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Third Zero no Tsukaima TV Anime Series Announced

posted on 2007-12-18 16:36 EST
Announcement tied to 13th light novel volume's release

A flyer inserted into newly published books from MF Busho J, the light novel imprint owned by the production company Media Factory, has announced that a third television anime series has been greenlit for the Zero no Tsukaima fantasy comedy franchise. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 13th volume of the light novels, which are written by Noboru Yamaguchi and illustrated by Eiji Usatsuka. The 13th volume, Seikoku no World Door, will be released on December 20.

The story focuses on Louise, a hapless, struggling student who has earned the nickname "Zero Louise" from her fellow students in the Tristein Academy of Magic in an alternate world. When she tries to summon an animal companion to be her familiar, she ends up summoning Hiraga Saito — a Japanese boy from Earth.

The first anime series aired in Japan in 2006, and the second series series just finished airing in September. Geneon Entertainment announced that it acquired the rights to the first anime series, but its North American release remains in limbo due to Geneon's pullout from in-house production and distribution of anime. Subtitling work was reportedly still proceeding on the first series even after the announcement of Geneon's pullout.

Source: Moon Phase Comments


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