The BEST Episodes of Zatch Bell!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
One hundred Mamodo (lit. "demon") go to Earth every 1,000 years to battle to be the king of the Mamodo world. Each Mamodo needs a human partner in order to use his or her spell book, a book that seals the powers of the Mamodo. If the spell book is burned, the Mamodo is forced to return to the Mamodo world. The last Mamodo standing without their book burnt is the new Mamodo king.
#1 - The Lightning Boy from Another World!
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 6, 2003
A boy named Zatch Bell arrives at Kiyo Takamine's house and reveals that Kiyo's father sent him to train Kiyo. Zatch gives Kiyo a letter from his father which reveals that Kiyo's father found an amnesic Zatch unconscious in the forest and with him was a red book in a mysterious language. While arguing with Zatch, the book glows red and Zatch shoots lightning out of his mouth destroying Kiyo's wall. At school, Kiyo annoyed with Zatch's presence sends Zatch to the rooftop to deal with "bullies". Zatch finds Suzy Mizuno on the rooftop and coincidentally, also finds a bully. The bully proceeds to beat up Zatch. Kiyo intervenes but is also beaten. Later, a mysterious flying skateboarder named Eido comes from the sky and knocks out the bully by blasting wind with his hand. He then demands Suzy to be his girlfriend and attacks Kiyo and Zatch. Kiyo notices that a child like Zatch is the one using the wind techniques. Kiyo reads "Zaker" from Zatch's red book and Zatch fires lightning Eido, scaring them away. In the distance, a mysterious pair reveal the Mamodo battle has begun.
#2 - The Great Mamodo Battle
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 27, 2003
Zatch realizes from the battle that he was the cause of the lightning attacks. The next day, Kiyo spots Zatch trying to boast about his ability to fire lightning. They get into an argument and Zatch runs away. Zatch later meets and befriends a dog which accompanies him to Kiyo's house. At home, Kiyo is visited by the mysterious pair from before. They reveal Zatch is a Mamodo from the Mamodo World and when the book of that Mamodo is burned, the Mamodo is sent back to the Mamodo world. It is also revealed that every thousand years, a Mamodo battle occurs and the last one remaining on Earth becomes the next Mamodo King. They then demand Kiyo to surrender his book saying it would only bring trouble. Zatch, overhearing this, leaves with the dog. He runs into a mysterious man who uses a spell revealing the dog was actually a Mamodo.
#3 - The Dark Mamodo
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2003
The mysterious man, Renji, reveals he is the book user of the dog Mamodo, Gofure. Zatch is unwilling to fight, believing he is a monster and Kiyo would be better off without him. The pair easily defeat Renji and burn his book. During the battle, the pair are revealed to be Sherry Belmont and Brago. Using "Gravirei", they demand Kiyo to surrender his book or be killed by the spell. Kiyo refuses saying Zatch is his friend who saved him and that he will repay the favour. The pair prepare to use their strongest spell, "Gigano Reis". Zatch happy Kiyo considers him a friend, regains the will to fight. Using "Zaker" they were able to cancel the Brago's spell but Kiyo losses consciousness in the blast. Sherry decides to spare Kiyo and Zatch and leave saying they shall return for Zatch's book one day.
#4 - The Mystery Of The Missing Red Book
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 11, 2003
Kiyo is hospitalized because of his wounds following the previous battle. A patient next to Kiyo in the hospital room is revealed to be a kid named Yuuta. Yuuta has been hospitalized longer than usual for a broken leg. When Kiyo tells Yuuta he will not heal if he does not eat, Yuuta steals Kiyo's book and threatens to burn it. Kiyo, Zatch, and Suzy search for Yuuta. When Zatch finds Yuuta, Yuuta pretends he lost the book and Zatch offers to look for it with him as they are friends now. Yuuta touched by Zatch's words leads Zatch to the book on the roof. Yuuta falls on his way down the roof but is saved by a "Zaker" which destroys the floor under Yuuta and causes him to full into a room full of pillows.
