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Magic Book to Start from Zero


Alt Names: alt ゼロから始める魔法の書alt Grimoire of Zeroalt Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Shoalt Zero Mahou
Author: Kobashiri Kakeru
Artist: Iwasaki Takashi
Genres: Adventure AdventureComedy ComedyFantasy FantasySeinen Seinen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: 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.

(Source: Nanodesu Translations)
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I don't believe no one said this yet.

But to answer our fluffy MC's question: Yes a village for a Witch is a fair trade. Whenever a Witch hunt happened, all villagers ran after them to hunt them down, not a single one of them is free of sin.

 

There are even reports of parents selling out their own kids to the church, even when they live beside the kid and "know"(or at least are supposed to know) quite well they are innocent, they are still willing to believe in the "Word of God" over caring for their own flesh and blood.

 

Witch hunts were not used only to assert the church's power and influence, it also served as entertainment for villagers, much like the Collosseum and it's gladiators in old Rome.

 

So no, you don't need to pity those villagers.

This logic could be applied if witches didn't exist, but they do. and they ahve power. Or are you ignoring the fact that Albus was really into KILLING our furry MC? Also witches probably put bounties on the heads of furries to use them as sacrifices. So I have to side with the normal folks there. Many witches are evil and should be exterminated in that world because they give no f*** to innocent lives. Of course that there are good witches. That Solena might have been a victim of Thirteen for example, because he wanted a war.

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Ooooh. Nice job Mr. Mercenary.

Even in a fantasy world, Shimakaze's existence is still 'too lewd'.

And that is how you guarantee a discount

@ Bloody Sorcerer - Not all villagers went on witch hunts because they believed the person was a witch, they went on them due to extreme fear of the people in charge of the village. If they didn't go along with the village leaders, they themselves could be branded witches/sorcerers etc. and killed.  It was not mob mentality that ruled their actions but self preservation. Now, to answer two of your rebuttals...

(1) They had minimal education and we all know the lower the education level of a person, the easier it is to manipulate them with fear and confusion. 

(2) Self preservation is a natural instinct.  Not only that, but police officers and firemen have to be reminded to save themselves in certain situations before they save others, otherwise there might not be anyone left that's trained enough to save others. 

 

So, pity and mercy should ALWAYS be shown, unless you have definitive proof they are willing participants and therefore guilty and deserving of punishment.

I don't believe no one said this yet.

But to answer our fluffy MC's question: Yes a village for a Witch is a fair trade. Whenever a Witch hunt happened, all villagers ran after them to hunt them down, not a single one of them is free of sin.

 

There are even reports of parents selling out their own kids to the church, even when they live beside the kid and "know"(or at least are supposed to know) quite well they are innocent, they are still willing to believe in the "Word of God" over caring for their own flesh and blood.

 

Witch hunts were not used only to assert the church's power and influence, it also served as entertainment for villagers, much like the Collosseum and it's gladiators in old Rome.

 

So no, you don't need to pity those villagers.

Looking at the new cover, that is a really... interesting position for his hand.

Pedo detected...

Looking at the new cover, that is a really... interesting position for his hand.

Is it wrong to ship it. Probably. But I'll do it anyways.

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Is it wrong to ship it. Probably. But I'll do it anyways.

Hey Batoto! I am the translator for the series Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (or Zero Mahou, as we call it) over on Nanodesu, and as Lockman Capulet has already stated, we are picking up the manga adaptation of Zero Mahou. We are currently done with Volume 1 of the manga, thanks in no small part to the efforts of groups and individuals before us, and aim to continue translating the remaining volumes in the adaptation!

 

Thanks for keeping up with the adventures of Zero and Merc, and we hope you enjoy!

Well, I don't think Thirteenth's backstory has really been explained yet, so there's a good chance those ten years will be explained at some point in the future. I'll go back and re-read everything to double check about the time gap thing.

Anyone else who reads the LN at nanodesu notice that basically all of the dialogue in Ch.003 was lifted straight from the light novel translation?

yes, i translated the chapters from english to italian, and to be honest, i think i actually prefer this, if we have to choose betweeen a shitty translation or a brought-from the novel translation, i choose the second... i still don't understand the book off zero paradox though:the coven of zero was created from the death of solena, and solena died a year before. but the dude says the book of zero was part of the coven for like 10 years... ??? my guess is that there was a typo somewhere and either the book has been used for only a year or solena actually died 10 years ago, but the first option would make little sense world-building-wise(the war was present from before, but only started to be pretty hefty since the death of solena, which happened long time enough that zero knows about the war but not about solena's death) and the second would mean that zero stayed in that cave for 10 years after thirteen was out doing... nothing.

it just doesn't make sense.

Anyone else who reads the LN at nanodesu notice that basically all of the dialogue in Ch.003 was lifted straight from the light novel translation?

For the scanlators, i have the first vol in HQ. If anyone wants it, pm me.

i haven't read any tags or description. i just came here because i'm lured by those thighs mmm....

for me, it was all about dat midriff.

 

but seriously, didn't even notice it was released, how long it was since? and who made it? when will next chapterbe made?

I have a feeling the new kid is baiting them.
Chap 1 : talk, talk, talk Chap 2 : talk, talk, talk Chap 3 : just more talk, with new talky character It appears that at this point i should just accept that attention span has gotten really short with LN. It's not enough that exposition has to be spoken in lengthy manner, but everything else must also freeze in place while the characters are doing so. 5 pages of awesome display of practical magic only to be followed with dozens of magic lectures. Yeah but, no.

The proper course of action is to reach the coven then impale the kid through the back.

 

Nobody that stupid deserves to live.

Minus the magic and fantasy element, their world isn't all too different from IRL... except the real world is full of far more idiots like this witch boy, down to the part of him asking for a handout in the end even after having logic and reasoning explained to him.

what a fkin delicious little witch


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