Zatch Bell!

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  • TV-Y7
  • 2005
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.2  (1,138)

Zatch Bell! was an animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network from 2003 to 2008. The show was based on a manga series of the same name by Makoto Raiku. The story followed the adventures of Zatch Bell, a young demon who had been sent to Earth to compete in a battle to determine the ruler of the demon world.

Zatch Bell was accompanied on his journey by a young boy named Kiyo Takamine. Kiyo had discovered Zatch one day and discovered that Zatch was able to cast powerful spells from a mysterious book that he carried around. Kiyo became Zatch's partner and helped him to train and develop his abilities, as they worked together to win battles against other demons and their human partners.

The show was known for its bright, colorful animation and fast-paced action sequences. The characters were all unique and had their own distinct personalities and abilities, which made for some exciting battles and interesting interactions between them. Each character brought something different to the table, and viewers were sure to have their favorites.

Zatch Bell! was also notable for its unique premise. Unlike other anime series, which often focused on battles between humans, demons, or other supernatural beings, Zatch Bell! focused on a battle between demon children, each vying for the chance to become the ruler of their world. This gave the show a whimsical and lighthearted feel, which set it apart from other anime shows of its time.

One of the standout features of Zatch Bell! was the impressive voice cast. The show was dubbed in English for its North American release, and featured some talented voice actors, including Konami Yoshida, Akira Ishida, Fumiko Orikasa, Hozumi Goda, Masami Kikuchi, Ikue Otani, favorite child*ai maeda, Kazunari Kojima, Takahiro Sakurai, Ayame Sohma, Toshiko Fujita, Rie Kugimiya, Tomoko Akiya, Kinoko Yamada, Houko Kuwashima, Akemi Okamura, Hiroki Takahashi, Hikaru Midorikawa, Haruna Ikezawa, Urara Takano, and Chinami Nishimura. The voice actors did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life and helping to create a fun and engaging world for viewers to explore.

Overall, Zatch Bell! was a fun and exciting anime series that was beloved by fans around the world. Its colorful animation, unique premise, and talented voice cast all helped to make it a standout show in the anime genre. If you're looking for an action-packed and whimsical adventure, then Zatch Bell! is definitely worth checking out.

Zatch Bell! is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (240 episodes). The series first aired on March 5, 2005.

