Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Reveals New Trailer Recapping First Two Seasons

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A new 2-minute trailer has been released for the Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime series, which recaps the first two seasons in anticipation of the anime’s third season, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Chaos in Urbanrama, which will premiere on January 18, 2023. 

Takayuki Hamana is serving as director for Chaos in Urbanrama after working on previous seasons while Kenji Konuta (Ace of Diamond) is the new series screenwriter. Other returning staff members for the latest season include Imari Katsuragi as color designer, Shinyo Kondou as photography director, Takahiro Koyama as art director, and Shinnosuke as music composer. Youko Kikuchi and Rio are also returning as character designers after working on the second season, Battle of Kimluck. Studio DEEN is handling the animation production company once again. 

The main voice cast includes Shoutarou Morikubo as Orphen, Rumi Ookubo as Claiomh Everlasting, Yuusuke Kobayashi as Majic Lin, Marie Mizuno as Volkan, Mai Fuchigami as Dortin, Daisuke Ono as Ed, and Shiki Aoki as Lottecia. Other voice cast members include Junya Enoki as Ryan, Takuya Eguchi as Helpart, Kana Hanazawa as Eris, and Mariya Ise as Sheena. 

The latest Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime was produced to commemorate the light novels’ 25th anniversary. Funimation streamed the first two seasons of the anime as they aired in Japan. Two previous anime series by J.C.Staff were released between 1998 to 2000. 

The series is based on the light novel series written by Yoshinobu Akita and illustrated by Yuuya Kusaka. It was published from May 1994 to September 2003 and also inspired several light novel spinoffs, sequels, and manga. A light novel sequel, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The New Wayward Journey, was published by TO Entertainment in September 2011 and has released 12 physical volumes so far. 

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J-Novel Club describes the original novel series as:

Orphen is a Sorcerer drop-out from the prestigious Tower of Fangs. His journey to save Azalie, a girl he looked up to like a sister, has brought him to the bustling city of Totokanta. Here they are reunited for the first time in five years. But what is the truth behind her monstrous transformation, and just what secrets lurk behind the Sword of Baldanders…?

Source: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Official Twitter 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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