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Zero no Tsukaima F – 12 (END)

「ゼロの使い魔」 (Zero no Tsukaima)
“The Familiar Of Zero”

After 50 episodes spread out over 4 seasons, the Zero no Tsukaima anime series has come to a close. There was a bit of a bang, and a bit of a whimper, but the most important thing got a resolution in the end. And no, it wasn’t that whole silly Ancient Dragon thing. Gotta resolve that harem!

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March 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm Comments (102)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 11

「ルイズの選択」 (Ruizu no Sentaku)
“Louise’s Choice”

I sometimes get the feeling that this anime isn’t doing the source material justice. That’s pure conjecture since I haven’t read the light novels, but there are occasional flashes of high-quality fiction that hint at deeper stories not told. This episode was one of those flashes. Oh Louise, whyyy~!!

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March 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm Comments (36)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 10

「災厄の目覚め」 (Saiyaku no Mezeme)
“Awakening of a Natural Disaster”

There was something very poignant about Siesta saying how she wants all of them to eat delicious food together, fight over the bed together, and age together. For a show that can be so juvenile, bringing up the image of everyone growing old together showed potential for great depth and maturity. It also made me very, very worried. I had good reason to be.

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March 11, 2012 at 12:32 am Comments (45)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 09

「タバサの戴冠」 (Tabasa no Taikan)
“Tabitha’s Coronation”

In this episode, some of our heroes(‘s less important friends) learn a valuable lesson: no matter your race, where you come from, or what you believe, women are still crazy, and men are still stupid. Amen, brothers and/or sisters, amen.

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March 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm Comments (21)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 08

「逃亡の地下水道」 (Tōbō no Chikasuidō)
“Underground Waterway for Escape”

Finally! Finally! It’s here! We all knew it was going to happen, but ohhh yes it was still awesome to see. Tiffa’s familiar is here!!

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February 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm Comments (63)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 07

「砂漠のエルフ」 (Sabaku no Erufu)
“The Desert Elf”

The plot’s back! As promised, the Elemental Siblings are back and they’ve brought the plot with them. Well, sort of. They were in the vicinity, at least.

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February 19, 2012 at 1:26 am Comments (50)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 06

「波乱の露天風吕」 (Haran no Rotenburo)
“A Chaotic Hot Spring”

Picking the screenshots for this episode was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. There were just so many good choices, I didn’t know where to start. These are the kind of hardships we’re willing to undergo for all of you. You’re welcome.

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February 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm Comments (54)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 05

「ドオルニエルの乙女たち」 (Doorunieru no Otome Tachi)
“De Ornielle’s Maidens”

Ahhh Zero no Tsukaima F, you were doing so well. I know you’ve got a lot of source material to churn through in not enough time, but was this episode really necessary? It reeked of filler. Filler that was in the light novels perhaps, but filler nonetheless.

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February 5, 2012 at 11:02 am Comments (75)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 04

「女王陛下の恩賞」 (Jououheika no Onshou)
“Her Majesty’s Reward”

While the harem hijinks were on full display this episode, there were actually some important developments going on with Tabitha back in Gallia. There was a hilarious A-plot bolstered by a more serious B-plot, which began to intertwine as the episode went on. I’ll take each in turn.

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January 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm Comments (50)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 03

「無能王の乱心」 (Munou Ou no Ranshin)
“Madness of the Incompetent King”

What is a crazy mass-murderer doing in my ecchi fantasy anime? …and why couldn’t he have come sooner?

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January 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm Comments (43)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 02

「アクイレイアの巫女」 (Akuireia no Miko)
“The Priestess of Aquieleia”

They are wasting no time on diving into some pretty major plot developments this season. Of course, it makes sense being that this is the last one, but you still don’t usually see an invasion brewing that is intent on blotting out all that is pure and kind until at least episode four. Not that I’m complaining!

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January 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm Comments (48)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 01

「聖国のルイズ」 (Seikoku no Ruizu)
“Louise of the Holy Kingdom”

Louise, Saito and the whole crew are back for one last season, and if this first episode is any indication, it just might be the best one of them all.

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January 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm Comments (88)

Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ – 12 (END)

September 22, 2008 at 1:51 am Comments (73)

Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ – 11

Summary:
Inside Gallia, Kirche uses her charm to entice some information out of a drunk soldier concerning where Tabitha is.

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September 15, 2008 at 4:18 am Comments (27)

Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ – 10

Summary:
On the run from Henrietta’s forces, Saito and company decide to take refuge at Scarron’s place.

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September 8, 2008 at 3:12 am Comments (24)

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