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Grimoire of Zero (Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho)

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Synopsis: 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.

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Yep, I will be checking this out.

Magic/witch related anime FTW! :D

 

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5 minutes ago, kokoro1000 said:

I like this kind of anime, fantasy, magic & witches :) To bad only 12 episodes, they should made at least 24-26.

Yeah I'll admit given that it's WhiteFox and the premise I expected a 2-cour show and was disappointed when it was announced to be a single-cour, but I think they can do it alright.

It's based on a light novel series which currently has 9 volumes out. They do have a manga being done as well which is currently at 4 volumes.

Not sure which the anime is actually following or if there were any big changes between the novel and manga versions.

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5 hours ago, warlord8 said:

Really enjoying this one, White Fox never disappoints. 

Yep. They may not always be the best thing ever, but nearly every WhiteFox production has been entertaining and right up my alley. Steins;Gate, Akame ga Kill, Re:Zero, Jormungand, Tears to Tiara, etc.. A few years ago I didn't know about the studio, but it's quickly grown into probably my second favorite animation studio, just right behind based ufotable.

 

As for Grimoire. I've fallen a bit behind on it, as I have quite a few of the shows this season, so I've only seen up to episode 5 at this point, but it's been good thus far. I'm still a bit disappointed by the single cour order though. WhiteFox tends to give their shows two cours in most instances, but I don't really know anything about the source material so maybe there just wasn't enough for two cours or something.

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1 hour ago, Koby said:

Yep. They may not always be the best thing ever, but nearly every WhiteFox production has been entertaining and right up my alley. Steins;Gate, Akame ga Kill, Re:Zero, Jormungand, Tears to Tiara, etc.. A few years ago I didn't know about the studio, but it's quickly grown into probably my second favorite animation studio, just right behind based ufotable. As for Grimoire. I've fallen a bit behind on it, as I have quite a few of the shows this season, so I've only seen up to episode 5 at this point, but it's been good thus far. I'm still a bit disappointed by the single cour order though. WhiteFox tends to give their shows two cours in most instances, but I don't really know anything about the source material so maybe there just wasn't enough for two cours or something.

 

Yeah I caved and decided to get caught up with the series since Kaitou subs is like 4 or 5 weeks behind. I honestly didnt know this was from White Fox or what other series the studio had done until yesterday. I happened to see the name mentioned in the ED and looked them up on MAL. I was surprised to see that they have quite a few of my favorite shows such as Re:Zero, Devil is a Part Timer, Jormungand, Katanagatari, and AgK. 

 

The show really feels like it comes from a story book given its setting and characters. Interestingly enough, when the show ends and transitions to the ED, you see them closing a book which is a nice touch.

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