Zero no Tsukaima (ゼロの使い魔) is a show with history. Three seasons have passed and now, we are going to see what is told to be the final, fourth one of the memorable story of the young magic-user Louise and her earthly familiar Saito.
What can I say? Have never been a real fan of such stories, but this one has turned into a phenomenon. Fourth season is coming out and I can already see the tears in the eyes of the fans… not really, but I am certain many would miss it, even if some media had an audience too small to keep running the show.
The story behind this anime is based on the light novels with comic character written by Noboru Yamaguchi and illustrated by Eiji Usatsuka. The story itself revolves around the main character – Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière and her strange familiar – a human from Earth called Saito Hiraga. Louise is actually a magic user, a mage that is initially studying in the Tristain Academy of Magic found in the fictional magical world where ones with special abilities are either nobles or mages and the ones who cannot use magic are ‘plebeians’. In her second year at school, Louise participates in the ceremony of calling forth a familiar – a special protector, partner and companion that will be with the mage for eternity and on all adventures he or she will begin. As humiliating as it can be, while everyone else in her year called forth a beautiful, frightening or otherwise incredible creatures, Louise faces her own familiar – a common human boy. You can only imagine what kind of help he can be… Good for him he is a part of an anime and things may get better.
Zero no Tsukaima F begins ths January 7 (2012) in Japan. This in some other places might mean January 8th, so be careful when you plan watching it if you’re not in Japan. As usual, the show is produced by J.C. Staff and definitely a must watch for the fans of ecchi and fantasy. Also, even if you’ve liked one of the seasons of the series, you better see this – after all, it if the conclusion, isn’t it?
Zero no Tsukaima Fis something I personally am not interested in since I am much of an action, seinen (or shounen too) fan. Ecchi is something I sometimes appreciate, but not always and fantasy is a tought one for me. This is why I am not going to spill sweet words over this show, but I am also not going to spit on it. What I am saying though, is that it is a much for all the fans of its genre and that being a final season, we must be getting something really valuable.