Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

Grimoire of Zero

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゼロから始める魔法の書
English: Grimoire of Zero
German: Grimoire of Zero
Spanish: El Libro Mágico de Zero
French: Grimoire of Zero
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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, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 118719118,719 users)
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Ranked: #36532
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Popularity: #829
Members: 247,853
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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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Opening Theme

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"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
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 ...
Jun 26, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 27, 2017
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 ...

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