It was announced at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2016 held today that light novel Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho will receive a TV anime adaptation for Spring 2017. The cast and staff members have also been announced.
Zero: Yumiri Hanamori (Anne_Happy♪)
Mercenary: Tsuyoshi Koyama (Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen)
Albus: You Taichi (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai)
Director: Tetsuo Hirakawa (Assistant Director of Aku no Hana)
Character Design: Ryousuke Kimiya (Animation Director of Hataraku Maou-sama!), Daisuke Mataga (Sakasama no Patema)
Studio: White Fox
It was the year 526. 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.
Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho is written by Kakeru Kobashiri and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma. It has been publishing under the Dengeki Bunko label since February 2014 and currently has 7 volumes in print. The series won the Grand Prize at the 20th Dengeki Novel Awards in 2013. A manga adaptation drawn by Takeshi Iwasaki has been serializing in Dengeki Maoh magazine since December 2014. Kadokawa has published four volumes of the manga with the latest released on August 9. A spin-off drawn by Yasuoka has also been serializing on the same magazine since October 2015 with the first volume scheduled to be released on October 8.