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Old 2016-03-27, 15:37   Link #1
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Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho


Alternative name: Magic Book to Start from Zero
Author: Kakeru Kobashiri
Illustrations: Yoshinori Shizuma
Translation link: Here

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It was the year 526.
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 Grimoire of Zero”, the book 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.
Prologue and firsts chapter out now. There's also a manga version too. There's at least 3 volumes so far.
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Old 2016-03-27, 15:46   Link #2
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I'm so glad this is getting translated now. Been waiting.
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Old 2016-03-27, 16:55   Link #3
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Hmm. Seems relatively interesting and original so far. Decent start...
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Old 2016-03-27, 17:30   Link #4
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I vaguely remember reading a manga for this.
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Old 2016-03-27, 23:39   Link #5
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I vaguely remember reading a manga for this.
There's only one chapter out for this. You might be referring to something else: Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

The plot is entirely different as far as I know.
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Old 2016-03-29, 13:52   Link #6
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Finished reading.

That was interesting. I really like Fallen Beast and his unique predicament since it will make for some troublesome situations with how the church and people treat him and Zero's kind. The setting may be simple right now, but I want to learn more about it. Also, Zero's cute.

This was nice:
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Old 2016-08-21, 03:18   Link #7
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Just read the manga and I have to say this novel is very interesting...the main MC is a demihuman!
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Old 2016-08-21, 11:43   Link #8
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The Beauty and the Beast.

Japanese Edition is how I call this series, and for a good reason.
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Old 2016-08-21, 22:58   Link #9
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Oh I'm glad this thread got some activity. I was wondering if people were keeping up with it or not.

I'm really enjoying it. I love the chemistry between Mercenary & Zero and Albus is a neat side. Especially in the latest part. The world building is nice, too and it feels like a genuine adventure. I wonder how things will go given Chapter 4's title.
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Old 2016-08-22, 12:15   Link #10
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I always find myself enjoying the Mercenary and Zero's interactions.
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Old 2016-08-22, 12:45   Link #11
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Oh I'm glad this thread got some activity. I was wondering if people were keeping up with it or not.
I just didn't know there was a thread. Sometimes it's aup to the thread creator to make it active when there is lack of activity.
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Old 2016-08-22, 14:24   Link #12
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I just didn't know there was a thread. Sometimes it's aup to the thread creator to make it active when there is lack of activity.
Yeah it kinda died right after it was made.

New part for Chapter 4 releases in 10 hours in terms of updates.
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Old 2016-08-23, 00:11   Link #13
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The Beauty and the Beast.
I am not sure about that, it's more of cute and sweet rather than beauty.

You are right about Zero though, she is indeed true beast, I can't argue about that one...
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Old 2016-08-23, 07:51   Link #14
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That turned ugly really quickly. Thirteenth?

Mercenary is too tsun
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“Do not worry, mercenary. Do you remember what I told you?”

Tap tap, Zero knocked on my head.

“I shall protect you.”

I gave Zero a glance, tutting silently at her self-assured smile.

A few short words from a witch ain’t gonna make me feel relieved. I wouldn’t be a mercenary if I lowered my guard anyway.
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