So to continue on with my first impression posts. This little show is pretty high up on my list. And yes it’s another fantasy anime. Also I re-used the image header :P.
In the world of witches, sorceress & magic. Grimoire of zero follows the story of a beastfallen without a name. He’s simply called mercenary. Beastfallen are humans cursed to have an animal appearance – in other words beast-folks. Tagging alongside him is a little witch called Zero. Who is the titular character.
Zero looks young for her age, but it seems that she is in fact much older, as it is shown that she is able to drink. Showing exceptional skills in the magical arts and having wisdom beyond her age. However living in a cave, she is naive to the world.
Her payment for hiring the mercenary is that she will turn him back in to a human. His job is to protect her from witch hunters, bounty hunters and other witches. Along with them is a young trainee male witch called Albus. Who idolizes Zero.
Together the trio are on a journey to retrieve a grimoire that has been stolen from Zero’ cave.
I really enjoy the interaction between the ever grumpy, anti-social but kind mercenary and the ever naive, but at times quick-witted Zero. It shows in a short amount of time, they built a strong bond between them. Sure Zero sometimes refers to their relationship as employer and employee. However I don’t think she truly sees it like that. As she shows inexplicable trust in him. And he..in his own way.
The running gag, which I do like is that Zero likes to sleep on mercenary’ stomach. Because she sees it as soft and warm – better than a bed. Much to the chagrin of the mercenary. Who scolds her, but then relentless. The other gag is that Zero is gluttonous. Poor mercenary. The other running gag is that Zero and Albus are the mercenary’ sex slaves. This annoys and embarrasses the mercenary.
Albus…just seems to be there to help the story move along. I really don’t see the point of him being there. The pace is nice and steady. The art is nice. Expect some dark moments since the show is done by White Fox. The studio responsible for doing Akame ga kill.
For me, the first impression of this anime:
Overall impression: V. Good
What are your impression of the anime?. Have you seen this anime, or do you plan to?. Let me down in the comment section!!.