The Familiar of Zero / Zero no Tsukaima


#1

The Familiar of Zero TV / Zero no Tsukaima (Season 1)

Genres: adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance
Themes: alternate dimension, ecchi, fanservice, harem, other world, tsundere
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2006-07-02 to 2006-09-24
Plot Summary: Meet Louise, a budding magician. The students at the Tristein Academy call her “Zero Louise”, due to her current record of zero successes with magic. In fact, her magic tends to go spectacularly wrong. Now, as an important test of her aptitude for magic, she must summon a familiar to be her servant. At this critical moment, she summons up all her magic and wishes for a familiar that is “devoted, beautiful and powerful”, and gets… Hiraga Saito, an ordinary Japanese boy. It’s difficult to say who is more surprised and dismayed, but the rules don’t allow for second attempts. Louise is stuck with her strange familiar, and he with her.

ANN Info Page

Sentai Filmworks Press Release

Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons / Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi (Season 2)

Genres: adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance
Themes: fanservice, harem, magical girl, tsundere
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2007-07-08 to 2007-09-23
Plot Summary: This sequel is a continuation of the previous season, not long after the war. Louise and Saito seemingly getting along now since she knows that he had given up his only chance to return to Tokyo for her. The story continues as Louise begins to use Void Magic from a mysterious secret book she had recieved from her majesty Henrietta, while a new villain has appeared in town causing trouble.

ANN Info Page
Official JP Website

The Familiar of ZERO -“Rondo” of Princesses- / Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo (Season 3)

Genres: adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance
Themes: Ecchi, fanservice, harem, tsundere
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12 + OVA
Vintage: 2008-07-06 to 2008-09-21
Plot Summary: Following Saito’s heroic actions in the War with Albion in season two, Saito & Louise return to Tristain, only to have the runes which bind Saito & Louise disappear. Saito & Louise struggle with a relationship no longer defined as Master & Familiar, as they search for an Elf who has the power to restore the dead to life, and may hold the key to understanding Saito’s loss of the Gandalfr’s power.

ANN Info Page

The Familiar of Zero F / Zero no Tsukaima F (Season 4)

Genres: comedy, drama, fantasy, romance
Themes: ecchi, fanservice, harem
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2012-01-07 to 2012-03-24
Plot Summary: Queen Henrietta has a mission for Saito and Louise once again. She sends them to the pope, who has both Louise and Tiffania become holy maidens. And with all the interruptions around, by both friends and foes, Louise and Saito’s love will be tested to the limit.

ANN Info Page


#2

Wow. I vaguely remember this series. For the longest time this was one of only a few reasons why Christina Vee could be called an anime actress. If this does well I wonder if Sentai will pursue dub continuity with the other parts of this franchise?

Interesting to hear this hot on the heels of Funi’s announcement that they’re finally (planning on) releasing some more of the massive cache of Index/Railgun anime.


#3

Dub continuity may be a little hard on this as I believe this is from what Dragoon and I called a “Not Bang Zoom” dub . If I remember correctly this was one of those we will give you experience for some cheap Voice work dubs. Geneon did it for a few shows to get a dub out I believe hoping they could turn a buck and make the Japanese side change their minds about closing them.


#4

English dub cast remains the same as The Familiar of Zero’s ANN Listing


#5

Cover art has been posted.


#6

This show was made in Full HD?


#7
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/The-Familiar-of-ZERO-Season-1/Watch][/url] [b]Episodes 01-13 (Sub & Dub) are now LIVE![/b]

#8

Will ANO be getting the 2nd Season in any way shape or form? I remember seeing season 1 and 3 but theres not man legal sites out there that have 2nd season.


#9

So far, Sentai hasn’t announced getting the licenses for S2 & S3.
Currently, Sentai only has the licenses for S1 & S4, which are all that will be on ANO until Sentai decides to pick up the licenses for S2 & S3.


#10

It should be pointed out that one of Sentai’s partners in the UK has announced all four seasons of the show, with at least one of them being sublicensed from Sentai. So the chances that They have seasons two and three are quite good, but they haven’t officially announced anything yet. Regardless, it would still be some time before they are available here, even if Sentai does have them.


