Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

Oh no, am I being serious here for recommending Sorcerous Stabber Orphen light novel on this blog?

Well, yes I am.

If you’re familiar with my beat on this blog, you know that a light novel like Sorcerous Stabber Orphen may not be the kind of light novel that I would enjoy reading.

But somehow, I ended up changing my perception of this light novel after reading the first book.

If someone like me who isn’t into the fantasy genre finds Sorcerous Stabber Orphen an interesting read, that is saying something about this book, right?

In case you’re wondering, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen is known as Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi in Japanese.

What Sorcerous Stabber Orphen is all about

Here’s the book description that I got from Bookwalker.

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…?

What got me to read the light novel in the first place

Well, I had the light novel for such a long time since I got the first book for free on Bookwalker. But I only began to read the light novel when the new version of the anime came out.

Since many people were comparing the 1998 version of the anime with the new one, it got me curious about the original source.

If I want to know how the story fares, then I should be reading the light novel, right?

Thus, my decision to read the light novel.

What makes Sorcerous Stabber Orphen worth reading

If I have to choose between reading the manga and the light novel, I will still pick the light novel from the get-go.

And my reason for that is simply because some parts of the details tend to be lost in the manga adaptation.

This is isn’t just unique to a light novel like Sorcerous Stabber Orphen. It’s also applicable to pretty much most light novels that have a manga adaptation.

If you have to choose between choosing the manga and the light novel, then get the light novel version instead.

Of course, this isn’t the reason what makes Sorcerous Stabber Orphen worth reading.

For me, I find that the story in the light novel makes more sense than the story in anime because the story fleshes out the story in a lot more detail. That makes the story a lot more to understand.

Didn’t people say that the devil is in the detail?

What’s more, the beginning of the story in the light novel is different than the one in the anime too.

Keep in mind that what happened to Azalie at the end of the first part is still the same in both anime and the light novel. But the actual ending for this story arc is different, though.

In the light novel, the story ends with Volkan and Dortin stealing the Sword of Baldenders from the Everlasting family and thinking about bringing that sword back to the Tower of Fangs in exchange for cash.

But in the anime version, the Sword of Baldenders is still with Azalie.

Another thing that is worth mentioning here is Claiomh. You don’t get to see her much in the anime. But in the light novel, you get to see her fending for herself while Orphen was away to see Heartia.

Yes, there are many things that you don’t get to see in the anime version. If you prefer a story that has more details in it, then consider getting the light novel version.

What I didn’t expect when I read this light novel

For some reason, the story starts to grow on me the more I read the light novel. What started out as a curiosity has turned into something that I enjoy reading.

This is something that I never expected at all since the light novel isn’t in a genre that I usually read.

I guess that it’s worth venturing into a different genre or a different type of story once in a while.

Who should read Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

There’s no doubt that you should give this light novel a read if you’re into the fantasy genre, particularly that involves magic casting.

But if you’re already familiar with the story through the anime, then you should give this light novel a try too especially when you feel that the pacing in the anime seems off to you.

The light novel tends to flash out things in much greater detail. So, you’ll understand the story a lot better when you read the light novel as opposed to watching the anime.

Well, at least for me.

Where to buy Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

It’s too bad that the light novel is only available in digital format. If you don’t mind about that, you can get the light novel right here on Amazon:

Buy Sorcerous Stabber Orphen on Amazon

Can’t buy the light novel on Amazon? You can also buy the light novel at Bookwalker too. You can get the light novel at Bookwalker right here:

Buy Sorcerous Stabber Orphen on Bookwalker

Prefer to read the light novel in Japanese? Well, you can get the new edition of the light novel right here at CDJapan:

Buy Sorcerous Stabber Orphen in Japanese on CDJapan

Just to let you know that the light novel that you’ll be getting at CDJapan is in print format.

Over to you

What do you think about Sorcerous Stabber Orphen? Are you thinking about giving this light novel a try after reading about it on this blog? Let me know in the comment below.

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