Grimoire of Zero

Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

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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.

User Rating: 3.8 ( 3 votes)


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)
Producers: Lantis, Half H.P Studio, Happinet Pictures, Infinite
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: White Fox
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Tetsuo Hirakawa – Director, Script
Noboru Haraguchi – Sound Director
Tatsuya Takahashi – Script
Eiji Umehara – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Hakkensha wa Watashi (発見者はワタシ)” by Tapimiru (たぴみる)
ED1: “Hajimari no Shirushi (はじまりのしるし)” by Chima

Episode List

01: The Witch and the Beastfallen
02: Witch-Hunting
03: Duel
04: The Road to Latette
05: The Sorcerers of Zero
06: Thirteen
07: Plasta, the Royal Capital
08: Sorena’s Granddaughter
09: Reunion
10: The Truth Revealed
11: The Witch and the Sorcerer
12: The Grimoire of Zero



Each new episode was another surprise. Everything was well thought. WOW


Dumb, contrived characters. Multiple lapses in logic and commonsense. Everything is a walking stereotype. Lots of glaring plot holes.




The main Duo was cool, but feel like we didn’t get enough of them. Also zero design was pretty cool, boots were swagger




A good story, solid characters and interactions between them, and great fights. Maybe it didn’t feel that special, but it was still great!


very good story, needs a second season