Zero no Tsukaima

The Familiar of Zero

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Synonyms: Zero's Familiar
Japanese: ゼロの使い魔
English: The Familiar of Zero
Spanish: La Magia de Zero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:30 (JST)
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, IsekaiIsekai, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.221 (scored by 462139462,139 users)
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Ranked: #30602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #222
Members: 814,003
Favorites: 8,002

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Geneon Entertainment USA licensed the anime up until it's closure. Funimation later picked up the series until it was dropped due to poor sales. Sentai Filmworks later picked the series up and re-released it.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Tsuyoshi
Sound Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"First kiss" by ICHIKO (eps )

Ending Theme

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


Jan 26, 2024
Upon entering the first minutes, a distinct Harry Potter vibe immediately envelops the scene, with some characters resembling the wizardly world, complete with cloaks. The narrative unfolds within the nobility class, interspersed with peasants, and many characters exude a noble-like demeanor, setting the tone for what to expect. The story incorporates elements from the real world into this fantasy realm, adding a mysterious touch to their origins and the overarching narrative. While the opening somewhat gives away key plot points, it was, to some extent, anticipated.

The humor is well-crafted, often relying on the tsundere aspect. If this personality type doesn't appeal to you, the comedic ...
Nov 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The plot is okay but the heroine character design is awful.

There is no way an abusive, egocentric, greedy, possessive, not good looking loli Louise suit the MC. If author could not design a heroine as alluring as Rias Gremory, MiraJane, Makima, Shinobu or Esdeath, they should have designed the heroine character at least to look like the princess(Henrietta) or the maid(Siesta) if they want to force such ridiculous love interest.

How on earth she acts like a King when she's not even the prettiest or the hottest there still baffles me. The worst couple in anime history.

Overall the story is good but MC ...
Apr 14, 2022
Again ... how the heck is this anime on all the "best isekai" "best romance" anime lists?

Ok just start with the good things first: animation (that's all)
No joke ... the animation quality is the only valuable thing here.

The plot is ok but more like meh. Filled with cliches.
To be perfectly true i really enjoyed the isekaied soldier/weapons line. That was great.

BUT. The characters are like the ones in those cheap soap operas.

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