Year 526 of Liturgical Calendar. Humans, wizards, and half-human half-beasts involved in a conflict caused by the war that happened 500 years ago. In the midst of the conflict, a witch named Zero was looking for her magic book called “Grimoire Zero” which was stolen by another wizard called Thirteen. In the midst of her search, she met with half-human half beast who works as the mercenary for a living.
Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Shou premiere episode comes with a slow pacing. This anime is quite unique because the protagonist is not a handsome man, but “The White Tiger”, half-human half-beast mercenary who hunts witches. Fortunately, the nameless characters that are reliable in physical combat accompanied by a mysterious witch girl named Zero. The pilot episode focuses on introducng the nameless character who excels in physical combat accompanied by a mysterious witch girl, and presented the chemistry between them well.
Handled by the studio which have worked on other fantasy anime last year (Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu), the magical fighting and action sequence in this anime is pretty exciting although only shown near the end of the episode. And it sets up tge conflict between human, half-human half-beasts, and witches pretty well. If you are a fan of fantasy-themed story, Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Shou is an anime you should follow.
Facts and Figures
|Source Material||Light Novel Kakeru Kobashiri (story) and Shizuma Yoshinori (art)|
|Casts||Masayuki Katou as Holdem
Takehito Koyasu as Thirteen
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Mercenary
Unshou Ishizuka as Narator
You Taichi as Albus
|Director||Tetsuo Hirakawa (Kawa no Hikari, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun)|
|Script Writer||Tetsuo Hirakawa|
|Character Design||Ryosuke Kimiya (Akame ga KILL!) and Daisuke Mataga (Patema Inverted)|
|Opening Theme||“Misha wa Watashi” by Tapimiru|
|Closing Theme||“Hajimari no Shirushi” by The Chima|
|Broadcast Date||April 10 2017 (1430 GMT, 2130 WIT, 2330 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailer
The Indonesian Anime Times | By Tanto Dhaneswara