The official website for the new television anime of Yoshinobu Akita‘s Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) light novel series announced on Sunday that the Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi: Seiiki-hen (Sanctuary Arc) series will premiere in April. The site unveiled new cast members for the arc, as well as the below visual, which connects with the Chaos in Urbanrama Arc premiering in January.
The new cast members include:
Yōko Hikasa as Azalie
Akira Ishida as Armagest
Hiroki Yasumoto as Jack
Satoshi Hino as Pluto
Tomoko Kaneda as the Silver Moon Princess
Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi: Urban Rama-hen (Chaos in Urbanrama), the third season, will premiere on the AT-X channel on January 18 at 8:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m. EST), and it will also run on Tokyo MX, WOWOW, and BS Fuji, as well as on various streaming services in Japan. Crunchyroll will stream the season as it airs in Japan.
New cast members for the third season also include Daisuke Ono as Ed, Shiki Aoki as Lottecia, Junya Enoki as Ryan, Takuya Eguchi as Halpert, Taiten Kusunoki as Damian, and Aina Aiba as Winona.
Orphen’s own voice actor Showtaro Morikubo composed the music, wrote the lyrics, and performed the opening theme song “Hysteric Caravan,” and Dortin’s voice actress Mai Fuchigami performed the ending theme song “Fantastic Partner.”
The first season premiered in January 2020, and ended with 13 episodes. Funimation streamed the anime in Japanese with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed an English dub. The second season premiered in January 2021. Funimation again streamed the series as it aired and also streamed an English dub.
J-Novel Club licensed the novels and is releasing them digitally. The company describes the beginning of the story:
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…?
Akita began the light novel series in 1994 with illustrations by Yūya Kusaka. The new anime is commemorating the series’ 25th anniversary. Akita debuted a new volume in the series in December 2019, the first new volume in the light novel series in four years. A new volume shipped in January 2021.
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Sources: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime’s website, Comic Natalie
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