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Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ – 03

Summary:

Despite feeling uneasy because she’s never gone very far from home, Tiffania leaves with Saito and Louise for Tristain. Along the way, she reveals that she’s been alone all this time because her mother is dead, but since she had wanted to see the world, she thinks that this is destiny. That reminds Louise of what Sheffield had said about another Void user, however she rejects the idea after seeing how big Tiffania’s breasts are. The three, along with Siesta and Agnès, eventually return to Henrietta’s castle, and when Tiffania introduces herself to the queen, she reveals that she’s a half-elf. This comes from how her mother had been an elf and was a concubine to her father, the archduke of Albion, but despite this revelation, Henrietta still welcomes her. As for the issues of Sheffield and the other Void user, Henrietta promises to try to ask around about it. Tiffania herself claims not to know anything about it, and she instead shows everyone the magic ring she had gotten as a memento from her mother. It’s missing a jewel because she had used it to save Saito, though it turns out that it was Derflinger who had teleported Saito away from the battlefield and into the forest in the first place.

Everyone is thankful for Tiffania saving Saito, but she feels that she had only been following what her mother had told her about helping people in trouble. Henrietta thinks that Tiffania can use magic since she has elf blood, however Tiffania remembers the violence in her past and denies it. Later that night, Saito hears Tiffania singing, so he joins her out on the balcony. Saito feels bad for getting her involved in this mess, but Tiffania doesn’t blame him and reveals that she had wanted to see the outside world. She admits to being afraid because she doesn’t understand anything out here, and she further surprises Saito by revealing that she can indeed use magic. It brings back painful memories of losing her mother though, and she doesn’t know whether magic is good or bad. Saito suggests that there has to be some meaning for her being a half-elf born with this power, just like him being from another world, and he offers to lend an ear when she’s troubled.

The following day, Saito accepts the title of Chevalier from Henrietta, and he finds out that Siesta has gotten permission to be his personal maid. Henrietta also decides to let Tiffania stay with her for a while because they’re cousins – Tiffania’s father is Henrietta’s uncle. Tiffania isn’t ready to join Saito and the others at the academy because she doesn’t want to trouble them, and Louise gets angry when Saito promises to protect Tiffania. Though she yells at Tiffania as well because she doesn’t want Tiffania coming to the academy, Louise tells her that destiny is something that she has to face on her own and thanks her for saving Saito. Louise, Saito, and Siesta then fly back to Tristain Academy, and to their surprise, a huge crowd consisting of all the students is waiting for them. They are all cheering for Saito because of his new Chevalier title, and Guiche also reveals that Saito is now the vice-captain of the Ondine Knights.

Preview

So unlike last week, this week’s episode actually focused on Tiffania. That in itself is probably a positive since she’s a new character who’s had relatively little introduction, but they didn’t really delve deep into her past or anything (for example, what was happening in those flashbacks she had). It sounded like her mother was pretty important as well, so hopefully there’s more behind that than what they showed here. Of course, it didn’t help that this episode felt pretty slowly paced to boot, though I should say that that is compared to how much happened last week. I wouldn’t call this boring, but without Sheffield around to mess things up, it wasn’t exciting either. Fortunately, it looks like she and Joseph are plotting something, and there’s still the lingering issue of if Tiffania is the other Void user or not. Given all the hints that she is and the fact that Zero no Tsukaima has never been the kind of series to use huge plot twists, the question is how that’ll manifest itself in the story (i.e. does Tiffania suddenly discover how to use her powers during a battle or…). Based on the preview, she appears to be rejoining the group next week, so there should be plenty of opportunities for that to happen.

July 20, 2008 at 10:38 pm
30 comments »
  • July 20, 2008 at 10:42 pmHappy

    First comment.

  • July 20, 2008 at 10:48 pmShinji103

    I don’t find Saito being cheered on by the Tristan guys to be wierd. He’s proved himself time and again over the series. By the time of the love potion “crisis” back in season 1, it seemed like he was already being treated rather well for being a commoner. And even before that, few people at the school were on his case about being a commoner. (Guiche and Louise were really the only ones making a big deal about it)

  • July 20, 2008 at 11:15 pmNoobPatrol

  • July 20, 2008 at 11:20 pmnobody important

    “Regardless, this and the fact that he’s now a leader of the Undine Knights means he’ll get some respect and might have some more leverage whenever Louise (or anyone else) tries to boss him around.”

    LOL! I wouldn’t bet my mortgage on it, I prophesize that Saito will be abused in some way the very next episode. :D

  • July 20, 2008 at 11:23 pmOrphen

    @noobpatrol
    yup Saito’s personal maid i think

  • July 20, 2008 at 11:43 pmPachi

    QUE BIEN PARACE QUE YA CAMBIA ALGO TRAMA GRACIAS POR SUBIRLO!!
    ME INTRIGA ESTA IMAGEN QUE PASARA DESPUES

    http://randomc.net/image/Zero%20no%20Tsukaima/Zero%20no%20Tsukaima%20~Princesses%20no%20Rondo~%20-%2003%20-%20Large%20Preview%2001.jpg

  • July 20, 2008 at 11:48 pm8_inch_mushroom

    siesta is now saito’s personal maid. i can’t wait for the next episode on how saito uses his “personal maid” and how louise try to make saito only look for him.

