Zero no Tsukaima
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Zero no Tsukaima

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


Volumes: 22
Chapters: 222
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 25, 2004 to Feb 24, 2017
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Ecchi Ecchi
Themes: Harem Harem, Isekai Isekai, School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Yamaguchi, Noboru (Story), Usatsuka, Eiji (Art)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 28572,857 users)
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Ranked: #11962
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1789
Members: 10,406
Favorites: 267

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The continent of Halkeginia is tumultuous—a place where the various kingdoms, princedoms, dukedoms, and fiefdoms strive against each other to expand their domains. The nobility scheme and plot among themselves to gain influence to their lieges or to even foreign lieges. In the middle of Halkeginia is the small but important kingdom of Tristein. The most notable fact about this kingdom is the Tristein Academy of Magic where nobility from all over the world come to study magic so they can become magi. Although friendships will form across national boundaries at this school, will they survive the politics and games of the world at large once they leave?

Louise is a student at Tristein Magical Academy. She is known to be quite a screw up when it comes to her magic. One day, a ceremony takes place where each student is to call forth a being or entity that will become his or her familiar. For Louise, her familiar comes in the form of a boy named Hiraga Saito. Somehow, he managed to get transported from his world into hers, and shortly after became her familiar.


Due to the author Noboru Yamaguchi's illness, Zero no Tsukaima was discontinued in 2011, only publishing 20 volumes out of the 22 planned. In 2015, the official site announced that it will resume publication until the series' completion.

Noboru Yamaguchi died in 2013 at the age of 41, after more than two years of fighting cancer. The remaining plot and ending of the series were assigned to the series' editors by Yamaguchi on his sickbed.

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Dec 11, 2022
If you as an author manage to create a character that explodes the popularity of an archetype, then you deserve kudos regardless of everything else (well, the rest can be evaluated separately). The tsundere archetype became all the hype at the time with Louise being the one to blame. Whether it's her trademark 'b-b-b-baka' or her quirky stuttering, Louise is a character with a strong recognisable personality that became iconic in the anime community. I guess that's also due to the voice actress' great work with Louise which cannot be understated.

Story 8/10
Original at its time (at least for animes), Zero no Tsukaima's story can ...
Jan 4, 2014
Preliminary (Unknown/222 eps)
Before i start this review, i would like to say. this is my first review pleas help me improve.


The story is held on an academy of magic, in another world from ours.
Within the academy, the students well me taught in the four elements.
( Fire, Water, Earth, Air ) only noble can use magic, not common people like me.
You will be following Louise AKA ( also known as )
Louise the zero, since she can't control any of the elements.
In the second school year, the Students will get to summon one Familiar.
Louise by accident summons a human boy from our world, ...
Jul 4, 2018
Preliminary (170/222 eps)
This was a way to painful to read...

Story- 4/10
We've all seen these troupes and cliches before, perverted boy gets summoned to a magical world, tsundere, the main heroine sucks at everything but is secretly the chosen one, and a magical school. And let's not forget that our main character has the most powerful ability of all....he somehow gets every girl to gravitate around him.
This, of course, causes jealousy to arise literally everywhere and this is one of the biggest and most worse aspects of the novel. Louise and Saito get jealous and angry over the smallest thing, I can't root for this ship ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Do you think there will be a second anime?
removed-user - Sep 27, 2015
2 repliesby Fabrizio00 »»
Feb 13, 2021 8:43 PM
Translation is finally finished, this is a miracle.
Playcool - Apr 14, 2019
7 repliesby Playcool »»
May 27, 2020 6:48 AM
Zero no Tsukaima LN summaries anywhere?
AvidAnimeViewer - Apr 15, 2018
1 repliesby AvidAnimeViewer »»
Apr 15, 2018 9:50 PM
thinking about reading zero no tsukaima but i heard that author died...
Shadowworrier - Jan 21, 2018
4 repliesby _Intense_ »»
Feb 12, 2018 12:39 PM
Does the anime & the light novel have the same ending?
Sir_Alonne - Dec 17, 2017
1 repliesby Deknijff »»
Dec 17, 2017 9:16 AM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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