|The Familiar of Zero|
Zero no Tsukaima
|Directed by||Yoshiaki Iwasaki|
|Original Run||3 July 2006 - 25 September 2006|
|Number of Episodes||13 (List of episodes)|
|Succeeded by||The Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Two Moons|
The Familiar of Zero (ゼロ・の・使い魔, Zero no Tsukaima) is the first season of The Familiar of Zero anime directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki which ran from 3 July 2006 to 25 September 2006. It was succeeded by The Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Two Moons.
Louise de la Vallière is an aristocrat mage studying at the Tristain Academy of Magic. Her classmates call her "Zero" due to her consistency in failures in casting spells. On the day of the familiar spirit summoning, Louise was able to summon a human from another world (considered a plebeian in Halkeginia) named Saito Hiraga. He has inscribed letters on his left hand which read Gandálfr which means "God's Left Hand". At first, she treated her very poorly like either a dog or a maid.
At the end of the season, it was revealed that Louise wields the magical affinity of Void. Tristain was then in battle with Albion, a country that wants to conquer Tristain. Saito then helped Tristain in battling with Albion by using his Zero Fighter Plane. After winning against the Albion Force, the students were then given medals by Princess Henrietta, and Louise's and Saito's adventures continue as master and familiar spirit.