Grimoire of Zero TV Anime Gets 12 Episodes
A flyer from this year’s AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime of Kakeru Kobashiri‘s Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho (Grimoire of Zero) light novels will have 12 episodes.
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. The anime will also stream on AbemaTV.
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 “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.