Konjiki no Gash Bell!!

Zatch Bell!

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Alternative Titles

English: Zatch Bell!
Japanese: 金色のガッシュベル!!


Type: TV
Episodes: 150
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2003 to Mar 26, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Sundays at 09:00 (JST)
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DemonsDemons, SupernaturalSupernatural, MagicMagic, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.541 (scored by 4443244,432 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14862
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Popularity: #1467
Members: 103,449
Favorites: 999
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Takamine Kiyomaro, a depressed don't-care-about-the-world guy, was suddenly given a little demon named Gash Bell to take care of. Little does he know that Gash is embroiled into an intense fight to see who is the ruler of the demon world. All of the demons have to pick a master on Earth and duke it out with other demons until one survives. Needless to say, Kiyomaro becomes Gash's master, and through their many battles, Kiyomaro learns the importance of friendship and courage.


The English release of the series under the name Zatch Bell! was edited, removing things like blood and nudity with Gash (Zatch in the English version) wearing boxers instead of being fully naked. The uncut Japanese version of the series has never seen an official English release.

VIZ Media licensed and dubbed the first 104 episodes of Konjiki no Gash Bell!! under the name Zatch Bell!, but only released the first 52 episodes on DVD. In December 2013, Flatiron Film Company later released the first 104 episodes on DVD.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hamano, Takatoshi
Kaizawa, Yukio
Director, Episode Director
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shibata, Hiroki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

#1: "Kasabuta (カサブタ)" by Hidenori Chiwata (eps 1-50)
#2: "Kimi ni Kono Koe ga Todokimasu You ni (君にこの声が 届きますように)" by Takayoshi Tanimoto (eps 51-100)
#3: "Mienai Tsubasa (見えない翼)" by Takayoshi Tanimoto (eps 101-150)

Ending Theme

#1: "PERSONAL by Aya Ueto" (Episodes 1-30)
#2: "STARS ~you don't have to worry about tomorrow~ by KING" (Episodes 31-58)
#3: "Tsuyogari by Eri Kitamura" (Episodes 59-75)
#4: "Idea by Tsukiko Amano" (Episodes 76-100)
#5: "Kyou yori Ashita wa by Echiura" (Episodes 101-125)
#6: "★遊FEVER 2005★ by Tomoe Shinohara (Episodes 126-149)
#7: "Kasabuta by Hidenori Chiwata" (Episode 150)

Jun 29, 2012
NQ2Resq (All reviews)
Konjiki no Gash Bell was a very interesting anime in its own ways. There are many times of extreme laughter, as well as times when tears will fall. The storyline was pretty well-written and the characters were unique. Overall, I could only give it a 9/10 because many episodes were boring fillers (don't get me wrong, some fillers were actually pretty funny).

Story: 9/10
The story is a 9 because I've never seen one like it before. There are some pretty sudden twists in the story that kept it exciting and fun to watch. The fillers could be funny, but they were mostly pretty boring. Also, the read more
Dec 25, 2009
Rampant (All reviews)
This simply does not work well as an anime like it does as a manga. The only part that does work is Gash being cute due to the greatly innocent/cute voice. A big culprit in this is the slow pacing of everything - all the dramatic cries, the pacing of any fight, the way people move - which really takes the impact out of the comedy, the fighting, and the drama. It especially hurts the fighting, in which everyone always seems to have an incredibly long time to finish the opponent off, yet strangely never does so. They also cut off the entire last arc read more
May 7, 2011
Sasuage (All reviews)
I'm not one to say much. So here I go.

Zatch Bell is the perfect anime to watch on an early Sunday morning. Chilaxin' in your pyjama's on the couch, some slightly soggy cereal in one hand and a tea spoon in the other (though it SHOULD be a fork...), and drowsily laughing and dreading Monday..mmm..yeh...

Story-9~ Nothing too full on, humorous, cute at times, has a good amount of randomness, I didn't mind the fillers..just ignore them and the story flows quite well. Very good.
Art-9~ Its an anime so...nothing much to say in terms of art.
Sound-9~ Very Melon!!!
Character-9~ Very good and very melon, they all read more
Aug 20, 2019
BrownieFan (All reviews)
This was a great show, it's truly underrated! I was able to commit to it a lot easier than bleach which I haven't even finished yet. The story kept me drawn for the majority of the time, and the emotion they show is reminiscent of one piece which has made me cry a few times to be honest. The main reason I gave this anime a 9 is because it didn't finish, It ended with a rushed arc and we never found out if the protagonists achieved their main goal, we can only find out in the manga. But it really is a touching anime read more

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