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New Volume of Light Novel 'Zero no Tsukaima' to be Released in 2016

by arsonal
Nov 24, 2015 7:21 PM | 31 Comments
Light novel publishing label MF Bunko J announced on Wednesday that it will release the 21st volume of the Zero no Tsukaima fantasy comedy series on February 25, 2016. It will be the first new volume to be published in five years.

Its author Noboru Yamaguchi died of cancer in 2013, having completed 20 of the 22 planned volumes. An unidentified new author is now writing content based on manuscripts left behind by Yamaguchi. Eiji Usatsuka, who has drawn illustrations for the series since it began in 2004, will return to illustrate the cover art of the 21st volume (pictured).

Zero no Tsuikama has been adapted into four TV anime series. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the light novels in English in 2007 but later canceled it due to publishing costs with its light novel imprint. It later licensed the manga adaptation.

Source: Mantan Web

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Malise79 said:
Chloe-tsundere said:
Old news for me by now but yes!! Excited

And the 4th season is the final and last season they announced that so i doubt there will be another season. Maybe an ova if we are lucky.. Would be great to see more of louise in saitos world.

I believe the one who took over writing the last novels was close to the author and worked together im sure he can grasps the ideas plus the author left a lot of notes before he passed away so there are guidelines.

I liked the series but i didnt like how they made louises development s lot less.. Reason i liked S4 the most being more accurate and all.. And no random tsun moments. But well louise is still a tsundere with tsun moments :P and im still in love with her and i dunno why.. Cause i hate her too for being so abusive but i just imagine if saito had balls then louise would be so different and go more dere..


I would love to see an ova to wrap up things.


Yup thats be great :) a bit more of the content of the last light novels or even an anime original course would be ok.. Id love to see ZnT get revived again. Tho I know there are still big fans out there.. Like with yahoo jp auction for goodies, a rare louise plush going for 7k yen ex fees damn X_X

Jul 20, 2016 10:28 PM by Chloe-tsundere

Chloe-tsundere said:
Old news for me by now but yes!! Excited

And the 4th season is the final and last season they announced that so i doubt there will be another season. Maybe an ova if we are lucky.. Would be great to see more of louise in saitos world.

I believe the one who took over writing the last novels was close to the author and worked together im sure he can grasps the ideas plus the author left a lot of notes before he passed away so there are guidelines.

I liked the series but i didnt like how they made louises development s lot less.. Reason i liked S4 the most being more accurate and all.. And no random tsun moments. But well louise is still a tsundere with tsun moments :P and im still in love with her and i dunno why.. Cause i hate her too for being so abusive but i just imagine if saito had balls then louise would be so different and go more dere..


I would love to see an ova to wrap up things.

Jul 20, 2016 7:46 PM by Malise79

Final volume is coming out in February 2017.

Jul 18, 2016 8:32 PM by AP24

Most likley there will not be a another season because how the novel and the 4th season are related and besides the author died and that the 4th season was announced that it would be the final, But its most likely that they will come out with a OVA or some for of animation formate because of how popular the actual anime was. Well what am i talking about lol. You really never know because seriously look at boku no exorcist for example. Alot of people said there would never be another season, but theres one being launched in 2017 though it was a wopping 6 years apart.

Jul 18, 2016 1:57 PM by ISIS-SENPAI

Any new updates with this anime?

Apr 12, 2016 3:07 AM by Lazygruntz

Almost there.. Then we just to w8t for translation.

Feb 18, 2016 5:00 PM by Playcool

Old news for me by now but yes!! Excited

And the 4th season is the final and last season they announced that so i doubt there will be another season. Maybe an ova if we are lucky.. Would be great to see more of louise in saitos world.

I believe the one who took over writing the last novels was close to the author and worked together im sure he can grasps the ideas plus the author left a lot of notes before he passed away so there are guidelines.

I liked the series but i didnt like how they made louises development s lot less.. Reason i liked S4 the most being more accurate and all.. And no random tsun moments. But well louise is still a tsundere with tsun moments :P and im still in love with her and i dunno why.. Cause i hate her too for being so abusive but i just imagine if saito had balls then louise would be so different and go more dere..

Nov 30, 2015 8:50 AM by Chloe-tsundere

That feel, when ZnT will be finished, Misfits will not...

