New Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals More Cast, January 7 Debut

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New visual also revealed

The official website for the new television anime of Yoshinobu Akita's Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) light novel series began streaming the show's third promotional video on Monday. The video previews buzz★Vibes' opening theme song "Calling U."

The video reveals that the anime will premiere on AT-X on January 7 at 11:00 p.m., before airing later that evening on BS-Fuji. The show will then air the next day on Tokyo MX and WOWOW.

The official website for the anime also revealed a new visual:

Additionally, the site revealed three more cast members:
(Character name spellings are not official)

The anime stars:

Takayuki Hamana (Library War, Mushibugyō, The Prince of Tennis) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN, and Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer, K-ON!, Violet Evergarden, Yowamushi Pedal) is in charge of the series scripts. Takahiko Yoshida (Big Windup!, Cells at Work!, Yowamushi Pedal) is designing the characters based on the novel illustrations by Yuuya Kusaka. Morikubo will also perform the anime's opening theme song "Calling U" with his buzz★Vibes music unit. Fuchigami is performing the ending theme song "Yosō Funō Days" (Unpredictable Days).

J-Novel Club licensed the novels and is releasing them digitally. The company describes 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 Yuuya Kusaka. The new anime is commemorating the series' 25th anniversary in 2019. Akita is debuting a new volume in the series on December 25, the first new volume in the light novel series in four years.

Sources: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime's website, Comic Natalie

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