As for the original illustrator of the novels, Yuuya Kusaka, he also had a similar reaction like Akita's when he was contacted by the editors of the novels about the new anime. He asked, "Why again? And why now?" He also said that because there are people who would like to make the anime, he could say nothing else so long as they carried their passion to the end.
The original novel follows Orphen, a sorcerer whose quite life is interrupted by the advent of both an apprentice and a young woman with a sword Orphen needs.
[Source: Anime News Network]