    Getting tired of watching saito getting beat up how bout seeing something different for a change.

    Omni thank you so much for blogging all 3 ZnT series.

    hope you finish it friend!.

  • July 20, 2008 at 11:50 pmAznLegacy

    Oooo servant fetish :P

  • July 21, 2008 at 12:17 amLulu FTW!

    Lol. I laughed at the 3rd pic. XD Big breasts = no no for her. XD

  • July 21, 2008 at 12:50 amChimasternmay

    This series can go any where in the middle, as long as at the very very end they ave a decent ending i just cant hate this series… any episode is a good one for me…

  • July 21, 2008 at 1:46 amHister

    Exelente, este se vé bueno. Como de costumbre, satisfecho con el capítulo.
    PD: Muerte al inglés, arriba el español, la lengua más hermoza y compleja del mundo.

  • July 21, 2008 at 4:28 amHappy Fungus

    Next episode middle picture : Louise the dog !!!
    And Siesta… Ugg, scroll in “Flanssois”.
    Apparently Siesta was Louise’s property… transfered to Saito by Henrietta.
    Ugg horrible Flanssois… can’t even begin to translate in engrish.

  • July 21, 2008 at 5:39 amUnknownVoice

    I REALLY hope its the LAST (for real) season and that its ONLY 13 episodes… >_>

    That said, all three first episodes bored me to death…

  • July 21, 2008 at 6:03 amLithium17

    Looks like a lot of ‘personal maid’ stuff this weekend.

    First C.C in Geass and now Siesta.

  • July 21, 2008 at 7:11 amjonz_35

    At least the animators have gotten lighter. The second season was a teeny bit serious.

  • July 21, 2008 at 9:51 amRaze

    Hope Saito decides to keep the cloak on. He looks pretty cool in it.

  • July 21, 2008 at 11:44 amSakuragi

    Wasn’t Saito always against the whole class system/nobility thing because he things everyone should be treated equal? It seems kind of hypocritical of him now to so willingly accept the chevalier title and also getting his own slave maid in Siesta.

  • July 21, 2008 at 4:20 pmAndy

  • July 21, 2008 at 4:31 pmDeathclock

    Now that i compared Tiffania’s and Henrietta’s
    Holy shit..
    Tiffania’s breasts are just humongous.
    And, please saito, stop calling her TEFA, Tiffania is a cute name.

  • July 22, 2008 at 12:02 amUltraclaw

    Saito’s mantle is the hotness

  • July 22, 2008 at 2:31 amDuran

    I wonder if Tiffania’s half elf… what does a full elf look like here?

    Still I figured that out… Tiffania easily outsizes both the princess and the maid (both seem to be in the same bust tier) Loli Tiffania is also cute. This seems to be the summer of curvy moes (first Kaguya of Mugen no frontier game, then Tiffania)

  • July 22, 2008 at 7:25 amfayte

    Well, I’m glad that they were able to introduce the elf girl… I hope I get to see
    Saito returning to earth… But I wonder how should it be resolve…

  • July 22, 2008 at 4:00 pmvirox

    I wonder how Tiffania saved Guiche in season 2 with just one ring…

  • July 22, 2008 at 5:38 pmTrejon

    WOoooo i have relaized something… i think it not might be imposible for saito to be also tiffania familiar, and saito then will be the left and the right hand god, that means SAITO will be the GANDALFR and WINDALFR!!! that would be awesome!!!!, I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE IF ITS IM JUST HOPING THINGS… BUT IF ITS TRUE.. I BET LOUISE WILL EXPLODE!!!

  • July 22, 2008 at 8:31 pmChubaka

    doubt it, wasn’t pretty boy vindalfr? maybe spoiler: Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 23, 2008 at 3:52 amTrejon

    you sure about pettry boy?? because if that true i will kill (dont remember the name) the creator of this anime =P… i want a tiffa X saito !!! that would be an awensome triangle…
    saito x tiffa
    saito x siesta
    saito x louise (she might kill him this time) XD

  • July 23, 2008 at 5:10 amAkiraman

    Tiffania x Louise x Siesta, I can see the comedy already I look forward to see Tiffania using magic at the school!

  • July 23, 2008 at 11:22 amjho

    I know this is a love comedy, but I’ve been really disappointed by ZnT lately, the plot I feel is horrendous now and I’m definitely not laughing as much as series 1.

  • July 23, 2008 at 9:53 pmcbhl

    Well, we all know that Saito will be a good, honourable “master” (*cough*) since he helpted saved Siesta way back when…

    But… what is this, really?

  • July 26, 2008 at 5:09 pmSith to the max

    I would love to come on here anbd complain about the hole saito being treated like crap all the time but i find it to funny but you woul think after like mounths of those two loveing each other that she would take it easy on him but thats besides the point. I pesinatly like tiffa’s nice attitude witch makes me sad to realize she two will be throne aside like the rest of them, but unlike the rest of them shes is made to sand out amung the crowed were normally this is a good thing in her case its not because unlike the others she doesnt just feel like a taked on pice of eye candy. they should of made her a backround charater so its less disapointing to watch be sad or become a hore (like the maid girl) but hell whatever maybe this well be the first real rival for lusie (sorry if i spelled it wrong) in the ways of saito’s hormal dissfunction.