Konjiki no Gash!!
Zatch Bell!
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Konjiki no Gash!!

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Synonyms: Konjiki no Gash Bell!!
Japanese: 金色のガッシュ!!
English: Zatch Bell!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 33
Chapters: 323
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 10, 2001 to Dec 26, 2007
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Raiku, Makoto (Story & Art)


Score: 8.351 (scored by 1367213,672 users)
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Ranked: #2552
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Popularity: #541
Members: 31,810
Favorites: 2,097


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Volumes: /33
Chapters: /323


Kiyomaro Takamine, genius middle schooler, is greeted one morning by Gash Bell, a boy with a mysterious red book. Tasked by his father to decipher it, Kiyomaro soon learns Gash is no ordinary boy. Able to shoot lightning from his mouth at the chant of a word, Gash is a demon child—one apart of a war that takes place every 1000 years to decide the Demon King. With Kiyomaro being the only one who can read Gash's book, the duty of partner is thrust on him in this exciting tale of friendship, determination, and melons...?


Konjiki no Gash!! was published in English as Zatch Bell! by VIZ Media and 25 volumes were released from August 9, 2005 to June 9, 2009. Publication was discontinued following the aftermath of Makoto Raiku's suing of Shogakukan for losing some of his original artwork.

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Nov 13, 2009
If you're the kind of person who appreciates a good story about demons, fighting, friendship, and growing up, then Konjiki no Gash Bell could be right for you. The characters are believable, the logic is easy to follow, there are no long random deviations from the main plot of the story that don't somehow tie in, and most importantly, it ends.

I think that for the most part the characters in this series are those that could be conceivable in the real world. Obviously not all aspects of each character could be perceived as true in our reality, but I do believe that most, if not ...
Jul 31, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This review contains spoilers.

This story starts out nicely and relatively small scale. A couple of odd battles here with Kiyomaru our protagonist making friends along the way. Everyone questions whats the point of having everyone fight each to be king and Zatch likes to avoid them if needed. The story is really neat when it acts as a slice of life with the tournament to decide the Demon King is put in the after thought. The first 1/3rd is a nice little read. '

However, the later 2/3rds of the series is taken up by 3 major arcs all in a row. Each one terribly ...
Nov 14, 2022
It begins by establishing the protagonist as an antisocial who doesn’t have friends, gets bullied at school, and treats everyone else as inferior. I like this guy, he reminds me of someone. With that said, this information is told to us, we don’t see it, so it comes off as lazy. I’m not going to believe him just because he said it, I want to see him being an antisocial who doesn’t have friends, gets bullied at school, and treats everyone else as inferior. Doing stuff like making youtube videos for showing off how smart he is by constantly shitting on the opinions of others, ...

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Manga 'Konjiki no Gash!!' Receives Sequel in Mid-March

Manga 'Konjiki no Gash!!' Receives Sequel in Mid-March

Makoto Raiku, the manga author of Konjiki no Gash!! (Zatch Bell!), announced a sequel manga on Twitter on Saturday. The sequel, Konjiki no Gash!! II (Zatch Bell! II)...read more

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Poll: Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Chapter 323 Discussion
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In Zatch Bell!! (Konjiki no Gash Bell!!), children and teenagers from another world called mamodos team up with special bookkeepers in order to compete with one another for the right to become the next king. But are the partnerships that form really that simple? Let's take a look!