Majutsushi Orphen


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Synonyms: Sorcerer Stabber Orphen, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Japanese: 魔術士オーフェン
English: Orphen
Spanish: Orphen
French: Orphen: Le Sorcier Noir
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 1998 to Mar 27, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten, TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.111 (scored by 1488014,880 users)
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Ranked: #34902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3018
Members: 42,261
Favorites: 156

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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 Azalie. Unable to control the sword's power, Azalie 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 Azalie found much to his disgust that the elders of the Tower of Fang were less than willing to save Azalie and wanted rather to pretend the accident never happened. Angered by their stand, Krilanceloa swore that he would find a way to return Azalie 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, edited)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Hiroshi
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director, Assistant Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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)

Nov 29, 2007
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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 ...
Jul 2, 2016
A protagonist who gave up his name
Searching for a dragon out of affection
Accompanied by a rich girl and apprentice
Who seek guidance for a better life direction

With two trolls as comic relief
And a organization out to stop the hero
A story of trust and betrayal unfolds
With chances of success being zero


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