#5 - A Kind Mamodo, Kolulu
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 25, 2003
A mamodo named Kolulu meets her human partner, Lori, who takes her on as a little sister. When Lori reads a spell from her book, it causes Kolulu to transform into a berserker who wishes to destroy everything. Kolulu cuts down a pillar, causing a car accident before transforming back. Kiyo, seeing the event on the news, investigates the scene. In a nearby park, Lori reads the spell in order to save Kolulu from being run over by a truck. Kiyo and Zatch perceive Kolulu as a threat to bystanders and engage her in battle. Zatch, noticing that Lori and Kolulu are suffering, refuses to fight them. Zatch's words causes Lori to realize they are not a threat and stops Kolulu from killing Zatch. Kolulu changes back and realizing what has happened reveals that her berserk personality was placed inside her in order to force her to fight in the Mamodo battle. Kolulu asks Kiyo to burn her book and Zatch promises Kolulu he shall become a kind Mamodo king in order to prevent what happened to Kolulu from occurring again.
#6 - The Elite Mamodo
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 8, 2003
Zatch is helped by a kind man named Shin. Kiyo, noticing that his partner Eshros is holding a mamodo book realizes that Shin is a Mamodo. After secretly following them, they realize that Eshros is actually the Mamodo and that the pair intend to destroy a school tomorrow. Zatch follows the pair believing Shin to be a good person and learns that Eshro is manipulating Shin by making him believe he is fulfilling his mother's dying wish of becoming a strong-willed person. The next day, Kiyo and Zatch are able to convince Shin that Eshro is manipulating him. Shin realizing his mother wanted him to be like Kiyo, uses his strongest spell to defeat Kiyo and Zatch. Shin then gives Kiyo his book to burn knowing that Eshro is a bad person that does not deserve to be king.
#7 - Sherry's Rhapsody Of Life
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 22, 2003
Sherry and Brago are in a forest searching for a Mamodo and its partner. While there, Sherry reminisces about the past. In the past, Sherry is going to congratulate her friend Koko when she finds that Koko's city is on fire. Searching the city, she finds Koko brainwashed by the Mamodo Zofis. In the present time, Sherry and Brago engage in battle with the Mamodo they were searching for. Just then Sherry collapses from exhaustion. Sherry dreams about the time Koko saved her when she tried to commit suicide and how Koko afterwards became her first and best friend. Sherry regains consciousness and uses her new spell "Ion Gravirei" to defeat the Mamodo pair. She collapses soon afterwards with a fever.
#8 - The Rematch: Gash and Hyde Meet Again
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 13, 2003
Eito and Hyde coincidentally find Kiyo and Zatch and wanting revenge, decides to follow them to school. Eito reminisces how he found Hyde's book and remembers how he wanted power after being bullied. Zatch finds the pair when he smells Eito's Yellowtail burger and a battle ensues. Hyde amazed at Zatch's progress flees with Eito. Eito decides to challenge Kiyo and Zatch again by holding Kiyo's friend's hostage in a water tower. Kiyo and Zatch gain the advantage during the battle. When Eito sees Hyde's determination to win, the book glows revealing a new spell. The spell collides with "Rashield" and in the explosion, Eito and Hyde make their escape.
#9 - The Tomboy and the Pop Star
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 13, 2003
Kiyo and Suzy are attending a concert performed by Megumi Oumi. Backstage Megumi and her Mamodo Tia are worried that Maruss, the Mamodo that has been tracking them down to burn their book, may come and disrupt the concert. During the concert, Zatch sneaks in through the back door and meets Tia. Shortly after, Maruss and his book partner appear and start to wreak havoc. Zatch protects her and asks her to bring his book owner Kiyo. Tia, believing Zatch would betray her when his book owner arrives, decides to bring Megumi instead. During the battle, Maruss knocks Megumi unconscious and prepares to burn their book. At that moment, Kiyo intercepts Maruss' attack with "Zaker".
