ZERO NO TSUKAIMA F
studio : J.C. Staff
director : Yoshiaki Iwasaki
serial run : January 7, 2012 - ongoing
episode count : 12
hime's priority rank : 07
louise and her merry companions returns for a fourth and final season of zero no tsukaima, with same 'ol feel and look once felt and seen from the previous three seasons prior. sure it's a good thing of course that the series does not deviate much from how it was then, as if it does, it would probably alienated a handful portion of its fans / followers since years past.
anyway, one thing i would like to point out the most here is that, zero no tsukaima f went for a very good start compared to its spiritual sister shakugan no shana final, the latter of which has left me completely uninspired to continue further after having tasted the first two episodes back then [ frankly speaking shakugan no shana final currently sits on my on-hold list since episode 03 ]. generally speaking, i get the most fun and excitement from zerotuka f instead of shana final - despite having looking forward to the most at the latter, so to
plotwise, the fourth season expands its story directly from where the series had left with its third season before. the political drama is still there, and thankfully fillers has been set to run on minimal level this time around - well at least for the first half of the final season, at the time being. there's new intriguing party of antagonists being brought in, and hopefully the writer[s] would flesh them out well with the limited runtime left at this point of the winter season.