English Title: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey
Japanese Title: 魔術士オーフェンはぐれ旅 — “Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi”
Author: Yoshinobu Akita — 秋田禎信
Illustrator: Yuuya Kusaka — 草河遊也
Translator: Andrew Hodgson
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Magic
Original Run: May 1994 – September 2003
English Run: August 2018 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Fujimi Fantasia Bunko (Fujimi Shobo)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 20 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 5 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7 — Nook $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: 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…?
Remake Anime Adaptation
MAL Entry — Airing in 2019
MAL Entry — 6 volumes — Published December 1997 – January 2001 (English release by ADV Manga)
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- Record of Lodoss War — fantasy, action, magic, adventure
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