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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
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 196,604 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #12152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #67
Members: 319,015
Favorites: 5,442
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is a self-absorbed mage in a world of wands, cloaks, and royalty. Although she studies at Tristain Academy, a prestigious school for magicians, she has a major problem: Louise is unable to cast magic properly, earning her the nickname of "Louise the Zero" from her classmates.

When the first year students are required to perform a summoning ritual, Louise's summoning results in a catastrophic explosion! Everyone deems this to be yet another failure, but when the smoke clears, a boy named Saito Hiraga appears. Now Louise's familiar, Saito is treated as a slave, forced to clean her clothes and eat off the ground. But when an unfamiliar brand is found etched on Saito's hand from the summoning ritual, it is believed to be the mark of a powerful familiar named Gandalfr.

Wild, adventurous, and explosive, Zero no Tsukaima follows Saito as he comes to terms with his new life and as Louise proves that there is more to her than her nickname suggests.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Le Blanc de La Vallière, Louise Françoise
Le Blanc de La Vallière, Louise Françoise
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Hiraga, Saito
Hiraga, Saito
Main
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese
Hino, Satoshi
Derflinger
Derflinger
Main
Gotou, Tetsuo
Japanese
Gotou, Tetsuo
d'Orléans, Charlotte Hélène
d'Orléans, Charlotte Hélène
Supporting
Inokuchi, Yuka
Japanese
Inokuchi, Yuka

Staff

Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Director
Takahashi, Tsuyoshi
Takahashi, Tsuyoshi
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshioka, Takao
Yoshioka, Takao
Script, Series Composition


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"First kiss" by ICHIKO

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



More reviewsReviews

literaturenerd
Dec 31, 2014
Overview:

Do you like Moe? Do you like S&M? Do you like obnoxious female leads? Boy do I have a series for you!

Plot: 3/10

Familiar of Zero is an anime about an ordinary boy named Saito that is forced to be a magical slave to an obnoxious twat that summoned him from Japan to the far away land of extremely generic fantasy Europe. Here he must learn to adapt to his odd new life and learn about the various types of magic users. I am not going to go really in depth with the plot honestly. It soon becomes a very generic harem show and the read more
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Pontifus
Apr 14, 2008
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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quicksuper
Jun 18, 2015
Zero no Tsukaima-- The Familiar of Zero. With a badass name like that, what could go wrong? Awesome action with a really nice romance subplot, now that's what I like in anime. Which isn't what Zero no Tsukaima has. At. All.

Story: 3
To sum up the entire plot in Zero no Tsukaima in one sentence, it would be, "I feel like it'd be a lot better if I was nine." Me, personally, I'm an over analytical prick who over thinks every little thing. But I feel like someone with the IQ of a potato would still find the plot holes in this swiss cheese. To start read more
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Anomylix
Jul 23, 2015
Warning: Minor spoilers (that don't really ruin much at all), as you'll see the majority within the first two episodes.

This is a review for all four seasons, posted here to warn you of how much pain you might be coming across. I've watched some pretty bad anime but Zero no Tsukaima and its sequels are very high up. I was spurred to finish it by the suggestion of a friend saying it got better and because I can't stop what I've started. Note - This is my first review and my opinion, think of it as you will.

Story 4/10
Over four seasons half the 50 or read more
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