Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Light Novel Series Gets 1st New Volume in 4 Years
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The official website for the new television anime of Yoshinobu Akita's Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) light novel series revealed that the series is getting a new light novel volume titled Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi Komikuron's Plan (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Komikuron's Plan) on December 25. Akita is writing, and Yuuya Kusaka is illustrating the new work. The new volume will be the first Sorcerous Stabber Orphen novel volume in four years and will commemorate the series' 25th anniversary. The story will connect the "Pre-arc" about Orphen's student days and the series' first novel.
An anthology book for the series' light novels will also launch on November 30. Ryo Mizuno is in charge of commentary, and Kusaka is in charge of illustrations.
The light novels are inspiring a new television anime that will premiere in January 2020. The series is also getting a second stage play that will run at Rikkōkai Hall in Tokyo from November 7-12. The first stage play ran at Shinjukumura LIVE in Tokyo from August 15-18. The stage plays and new television anime are commemorating the novels' 25th anniversary.
Akita began the light novel series in 1994 with illustrations by 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 more than 10 million copies in print. J-Novel Club licensed the novels and is releasing them digitally.