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Grimoire of Zero TV Anime Reveals April 10 Premiere, Theme Song Artists

posted on 2017-03-12 00:00 EST
Tapimiru, Chima perform theme songs for anime based on fantasy light novel series

The Dengeki Game Festival 2017 event in Tokyo on Sunday revealed that the television anime of Kakeru Kobashiri's Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho (Grimoire of Zero) light novel series will premiere in Japan on April 10. The event also revealed the show's theme song artists.

Tapimiru is performing the show's opening theme song "Hakkensha wa Watashi," and Chima (Flip Flappers) is performing the show's ending theme song "Hajimari no Shirushi."

The anime will premiere on AT-X on April 10 at 11:30 p.m., and will then air later that evening on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS Fuji, and KBS Kyoto. The show will then air on tvk on April 11. The anime will also stream on AbemaTV.

Tetsuo Hirakawa (Kawa no Hikari, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun) is directing the series at WHITE FOX. Ryosuke Kimiya (Akame ga KILL! animation director) and Daisuke Mataga (Patema Inverted character designer) are adapting Yoshinori Shizuma's original character designs for animation, and are also serving as chief animation directors. Infinite is producing the series.

The show stars:

  • Yumiri Hanamori as Zero
  • Tsuyoshi Koyama as the mercenary
  • Yō Taichi as Albus
  • Masayuki Katou as Holdem
  • Takehito Koyasu as Thirteen

The "grimoire fantasy" light novel series follows a witch named Zero who is ignorant of the world and a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches who practice sorcery exist in the world, however, in this era no one knows how about the art and study of witchcraft. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called "The Grimoire of Zero" that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

Shizuma illustrates the novel series, which won the grand prize at the 20th Dengeki Novel Awards in 2013. Kobashiri and Shizuma launched the series in 2013. Kadokawa published the eighth novel on February 5.

Takashi Iwasaki launched a manga adaptation in Dengeki Maoh in 2014, and Kadokawa published the fifth compiled volume on January 10. Yasutake launched the Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho nano! spinoff manga adaptation in Dengeki Maoh in October 2015, and the first compiled volume shipped last October.

Sources: Dengeki Online (Tekeon), Animate Times


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