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Post Reply The Depth of Zero no Tsukaima
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Posted 11/19/07 , edited 11/24/07
I wanted to post this topic because I've read a lot of reviews of this series and, even though most people loved it, I think they're judging it the wrong way. The reason I love this series is because I've always been a fan of the movies "The Quiet Man" and "McLintock" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, and anyone who's watched these can see that they had one of the original "tsundere" relationships.

A lot of people judge this story by its plot line, but it really revolves around the relationship between Saito and Louise. Seen in that light, there's really some great points that can be seen about the development of the series.

1. Louise and Saito are from different worlds and different cultures. Louise's world mirrors western culture, especially in the time of middle age royalty, whereas Saito is from the techno-modern east. This difference in interpretation is the meaning of a lot of frustration between the two (especially Louise's violent temper and frequent beatings/explodings of Saito). In Louise's ideally romantic culture, a man and woman marry for reputation and life. Saito's culture is much more liberal. Louise loves Saito, but he is a commoner. A marriage to him makes no sense in her world. But as she says, "He is the most important person to her in the whole world," so she can't emotionally be with anyone else. The emotional frustration she feels is unfortunately taken out on its source, Saito, who must put up with her explosive anger and frequent beatings (which he does, because he loves her). Great job with the second season for explaining this part of their relationship.
2. Saito is alone in this strange new world, with only Louise for support. But she is incredibly mean to him (as explained above), frequently acting like she doesn't care for him at all (even though she does). Even though he loves her, this behavior is emotionally draining on him. It's no wonder he has a "wandering eye", especially when it comes to the maid, Siesta, who is descended from his Japanese roots (it also helps that Siesta is always nice to him, in contrast to Louise). Also, Saito is at a young age where his hormones run rampant, thus, he seems perverted (and pretty much is). But thank goodness for his and Louise's relationship that he is the way he is, because Saito's lightheartedness and joviality greatly contradict Louise's seriousness and morbidity, giving her the emotional support she needs.

This is a great show. I don't understand how people can view pictures of Louise without Saito by her side. They belong together. I really hope to see a third season. It'd be great if the queen granted Saito knightship and a title so Louise wouldn't feel so conflicted about being with him and could stop beating him all the time, and if Saito and Louise would have a child so Saito would stop looking at other women (Louise's breasts would get larger ). Feel free to share your interpretations of the show as well.
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Posted 11/19/07
Omg.. The first post is just too dam long. :O
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walau A..so detail
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whoa that was long, no more reading today!
but yes i agree with you, and i also hope to see a third season, maybe during that season they'll get married and have a child at the end
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Posted 11/20/07
I agree that there is a great depth to the story line, also the theme of pride over life plays a great role in the second season but even though louise knew saito was from another world where this belief is rarely found why could'nt she even try to understand the thought that life is more importaint.

some things were left unexplained in the end of season two , does anyone know if there will be a season three because if not they left some things unresolved.
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Ya i gotta say it was an amazing show with great depth but just one thing still bugs me.... THE EVIL WOMAN still walks around, theyre still at war, and that ring was never returened to the water spirit .... O well still good ending =P.
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Posted 11/22/07

bendunnb4 wrote:

if Saito and Louise would have a child so Saito would stop looking at other women (Louise's breasts would get larger ).


you're crazy..! but you got a point!

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Posted 11/22/07

JoLa wrote:


bendunnb4 wrote:

if Saito and Louise would have a child so Saito would stop looking at other women (Louise's breasts would get larger ).


you're crazy..! but you got a point!



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Posted 11/23/07

azntss wrote:

whoa that was long, no more reading today!
but yes i agree with you, and i also hope to see a third season, maybe during that season they'll get married and have a child at the end :D

I doubt that they will have a child at the end. Wait. Didn't they get married?( maybe something happened.. I don't exactly remember that part 100%)

To the OP: I completely agree with everything you said. A very nice read. I don't any idea why so many say things about Louise.
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you must have taken media studies or something xD

I really want there to be a third series, but if they're planning on making one they're going to have to be extremely careful. I hope they make it more ecchi this time, it seriously adds to comedy xD but the ending to season 2 was perfect and I hope if they do bring out a season 3 that they dont ruin it.
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This is just a very tiny flicker of light incase some producer or someone who created Zero no Tsukaima reads it, but if there was a 3rd season, I want Louise and Siesta to go to Japan where Saito's life used to be. It would be a total change in what happens, aka Louise would be restricted to no magic and Siesta would have total freedom with Saito creating tension between Louise and Siesta instead of Louise blaming Saito constantly. It would also show them about our world and at te end, if they went back, they would be different people and would have changed personality's and feelings. But since Louise and Saito got married near the end of the second season, a third season might be just a little bit out of reach. anyway, I'll check up on this again, so if anyone has comment about it or whatever, you can buddy me and we can talk about it ^-^
Posted 11/24/07
LOL now that sounds funny. The third season will hopefully bridge some of those damn plotholes left behind =/
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Posted 11/25/07
erm.......
i can oni sae the post ish to long cos i nv read derh whole
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Posted 11/25/07

darkdays444 wrote:


JoLa wrote:


bendunnb4 wrote:

if Saito and Louise would have a child so Saito would stop looking at other women (Louise's breasts would get larger ).


you're crazy..! but you got a point!



Maybe...just maybe...


... boobs? lol.. i dont really care about her boobs.. its her personality that attracts me.
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Posted 11/29/07

azntss wrote:

whoa that was long, no more reading today!
but yes i agree with you, and i also hope to see a third season, maybe during that season they'll get married and have a child at the end :D



haha like that will ever happen due to her parents.. lmao but u know what saito shold do if he REALLY wanted to marry lousise? he should go to henrietta and ask her for a official certificate of being a Baron, THEN he can officially marry off lousie XD
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