Nov 26, 2015 10:18 PM by Radzeer

If they do a remake of the whole series with better animation and music (like, Sawano quality) assuming they decide to return to the anime world, I can easily say the series will be flawless. Zero no Tsukamia-Crystal Edition...... Oh, I can see it now!

Nov 26, 2015 11:11 AM by thelectricow

xbobx said:
ZachM said:


Are you sure? I've never heard of that being the case. Not that I mind, I liked the ending a lot. Just if that's true then I don't know when these novels would take place in regards to the story.

The novels are pretty much in a completely different pacing and setting of where season 4 ended. There's a lot of stuff between s3 and s4 that wasn't animated due to the length (and this goes all the way from volume 14 if I'm not mistaken). For starters, the whole Holy War was compressed in a couple of episodes while in the novels it takes several volumes.
There's also a huge arc that was cut out where Louise joins the ranks to fight and erases Saito from her memory and some DRAMA stuff.
These new volumes won't continue from where the anime left, it's a totally different storyline.
Yeah, basically Season 4 Ep 1-8 were based on Vol 13-20 and I assume Ep 9-12 were based on the planned Vol 21-22.

Nov 25, 2015 5:51 PM by AP24

ZachM said:
AP24 said:
The ending of the anime was based on the planned ending of the LN, so there won't be another season.


Are you sure? I've never heard of that being the case. Not that I mind, I liked the ending a lot. Just if that's true then I don't know when these novels would take place in regards to the story.

The novels are pretty much in a completely different pacing and setting of where season 4 ended. There's a lot of stuff between s3 and s4 that wasn't animated due to the length (and this goes all the way from volume 14 if I'm not mistaken). For starters, the whole Holy War was compressed in a couple of episodes while in the novels it takes several volumes.
There's also a huge arc that was cut out where Louise joins the ranks to fight and erases Saito from her memory and some DRAMA stuff.
These new volumes won't continue from where the anime left, it's a totally different storyline.

Nov 25, 2015 4:07 PM by xbobx

ohhhhhhhhh

Nov 25, 2015 2:47 PM by ultravigo

Should have just left it al;one. The new author better know what there doing but usualyy when things change hand then the shit literally becomes shit!

Nov 25, 2015 2:03 PM by daAmazinFatB0y

AP24 said:
RayAdha said:
Finally.....now there would be a chance for Zero no Tsukaima 5th season anime! Probably it would take 2 years or more but no problem, as long as the chance isn't zero at all.
The ending of the anime was based on the planned ending of the LN, so there won't be another season.


Are you sure? I've never heard of that being the case. Not that I mind, I liked the ending a lot. Just if that's true then I don't know when these novels would take place in regards to the story.

Nov 25, 2015 1:54 PM by ZachM

Wouldn't mind if there will come a new season ^ ^

Nov 25, 2015 11:04 AM by FedeBankai

This is good to hear. It's nice that the novels will finally be completed.

Nov 25, 2015 10:45 AM by Nintendofan204

Nice of them to honor the late author, and good for the fans.

Hope the series have a good conclusion after they finish releasing all the volumes they have planned.

Nov 25, 2015 9:33 AM by Ramkec

I'll sure read it when a translation eventually comes out but I'm not really that thrilled for it.
Noboru-sensei was a genius and I'm a huge fan of his work. His work, his style, his own writing, not something someone else will pull out.
While this stubbornness(?) may leave me with a forever incomplete novel series, I'm fine with it. Volumes 18~20 already hint what the ending might be.
He was dueling cancer for a couple of years before his death on 2013, so he left notes and talked to his editors how he wanted the story to end. These notes that now will be used to complete the novels (also mentioned on the OP) were also lengthily discussed with J.C.Staff, who worked close together with him to give a wonderful closure for ZnT F, even when half of the later volumes weren't faithfully adapted or some arcs completely skipped.
It's like two different endings for the same story, I'm happy with watching one and imagining the other ;)

Nov 25, 2015 9:24 AM by xbobx

i love this series But i HATE louise

SLAP A BITCH


Saito why did you pick her out of all the other


hell why could of picked Charlotte or Siesta

Nov 25, 2015 4:11 AM by xxLittleCr0w

This was good for the fans, but i hope they're not ruining the story from the original autor

Nov 25, 2015 1:00 AM by yakami95

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