The anime adaptation for the twenty-first century, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Chaos in Urbanrama-, will continue in January 2023. The fantasy action show’s teaser trailer and visual have been released.
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Chaos in Urbanrama is the third instalment in the Sorcerous Stabber Orphen series, following 2020’s Sorcerous Stabber Orphen and 2021’s Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck. Takayuki Hamana is back as director, and Studio DEEN is back as an animation production studio, with new series composer Kenji Konuta.
Imari Katsuragi returns as colour designer, Shinyo Kondou as photography director, Takahiro Koyama as art director, and Shinnosuke as music composer from the first two seasons. Youko Kikuchi and Rio, the designers of the Battle of Kimluck characters, have returned.
Meanwhile, Shoutarou Morikubo plays Orphen, Rumi Ookubou plays Claiomh Everlasting, Yuusuke Kobayashi plays Majic Lin, Marie Mizuno plays Volkan, and Mai Fuchigami plays Dortin. Daisuke Ono and Shiki Aoki will play Ed and Lottecia, respectively.
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Chaos in Urbanrama- is based on Yoshinobu Akita’s 1994 light novel series, which was illustrated by Yuuya Kusaka. It was made to mark the 25th anniversary of light novels.
Fujimi Shobo published the book series, which included many short story collections, and it ended in 2003. TO Entertainment debuted a new Sorcerous Stabber Orphen series in 2011.
J Novel Club describes the original series, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey, as follows:
Orphen is a Sorcerer who failed to gain admission to the prestigious Tower of Fangs. His journey to save Azalie, a girl he considers a sister, has taken him to Totokanta, a bustling city. For the first time in five years, they are reunited here. But what is the truth about her monstrous transformation, and what secrets are hidden behind the Sword of Baldanders…?
Two J.C.STAFF-produced anime series were released in the late 1990s prior to the current anime. Several mangas have been inspired by Sorcerous Stabber Orphen.