Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

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Alternative Titles

English: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Japanese: 魔術士オーフェンはぐれ旅


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2020 to Mar 31, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, MagicMagic, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.791 (scored by 1185311,853 users)
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Ranked: #87322
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Popularity: #2349
Members: 44,076
Favorites: 45
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In a world of magic and monsters, Krylancelo Finrandi and his foster sister Azalea Cait-Sith were once promising students of sorcery, prodigies at the famous Tower of Fangs. But an experiment gone horribly wrong warps Azalea's appearance, trapping her in the form of a dragon.

Elders at the Tower—more interested in preserving their reputation rather than their students' lives—drive off the transformed Azalea and cover up the incident. Outraged, Krylancelo strikes out on his own, taking the new name of "Orphen" and vowing to return Azalea to her normal state.

Five years later, Orphen's quest has stalled. A chance encounter brings him face to face with Azalea again, but he still has no way to restore her body. And with a hostile group of sorcerers hunting her down, he may be running out of time. The past and present collide as Orphen tries to find how to save Azalea from their former teachers and friends.

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This series was made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the light novels it was based on. Yoshinobu Akita began the books in 1994.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hamana, Takayuki
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition
Morikubo, Shoutarou
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Calling U" by buzz★Vibes

Ending Theme

"Yosoku Funou Days (予測不能Days)" by Mai Fuchigami

Mar 31, 2020
Harucchan (All reviews)
Honestly, I can't understand all this hatred towards this series. As a Cinema graduate, I was taught to look at things objectively. This series is no masterpiece and, as I haven't watched the original, I have no grounds to compare.

The story is a bit confusing, so I don't know if the hatred stems from here. The story was very rushed - if I take into consideration the comments of those who watched the original. The script could've been better elaborated so that the story would’ve had a better flow - maintaining the interest and suspense.

It's really entertaining as a whole if you watch knowing read more
Mar 31, 2020
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Being someone who's never watched the original 1998-1999 run of Orphen, I can definitely say that I wasn't missing out on anything much. But hearing that a soft reboot of this is greenlit for achieving monetary milestone sales of the LN (and coincidentally the 25th anniversary of the series), I decided to take a gamble on this new "refreshed" retake, but holy cow, more than making justice to the original run in the first few episodes (I'll give it that), this adaptation managed to be something worse, and not for the lack of trying.

If you'd ask me what magical fantasy series stood out in the read more
Mar 31, 2020
G_ifra (All reviews)
I'm just writing this review to let you know not to waste your time watching this anime.
Some other reviews weren't clear on that in my opinion.

This anime seemed to have all the good ingredients, fantasy, drama, mystery but the final product is appalling.

Characters are not only generic they are also thrown in the episodes with unknown powers and motivations. Even the main character has this problem, but when needed something "magic" will save the day.
The fights are horrible as for some reason these become a narrative to tell about the powers and characters with flash backs and all.
And the fast pace wit massive read more
Mar 31, 2020
somehowdecade (All reviews)
This show was just bland. They had a story in the beginning but then a bunch of other things were just thrown around and simply just happened. I like to compare this to infinite stratos but this show actually tries to have a plot. Then theres the animation. I wouldn't mind a messy plot if the animation was good or at least decent. The animation for this was sub par. Nothing special to talk about and I'd say the animation is worse than almost any show within the past decade. This is supposed to be a remake but there wasn't any care put into it. read more

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