Those Who Hunt Elves' Yu Yagami Launches Manga of Orphen's Comedy Spinoff Novels
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TO Books announced on Monday that Yu Yagami (Those Who Hunt Elves) launched a manga adaptation of Yoshinobu Akita's Majutsushi Orphen: Mubō-hen (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Reckless Arc) novels on Monday and on the Nico Nico Seiga website on the same day.
The Majutsushi Orphen: Mubō-hen novels are comedy spinoff stories of Akita's main Sorcerous Stabber Orphen novels. Akita serialized the spinoff novels in Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Magazine from 1995 to 2000, and it was compiled into 13 volumes from 1996 to 2003. TO Books later re-released the books into seven volumes titled Majutsushi Orphen: Shaberu Mubō-hen (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Talking Reckless Arc) from 2012 to 2013, which included voiced drama CDs. Yagami's new manga is based on this seven-volume recompilation.
Yoshinobu Akita began the Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen) light novel series in 1994 with illustrations by Yuuya Kusaka.
The novels spawned the 1998-1999 anime of the same name as well as the 1999-2000 anime Orphen: The Revenge. ADV Films released both anime in North America, and ADV Manga later published the novels' manga adaptation. The novels have over 10 million copies in print. J-Novel Club licensed the novels and are releasing them digitally. The novels are also inspiring a new television anime to commemorate the series' 25th anniversary in 2019.
Muraji is currently serializing a manga adaptation titled Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi - Wa ga Mei ni Shitagae Doll. The manga went on hiatus in December, and returned in March with the title Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi - Wa ga Mune de Nemure Bōrei. Muraji originally began the manga with the Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Heed My Call, Beast! (Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi: Wa ga Yobigoe ni Kotae yo, Kemono) manga. Kadokawa published the two volume manga in March and August 2017. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed this manga.
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