Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (魔術士オーフェンはぐれ旅, Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) is the Manga adaptation of the Wayward Journey Light Novels written by Yoshinobu Akita and illustrated by Muraji.
With spell and sword in hand, the classic fantasy hero returns in an all-new manga series–just in time for his new anime!
He calls himself Orphen: a rogue sorcerer who turned his back on the Tower of Fangs, the powerful academy that trained him. In those hallowed halls, a terrible curse fell upon his best friend Azalie, twisting her into a monstrous beast…and the teachers decided to simply cover it up. Forsaking his studies and even his own name, Orphen now wanders the land searching for Azalie and a cure for what she has become. It won’t be easy–a quest brimming with adventure, spells, and swords awaits!
A new ongoing manga adaptation based on the main light novels was created and released by Yoshinobu Akita and illustrator Muraji in March 2017. In July 2018, Seven Seas Entertainment announced their acquisition of the manga's license for English distribution.