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Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho Fantasy Anime's 1st Promo Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Yumiri Hanamori, Tsuyoshi Koyama star in Spring show by WHITE FOX

The official website for the television anime of Kakeru Kobashiri's Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho light novel series began streaming the first promotional video on Monday. The same video debuted at the "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2016" event that announced the anime on Sunday. The video introduces the story premise, lists the main staff and cast, and reveals the spring 2017 premiere.

The "grimoire fantasy" 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 Book of Zero" that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

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. Infinite is producing the series.

Yumiri Hanamori will star in the series as Zero, and Tsuyoshi Koyama will co-star as the mercenary. Additionally, Yō Taichi will play Albus.

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, and Kadokawa published the seventh novel volume on August 10.

Takeshi Iwasaki launched a manga adaptation in Dengeki Maoh in 2014, and Kadokawa published the fourth compiled volume on August 9. Yasutake launched the Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho nano! spinoff manga adaptation in Dengeki Maoh in October, and the first compiled volume will ship on October 8.

Image © 2016 Kakeru Kobashiri/KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works/Little Wing

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