Ranked #2212

Majutsushi Orphen

Alternative Titles

English: Orphen
Synonyms: Sorcerer Stabber Orphen, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Japanese: 魔術士オーフェン


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 1998 to Mar 27, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten, TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 7,613 users)
Ranked: #22122
Popularity: #1914
Members: 17,357
Favorites: 110
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Six years ago at the magic school known as the Tower of Fang, a grave accident happened involving the magical sword Baltanders and the magic user Azali. Unable to control the sword's power, Azali was transformed into the shape of a great dragon who since that day became known as Bloody August. Krilancelo, a young magician at the Tower who cared greatly for Azali found much to his disgust that the elders of the Tower of Fang were less than willing to save Azali and wanted rather to pretend the accident never happened. Angered by their stand, Krilanceloa swore that he would find a way to return Azali to her former self. Thus he forsook the name Krilancelo and declared himself Orphen, leaving the Tower and his magical studies behind to wander the world...

(Source: ANN)


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Opening Theme

#1: "Ai Just on my Love" by Sharan Q (eps 1-13)
#2: "Kimi Wa Majutsushi" by Hatake [Sharan Q] (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Last Kiss" by Tanpopo (eps 1-13)
#2: "Doshiyou" by Yuka (eps 14-24)

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Nov 29, 2007
Orphen is not something that will leave you thinking you just watched one of the greatest animes of all time. It's a good fantasy story presented in a nice way. The opening statement might sound negative but it's better to be blunt about it, it's not.

The story is enjoyable and the best thing about the anime. Some nice changes to pretty common story elements make Orphen get a story that is good and solid. The mix of humorus sceens and action and battle scenes it done very well and in a way that helps the story along and doesn't feel like it has been put read more
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Dec 17, 2007
i really liked this anime because its full of humor, action and plenty of fantasy. it was fun to watch but i'd personally enjoy it more if it had a little more depth into it. The storyline and ideas behind it, are amazingly well done but i think if they put some more dramatic moments (not the cheesy ones) it'd bring more attention. either way, over all, i'd say an 8 sounds good. the 2 points that are really missing are the lack of character development for cleo and maybe Orphens apprentice. but other than that, i'd recommend this anime to people who arent into read more
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May 8, 2011
This will be my first review. At this moment, I believe that I would have the right eyesight to review and critique an anime considering the amount I have watched. Also, the fact that I was just too lazy to write one. :P Well just bare with me.

Majutsushi Orphen... Hmmm. You can always read the description that MAL gives you but it doesn't do the anime any justice towards its story whatsoever. It has a somewhat deeper demeanor that gives the viewer a new way to view the world around them.

Considering from other anime series, this one is one of the best classic read more
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Jan 30, 2016
Orphen is mostly your typical adventure/fantasy series. It doesn't stray far from it's genre, which in this case I don't really mind. It isn't trying to be more than it should be. However, that doesn't mean that it is a good series. Overall the series is slightly above average and has alot of the standard cliches that you would expect from a series in this genre.

The series stays close to the typical "I'm going to save the one I love" story. It isn't anything spectacular at first glance, but it does it's job pretty well by creating a goal and purpose for our main cast. read more
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