About this translation
Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho – Grand Prize winner of the 20th annual Dengeki Novel Taishō
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.
(Translated by Aer)
Japanese source: http://dengekitaisho.jp/special/20/works/zero/
Zero Mahou Team Biographies
My name is Aer. I was insubstantial. I was free. Everywhere you looked, I was there. I went wherever I wanted, and did whatever I wanted. Nobody could keep me in one place. Or so I thought.
Skimming through a fluttering newspaper one day, I noticed a job offer posted by someone named NanoDesu seeking skilled translators. I managed to translate Air (please get this joke) into Latin, so I submitted an application, and thus became a titular “translator”.
However, little did I know that I was to be imprisoned and used as an oxidation agent for the experimental mass translation weapon Nano was developing: the “AK NanoDesu Translations 47”.
Someone, please stop him before the world is filled with low-quality transla-
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