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The Bagpipes Of Sadness!
25. The Bagpipes Of Sadness!
December 3, 2013
Nicolas is upset about Majirou's book becoming burnt. When he plays his depression through his bagpipes, it causes anyone who hears it to become sad too. Folgore volunteers to bring Nicholas to Italy to rid his sadness. Once there, Folgore shows Nicholas the merry town in Italy and tells him he must remember the good times he had with Majirou. Nicholas becomes upset and plays his bagpipes, causing people around him to cry in sorrow. Next, Folgore takes Nicholas to a forest and tells him to let nature wash away his grief but also fails. Folgore then attempts to get Nicholas to play his depression into a hole and trap it in there. The depression bursts out of the hole and causes the whole country of Italy to suffer a depression. Nicholas runs away once realizing what he has done to the country. Folgore meanwhile decides that to combat Nicholas's depression, he must combat the depression in Italy. Folgore starts to dance his famous song with his cheerful spirit but is overcome by the depression. Nicholas, seeing Folgore's spirit, remembers that his goal was to spread happiness with his bagpipes and proceeds to play a happy tune. This cancels the depression he caused in Italy, and he decides to continue playing to keeping Majirou's memory alive.
Miss Wriggle's Class Is Now In Session
24. Miss Wriggle's Class Is Now In Session
December 3, 2013
Kiyo after managing to lose Zatch and Ponygon goes to school. Once there, the teacher Touyama tries to give Kiyo a failing grade by asking him what is his cat's name. Kiyo manages to figure it out, but Touyama reveals he has a secret weapon. He introduces Miss Wriggle's who shall teach the class poetry. Miss Wriggle asks the class to make a poem that expresses theirlove sickness. Suzy does a poem on Kiyo, and everyone else does a poem about their favorite hobbies. Kiyo however was unable to make a poem to express his love sickness and fails. Everyone in the class becomes devastated believing it is the apocalypse. Touyama laughs happily as Kiyo receives his first failing grade, and Kiyo swears vengeance. They head home while Zatch and Ponygon are pursued by an angry Naomi.
The Decisive Battle In the In-Between World!
23. The Decisive Battle In the In-Between World!
December 3, 2013
Sherry and Brago continue their attack on Maestro's barrier in order to test the limits of the coil. They find out "Ion Gravirei" is the limit which the coils can handle. Kiyo casts "Zagurzem" and combined with "Ion Gravirei" breaks through Maestro's barrier. At that moment, the door to the Mamodo world is completely open. He offers Zatch and Brago a chance to join him, which they refuse. Zatch uses "Bao Zakeruga" and Brago uses "Baber Gravidon" to attack Maestro. Maestro manages to hold the spells back until they combine to make a black "Bao Zakeruga" which causes his defeat. Maestro explains that he was left in the In-between World when crossing to the human world for the Mamodo battle and feeling abandoned by the Mamodo world, plans to destroy it. Brago burns Maestro's book. Using "Bao Zakeruga" and "Dioga Gravidon", they are able to return home.
Maestro's Revenge On The Mamodo World!
22. Maestro's Revenge On The Mamodo World!
December 3, 2013
Kiyo, Zatch, and Brago battle Maestro. Kiyo realizes that Maestro's power involves magnetism and that he is using the coils at the side of the battlefield to increase the powers of his spells. Kiyo attempts to destroy the magnetic coils with "Zakeruga", but he runs out of energy to cast spells. The three are overwhelmed by Maestro. Sherry arrives and reveals that Brago told her to go to her room so she could reserve her energy for the battle against Maestro. Sherry and Brago are able to push Maestro back but are unable to break his barrier spell. Kiyo proposes a temporary alliance against Maestro, but Brago is hesitant. Kiyo tells Brago that to open the door of the human portal, they would need the spells "Bao Zakeruga" and "Dioga Gravidon". They then team up to combat Maestro.
The Battle With Brago- Without Sherry!
21. The Battle With Brago- Without Sherry!
December 3, 2013
