Monday, January 12, 2009

Episode #20 – Zero no Tsukaima

Episode #20 - Zero no Tsukaima

Originally recorded January 3, 2009.

So instead of reviewing a show that I would like to watch, we instead reviewed a show that I’d never wanted. Zero no Tsukaima is that anime. It’s moe show aimed at the otaku crowd that likes tsundere girls because feeling pain is better than feeling nothing. Or something like that. What I’m trying to get at is that it’s a show. For masochists. And I mean it; the girl (loli-looking Louise) has a whip and treats the male (Saito) like a dog. Oh wait. I should talk about the story. It’s an alternate world where everything looks like it’s some European place but with wizards. In this world all second year students must conjure up a pokemon as their helpful friend. Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, the main character, is horrible at magic. Instead of conjuring up a monster, she conjures up Saito, a typical Japanese student who was only walking around his town to look for a job when he was sucked into Louise’s portal. And then there’s more story, somewhere.

What’s New this Week
Ryan: Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff in theaters in U.S. this summer
Ging: IMAGI spends a lot of money on Astro Boy film
Nam: New Funimation announcements including Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

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Opening song: Kuusou Runba by Kenji Otsuki and Zetsubou Shoujo-tachi
Transition: First kiss by Ichiko
Ending Song: Night of the Summer Side by Ikeda Masanori


Anonymous said...

Zero no Tsukaima is something I'm glad to avoid, but this review was a nice listen.

Speaking of good things worth listening to...the ending song gives you guys extra credit in my book. It would be interesting to hear what Nam thinks of KOR after he's done, hopefully including the first movie too. In some ways that show is what Ranma 1/2 and its ilk should have been, if you get the idea.

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for listening! I finally started KOR myself. Pretty good show if I do say so myself.