The full promotional video for Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Doom of Dragon’s Sanctuary- (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi: Seiiki-hen) series was released on Friday by the official website of the new television anime based on Yoshinobu Akita’s Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) light novel series.
The new cast members for the Sanctuary Arc include:
- Yōko Hikasa as Azalie
- Akira Ishida as Armagest
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Jack
- Satoshi Hino as Pluto
- Tomoko Kaneda as the Silver Moon Princess
- Takuya Nakashima as Seek
- Shimba Tsuchiya as Kakorkist
- Yuna Kamakura as Irgitte
The Sanctuary Arc will debut on April 12.
Showtaro Morikubo, who previously voiced Orphen and performed opening themes for the show, is back with the new opening theme song called “Motive Rain”. Also, Mai Fuchigami is returning to perform the new ending theme song titled “Shūen no Destiny” (Destiny of the End).
The third season of the series, titled Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi: Urban Rama-hen (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Chaos in Urbanrama-), premiered on the AT-X channel on January 18. The season was streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan.
The anime’s first season premiered in January 2020, consisting of 13 episodes. Funimation streamed the anime with Japanese audio and English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed an English dubbed version. The second season aired in January 2021, and Funimation again streamed the series with both audio options.
The novels have been licensed by J-Novel Club and are being released in digital format. The company provides a brief description of the story’s beginning:
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…?
The light novel series, which was first published in 1994 with illustrations by Yūya Kusaka, is now celebrating its 25th anniversary with the release of a new anime adaptation. In December 2019, Akita published a new volume in the series – the first in four years. Another new volume was released in January 2021.