It’s the year 526. A world, where “witchcraft” was popular. A world, where people didn’t actually know “magic”. During that time, there is a mercenary, half human half animal, who was despised by the people. Every day the witches would hunt him down and he would dream of becoming a human. But one day, he meets a beautiful witch in the forest and she changes his fate. “Do you want to turn back into a human? Then stop being a mercenary and become my personal guard.”
The witch, her name is Zero, carried a book around with her called “Zero no sho” which – depending on the way you use it – could destroy the world. It was stolen from her and she is on the way to get it back. On the condition to be turned back into a human later, he agrees to the terms of the witch he normally hates, but they encounter people, who want to use the forbidden magic book.
Zero kara Hajimeru Mashou no Sho is based on a light novel series written by Kakeru Kobashiri and Yoshinori Shizuma and published under ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko. Twelve volumes have been published since February 2014. There is also a manga adaptation which was illustrated by Takashi Iwasaki and published by ASCII Madia Works’ Dengeki Maoh. A spinoff manga entitled Zero kara Hajimaru Mahou no Sho nano! was serialized in Dengeki Maoh from 27 October 2015.
It shows the importance of getting to know the concept of “different” better before being prejudiced and dismissing as freaky or scary.
Ryosuke Kamiya and Daisuke Mataga