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Zero no Tsukaima Gets Final Series as TV Anime (Updated)

posted on 2011-08-20 00:08 EDT
Noboru Yamaguchi's fantasy light novel franchise already inspired 3 TV anime

The wraparound jacket band on the second volume of Yukari Higa's Zero no Tsukaima Chevalier manga is announcing this month that the final series of the Zero no Tsukaima light novel franchise has been green-lit as a television anime. Zero no Tsukaima Kessakusen, selected episodes from previous Zero no Tsukaima anime, will air this October. The story follows a budding magician, nicknamed "Louise the Zero" due to her initial ineptness at magic, who accidentally summoned a boy from Earth as her familiar.

Noboru Yamaguchi's original light novels have already inspired three television anime series. Yamaguchi has been writing the final series arc of the light novels, and he had planned to end the light novels next year. However, he was diagnosed with cancer in February, and he decided to focus first on a successful surgery and recovery instead of finishing the 21st and second-to-last volume this month.

Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. released the first anime series on DVD in North America. Later, Funimation acquired the rights after Geneon stopped distributing anime in North America. Both companies' releases of the first anime series are out of print.

[Via Jam Guru]

Update: Zero no Tsukaima Kessakusen, not the new final series, will air this October.


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