The revival of Sorcerous Stabber Orphen getting the nod for a fulller and more complete run is definitely a delight. The Japanese site has updated now with a third promotional video you can see below that revealed a January 7th, 2020 premiere. Takayuki Hamana is directing it based on the scripts from Reiko Yoshida. Takahiko Yoshida is handling the character designs with Studio DEEN handling the animation production.
We previously learned that Showtaro Moribuko will return to voice the character or Orphen. Morikubo was twenty-four at the time back when the anime adaptation came out in 1998.
In addition to the promo, we also have some cast revealed with:
- Rumi Okubo as the heroine Cleao
- Yūsuke Kobayashi as Majic
- Marie Mizuno as Volkan
- Mai Fuchigami as Dortin
- Daisuke Namikawa as Childman
- Yōko Hikasa as Azalie
- Shizuka Itou as Letitia
- Taito Ban as Hardia
- Rikuya Yasuda as Komikuron
- Tomoaki Maeno as Forte
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Wall Kallen
- Hiroyuki Yoshino as Hydrant
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Swain
Series lead Showtaro Morikubo will perform the opening theme song “Calling U” while Mai Fuchigami, who plays Dortin in the show, will sing the ending with “Yosō Funō” as the song.
The property started as a series of light novels from Yoshinobu Akita with artwork by Yuuya Kusaka that kicked off in 1994 and finished in 2003 with twenty volumes. A manga was published alongside it that ran for six volumes. Two seasons of anime for a total of forty-seven episodes were also produced and released domestically by ADV Films. Sentai Filmworks recently released the anime (which can be streamed here) while the light novels were never licensed – though hopefully, that might change now.
Plot Concept: A sorcerer who was once the top student of the famous Tower of Fang, now spends his time chasing around his hopeless clients as a moneylender, at least until his client comes up with a plan to make money: marriage fraud. Unwillingly being dragged in to the plan, Orphen encounters a monster who has long been his goal since the day he left the Tower of Fang. Between those who seek to kill the monster and Orphen, giving everything to protect the monster, his lousy but peaceful days end. Trying to turn back his sister, Azalie, back to her true form leads to many more mysteries and the key to the secret to the world.