Kadokawa announced at the “Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2016” event on Sunday that author Kakeru Kobashiri and illustrator Yoshinori Shizuma‘s Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho light novel series is getting a television anime series that will premiere in spring 2017.
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 Shizuma’s original character designs for animation. Infinite is producing the series.
The “grimoire fantasy” 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 Book of Zero” that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.
The novel series won the grand prize at the 20th Dengeki Novel Awards in 2013. Kobashiri and Shizuma launched the series in 2013, and Kadokawa published the seventh novel volume on August 10.
Takeshi Iwasaki launched a manga adaptation in Dengeki Maoh in 2014, and Kadokawa published the fourth compiled volume on August 9. Yasutake launched the Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho nano! spinoff manga adaptation in Dengeki Maoh in October, and the first compiled volume will ship on October 8.
(Source: Anime News Network)
This upcoming anime adaption captured my interest because it will be made by WHITE FOX Studios. Also, it has the name Zero in it; I immediately thought up of Re:Zero just by looking at its title.
Judging by its story, it may be similar to the story of Re:Zero; it is set in another world, giving the RPG sense of vibe, and other supernatural concepts. I’m not really a big fan of fantasy genre when I just started watching anime, but as time goes by, I started to like and be fond of the fantasy genre.
So, I’m not quite familiar with the plot of this upcoming anime adaptation because I haven’t read the light novel of this. The art highly reminds me of Re:Zero and the main heroine looks a lot like IA from Vocaloid. I mean really, she resembles her a lot.