Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho


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Year 526 of the Liturgical Calendar.

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.

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Grimoire of Zero
Magic Book to Start from Zero
Zero Mahou
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GensouGoroshi rated it
August 16, 2016
Status: --
ZeroMahou so far is a great fantasy adventure novel that features various amusing lighthearted moments and banter between our main duo while also incorporating very real world issues such as the kind of impact prejudice can have in society. This adds to the setting and already exceptional world building for ZeroMahou while properly balancing between the lighthearted and serious tone of the series. Additionally, our 2 main characters are fun to follow and have great chemistry as they both grow chapter to chapter and our non-human protagonist gradually accepting Zero.... more>> ZeroMahou progresses at a steady pace which allows you to be easily immersed into the setting with its detailed descriptions of the location and its functions. I highly recommend picking it up and giving it a read. <<less
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Aoitenshi rated it
April 19, 2016
Status: --
Amazingly detailed and easy to read explanation on magic and sorcery. The characters are lovable, too.
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YoriMei rated it
May 22, 2018
Status: v2c3
I honestly love this story, I originally started reading it because of the anime but the novel is definitely a gem. Zero and mercenary's relationship and banter are both adorable and funny. Zero's power level is also handled very nicely as she never once comes off as "overpowered" but simply very strong compared to everyone else. Since Zero created the whole book of magic that everyone is learning from, it makes sense that she is able to utilize magic in ways other's don't know how to. The translations flow very... more>> well and are some of the easiest to read I have ever experienced. If you're looking for a novel about a fantasy adventure, please try this one. <<less
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ln670190 rated it
March 7, 2017
Status: v1 illustrations
To be honest, I never really tried reading this because I assumed the protagonist was going to be the girl on the cover and that it was some type of shoujo novel. When I looked into it and saw the non-human protagonist tag I was like,

"E-e-ehh? I dunno... I'll get back to this later... haha..."

However, now that I've got nothing to read, I can only say that YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS. The novel is awesome, the translator is awesome, the editor is awesome, everything is awesome. It's so... more>> awesome I'm going to download the Japanese raws and practice reading Japanese using Nanodesu's translation. Totally glad I decided to read this when Nanodesu's about to finish translating the first volume. <<less
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Morphin007 rated it
April 30, 2017
Status: v1c2 part1
This series seems promising, but the 1st chapter is pretty bad....

It's clear that it's author want to tell the story about Zero and the mercenary but didn't really thought about their meeting.

He should hate witches but can sit and share food without much problems and even think that only bad witches should be hunt by the church.... So sorry but he doesn't hate witches at all.

In the same way he meet zero for the first time and struck by her beauty (I don't even know why main characters are always... more>> depicted with goddess beauty...) and a few moment later keep thinking about how he'd love a wife that will love him.... Seriously ? Why not just making think that when she said she could turn him human ? It's just clear that the author want to pair them...

Plus her beauty is completly crushed by the artworks (she look like a ten years old girl in them, clearly far from the beauty he stated except if he is a pervert....) <<less
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