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Grimoire of Zero Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews 1st Meeting of Zero, Mercenary

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12-episode fantasy anime premieres on April 10

Happinet Pictures began streaming the third promotional video on Monday for the television anime of Kakeru Kobashiri's Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho (Grimoire of Zero) light novels.

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, and will will also stream on AbemaTV. The series will have 12 episodes.

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.

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 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.

Yoshinari 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, and will publish the ninth volume on April 8.

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 second compiled volume shipped on March 27. The light novel series also has a smartphone game in the works.


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