In the Human World, Dr. Riddles, Sunbeam, Folgore and Kanchome are at the structures, investigating them. In the In-between World, Kiyo, Zatch, and Ponygon arrive at the castle. They begin infiltrating the castle forcefully by attacking the guards in their way. Maestro tells Brago that to open the human portal, he must burn Zatch's book. Sherry tells Brago how she will help him fight, but he tells her to go back to her room. Kiyo, Zatch, and Ponygon meet Brago while infiltrating the castle. The three battle Brago, and Ponygon is injured in the process. Kiyo and Zatch continue their battle against Brago. When Brago is about to deliver the finishing blow, they are saved by Maestro's shield spell. Zatch uses "Bao Zakeruga" to counter Brago's "Dioga Gravidon" which causes the portal to open. Maestro appears and tells them the portal to the Mamodo world has begun to open, and he plans to take revenge on it with the prisoners of the In-between World.
Attack Of The Iron Army!
20. Attack Of The Iron Army!
December 3, 2013
Maestro tells his servant to call Brago in to talk. He tells Brago how in the In-between World, Mamodos with spell books are able to cast spells without their human partners. He then asks Brago to join him. Elsewhere Kiyo, Zatch, and Ponygon search for a way to return home, when they come upon an army. The army led by Kurogane, requests the three to surrender and be taken to Maestro. Kiyo refuses, and the three battle against the army. During the battle, Kiyo realizes the Mamodo army are unable to cast spells and that they all have iron armor. Kiyo then casts "Jikerdor" and defeats the army. Kurogane manages to resist the magnetic pull of "Jikerdor" and continues the battle. Zatch defeats Kurogane soon after. They learn that Maestro lives in the castle at the North, and they decide to head there. Brago meanwhile tests to see if spells could be cast without a human partner reading the spell. Realizing it to be true, Brago takes the book and leaves Sherry.
The Door To A Different World! Brago Vs. Zatch
19. The Door To A Different World! Brago Vs. Zatch
December 3, 2013
Sherry reveals that Nicholas and Majirou attacked first. In a flashback, Brago calls Nicholas and Majirou weak and leaves, but counters when they attempt to attack him. Zatch angered by Brago, begins their battle. Zatch is at a disadvantage against Brago. Zatch uses "Bao Zakeruga" and Brago uses "Dioga Gravidon". Elsewhere, the Mamodo who made the announcement has been absorbing energy from the battle, and once there was enough energy, he opened a portal and dragged Kiyo, Zatch, Ponygon, Sherry, and Brago into the structure. The Mamodo who made the announcement reveals his name to be Maestro and reveals to Brago they are in the In-between World, a world between the Mamodo and Human world where Mamodo criminals are placed. Kiyo, Zatch, and Ponygon elsewhere also learn where they are, from a Mamodo in a nearby village. Maestro reveals a way for Sherry and Brago to return to the Human world and asks them to follow him.
A Voice From Another World!
18. A Voice From Another World!
December 3, 2013
In a mysterious place, a Mamodo stands above the symbol of a book and announces a message, to the contestants of the Mamodo battle, to assemble at the light. The next day, Zatch builds a weird structure out of rocks which Kiyo recognizes to be the same as those found in Asuka. Dr. Riddles calls Kiyo and tells him to investigate a structure in Asuka that emitted light the night before. Kiyo, Zatch, and Ponygon head to Asuka and find the structure. There, they meet a Mamodo named "Majirou" and his partner Nicholas whom they befriend. That night, light emits from the ruins, and Sherry and Brago are seen nearby. Nicholas and Majirou investigate the light, but they are attacked by Sherry and Brago, who burns their book. Kiyo, Zatch, and Ponygon arrive to see Majirou off. Zatch asks why they burned Majirou's book and prepares to fight Brago.
Dr. Riddles' Renewed Vow
17. Dr. Riddles' Renewed Vow
December 3, 2013
Zatch is making a new Vulcan 300 when Tia comes over. Elsewhere, Dr. Riddles is depressed over the lost of Kido. Folgore and Kanchome, while in America, decide to visit Dr. Riddles. Once there, the Majestic Twelve ask Folgore to help cheer up Dr. Riddles. Folgore plans to have Kanchome use "Poruk" and transform into Kido. Kanchome enters Dr. Riddles room and pretends to be Kido. Dr. Riddles notices that Kanchome is disguised as Kido and plays along. He speaks to Kanchome as if he is Kido and tells him the good times he had with Kido. He reminisces of the time he was recruiting people to help battle Zofis and his army of thousand-year Mamodos. Dr. Riddles is thankful for Folgore and Kanchome, and he tells Kanchome Kido has to return to the Mamodo world. The next day, Dr. Riddles meets up with Apollo to discuss a matter that involves the Human and the Mamodo world.
