Zero no Tsukaima Season 1: This Guy Knows What He’s Talking About

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The Facts are These:

Louise is a magician at Tristein Academy, though she is not the best magician there. Actually she is the worst, with her nickname being Zero Louise. When the Academy lets the students summon their familiar, Louise summons a human from another world, named Saito Hiraga. This is unheard of, only in legends has this happened, so what is so special about Saito and Louise.

Discoveries:

Well I can say with confidence and absolute certainty that this show is just okay. I mean it is typical of a boy from our world is to another world and is given a special ability. It has tsundere romance that is somewhat interesting, but overall it just felt average. There was not any moment where I thought it was better than average. This show has magic and somewhat of a harem though none of it is used to its full potential. This though is probably improved over the course of the next three seasons.

Meet the comedy for the series... EXPLOSIONS!

Meet the comedy for the series… EXPLOSIONS!

Behind the Scenes:

The series is based off the light novel series of the same name by the author Noburo Yamaguchi, his other works include Sister Spring Itsukano Imouto and Potion Uri no Marea. The series was directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki, with his other works include Binzume Yousei and Gokujou Seitokai. The series was produced by J.C. Staff and is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks and in the United Kingdom by MVM Films.

The opening song is “First Kiss” performed by Rie Kugimiya. Here it is for you…

 

A Brief View of the World:

We briefly see that our world exists as a parallel world, where Saito comes from. Though the majority of the series takes place in another world on the continent of Halkeginia. In Halkegenia there is the countries of Tristain, Germania, Gallia, Romalia and Albion.

There are some pretty interesting fight scenes though.

There are some pretty interesting fight scenes though.

Enjoyment:

This series is somewhat enjoyable with okay characters and a setting. Though it did not give me anymore that what was there. It was just okay and I hope the later seasons improve on this concept because there is potential there.

Rewatchability:

This series is rewatchable with only 13 episodes. Though I can say that the series is just average, maybe watch the rest of the show first then give it a rewatch, but as it stands I wouldn’t rewatch the show.

Rating:

6/10

Recommendations:

Rosario Vampire – For a harem anime with a monster twist.

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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu – For a quirky and funny romance comedy.

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I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Noburo Yamaguchi, Sentai Filmworks and J.C. Staff.

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7 Responses to Zero no Tsukaima Season 1: This Guy Knows What He’s Talking About

  1. I liked the first series, but the subsequent series got too silly for my tastes.

  2. I always found the art style to be, not very good. In a way, I should like it. It’s colorful and everyone has a distinct look, but Zero looks like a tsundere with nothing fun about her (unlike Tsuyokiss’ Sunao) and it seems to want to make a a deal out of her having a flat chest.

    Baka to Test is an excellent anime.

    • dandylion13 says:

      Yeah her main shtick is that she is short, flat chested and when you mention them be ready to explode because she is coming. The animation in the show is nothing spectacular it seems average to me, but they may be because of the volume of anime I watch.

  3. Mira says:

    I accidentally watched the final episode of Familiar of Zero: F without watching episode 11. Too bad for me. Yes, the characters are okay for me. I like how Louise shows off her Louise side.

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