Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Scion of Sorcery

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Scion of Sorcery is an anime series in the Sorcerous Stabber Orphen franchise
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Growing up in an orphanage after losing his parents at a very young age, "Orphen" and his two adopted elder sisters, Azalea and Letitia, are selected to study sorcery under the famous Childman at the Tower of Fang. At age 15, Orphen becomes a sorcerer to the Royal Family, but his life is plunged into new difficulties when one of Azalea's spells backfires, transforming her into a monster. Even though he has fallen in love with Azalea, Childman is honor-bound to hunt down the beast that she has become, and Orphen decides to stop him.

Based on a series of over a dozen fantasy novels by Yoshinobu Akita, the Orphen TV series begins in media res with our hero already a powerful wizard, training a young boy called Majiku. As with Berserk, the majority of the story is told in flashback, as Orphen is threatened by the return of the demon-dragon "Bloody August" only to reveal that it was once the girl he called his sister. Sharing much of the crew of the earlier Slayers, Orphen fortunately lacks much of its predecessor's comedy, opting instead for hard-core fantasy adventure. However, despite a rocking opening theme from pop group Sharan Q, much of the background music sounds like computer-game filler muzak. Orphen: The Revenge (1999) is simply the umbrella title for the "second season" of the last 23 episodes. A game based on the series was the first incarnation to reach the U.S., preceding the anime version by several months.

Original US Poster Art

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Name Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Scion of Sorcery
Name: 魔術士オーフェン
Romaji: Majutsushi Orphen
Publisher Sentai Filmworks
Start Year 1998
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Aliases Orphen the Magician Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
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