The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima) is not a unique anime. It’s an action romance anime with loads of ecchi elements, and a predictable plot, just like other anime with the same genre combination. In addition, the anime has all kinds of cliches, like female characters representing the typical personality tropes, unnecessary fanservice with mild S&M, and many more.
However, despite being an anime with so many flaws, The Familiar of Zero balances the important aspects and draws you from the beginning with humor and a semi-deep plot. The world-building is pretty interesting. The romance between the two characters develops naturally instead of blooming erratically. The harem element is minor, with a slightly bland main character. But overall, the anime is exciting and fun to watch.
If you are thinking of giving The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima) anime series a try, here’s a guide to help you watch it in the correct order.
The Familiar of Zero Watch Order:
1. The Familiar of Zero
Alternate Title: Zero no Tsukaima
2. The Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons
Alternate Title: Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi
3. The Familiar of Zero: Rondo of Princesses
Alternate Title: Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo
4. The Familiar of Zero: Rondo of the Princesses OVA
Alternate Title: Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo – Yuuwaku no Sunahama
Episodes: 1 (Special)
5. The Familiar of Zero F
Alternate Title: Zero no Tsukaima F
The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima) is an action fantasy anime series adapted from the light novel series of the same name written by Noboru Yamaguchi and drawn by Eiji Usatsuka.
Synopsis: Meet Louise, a young aspiring magician at the Tristein Academy. She is referred to as “Zero Louise” due to her current record of zero magical success, as her magic frequently goes horribly wrong. One day during a test at her academy, she was asked to summon a familiar spirit to serve as her servant.
At the test, she tries to use all of her magic and wishes for a familiar who is “devoted and powerful.” Instead, however, she summoned Hiraga Saito, a regular Japanese boy, to her surprise and dismay. But, as the rules don’t allow a second try, Louise has no choice but to accept him. Thus their life begins as they both come to terms with their new life.