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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: 7.521 (scored by 12,057 users)
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Ranked: #15162
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Year 526 of the Liturgical Calendar. The world knew that witches existed, and that they practiced the notorious art of sorcery. Nevertheless, the world did not know anything about the study of magic.

Our story follows a half-man, half-beast mercenary; humans mockingly call his kind the "fallen beasts." He always dreamt of becoming a human, but one day, he met a witch who would change his life forever.

"Do you desire a human form? Then be my escort, mercenary!"

The witch introduced herself as "Zero," and explained that she was searching for a one-of-a-kind magical tome that bandits had stolen from her lair. Entitled "The Book of Zero," the grimoire supposedly contained valuable magical knowledge that could be used to effortlessly bring the world to its knees.

Thus, in order to realize his dream of becoming a human, the mercenary must accompany Zero on her journey—despite her being one of the witches he so loathed.

This is the story of a haughty sorceress and a kindhearted beast.

(Source: Nanodesu, edited)


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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 1, 2017
Jack_Corvus96 (All reviews)
ah... Grimoire of Zero, the show that also confused several fans of Re:Zero thinking that this was some kind of Sequel or Prequel. also the show hated by being "Boring" and "slow" with Jokes that "doesn't work" or some people say (it makes me think, why on their minds does Cringework planet works and this not?)... but let me tell you, they might be Right, but it doesn't necessarily means its bad, in my opinion, it boost up towards development, and I bet that these people would be the first complaining when an Anime doesn't do a proper development for its characters Smh.

Story 7/10: 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


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