Ano Natsu de Matteru – Episode 12

“Waiting in the Summer”
“Ano Natsu de Matteru.” (あの夏で待ってる。)

Despite the combined efforts of Tetsurō, Mio, Kanna, Remon (and the van-turned-robot and support from the Men in Black), and even Rinon (with a weapon provided by Emika); and even after seeing the desired location, which Kaito is able to see due to the nanomachines he got from Ichika, the proof they were looking for—a love umbrella carved into a tree by the alien who crash-landed on the place a long time ago—is gone, and the Federation recovery team takes Ichika away. But as a result of such encounter, the memories of the aliens about the distant time when they did arrive at the place were unlocked and become part of the memory for all those involved. As the new school term enters, Kaito’s sister Nanami returns from her trip to Bolivia with a gift for Ichika (a traditional incan vest); Kaito tells her that Ichika’s term abroad ended and she went back home. Remon, prior to transferring back to the MIB, leaves Kaito and the others an incomplete version of the film they have made. A few years later, Kaito, Mio, Tetsurō, and Kanna have graduated, but not without completing the unfinished film. During a re-showing at the school festival, Ichika (wearing Nanami’s gift) is seen appearing in it. Continue reading “Ano Natsu de Matteru – Episode 12”

Zero no Tsukaima F – Episode 12

“The Familiar of Zero”
“Zero no Tsukaima” (ゼロの使い魔)

The students of the Magic Academy set a barrier to hold off the Ancient Dragon and its minions while waiting for reinforcements. Meanwhile, Saito returns to his house, but instead of getting in he decides to find a way to return to Hakelginia, to help Louise, and has an idea upon looking on a newspaper. Despite the combined efforts of the students and the forces of Tristain (armed with the FlaK 36), Gallia, Romaila, and an Elven fleet led by Vitartial, the dragons break into the academy and Louise escapes with Tiffania on Sylphid to protect the others, as the Ancient Dragon’s target is only the two of them. Back on Earth, Saito manages to hijack a F-2A Jet Fighter and flies through a solar eclipse to return to Hakelginia, fires missiles on the Ancient Dragon, that saved Louise before she was about to be eaten by it. Derflinger appears before Saito; much to his surprise, it is revealed that Derflinger was actually still alive inside Saito’s Gandálfr rune. Saito fires all of the fighter’s missiles onto the Ancient Dragon, but it only weakens its defenses. Louise contacts Saito through the World Door and he pulls her through it into the cockpit to have her cast the Explosion spell combined with Lifdrasir’s power on the dragon, but she refuses out of fear for his safety. Saito tells her he will not die no matter what and reassures Louise with a kiss, finally convincing her. Closing in on the dragon, Saito and Louise eject from the jet as it crashes into the dragon, further weakening it, and then Louise casts the enhanced Explosion spell, destroying the Ancient Dragon for good. Saito and Louise land safely but she gets desperate wondering if his life was estinguished by Lifdrasir’s side effect, it is revealed that despite Lifdrasir’s power was exhausted, Saito’s other rune kept him alive. They are soon joined by all their friends, prompting Saito to propose to Louise, which she happily accepts. Sometime later at a church, Saito and Louise get married as everyone watches them tour away on their carriage. Back at De Ornielle, Louise uses the ‘World Door’ to create a way to Japan for Saito, where he shows her all the wonderful things of his world. The last scene shows Saito and Louise standing in front of his house to introduce Louise to his family. Continue reading “Zero no Tsukaima F – Episode 12”

Ano Natsu de Matteru – Episode 11

“Don’t Leave, Senpai”
“Ikanaide, Senpai.” (行かないで、先輩。)

Emika is retrieving Ichika because the latter is on a planet where contact with its lifeforms is forbidden under their Federation laws, and the only solution is for her to leave this planet before things get messier. Ichika reluctantly agrees, but changes her mind when Kanna and the others arrive to stop her. Learning certain information from Emika, Remon tells them that Ichika may stay if the earthly spot Ichika has seen in her imagination is found in order to prove a probable previous contact between aliens and human beings. As the group finds the place, the search team arrives and starts a pursuit. Since Rinon’s teleport function becomes disabled, Remon takes the others to the spot using a van specially prepared with Emika’s help; with Tetsurō, Mio, and Kanna becoming bio-signature decoys for the pursuing rescue craft. However, a few kilometers from the site, the van collides with a cloaked drone from the rescue craft and overturns. Continue reading “Ano Natsu de Matteru – Episode 11”