#11

It should also be noted that only S1 has been released on Home video by Sentai, They’ve had S4 for a while (available Stream only) and are probably sitting on it until the S2 & S3 deals are worked out, so they can release it all on Home video in order.


#12

Technically, MVM only announced the licenses for S1-S3.
They had no idea about S4 and still haven’t announced a license for it.

That being said though, them having S2 & S3 means there’s a good chance Sentai also has them and will announce them at some point.

As was pointed out however, until Sentai either sets a release date for them or announces them, we just have to sit and wait it out here at TAN until then.


#13

Q) Will you be releasing any more Familiar of Zero?

A) Working on it!


#14

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[size=16]Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Familiar of Zero F”[/size]
Jan 10th 2012

HOUSTON, January 10, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks waves its magic wand and announces the acquisition of yet another eagerly awaited new anime series: FAMILIAR OF ZERO F. Continuing the story introduced in the previous hit anime and manga series created by Noboru Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi himself handles the series composition, with director Yoshiaki Iwasaki (BEST STUDENT COUNCIL, LOVE HINA, HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER) taking charge of the new 13 episode series, while Eiji Usatsuka’s original character designs are adapted once again by Masahiro Fujii (DREAM EATER MERRY, HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER.)

Get ready to join spell challenged Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière, whose luck with magic is so poor that she’s earned the nickname “Zero,” and Saito Chevalier de Hiraga, the unfortunate human Louise accidentally summoned while attempting to conjure up a familiar, in a set of mystifyingly mystical misadventures so mind-boggling mayhem prone that even the experienced staff of the Tristain Academy of Magic will end up wondering if they could possibly be real! Will a girl as non-enchanting as Louise and a normal human male be up to the challenges ahead of them? Let’s just say that sometimes even a Zero can be a hero and hope that the F in the title doesn’t refer to Louise’s grade point average! Prepare to be mesmerized by spectacularly supernatural silliness and spellbinding adventure and romance as the girl who can’t do anything right invokes The Familiar of Zero F

FAMILIAR OF ZERO F will soon be available digitally through many outlets. A home video release on subtitled DVD will be scheduled for later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-20/zero-no-tsukaima-final-series-gets-tv-anime-in-october
[size=20]Zero no Tsukaima’s Final Series Gets TV Anime in October[/size]
posted on 2011-08-20 00:08 EDT
Noboru Yamaguchi’s light novel franchise already inspired 3 TV anime

The wraparound jacket band on the second volume of Yukari Higa’s Zero no Tsukaima Chevalier manga is announcing this month that the final series of the Zero no Tsukaima light novel franchise has been green-lit as a television anime. Zero no Tsukaima Kessakusen, selected episodes from previous Zero no Tsukaima anime, will air this October. The story follows a budding magician, nicknamed “Louise the Zero” due to her initial ineptness at magic, who accidentally summoned a boy from Earth as her familiar.

Noboru Yamaguchi’s original light novels have already inspired three television anime series. Yamaguchi has been writing the final series arc of the light novels, and he had planned to end the light novels next year. However, he was diagnosed with cancer in February, and he decided to focus first on a successful surgery and recovery instead of finishing the 21st and second-to-last volume this month.

Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. released the first anime series on DVD in North America. Later, Funimation acquired the rights after Geneon stopped distributing anime in North America. Both companies’ releases of the first anime series are out of print.

Update: Zero no Tsukaima Kessakusen, not the new final series, will air this October.


#15
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Familiar-of-Zero-F/Watch][/url] [b]Episodes 1-7 are now LIVE![/b]

#16
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Familiar-of-Zero-F/Escape-Through-the-Sewer/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 8 is now LIVE![/b]

#17
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Familiar-of-Zero-F/Tabitha-s-Coronation/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 9 is now LIVE![/b]

#18
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Familiar-of-Zero-F/The-Awakening-of-Calamity/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 10 is now LIVE![/b]

#19
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Familiar-of-Zero-F/Louise-s-Choice/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 11 is now LIVE![/b]

#20
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Familiar-of-Zero-F/Zero-s-Familiar/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 12 (Finale) is now LIVE![/b]