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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: Currently 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: 7.431 (scored by 15,240 users)
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Ranked: #18712
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Popularity: #797
Members: 86,536
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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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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
May 1, 2017
myanimeinfo (All reviews)
This is one of those slow moving anime with just enough juice to keep you interested. There are times when it picks up the pace and then it slacks of a while. Nothing really caught my attention but I am hoping to get more out of it in future.

Setup of the story is in a medieval timeline and the story in general carries the tune of a magic/fantasy/adventure anime. Characters seem to be pretty solid and the story has a good continuity. I like the whole beastfallen thing our MC has going on for him.

The guy thinks the witches are his enemies and read more
May 25, 2017
Kdrizzie (All reviews)
Preliminary thoughts on Grimoire of Zero:
I really want to like this show. I want to be able to sing its praises to all who'll listen, letting everyone know how worth their time it is to sit down and enjoy it. But I can't do that right now. I hope by the end of its run, I can at least say it was a memorable experience.

Part of this desire probably stems from Grimoire's resemblance to one of my favorite anime of all time, Spice and Wolf. With a similar atmosphere and general vibe, setting (medieval, Europe), and the same dynamic of two travelling companions (which becomes read more


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