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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: Action, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 12,245 users)
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Ranked: #18302
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Popularity: #790
Members: 88,138
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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


Hirakawa, Tetsuo
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director
Matsuda, Akito
Kobashiri, Kakeru
Original Creator

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

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

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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 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
May 1, 2017
generalcdj (All reviews)
What starts out as a typical quest to right her own wrongs turns into a more complicated anime after she loses her soup, we are introduced to the initial characters and are shown different parts of the world's state and history. With themes that are similar to Junketsu no Maria, the anime as it is right now is slowly expanding our knowledge of the state of the world. Whilst the story is not unique in any way it is not by any means bad (I'm sure some of the other reviews will beg to differ), meaning it will be more than enough to keep you read more
May 7, 2017
360x (All reviews)
This is obviously not related to Re:Zero in any way. You probably already know that but i'm just gonna throw it out there. Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou No Sho is an anime that has been on my "plan to watch" list for a long time. In fact, it didn't even have a synopsis at that time if I recall.

Story 6/10: Story's honestly not that great. The beast, Youhei, meets a witch, Zero, and despite his so-called hate for witches, he decides to embark on a quest with her. For a price of course, that being he could finally be turned into a human.

As of read more


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