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Grimoire of Zero (2016)
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Grimoire of Zero (2016)
Original name: ゼロから始める魔法の書
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When a half-beast mercenary teams up with a witch who is in search of a magical tome that can destroy the world, a grand adventure ensues. Despite his hatred of witches, he enters an agreement that shewill make him human once she reaches her goal.
Style: exciting, enigmatic, stylized, captivating, disturbing
Plot: magical, journey, magic, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, odd couple, witch hunt, monster, witch, ruse

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