- The Tower of Fang

    The Tower of Fang is a Majutsu-shi Orphen / Sorcerous Stabber Orphen fan site, intended to provide information on the Orphen series to English-speaking fans. I came to find that there really was no resource at all for English fan sites, so decided to make one! Updates may be slow, especially in the way of translations, but stick around!

    Contact: thetoweroffang@gmail.com

- Latest Rambling

    Search Term: 魔術士オーフェン (Copy/Paste this into store sites to find the latest Orphen books!)

    Although 2018 isn't Orphen's actual anniversary, its just been announced that Majutsushi Orphen: Hagure Tabi will be receiving a brand new anime adaption! Plans for the series are now underway, with little information outside of an official site now linked off of the main SS Orphen site.

  The current anime site currently houses a brief commentary from the author of the series, Yoshinobu Akita, and the main artist for the series, Yuuya Kusaka. We'll detail this as best we can below. But anyway, since it carries the name Stray Journey we can assume that it'll follow the story of the books. This is a love hate thing. I would've loved to finish them before the anime began, but I couldn't ask for more than a new anime to begin with! Something I never imagined would be possible for this franchise.

  Commentary from the series author, Yoshinobu Akita:
    "Wow, it's a new anime. I think that "Why now" is where everyone's mind is at, but that's just how it goes. After more than twenty years, when they pointed out what I'd written again, I had more of a cold sweat than anyone... The original is the work of a stupid young man, but the anime is being made by the right people, and we're happy to see it."

  Commentary from the series artist, Yuuya Kusaka:
    "When I got the story, I think my first thought was "What, again? Why now?" just like most people. In fact, I think I even said that to the editor in charge over the telephone. In my case, it all felt the same, ever since the Yosunobu Akita BOX released in 2009. Which was just before the equally unexpected "VS. Kokichi / Shueisha" (* Not sure what this is), which also lead to the question of why, so it's a bit of a strange feeling.
    The older I get, the slower I paint, and it makes me happy to think that people who are good at painting are working on Orphen. This is about those who wish and dare to work on Orphen now. If they can run through to the end with that same passion, then there's nothing left to say here. I hope people who liked the new Orphen series before, as well as those who are watching it for the first time will be pleased. Thank you.

  In other news, the Stray Journey manga continues!
  That's not the only exciting news, however. The Stray Journey manga has continued over at Comic Clear, which had I paid better attention between intervals, would've been obvious. The story picks up at Volume 3, with the introduction of Hirietta. We've also been made aware that the Volume 2 books are simultaneously going on sale this month. You can order them here and here. Or if you're not shy of importing, scoot on over to Gamers Online Shop where ordering the books will come with a special bromide (print, basically), as seen here. Limited while supplies last, so it's no guarantee that you'll get them when you order here.

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- Changelog

More descriptive news will go in the rambling box.

July 6th, 2018
    - Added Episodes 7 ~ 14 of the Anime Summaries.
    - Added character profiles for Ekintora and Hartia.
    - Added Encyclopedia Entries for the Everlasting Home and the Continental Sorcerer Alliance.

July 6th, 2018
    - Added Encyclopedia Entries: Bagup Inn
    - Updated Encyclopedia Entry: Sword of Baltanders
    - Added Character Profiles: Bagup, Childman, Cleao

July 4th, 2018
    - Added thumbs for the following books to the book list.
    - Fantasia Battle Royal 2003, Newtype Year Book 1999, Orphen Supporters, and Stray Journey: Extra Comic Publication.
    - Can you believe that we still aren't done? How many books does this series have?
    - Began profiles. The current WIP profile is Azalie. I'll update them as I go along.
    - Added to Encyclopedia: Ancient Ring. Updated: Bloody August.

June 21st, 2018
    - Free time? What the fuck is that? Added manga Stray Journey: Volume 1, Chapter 5.

March 25th, 2018
    - Added Stray Journey Book 6: Chapter 1.

March 23rd, 2018
    - Added the prologue for Volume 6 of the Stray Journey Books.

March 17th, 2018
    - Added Calenders and Pencil Boards to Stationary
    - Nothing else in this update. Added the next thumbnail for the Stray Journey 2nd Series anniversary rerelease to books.
    - Added the thumbs for the Stray Journey Manga: Volumes 3~4 to books.
    - Added thumbs for Fantasia Battle Royal and The Best of Orphen to Story Books.
    - Added the Photo Collection Book and the Road to Orphen thumbs to Anime Books.

