The Familiar of Zero

Zero no Tsukaima

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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.

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English: The Familiar of Zero
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: Mondays at Unknown
Producers: Genco, Media Factory, Shochiku, Bushiroad, Happinet Pictures
Licensors: Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Harem, Comedy, Magic, Romance, Ecchi, Fantasy, School
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Yoshiaki Iwasaki – Director
Tsuyoshi Takahashi – Sound Director
Youhei Suzuki – Episode Director, Storyboard
Daisuke Takashima – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “First kiss” by ICHIKO
ED1: “Honto no Kimochi (ホントノキモチ)” by Kugimiya Rie

Episode List

01: Louise the Zero
02: Commoner Familiar
03: Feverish Temptation
04: A Maid’s Crisis
05: Tristein’s Princess
06: A Thief’s Identity
07: Louise’s Part-Time Job
08: Tabitha’s Secret
09: Louise’s Change of Heart
10: A Princess’ Request
11: Louise’s Marriage
12: Zero Treasure
13: Louise the Void



I don’t support slavery and the pink haired girl makes the boy her slave in this.


One of those “normal guy in a fantasy world” shows from before they were so common and it was a super fun ride as one of my earlier animes


BAKA! is all i can remember


One of the worse tsundere loli anime.


This is my guilty pleasure show. It has everything I SHOULD hate but I just can’t bring myself to dislike it.


Certainly Surprised me. It’s a harem with an actually relationship.


Mediocre. Some of it was funny, but most of it was really stupid.