Following the war against Albion, Saito has returned to the Tristain Academy and is becoming increasingly closer to Louise. However, their newfound tranquillity is shattered when one day, the runes on the back of Saito’s hand disappear. Saito is now free from being Louise’s familiar, but not from her ‘explosive’ temper. Nevertheless, Saito refuses to leave Louise’s side and pledges to help her find a way to renew their contract and regain his powers. Soon, while on a mission to find the elf that revived Saito during the final battle against Albion, the duo encounters the mysterious Sheffield: a familiar of another void magic user. Why is Sheffield pursuing the pair and what plans does her master have for them?
Cecily Cambell just wants to be a Knight and protect her home like her father and grandfather before her. There's just one problem: she’s incompetent! During a fight with a crazed swordsman, Cecily’s cherished blade breaks; and just as she’s about to be cut down, a man named Luke comes to her rescue wielding a katana - a blade unlike any Cecily has seen before. Together they must ensure that the Demon Sword Aria doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, and Cecily alone must prove herself worthy of her very own katana.
Zero no Tsukaima (or Zero's familiar) and The Sacred Blacksmith remind me of each other, mostly because they both inherently put most of their time into combat or a little of romance between characters present. Zero is much longer and more drama/romance driven than The Sacred Blacksmith (it is also more wacky) but they both juggle those two concepts constantly.