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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


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


Score: 7.651 (scored by 186,046 users)
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Ranked: #11512
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Popularity: #64
Members: 299,616
Favorites: 5,244
Ranked #1151Popularity #64Members 299,616
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Episodes: /13


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.


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


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

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Louise the Zero
Zero no Louise (ゼロのルイズ)
Jul 3, 2006
2 Commoner Familiar
Heimin no Tsukaima (平民の使い魔)
Jul 10, 2006
3 Feverish Temptation
Binetsu no Yuuwaku (微熱の誘惑)
Jul 17, 2006
4 A Maid's Crisis
Maid no Kiki (メイドの危機)
Jul 24, 2006
5 Tristein's Princess
Tristein no Himegimi (トリステインの姫君)
Jul 31, 2006

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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

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Dec 31, 2014

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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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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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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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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