The advertising obi found on new copies of the second volume of Yukari Higa’s manga series Zero no Tsukaima Chevalier reveal that the “Familiar of Zero” light novels will get a fourth and final TV series adaptation. The new fourth series will be preceded by the October broadcast of “Zero no Tsukaima Kessakusen,” a rebroadcast of select episodes from the prior three TV series. The third series, Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~, aired in 2008.
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.