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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 1574815,748 users)
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Ranked: #38172
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Popularity: #3197
Members: 46,246
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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


Matsukura, Yuuji
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound 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)


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

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 ...
Jan 24, 2024
The only good thing about the story was the whole twist of Azalie not being the damsel in distress but a borderline antagonist until the every end when she is persuaded to switch to the "good side" again.

Aside from that very specific core of the plot, everything else was bad, bad bad and bad.

The characters first of all are mostly rubbish:

Orphen is the generic MC with mostly no flaws aside from some teenager crisis there and there

Cleao is useless, totally, completely, utterly useless of a character, she does nothing except making the situation worse in some episodes even.

Majic... the only good thing about Majic that ...

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