Fantasy adventure light novel series has already been adapted into manga, anime, and a PS2 game
The official Twitter account for Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, a series of fantasy adventure light novels written by Yoshinobu Akita and illustrated by Yuuya Kusaka, has been playing coy recently with a cryptic Tweet promising "various developments" coming in the year 2016.
まだ言えないことばかりですが、『オーフェン』今年から少しずつ色々展開あります。あー、早く言いたい！— オーフェンPR (@OrphenPR) July 12, 2016
Translation: "There's so much that I'm still not able to say, but little-by-little starting this year there will be various developments for Orphen. Aah, I want to say them soon!"
There's not a lot of information to go on, but they could be hinting at anything from a new series of light novels to a new anime project to the dread and inevitable spectre of the pachislot machine.
The Sorcerous Stabber Orphan light novels and manga have been serialized in Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Magazine. Sorcerous Stabber Orphan was also adapted into 2 anime TV series from 1998 - 2000 and a video game (Orphen: Scion of Sorcery) for the Sony PlayStation 2 in 2000.
Sentai Filmworks distributes the TV series in North America, and describe Sorcerous Stabber Orphen as follows:
"When the most prestigious university of magic in the land loses Orphen, their most talented student, they'll do anything to get him back. Unfortunately for them, Orphen has bigger plans than majoring in spell casting - namely tracking down a mysterious dragon, the Bloody August.
Together with his young apprentice, a spoiled heiress, and two cranky trolls, Orphen must battle both the Bloody August and his old teachers, advanced sorcerers who posses frightening power and even more dangerous secrets!"
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