Naomi's Evil Plot
16. Naomi's Evil Plot
December 3, 2013
After Kiyo goes to school, Zatch volunteers to do the shopping for Kiyo's mother. Ponygon accompanies him, and on the way, he notices that the park has become a mess. One of the playground children notices Zatch and tells him it is his fault. Zatch presumes Naomi has plans to take over the park. Zatch and Ponygon follow Naomi to a department store to find out her plan. They meet Tia, along the way, who joins them. After buying some products, Naomi realizes she has been followed, so she tells one of the employees that Zatch, Tia, and Ponygon are lost children. The three are then chased down by store employees who want to take them to the lost-child centre. They later meet up with Kiyo and Megumi. Zatch heads to the park and confronts Naomi. Using the things she bought, she defeats Zatch. Zatch prepares to go home and finds out Naomi has cleaned the park. Zatch arrives home and everyone is dismayed when Zatch confesses that he forgot to go shopping.
The Hurricane Test Battle!
15. The Hurricane Test Battle!
December 3, 2013
Kiyo heads to school, and Zatch tries to follow. Zatch accidentally gets his toy Vulcan stuck on a track that drives away and chases after it. Suzy tries to tell Kiyo "Welcome back" but is constantly interrupted by Kiyo's friends. Meanwhile, the truck Zatch chases stops and drops its cargo which is revealed to be yellowfish. Kiyo's teacher, Mr. Touyama, gives everyone a test. Kiyo easily answers all the questions except for the final one. At that moment, Zatch crashes through the window, and Kiyo is forced to take Zatch out of the classroom, leaving the test unfinished. When the tests are graded, Kiyo is devastated to find out the last question was worth 30%. Touyama reveals that in Kiyo's absence, he has been teaching the class with random and trivia information in order to break Kiyo's perfect grade. He then tells Kiyo if he "apologizes", then he will tell Kiyo what shall be on the test tomorrow. Kiyo, instead, asks his classmates for their notes and creates study guides for the whole class to get 100%. The next day, Mr. Touyama's test contains questions about his personal life. At that moment, the principal arrives, due to Zatch and Ponygon, and when the principal reads the questions on the test, he orders Touyama to his office. As they head home, Suzy tells Kiyo "Welcome back".
A New Year's Special: The Magnificent Victoream Returns!
14. A New Year's Special: The Magnificent Victoream Returns!
December 3, 2013
Kiyo and Zatch have at last returned from the fierce battle in the ruins. They are spending a peaceful New Years Day together with Ponygon when Folgore and Kanchomé visit them. Kiyo shrinks back, and grudgingly invites them in. Folgore tells them of a New Year's dream about the great Victoream and his partner Mohawk Ace they met in the in the ruins!
A New Departure!
13. A New Departure!
December 3, 2013
Zofis no longer has the upperhand and attempts to distract Sherry by tossing Koko down a cliff. However, Sherry anticipates this and catches Koko in midair averting a tragedy. Zofis is now at the end of his rope, he has his spell book taken way and is forced to surrender. But Zofis is gloating because he's implemented a fail safe in Koko's mind control. If that's removed, the memory of the evil deeds she did with Zofis will remain with Koko forever!
Save Koko! Sherry's Dioga Gravidon!
12. Save Koko! Sherry's Dioga Gravidon!
December 3, 2013
Working together with Laila, Dr. Riddles and the rest, the combined forces of Kiyo and the others overpower Zofis with teamwork. Kiyo and Zatch mercilessly launch an attack on Zofis and Kiyo attempts to land the finishing blow. But Sherry and Brago interfere with a magic attack! Although they have the same goal of defeating Zofis, they insist on beating him themselves.
Zofis Strikes Back: The Final Showdown Of Friendship!
11. Zofis Strikes Back: The Final Showdown Of Friendship!
December 3, 2013
Sherry resolves once again to rescue Koko from Zofis' mind control. She crushes one of Zofis' arms with a gravity spell and sets things in motion for a counterattack! However, Zofis attacks utilizing his mobility, he brings Sherry and Brago to a standstill by destroying their footing and plans an escape taking Koko with him. But then an unexpected attack is launched!
Sherry And Koko: The Bond That Can't Be Broken!
