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Zero no Tsukaima  
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The continent of Halkeginia is tumultuous--a place where the various kingdoms, princedoms, dukedoms, and fiefdoms strive against each other to expand their domains. They nobility scheme and plot among themselves to gain influence to their lieges or to even foreign lieges. In the middle of Halkeginia is the small but important kingdom of Tristein. The most notable fact about this kingdom is the Tristein Academy of Magic where nobility from all over the world come to study magic so they can become magi. Although friendships will form across national boundaries at this school, will they survive the politics and games of the world at large once they leave?

Louise is a student at Tristein Magical Academy. She is known to be quite a screw up when it comes to her magic. One day, a ceremony takes place where each student is to call forth a being or entity that will become his or her familiar. For Louise, her familiar comes in the form of a boy named Hiraga Saito. Somehow, he managed to get transported from his world into hers, and shortly after became her familiar.


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Associated Names
Zero's Familiar

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.Omake by FoOlRulez over 7 years ago
v.7 c.36 by FoOlRulez over 7 years ago
v.7 c.35 by FoOlRulez over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews
Zero no Tsukaima by Mephisto2k

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (417 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 30th 2017, 3:49pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Alive (Media Factory)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (7 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #662 increased(+91)
Monthly Pos #1386 increased(+18)
3 Month Pos #2339 increased(+371)
6 Month Pos #2605 increased(+485)
Year Pos #3274 decreased(-64)

List Stats
On 1208 reading lists
On 689 wish lists
On 898 completed lists
On 119 unfinished lists
On 230 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Zero no Tsukaima Gets Final Series as TV Anime over 6 years ago
Difference between novel & manga? over 8 years ago
Zero No Tsukaima *possible spoilers* over 10 years ago

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better than the comments say   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Lorska
February 4th, 2012, 4:55pm
wow, have seen the rating, have seen the comments, and just have one thing to say about that: it's better.

there isn't so much ecchi in it like some claim, the cute characters aren't there to enhance the fanservice factor, which is by the way only existent because of the whole harem thing and a few scenes...

But the second part of the story is really rushed, so it loses quite some quality after chapter 24. But until then it's a pretty good read.

interesting plot, cute characters, but no surprises: solid manga 7/10

... Last updated on May 4th, 2013, 7:18am
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Starts off worst than it should   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
December 24th, 2010, 11:03pm
Why does the guy act so whipped without even being threaten? He never talks about the way his world works which doesn't remind the audience that he's even from a a different universe. He's a character that doesn't use his brains... The character emotions seem weird, they make no sense at their introduction.

I don't get why the guy likes the girl. That itself isn't really written with any sort of arc but a positive is that he does seem to like her and expresses it. Funnily enough, he seems to jump the gun too soon and think some affection from her means she loves him. Odder still, the only time he seems a bit cool is when he's acting a bit pervy or trying to flirt. Otherwise, he doesn't even seem to care about the injustices of the world he sees as a modern man in this medival magical world.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2011, 6:36pm
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its just a horrible copy   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by skyarsalan
April 26th, 2010, 8:49pm
its plot is beyond stupid and the reaction between cahrecters are beyond human.

first of all the person who created it has a slave fetish like many japanease people
the main cahrecter is annoying as hell
the boy charecter is pethetic and stupid
the art work reminds me of a totler with a ruler and a pen
the plot is simple and very very predictable
the charecters are not origanal
the theme is not origanal

its practicaly a copy of harry potter which is a 11/10

this manga is a horrible excuse for someone taking a crap on a sheat of paper and passing it off as a manga

danm you baka update, if only i could rate it a (-10)
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Artwork does not suit the series   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Darknemo2000
June 4th, 2009, 8:41am
The main issue is the artwork here, because the characters look like 5-7 year old's instead of 15-17 year olds. It tries to bring fanservice but itse not fanservice because the mangaka does not even understand the meaning of the word 'sexy' and just continues to push cuteness and sweetenes where it is not needed.

The fact taht original novels were orientated to young adults and this manga looks like oriented for young children, makes it worse, as looks do not match the storyline at all.

Even characters that are supposed to look mysterious and strong like Waldo end up looking like pathetic carricatures.

This manga's artwork is way too sweet for the storyline that will only get more intense later on. Serious parts because of this pathetic terrible artwork do not look touching anymore, just idiotic and funny.

Anime artwork is much better, and novels artwork is better than anime and manga combined.

While anime raped Zero No Tsukaima novel storyline turning it into just dumb harem comedy, manga, though is more respectful towards plot, is raping the novels in terms of outlook.

I sincerely hope that the mangaka takes a hint at his poor ratings and drop ZnT, leaving it to other mangaka who hopefully would know how to at least draw teens.

It's one of the stories where I have to drop not because of the story but because of the artwork.

Anyways, as mentioned below - READ THE NOVELS (anime and manga are not recommended as both of them just shamelessly make fun of original ZnT).
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decent story|strange style   
Rating: N/A
by firesteak
November 17th, 2008, 9:25pm
I read a few chapters of this manga...and to be honest, its really just like the anime put on paper without color(not sure which one came around first). I do enjoy the series but I have a little bit of issue with the art syle. Its like the artist was going for a cute style and had no idea how a girl's legs go together.
Basically any of the times when they feel need to show Louise in her undies (on average prolly less than once per chap so far- like Kira-book says it barely registers as ecchi but if goes the same path as the anime, then the fanservice explode soon enough) I find it easier to see her over exagerrated flat-chestedness (even Lina Inverse had something) than seeing her below the waist.
Overall it is decent series but I would recommend hunting down the novels if you don't like what, overall, is sub par fanservice with an art style that seems anatomically ignorant. MxO is honestly a better (albeit short) series with much more toned down fanservice (if any, I might find it if I read through it again)
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A Good Find   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kirabook
August 11th, 2008, 9:07pm
I really like this series. It has a good amount of mystery, adventure, and the fantasy i like to read. But, compared to some other series I've read, this can barely even be considered ecchi. I like the anime more than the manga in this case. Usually it's the other way around.
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Ecchi over plot ?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Kolox
July 20th, 2008, 4:26pm
The plot is rather interesting, but there is just too much ecchi in it. Some is good, but both anime and manga overdid it (light novel just leaves our sweet imagination to run wild ;p).

Read the novel.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MangaMagi
March 31st, 2008, 8:06pm
I have watched all the episodes First and Second Season of Zero no Tsukaima. I have read the first 8 chapters of this story and if I compare the anime and manga, I would go with the anime. For appearance, I think anime is definitely better. The manga looks more loli-ish. Well, I still have expectations for the manga. Anime is usually a bit different from the manga because of "filters" and I've only read 8 chapters. There might be some great scenario coming up. I'll keep on reading.
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Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by Zacharias
June 24th, 2007, 2:01pm
The manga is great and looks promising for even more of 'goodness".

Because the manga hasn't progressed that far yet I watched the anime (13episodes) wich was great and left me with that "everything is good" -feeling. Hmmm sweet romance.. want more !!
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great series   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by leefan
April 28th, 2007, 4:24pm
although there are only 6 chapters released so far, the manga series seems promising, because of the anime series released and the soon to be released second season. the novel is also a really good read, and the manga's plot seems to be a compromise of the two.
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