Zero no Tsukaima F – Episode 11

“Louise’s Choice”
“Ruizu no Sentaku” (ルイズの選択)

Everyone regroups in Gallia’s royal palace to assess the situation: while the Ancient Dragon has stopped moving, but is not dead, and now with only two Void mages the chances of defeating it is low. Old Osmond is called in to see if the dragon can be stopped, and he states that they may have a chance if all the nations band together, to which Henrietta, Tabitha, and Julio agree to. Saito awakens and, despite being depressed about losing Derflinger, resolves to keep fighting, causing Louise to fear for his safety. Saito remembers the fighter jet in Luctiana’s oasis, but since it is run down, he and Louise figure if by using her World Door spell they can travel to Saito’s world (Japan) and acquire a new one for the upcoming battle. Using Saito’s Lifdrasir powers, Louise opens a door to Japan, but when Saito steps through, Louise openly states she loves him for the first time and lets go of his hand till the ‘door’ closes, forcing him to stay in the safety of his own world. Louise’s friends watching this happen to cry about her hard decision. Everyone begins to mobilize, and Osmond informs Louise and Tiffa that while the power of the Void can defeat the Ancient Dragon, it consuming a Void user will empower it, thus the two girls will be the dragon’s next target. Osmond mentions that the battle will be held at the Magic Academy since it has been evacuated, but upon arriving find out no one has left. All of Louise’s friends, including Siesta, Luctiana, Arie, and even the Gensou Siblings assure her they will fight together to save their world. Back in Japan, Saito tries to return to Hakelginia by visiting the spot from where he was summoned, but to no avail. The Ancient Dragon awakens, assuming a new form with wings and takes flight, obliterating the fleet that was monitoring it, and makes its way towards the Magic Academy, Tiffania, and Louise. Continue reading “Zero no Tsukaima F – Episode 11”

Ano Natsu de Matteru – Episode 10

“Senpai’s and ours”
“Senpai to Bokura no.” (先輩と僕らの。)

As Ichika and Kaito spend some time close together (which Ichika credits to Kanna), a depressed Kanna shuts herself in her room after a visit from Tetsurō, who tells everyone that she has a cold. He meets Mio on the way, where they shared the cake she was to give Kanna. There Mio asks and hears his reason why he invited Ichika to do the film with them. Angry at himself, Tetsurō kicks a nearby wooden railing and injures himself. The next day Tetsurō invites Kanna to their old playground as kindergarten kids and confesses to her, but she rejects him; and as she runs off to Kaito’s place to confess (only to be rejected by Kaito anyway), Tetsurō falls on his knees, where Mio sneaks from behind and hugs him, saying it’s alright to cry. The filming of the movie continues, but one day Emika, Ichika’s older sister, appears. Continue reading “Ano Natsu de Matteru – Episode 10”

Zero no Tsukaima F – Episode 10

“The Awakening of Calamity”
“Saiyaku no Mezame” (災厄の目覚め)

Louise and Saito are dancing in the grand ballroom after Tabitha’s coronation, with Louise lost in the thought of Saito’s life-risking Lifdrasir power. The next day, Siesta walks into Louise and Saito’s room to see Louise sitting on the edge of the bed. Agnès arrives and inform Louise that she, Saito, and Tiffania are called on by Henrietta. The Queen tells them that the Pope has requested their urgent help, and calls upon Sylphid to escort them there. Upon reaching Romalia they see Aquileia being engulfed in flames and are attacked by a swarm of dragons. Julio rescues them from a fire blast launched by an enormous dragon and escorts them to Romalia. The Pope requests the trio’s help to stop the legendary “Ancient Dragon” and asks Saito to use his new-found abilities, to which Louise objects. When they arrive at the location where they will confront the dragon, Louise informs Saito of the consequences of using Lifdrasir’s power, but he agrees to use them to protect Romalia and Louise. The accompanying army trap the Ancient dragon in a valley, and the Pope uses his Void magic on the dragon and its army; it usually functions as a Recovery spell, but has a damaging effect against entities of evil. Tiffa uses her Memory spell to stop the dragon’s army. Saito uses his powers to strengthen His Eminence, but the Ancient dragon possesses Julio’s dragon, causing it to move towards the dragon’s mouth as it begins blasting them with fire. Derflinger demands Saito, draws him to absorb the attack, but the Ancient dragon’s power proves too much and Derflinger shatters, propelling Saito off the back of the possessed dragon only to be caught by Louise and Tiffania. Knowing he can no longer fend off the dragon with his magic, Vittorio shoves Julio off the back of his dragon, rescuing him at the cost of being eaten by the Ancient Dragon. Continue reading “Zero no Tsukaima F – Episode 10”

