), and Skuld (Goddess of the Future). In the past, it was said that the dragon race was annihilated by them to correct the distorted world structure. Those who worship the goddess trio despise the sorcerers who are a mixed race of human and dragon. The "Holy City" of Kimluck, the main headquarters of the Kimluck Church, absolutely forbids any magician from entering.
Demon King Swedenborge
A rogue God who rebelled against his fellow deities - including the Weird Sisters - and sought to eliminate them so that he could be "The True God". He is the creator of Midgard, the world in which Sorcerous Stabber Orphen takes place. He also created his own magic system known as "Demon Magic Arts", which exist on a completely different level than most magic since it was created to either seal or destroy Vampires and Gods on existential scale. Later in the novels, Orphen summons Swedenborge and is consequently bestowed with his knowledge and power, which earns him the title of "Demon King".
Kimluck Church
A religious organization that believes in the three goddesses of fate. Their followers are typically referred to as Dragon Cultists. They have their own assault unit known as the "Death Teachers" for the purpose of assassinating heretical teachers that betray the faith of the three Goddesses as well as sorcerers, whom they believe should be eradicated for their mixed blood. They receive anti-mage combat training at a young age and wield special tempered glass swords, of which there are only eight on the continent, as well as magical technology left behind by the Dragon Races. The Yggdrasil Cathedral is their main base of operations and boasts magical and spiritual defenses that surpass even the Tower of Fangs.
Dragon Faiths
A fanatical group of religious worshipers who, unlike the Kimluck Church, believe that the Dragons are the true rulers of the Kiesalhima Continent.
Thirteen Apostles
An elite unit of court sorcerers who are subordinate to the Aristocratic Federation. The Thirteen Apostles are the most powerful sorcerers on the Kiesalhima continent, and their army consists of no more than one-hundred top-ranked mages. The chief executive and leader of the Apostles is Pluto "The Demon of the Capitol". Agents are also dispatched to the Tower of Fang to scout for more candidates. Orphen himself was once considered a prime candidate to become an Apostle as a child, but declined.

ReceptionEdit

As of December 2019, the novels had over 14 million copies in circulation.[24][25]

ReferencesEdit

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