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Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima

Alternative Titles

English: The Familiar of Zero
Synonyms: Zero's Familiar
Japanese: ゼロの使い魔

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 121680 users)
Ranked: #8472
Popularity: #46
Members: 187,856
Favorites: 3,754
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy ecchi fantasy magic romance

Synopsis

Louise is a magician at the Tristein Academy, dubbed with the nickname "Zero Louise" due to her inability to effectively use her magic properly, resulting in zero successes. An upcoming test at her academy requires her to summon a familiar, a servant and partner to support her as a magician. Despite desiring a familiar that would be superior to her constantly mocking classmates, Louise ends up summoning Hiraga Saito, your average Japanese boy. Even with Louise and Saito both unwilling to accept each other, they have no choice. Louise cannot attempt another summoning and Saito cannot return to Japan, and so their life together begins. Based on the novel by Noboru Yamaguchi.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Zero no Tsukaima
Sequel: Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi

Characters & Voice Actors

Derflinger
Derflinger
Main
Gotou, Tetsuo
Japanese
Gotou, Tetsuo
Tang, Kaiji
English
Tang, Kaiji
...
Hiraga, Saito
Hiraga, Saito
Main
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese
Hino, Satoshi
Meza, Jonathan
English
Meza, Jonathan
...
Le Blanc de La Vallière, Louise Françoise
Le Blanc de La Vallière, Louise Françoise
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Valenzuela, Cristina
English
Valenzuela, Cristina
...
Siesta
Siesta
Supporting
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Huynh, Xanthe
English
Huynh, Xanthe

Staff

Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshioka, Takao
Script, Series Composition
Riki, Arai
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement



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Apr 14, 2013
ShionxChan
This is my second review of an anime series. Please spare me. xD;
I don't do many reviews on shows but I would like to review on this one. Since this series touched me a lot and its my childhood. :P

One of the series that expanded my variety of anime after Inuyasha and Shana.

Story:

You have Louise, your mage that possess terrible magic and a boy that came from another world. He has to deal with the customs in Louise's world and has to face many obstacles; and with war, I'm not gonna spoil. Or I will try not too.
This series is a comedy, so it read more
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Apr 14, 2008
Pontifus
I decided to watch Zero no Tsukaima because I wanted a leave-your-brain-out-of-the-equation sort of show, one I could sit back and watch without worrying about a negative outcome or depressing and/or disturbing complications. (Yes, for all my talk about artistic integrity and such, I do watch things for pure and simple fun sometimes.) Zero has most of that, but only to a point, and in the end I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of depth this show manages to pull out of nowhere. I went in expecting another Nanoha, or the first season of Shakugan no Shana all over again, and what I got read more
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Recommendations

Both have Red-haired, tsundere characters who are the lead protagonists, accompanied by a brown-haired powerless male protagonist. Both of them are voiced by the same Voice Actors.

Zero no Tsukaima goes more fantastical, as it is a totally different world set in the medieval ages. ZnT features more of a school environment and a larger cast of side characters. It's also more detailed in expanding its magical universe so you really get a feel of the premise.

In sunmmary, Zero no Tsukaima has more of everything Shakugan no Shana has: Romance, School-life, Ecchi, Magic Rules and Universe, Better Soundtrack, More Side Characters. The only thing it doesn't have is Action, which can be a huge-turnoff, so prepare yourself to focus more on the above mentioned factors instead.

I hugely recommend anyone who loves tsundere romance fantasy to watch Zero no Tsukaima. You can't go wrong with one of the 4 Tsundere Wonders.
These two anime are completely different in plot but in characters you can definitely see a similarity... The main characters Ryuji and Taiga have a very interesting relationship.. one of a master and her dog (like Louise and Saito)...
In both anime the characters share a close relationship in which the chibi fearsome female dominates the male...very interesting to watch..
(both females have the same voice actor as well..)

Opening Theme

"First kiss" by ICHIKO

Ending Theme

"Honto no Kimochi (ホントノキモチ)" by Kugimiya Rie

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