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Zero no Tsukaima F Ep. 1

Initial impression – you already know if you’re going to like this show

Winter 2012 (12 episodes) (title literal translation – The Familiar of Zero) (more info)

And so begins the final season of Zero no Tsukaima, the anime that contains the entire core voice cast of Shakugan no Shana and is unsurprisingly produced by the same company, J.C. Staff.  It’s a safe bet that if you’ve been following this series since it started back in 2006 then you’re going to want to watch the end of the story.  But if you’ve never heard of Zero Louise or her human familiar Saito, then you’re going to be completely lost.  Unlike Shakugan no Shana III, there is no introductory backstory to allow new viewers to transition into the adventure already in progress.  I prefer that style of sequel personally—especially since this is the fourth entry of Zero and I can’t imagine any amount of recap short of rewatching the whole series providing adequate information.