The war that raged between the Church and the Witches for five centuries finally ended in peace but a few short years ago. However, nestled in the shadowy places of the world, the embers of that age old conflict still smolder.
Attending the Royal Academy of Magic of the Kingdom of Wenias is a struggling student named Sable, who has no memories of his time before being enrolled. At the command of Headmaster Albus, he left the Kingdom to travel to the southern reaches of the continent, where anti-magic insurgents are still a force to be reckoned with, as part of a special training regimen. Accompanying him are a party of individuals strong in both ability and personality; there's the one known as the Witch of the Dawn, Roux Cristasse, who seeks the forbidden knowledge of primeval magic in the 'Grimoire of Zero,' the genius girl Holtz, as well as the school's sole beast, Kudd.
Just what truth shall they uncover in their journey to the south...? (Source: MU)
Kodansha published the first volume of the fantasy light novel with illustrations by Takashi Iwasaki (Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho manga) under its Ranobe Bunka imprint in August 2018, and the second volume was published in March 2019. After a two-year hiatus, Kobashiri revealed that a third volume will be released on April 30.
Kobashiri began serializing a manga adaptation with illustrations by Tatsuwo (Macross Δ manga) in monthly Shounen Sirius in July 2019. The third compiled volume was released on March 9. Kodansha began publishing the manga digitally in English on March 23 and released the second volume on Tuesday.
Kodansha Ranobe Bunka page: http://lanove.kodansha.co.jp/official/reimeiki/