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  • Author Existence Failure: Yamaguchi died on April 4, 2013, after losing a two-year battle with cancer. Thankfully, MF Bunko J (the publisher of the novels) announced two years later, on June 25th of 2015, that the series would be completed posthumously, as Yamaguchi dictated the finale to his editors from his sickbed. The last two volumes concern the true nature of the Void, Brimir, and the origin of the conflict between humans and elves. Unfortunately, the Karin spinoff novels weren't so lucky.
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  • Colbert Bump: The series saw a huge upswing in popularity on the Creative Writing board after The Hill of Swords showed up on the Fanfiction Recommendations thread. Prior to that, it had been an almost complete unknown in the community; now SB is effectively the epicenter of the ZnT fanfiction community.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Pope Vittorio Serevare St. Aegis of Romalia is not well-liked on, where the prevailing nickname for him is "Pope McDongcopter" due to his questionable actions and manipulations.
    • "Titania" for Tiffania. Bonus points for Stealth Pun.
    • Melon-chan for Tiffania and Lemon-chan for Louise.
  • No Dub for You: Seasons 2-4 are being released sub only.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: Just like in the Spanish-language dub of The Sacred Blacksmith, Louise and Saito's voice actors in both the Mexican and European Spanish dubs were selected by the fans. In both versions, rather than using well known voice actors, both dubs used newcomers for both characters.
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  • Outlived Its Creator: Noboru Yamaguchi died of cancer in 2013, with 20th light novel volume of the series released 2 years prior but with some material to release the following volume ready, the series was nearing its climax and was a constant hit in sales; Noboru had rough notes and manuscripts of how the series would end, with this the publisher Media Factory decided to pick someone capable of finishing writing the series in his place, 2 more books to end the series at the 22th volume were scheduled, in February 2016 the 21th volume finally reached the stores, the new author was being kept in secrecy, Noboru Yamaguchi being credited as the sole writer as tribute. The new author was since been revealed as Yū Shimizu of Bladedance of Elementalers.
  • Relationship Voice Actor - Satoshi Hino and Rie Kugimiya. Saito and Louise. This speaks for itself.
  • Series Hiatus: The release gap between volumes 20 and 21 is about five years. Justified though, given that Yamaguchi got sick with cancer and died.
  • Star-Making Role: In the Mexican Spanish dub, for Louise and Saito's voice actors (Annie Rojas and Jose Angel Torres respectively)
    • The English dub was also one of the first roles for Cristina Valenzuela, who went onto greater success after this show.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Zero no Tsukaima Wiki and The Familiar of Zero Wiki.


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