From a fan to J.C. Staff…

My thoughts on ZnT:FnK’s last episode:

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A crying Louise… fine.

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Saito and Louise getting married before Louise is proceeds with a suicide job… fine.

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Saito, having drugged Louise to take her place so she can live on, saying manly lines… “Aw man, he’s damn f*cking GAR!!”

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Saito alone, versus an army 70,000-strong (yes, all those lights are the enemy)…. “OMG I’M SHEDDING MANLY TEARS!!! T_T”

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Saito, on the brink of getting immolated by enemy fire after a desperately fighting the enemy… “SAITO, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE FANS.”

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Saito and Louise, reunited suddenly after all that, done deus-ex-machina style… “WHAT THE…. ” /facepalm OTL.

No J.C STAFF. Just. NO. For god’s sake, you totally ruined one of the best parts of this series. The PART which will permanently etch the hero in the hearts and minds of the fans who follow the series. Yes I know this anime is supposed to be a “happy” one, but for god’s sake, you guys totally spoiled it. I’ve tried not to even comment on the god damn lame ED song, which got reeeeealy aggravating after the initial episodes, but totally ruining this part of the story is unforgivable. TOTALLY.

Hell, you could’ve just ended in a cliffhanger, with Saito getting pwned by the anime as the last scene, then do a third season for his return, but no. You decided to cram it all in one BLOODY episode, done haphazardly, just to finish off the series. Even two episodes would’ve been better off… /facepalm. This shall not be forgotten. This shall not be forgiven.

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To make it worse, you had to leave out a whole arc with “Boob boob Revolution” Tiffania, only making her a small cameo role to try to justify your deus ex machina. AND, to rub salt on the wound… you had to make Noto Mamiko, with me being her fanboy and all, voice her. OTL

I want to cry. I really want to cry, then beat the hell out of the production team.

Yours truly,

A fan.


  1. Syaoran Li Said,

    September 25, 2007 @ 4:09 am

    @_@ you’re not the only one Kuroneko….

    Not only StrikerS dissapointed me yesterday, but then JC Staff screwed it one of the greatest moments in aniem history. Saito vrs 70000 soldiers, a la 300 indeed…. then he was almost dead… and then… puff he was rescued by Tiffania. damn it!

  2. Avisch Said,

    September 25, 2007 @ 6:26 am

    I haven’t watched past 10. But WTF the main characters haven’t even met the antagonist……

    3rd season seems kind of required.

  3. Syaoran Li Said,

    September 25, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    Yeah, but they ruined that moment when Saito was fighting alone…

  4. 0rion Said,

    September 25, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

    Thank you! I’m glad someone took the time to say what I was thinking?
    Which is, “What the hell were they thinking?”

    Just when I had gotten into the novels and was starting to get excited about where the show was going…they had to go screw it all up by spending half the season on Agnes and Trogdor, and then trying to cram ZA WARUDO into the last episode.

    /me facepalm


  5. Skane Said,

    September 25, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

    Holy abridged compression!


  6. Totali Said,

    September 26, 2007 @ 11:06 am

    Pssh, I disagree. This was great. :)

  7. Subculture Anime Blog » Zero no Tsukaima 2 - 12 (Final) Said,

    September 26, 2007 @ 11:43 am

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  8. Nitefly Said,

    September 26, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    Completely agreed down to the ending theme..
    Mucho disappointed.. -_-
    Lost the will to go to work…
    Let’s see how the 3rd season play out..
    In 2 years maybe??

  9. Sagacious C Said,

    October 3, 2007 @ 7:00 am

    I completely agree. If this ended like 5 minutes earlier, it would have ROCKED. Everything would’ve come full circle. Beautiful.

    …but no, they had to include some deus ex machina just to bring Saito back to life so all the fans who are too immature or emotionally unstable won’t write them angry letters. This is pathetic. I’ve read so many comments from numerous site basically saying, “yeah, it was totally unexplained and totally WTF, but at least it had a happy ending.” Are people that emotionally unstable, that they’d prefer an utter failure of an ending, simply cuz they can’t friggin’ handle FICTIONAL characters dying?

  10. wildarmsheero Said,

    October 8, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

    it’s a comedy

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