The Familiar of Zero

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.0  (2,345)

The Familiar of Zero is a romantic comedy fantasy anime that premiered on Anime Network in 2006. The show's protagonist is a high school student named Saito Hiraga who is mysteriously transported to a fantasy world where magic exists. In this world, Saito finds himself summoned as the familiar servant of a young girl named Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière.

Louise is a student at the Tristain Academy of Magic and hails from the noble Le Blanc de La Vallière family. She is known for her lack of magical ability and is often teased by her peers. Louise is desperate to prove her worth and gain the respect of her classmates, so she summons a familiar to help her with her studies. However, Louise is shocked when the familiar she summons turns out to be Saito, a mere human from another world.

Saito, bewildered by his sudden arrival in a fantasy world, finds himself at the mercy of Louise, who treats him harshly and frequently whips him with a magical whip. Despite this treatment, Saito is determined to find a way back to his own world and must navigate the dangers of this new world while in the service of Louise.

Throughout the series, Saito and Louise's relationship develops as they face various enemies and obstacles together. Saito is initially resentful of Louise's treatment of him, but gradually comes to care for her as he gets to know her better. Louise, on the other hand, struggles with her growing feelings for Saito, as she is conflicted by her duty as a noble and her love for him.

The show also features a cast of supporting characters, including Guiche, a fellow student and Louise's love interest, Kirche, a fiery magic user who befriends Saito, and Siesta, a young maid who develops feelings for Saito. The show explores themes of love, loyalty, and friendship, as Saito and Louise navigate the dangerous and magical world around them.

The animation in The Familiar of Zero is colorful and engaging, bringing the fantastical world to life. The voice acting is also top-notch, with Rie Kugimiya delivering an excellent portrayal of Louise, complete with her signature catchphrase "Zero!".

Overall, The Familiar of Zero is a charming and entertaining romantic comedy that will appeal to fans of fantasy and magic. Its unique premise and compelling characters make it a standout in the genre, and its blend of humor, action, and romance make it a worthwhile watch for fans of all ages.

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Zero's Familiar
12. Zero's Familiar
January 1, 2017
Saito ends up trapped in Japan while the fight with the Ancient Dragon rages on. There€™s no telling if he will make it back to Halkeginia, much less make it in time to help€¦
Louise's Choice
11. Louise's Choice
January 1, 2017
Julio and Saito's fight with the Ancient Dragon continues, and Saito still refuses to talk about his former partner. Louise must make her toughest decision so far.
The Awakening of Calamity
10. The Awakening of Calamity
January 1, 2017
Saito, Louise, and Tiffania have been summoned to Romalia by the Pope. As they wait at the rendezvous point for Julio, they witness a scene that will affect everyone€™s future.
Tabitha's Coronation
9. Tabitha's Coronation
January 1, 2017
The Ostland makes it to Reynald, where Tabitha offers to fix the ship. She informs them that she is taking the crown. Louise gets jealous as Saito spends time with Tiffania.
Escape Through the Sewer
8. Escape Through the Sewer
January 1, 2017
With the Ostland flying at max speed to elven land, Saito and Tiffania are put on trial to decide their fate. Will the Ostland make it in time or will war break out?
Elves from the Desert
7. Elves from the Desert
January 1, 2017
The elemental siblings have returned, catching Saito and Louise off guard. While the battle rages on, a group of very familiar elves arrive and take advantage of the chaos.
Trouble at the Outdoor Bath
6. Trouble at the Outdoor Bath
January 1, 2017
A hot spring is discovered on property, Saito decides it€™s a great time to have a hot springs party. However, an unforeseen guest appears and shocks everyone.
The Maidens of De Ornier©s
5. The Maidens of De Ornier©s
January 1, 2017
Louise€™s sister, Eleanor, shows up as an unexpected visitor and strongly implies that Saito, and Louise by extension, is ruining the House of La Valliere.
The Queen's Reward
4. The Queen's Reward
January 1, 2017
Louise and Saito are searching for their Mansion. Meanwhile, Tabitha receives the medicine that will heal her mother, and Queen Henrietta awards Saito an unexpected item.
The Incompetent King Gone Mad
3. The Incompetent King Gone Mad
January 1, 2017
King Joseph's new weapon uses Louise€™s Explosion spell, making a powerful bomb.
Aquileia's Shrine Maiden
2. Aquileia's Shrine Maiden
January 1, 2017
King Joseph has developed a powerful weapon, but needs the help of a void mage to make it unstoppable.  Which of the three mages will become his unfortunate guinea pig?
Louise of the Holy Land
1. Louise of the Holy Land
January 1, 2017
Queen Henrietta has ordered everyone to Romalia to meet the Pope. Once everyone has gathered, he reveals a secret involving void mages and the fate of the world.
  • Premiere Date
    July 2, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (2,345)