Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Gets Our Three Episode Impression!

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Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

Genre:
Fantasy, Adventure

Airing Date:
April 10 2017

Studios:
White Fox

Honey’s Highlights

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I thought this title rang a bell... But then I realised I was thinking of Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu. Although this has magic in it, it looks like it will be very different from that, huh?
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Yeah, there's no 'other world' in this anime. It looks like it will be more like Toaru Majutsu no Index or Shuumatsu no Izetta, with the main characters trying to protect each other.
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The main character Mercenary also reminds me of Atsushi from Bungo Stray Dogs, with the anthropomorphic tiger/furry-style characteristics and being shunned for that reason. So sad...

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Don't worry, I think this anime looks pretty upbeat! Also it's by White Fox, I think we can trust them to make something good!

Promotional Videos / PV

Official Images / Key Visuals

Synopsis

Church Calendar Year: 526
In this world, witches not only exist, but they practice their sorcery. Yet, in the same world, people do not know of what magic is. In those times, there was a mercenary who was half-beast and half-human. He and his kind, however, are mocked by humans for their existence and called “fallen beasts”.

Day after day, he dreams of becoming fully human, and one day, he encounters a beautiful witch who could change his entire fate. “Do you want to go back? To being a human..? Then in that case, I command thee to become mine escort!”

The witch introduces herself as “Zero” and reveals that she is currently in search of a magical tome called “The Book of Zero.” This book can potentially teach someone the power to bring the world to ruin. It was stolen from her by someone and should she get it back, she can help him. In order for the mercenary to become fully human with the power of Zero, he would need to meet her requirement of helping her find this magical tome. The problem is though is that he hates witches, and he would have to serve as the guard to one. Regardless, the two set out for the imperial capital searching for “Number thirteen”, a magician who holds the key to finding “the book of zero”, but it is already too late as they have fallen into a trap…?!

Three Episode Impression

Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho is shot mostly from the perspective of a beastfallen known only as mercenary. He looks like a white tiger and has an incredibly large body. He hates witches and hunts them. That is, till he is hunted one time and saves one thinking she is a little girl. This witch is no ordinary witch. Zero, her name, is on the hunt for a magical grimoire that was stolen from her. They meet a young boy who is also training to be a witch and together they travel with Mercenary as he acts as their bodyguard. But why does he if he hates witches so much? Zero has promised to make him human again if he protects her.

Two words: Spice & Wolf! This series feels just like the amazing classic, but with just a little more humor and a little bit lighter of a story to digest. While we find it extremely difficult to imagine that anyone had a hard time with Spice and Wolf (blasphemy), Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho may just be the springboard you need into the series. It’s fun, enjoyable, and the characters are actually semi-well developed meaning that there is more for us to enjoy! Though, it could be argued at the current pace that Zero may not find her grimoire this season, which means we could be getting more. Who knows, but we sure hope so!

Characters & Voice Actors List

Zero

Voice Actor: Yumiri Hanamori


Zero is a spontaneous and carefree witch. She is traveling alone in search of the dangerous magical tome ‘The Book of Zero’.

Mercenary

Voice Actor: Tsuyoshi Koyama


Mercenary has been half beast and half human since he was born, so he has always dreamed of the day he could become fully human. Unlike his appearance, he is quite compassionate.

Albus

Voice Actor: You Daichi


Albus is a member of the Magical Instructors Guild which happens to be in possession of ‘The Book of Zero’

Holdem

Voice Actor: Masayuki Kato


Holdem is a bit of a womanizer, so his trademark is to dress as a noble and speak of frivolous things.

Number 30

Voice Actor: Takehito Koyasu


Number 30 is a Magician who knows everything about Zero’s past. It does seem that he knows something about ‘The Book of Zero’ but....

Other TitleZero no Sho
Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Hakkensha wa Watashi by Tapimiru
  • Ending Song: Hajimari no Shirushi by Chima
Adaptation
Light Novel

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Kakeru Kobashiri
  • Director: Tetsuo Hirakawa
  • Character Design: Ryousuke Kimiya, Daisuke Mataga
  • Animation Director: Ryousuke Kimiya, Daisuke Mataga
  • Sound Director: Noboru Haraguchi
  • Original Illustrator: Yoshinori Shizuma
  • Music: Akito Matsuda

For more information: Official Website

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