March 12th, 2018
    - So crap derailed, but it's not forgotten. No story/comic updates this time.
    - Added 1995: August, December, July, June, May, and November issues of Dragon Magazine.
    - Added 1996 April, December, January, and March issues of Dragon Magazine.
    - Added 1997 February, June, and September issues, and the 1998 February issue of Dragon Magazine.
    - I want to get this section up to date so I can keep collecting, cause right now I have no idea wtf I even have.

December 30th, 2017
    - Added a section to manga for the brand new Origin project
    - This includes translations for the manga and the corresponding story section (The rest when the manga updates)
    - Progress with Stray Journey will slow down while we work on the Origin Project. We'd like to keep up with the updates.

December 14th, 2017
    - Added Stray Journey Volume 5: Epilogue

December 13th, 2017
    - Added Stray Journey Volume 5: Chapter 7

December 10th, 2017
    - Finally updating the Stray Journey manga! With Chapter 4 of Volume 1. Fixed the chapter names, too.
    - Added Stray Journey (book) Volume 5: Chapter 6 and fixed the link for Chapter 5.
    - Updated spell list.
    - We're missing the digital files of these manga chapters. If you have them, please contact us! V1: Ch4 & 9. V2: Ch3.

December 2nd, 2017
    - Not really an update, but changed Thirteen Court Sorcerers to Thirteen Apostles, as it's supposed to be.

December 1st, 2017
    - Added Stray Journey: Volume 5, Chapter 5. Adjusted more name stuff.

November 27th, 2017
    - Added thumbnails to Books for the Stray Journey: New Series re-releases.
    - Added Stray Journey: Volume 5, Chapter 4.

November 26th, 2017
    - Stray Journey Manga has been changed from a chapter to a book directory, properly including the physical volumes.
    - The individual book pages include additional sketches and cover illustrations from the physical book.
    - Properly linked Chapter 2 and 3, which I forgot. It's now also linked in Books, so both directories are valid.
    - Added thumb for Stray Journey Manga; Volume 2 to the Book page, just to show it exists.
    - Added proper pages for the original manga (Volumes 1-5), now properly linked in both Manga and Books.
    - Added/linked all of the chapters of aforementioned volumes, as well as added their cover illustrations.

November 25th, 2017
    - Added Successor of Razor Edge to Books > Art Books, with translations of the very few paragraphs in it.

November 20th, 2017
    - Added Chapter 3 of Stray Journey Volume 5, and fixed the title
    - Added italics to recent chapters (back to Vol. 3, Chapter 5.) Need to dig up the files for the others.

November 18th, 2017
    - Added Chapter 2 of Stray Journey Volume 5
    - Fixed some naming stuff across the board

November 14th, 2017
    - Added the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Stray Journey Volume 5

October 24th, 2017
    - Added Clear Files to Assorted
    - Added the Kadokawa Stationary Set to Assorted
    - Added a placeholder page for audio series. For now it has scans for one of the Drama CDs. No audio yet.

October 22nd, 2017
    - Fixed the year on the updates because I'm stupid
    - Added the Orphen Trading Cards to Assorted. Our first entry for the page!
    - Added Postcards to the assorted
    - Added Coggie Dart Board to assorted

October 19th, 2017
    - Split the encyclopedia into individual pages in preparation for updates

October 4th, 2017
    - Added the 1995 MAR, 1997 MAR, 1999 MAR, and the 1999 OCT issues of Dragon Magazine.
    - Fixed DM's 1996 February issue broken link

September 30th, 2017
    - Added Volume 4, Chapter 5, 6, and Epilogue.

September 28th, 2017
    - Added Volume 3 Epilogue
    - Added Volume 4, Chapter 2-4

September 26th, 2017
    - Yes, I realize I'm missing the Volume 3 Epilogue
    - Added Volume 4, Prologue and Chapter 1

August 13th, 2017
    - Added five volumes of Dragon Magazine
    - Split it into its own page like the books

May 6th, 2017
    - Added Volume 3, Chapter 4-6

April 19th, 2017
    - Volume 3 of Stray Journey is now properly linked
    - Added Chapter 2 and 3 of Volume 3

April 7th, 2017
    - Fixed glitched unicode on Book 2 of Stray Journey
    - Added Prologue and Chapter 1 of Book 3
    - Going to be adjusting some spell texts

The Tower of Fang is a Majutsushi Orphen fan site and claims no ownership. Series Yoshinobu Akita and Fujimi Shobo.