Ano Natsu de Matteru – Episode 9

“Senpai” (せんぱい)

After the incident involving the rescue drone Ichika reveals her true identity to Kaito and the gang, and reveals her true intentions on Earth, namely “looking for that place in her memory.” Kaito, however, isn’t surprised because he already knows the fact. However, with the rather rough “rescue attempt” by the Federation rescue drone, she believes that another will come to investigate, and fears that her days on Earth are numbered; thus shunning Kaito for a while—and sealing her feelings for him. This irritated Kanna, telling Ichika that “looking for that place” is just an excuse to avoid him. Kanna confessed that she has feelings for Kaito, and runs away after confronting Ichika—only to be consoled later by Tetsurō, hurting Mio in the process. Kaito, with a bit of encouragement from Remon, did confess to Ichika later—and, when Kaito said it’s his first kiss, she revealed that she has kissed Kaito four times already, as she gave him the fifth one. Continue reading “Ano Natsu de Matteru – Episode 9”

Zero no Tsukaima F – Episode 9

“Tabitha’s Coronation”
“Tabasa no Taikan” (タバサの戴冠)

The group arrives in Beautis, Gallia’s capital, and prepare for Tabitha’s coronation. While Tiffania and Saito are becoming closer, Louise and Siesta worry that Tiffa might try and seduce Saito. Meanwhile, Luctiana and Arie are given a guest suite to stay in for the duration of the coronation. Guiche and Malicorne are asked to guard the two and stop them from disrupting the ceremony, but Luctiana insists on trying to leave and explore, and while attempting to stop her Guiche and Arie begin to argue. Saito arrives and asks for the two to get along. Later, Louise requests that Saito help her get dressed in preparation for Tabitha’s coronation ceremony, and as Saito nervously tightens her dress, he notices Louise’s breasts have grown slightly. Louise asks if Saito regards her as his only master, but before he can answer Tiffa suddenly bursts in, asking that Saito help with her own dress. Sometime later, Luctiana escapes the guest suite and Guiche, Arie and Malicorne head out to look for her together. Henrietta calls Louise, Saito, Tiffa to the palace’s throne room, where Vittorio and Julio are also present. After congratulating Tabitha on her accepting the role of Gallia’s new queen, Louise explains how her new Void magic, known as the “World Door”, was used to rescue Saito and Tiffa, followed by Saito revealing his new runes to Vittorio who identifies them as “Liveslatille”, which allows him to boost the power of a Void user’s magic. While returning to their rooms, the trio run into Kirche and Montmorency and agree to spend a girls-only night with Tabitha and Illococoo to celebrate her upcoming coronation and their last night together. While going to Tabitha’s room, the four find Guiche questioning a maid as to Luctiana’s location, with Montmorency mistaking the situation as flirting. Seeing how Guiche and Montmorency’s relationship is similar to Arie with Luctiana, he and Arie come to an understanding. The girls run into Luctiana, and she and Montmorency also come to get along. The following morning Tabitha is crowned the new Queen. While preparing for the party following the coronation, Louise brings up her question from the previous day. Saito states that his master is irrelevant, because his love is only for her. Worrying that they’d be late for the party he goes on ahead, leaving Louise behind. While searching for him she overhears a conversation between the Pope and Julio, discussing a consequential side-effect of Saito’s new-found familiar power: while his new runes give him the power to boost Void magic, the user’s strength gradually diminishes with every use, which would eventually result in the user’s death. Vittorio had failed to inform Saito of this as he feared that the consequences would frighten him, as well as knowing that this power would be required to overcome a peril that could threaten the entire world. Louise worries that she’ll lose Saito. Continue reading “Zero no Tsukaima F – Episode 9”