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The Familiar of Zero F joins Crunchyroll's Winter 2012 lineup

Louise and Saito are back for more magical adventures, and Crunchyroll is ready to stream it all straight to your screen.

Crunchyroll announced earlier today that the fourth season of The Familiar of Zero, "The Familiar of Zero F" (Zero no Tsukaima F) will be streamed as part of their Winter 2012 lineup. The fantasy comedy series is based on the light novels by Noboru Yamaguchi (with illustrations by Eiji Usatsuka) published by MF Bunko J.

They're back for round four
They're back for round four

You may recall an article I posted a while back about Noboru Yamaguchi taking time out from writing his visual novels to undergo cancer treatment. Thankfully the operation to remove the cancerous tissue was a success and he made a full recovery.

The Familiar of Zero F will be streamable to North American internet surfers only, full timing and launch details will be announced at Crunchyroll soon.

--Article by Dan (moderator Newten, twitter: @Daniel_Newton)--

EquitasInvictuson Jan. 6, 2012 at 4:16 p.m.

I'm glad they're finally going ahead with this next and final season of The Familiar of Zero. First Shana, now The Familiar of Zero - I really hope the rest of the year is either filled with Index or Hayate the Combat Butler. I really want them to adapt The End of the World arc from Hayate, too!

advkowon Jan. 6, 2012 at 4:48 p.m.
This was a fun show
Daniel_Newton moderator on Jan. 6, 2012 at 4:51 p.m.

With any luck this will start streaming in a matter of days. It's airing on AT-X either today or tomorrow. Super excited.

Also, mad props to Perry for posting my stuff so fast.

EquitasInvictuson Jan. 6, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.

@Newten: This and tomorrow's simulcast of Nisemonogatari makes me so happy that I started my Crunchyroll membership.

ZombiePieon Jan. 6, 2012 at 5:02 p.m.
I guess I'll watch this even though my opinions about the series are well known at this point. 
Daniel_Newton moderator on Jan. 6, 2012 at 5:07 p.m.

Here are a couple of trailers, don't really think they're substantial enough to be uploaded separately so I'll just embed them here:

DocHauson Jan. 6, 2012 at 6:51 p.m.

Don't know if this belongs here, but Crunchyroll has licensed a whole slew of anime for the new season, including Another, Area no Kishi, Miniskirt Space Pirates, Recorder to Randoseru and Nisemonogatari (I think?).

EquitasInvictuson Jan. 7, 2012 at 1:12 a.m.

@DocHaus said:

Don't know if this belongs here, but Crunchyroll has licensed a whole slew of anime for the new season, including Another, Area no Kishi, Miniskirt Space Pirates, Recorder to Randoseru and Nisemonogatari (I think?).

That is all correct, with the addition of Ano Natsu de Matteru. But yeah, Nisemonogatari is going to be my first simulcast and I'm hyped!

sotyfan16on Jan. 7, 2012 at 3:39 a.m.

I watched the first season last year (or maybe in 2010) and thought it was ok. Not interested enough to keep going.

Daniel_Newton moderator on Jan. 7, 2012 at 6:02 a.m.

@EquitasInvictus: Damn it, I keep forgetting to check Index out, it looks right up my alley too. I'll have to do that soon. Oh and yeah, Crunchyroll is pretty great, their simulcasts are top-notch.

@ZombiePie: One of us should do blog posts on each episode so we can talk about it. We could actually get you talking about anime, like, legitimately. Without any alcohol involved! ...maybe.

@DocHaus: @EquitasInvictus: That reminds me, I need to add a ton of new stuff to this thread. Feel free to drop by and leave any helpful links for me in there. I'll pin it once all the current simulcasts are on there.

@sotyfan16: That's a shame. I really enjoy The Familiar of Zero, it's one of my favourites. One of it's big selling points for me is the fact that Saito actually ends up settling on one of the numerous girls in his little harem (though it looks like they'll all still be fighting over him in season 4, but hey) so many harem shows end without getting anywhere and it drives me crazy.

ZombiePieon Jan. 7, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
@Newten: We could probably do something like the Persona feature but I have so much bitterness and contempt for this show.  
Also all of my news of the weird blogs have been written sober. 
rllinkon Jan. 7, 2012 at 4:44 p.m.

Oh look, this show again. I already have a big enough headache from the last three seasons, I wouldn't want to rip apart yet another.

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Louise is known as "Zero" because she has no success with magic. On the day that all 2nd year students at the Tristain Academy of Magic have to summon their familiar she finds success. She is surprised though to have summoned a commoner boy named Saito when she's a noble.

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