Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

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Synonyms: Grimoire of Zero
Japanese: ゼロから始める魔法の書


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2017 to Jun 26, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Mondays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: White Fox
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, MagicMagic, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 9981499,814 users)
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Ranked: #33872
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Popularity: #783
Members: 215,402
Favorites: 469

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In a world of constant war between humans and witches, there exist the "beastfallen"—cursed humans born with the appearance and strength of an animal. Their physical prowess and bestial nature cause them to be feared and shunned by both humans and witches. As a result, many beastfallen become sellswords, making their living through hunting witches.

Despite the enmity between the races, a lighthearted witch named Zero enlists a beastfallen whom she refers to as "Mercenary" to act as her protector. He travels with Zero and Albus, a young magician, on their search for the Grimoire of Zero: a powerful spell book that could be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands. During their journey, his inner kindness is revealed as he starts to show compassion and sympathy towards humans and witches alike, and the unlikely companions grow together.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hanamori, Yumiri


Koyama, Tsuyoshi


Taichi, You


Katou, Masayuki


Koyasu, Takehito


Aoyama, Yoshino


Sakakibara, Yoshiko

Majutsushi-dan A

Sakura, Kaoru


Tsuji, Shinpachi

Majutsushi-dan B

Gotou, Hiroki


Hirakawa, Tetsuo
Director, Script
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Hakkensha wa Watashi (発見者はワタシ)" by Tapimiru (たぴみる)

Ending Theme

"Hajimari no Shirushi (はじまりのしるし)" by Chima

Jun 26, 2017
Yautja (All reviews)
This review will contain significant spoilers to illustrate several lapses of logic within the show.

I thought I'd put in my two cents to this show to help contrast some of the more positive views. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (or GoZ as I'll refer to it) is in every sense a mediocre fantasy show. It does very little to distinguish itself from it's peers of the fantasy genre and has multiple lapses in logic and commonsense.

GoZ is a action magic fantasy that follows the story of three characters. Two witches, named Zero and Albus as well as a unnamed mercenary. Zero is a somewhat read more
Jun 26, 2017
Stark700 (All reviews)
Like many shows relating to fantasy, magic, and witchcraft, I can’t say that Zero kara hajimeru Mahou no Sho looks any unique compared to the rest at first glance. I mean, if you look at it carefully, the show’s premise is pretty standard that involves a conflict between human and witches. The additional aspect of beastfallen (cursed humans with animalistic appearances) adds some slight intrigue to the story. But is this show really worth investing time in? Or is it just a show that panders to fans that wants a dose of fantasy in their life?

Adapting the light novel of the same name, Zero kara read more
Jun 27, 2017
KitsunehimeMilhi (All reviews)
I'm kind of mad because I had my review started and than I accidentally closed the browser. I guess I'll be writing it again. Luckily, I wasn't that far.

Grimoire of Zero certainly has brought out mixed feelings among the viewers. Many people really like or even love the show, while many others, like myself, just like it. There are also the people who just don't care for it that much. It's good either way, but it does have its ups and downs.

The story is simple. Zero and Mercenary meet unexpectedly after Mercenary falls from a hill top above where read more
Jun 27, 2017
Zelev (All reviews)
-- This review contains spoilers. Only read if you have finished the series. --

Regrettably, I had initially believed this show to be a dark horse of the season. However, what I received was not what I had hoped for. Instead of a clever take on the magical fantasy setting, it was a walking stereotype with little to no depth.

It has a decent start with the mentioning of beastfallen and witches but quickly goes downhill with the very predictable direction. From the unoriginal yet "overpowered" main character, to the useless side character, to the boring villain, to the damsel in distress trope, to the lack read more

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