10. Sherry And Koko: The Bond That Can't Be Broken!
December 3, 2013
Sherry has lost her power from within and is unable to use spells. She has also lost all will to fight. Brago forsakes her and attempts to confront Zofis just with brute strength. However, nothing is accomplished and Brago just gets hurt. Sherry looks at the ring that Koko gave her and notices that Koko is still wearing the earrings engraved with the same charm to ward off evil!
The Final Battle With Demolt!
9. The Final Battle With Demolt!
December 3, 2013
Zatch's Seventh Spell Zagurzem appears in his spell book! Kiyo realizes it is a powerful spell that charges up electricity and attracts Zatch's successive spells to the spot initially hit. He firmly believes that Demolt can be defeated by hammering him with three Zagurzems. However, Demolt surprises everyone, becoming stronger by swallowing his partner Vile!
Zagurzem, The 7th Spell!
8. Zagurzem, The 7th Spell!
December 3, 2013
Zofis had attained infinite power with a mask linked to the Stone of Moonlight in Demolt's chamber. Zofis loses his impregnable shield after the Stone of Moonlight is destroyed. But even so, Zofis pulls out his trump card...Koko his partner, Sherry's former best friend and current enemy. Koko flashes a fearless smile and stands in the way!
Selfish Penny's Goodbye
7. Selfish Penny's Goodbye
December 3, 2013
Penny & Uri and Byonko & Alvin save Zatch and the others from a tight spot! At First they participated in the battle as Zofis' underlings, but they see the error in their ways.. They rebel against Zofis in the same way as Laila did and appear once again before Zatch and the others as reinforcements. However, while Kiyo, Zatch and the others firmly believe they will win!
Victory At Any Cost!
6. Victory At Any Cost!
December 3, 2013
Vile's mind is not being controlled and it seems he supports Zofis and defeats mamodo just for fun. Zatch and the others are outraged at his self-indulgent and arrogant attitude. They make repeated desperate attacks against Demolt, but Zatch and the others have a hard time making a breakthrough. Moreover, several comrades are slow to recover from damage they've suffered. Now Zatch, Ponygon and Laila just have to tough it out.
The Crazed Warrioer: Berzerker!
5. The Crazed Warrioer: Berzerker!
December 3, 2013
Kiyo and company stand unable to move while they face Demolt, the last of the Supreme Mamodo. Laila, who has cast off Zofis' control, teams up with Kiyo and the others, she notices that there's a change in Demolt's attacks. He was infamous for only being able to use direct attacks, but now his attacks seem planned out... Just as Laila suspects, Demolt has a collaborator behind the scenes. His name is Roberto Vile, and he isn't being controlled by Zofis!
The Last Of The Supreme Mamodo
4. The Last Of The Supreme Mamodo
December 3, 2013
Laila tries to remember the secret passage to the room with the Moonstone. After remembering Zofis' song, she remembers that the door is behind the rightmost statue. Megumi's team meanwhile end up in a room with three statue heads. The heads demand the answer to a question in order to pass. The question is, "Who is the most beautiful?" The four of them want to say themselves but are unable to. Li-en ends up using a spell and destroying the statues. Megumi's team arrives to the moonstone room and are attacked by the Mamodo there. Megumi runs out of energy and loses consciousness during the battle. Wonrei attempts to protect her and is stabbed through the stomach by the Mamodo. Kiyo's team arrives and sees the giant Mamodo.
I Won't Go Back! Laila's Dark Solitude
3. I Won't Go Back! Laila's Dark Solitude
December 3, 2013
The reunited team agree to leave Zofis to Sherry and Brago. Laila and Albert return. Kiyo and Zatch are happy to see her, but she sends a spell toward them. Kiyo knows that Laila is betraying them out of fear, so he attempts to regain her trust!
The Return Of Sherry And Brago!
2. The Return Of Sherry And Brago!
December 3, 2013
Zofis summons his Ancient mamodo army to take down Zatch and his team. Weak and out of strength from within, the team finds themselves in a tight spot. Suddenly a familiar spell rings out...
Where to Watch Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell! is available for streaming on the Cartoon Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Zatch Bell! on demand at Microsoft Movies & TV and Hoopla.
  • Premiere Date
    March 5, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,138)