#10 - A New Pledge Between Zatch and Tia
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 20, 2003
Zatch battles with Maruss and gains the advantage. Tia, inspired by Zatch's courage, decides to help Zatch defeat Maruss. With Maruss defeated, Megumi and Tia prepare to battle Kiyo and Zatch. To their surprise, Kiyo and Zatch wish them well and leave. Tia asks Zatch why he does not fight them and he explains that Tia is a good person, and if she does become the winner of the Mamodo battles, she would be a good and kind ruler. Tia is glad there is someone in the battle she can trust besides Megumi and promises Zatch she will aim to be a kind ruler. Kiyo returns to the concert and notices that Megumi left a note in his pocket promising she will be the one to save Kiyo next time.
#11 - London Calling
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 10, 2003
In England, Zatch and Kiyo run into Kanchome who asks for their assistance in finding Folgore. Using Zatch's nose, they track down Folgore by his scent. During their search, Kiyo meets Suzy, Megumi, and Tia who happens to be in England too. Zatch's nose leads them to a candy shop, a flower shop, and a toy store. The search ends when they find Folgore at a hospital with Suzy. Kiyo thinking that Folgore groped Suzy like he did to the women in the stores he visited, proceeds to attack him with "Zaker". Folgore manages to outrun Kiyo and meets his appointment in the hospital where it is revealed Folgore was buying gifts for sick children. Kiyo, realizing that Folgore is a good person, tells him to make it to the end of the Mamodo battle. While heading to meet his father, Kiyo's luggage is stolen by a thief.
#12 - The Flowers of Evil
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 24, 2003
Steng demands Kiyo to surrender his book for Folgore and Kanchome's lives. Once he has the book, he reveals he has no intention of keeping that promise. Kory suddenly appears and steals Kiyo's book from Steng and while dodging Baltro's attacks, returns Kiyo's book. Folgore and Kanchome meanwhile manage to free themselves allowing Kiyo and Zatch to defeat Steng and Baltro. Kiyo questions Steng why his father was kidnapped, to which Steng replies he was paid to do so. The castle begins to collapse as Steng and Baltro make their escape. Kiyo, Zatch, and Kory manage to rescue everyone in the castle including Kiyo's father. Steng and Baltro while running away from the castle, meets the Mamodo who hired Steng. The Mamodo fires blue lightning and Baltro's book is burnt.
#13 - Another Zatch
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 31, 2003
Zatch and Kiyo head towards the forest where Zatch was found. While crossing through a village, the villagers retreat in fear from Zatch's presence. On the way, they meet Megumi and Tia who reveal that they saw someone who looks like Zatch. In the forest, Zatch attracts snakes with his whistle but is saved by Professor Dartagnian in a fairy suit. Dartagnian reveals that he has been researching the forest since an explosion six months ago. Kiyo and Zatch investigate the site of the explosion. Once there, Zatch suddenly starts to glow gold and when he regains consciousness, regains his memory about his life in the forest. Zatch reveals that another Mamodo who looked like Zatch, attacked him and caused him to lose his memories. Dartagnian who was witnessed the golden light reveals that Kiyo's book was glowing also. Kiyo opens the book and realizes he can read the fourth spell.
#14 - The Dancing Mamodo
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 7, 2003
While practising the fourth spell, Zatch and Kiyo meet a girl named Djem and her Mamodo partner Yopopo. Djem explains that Yopopo's dance is able to attract Mamodos and that Yopopo is trying to call the Mamodo Kikuropu and his book owner as they attacked Djem's family. After she finished explaining, Yopopo is missing and Djem realizes that Yopopo found Kikuropu. Yopopo tries to combat Kikuropu without spells but is defeated. He is saved by Kiyo and Zatch and they team up to combat Kikuropu. Zatch's "Zaker" proves ineffective and Kiyo tries the use the fourth spell "Bao Zakeruga" but nothing occurs. Yopopo's book is burnt in the midst of the battle and filled with emotions, Kiyo is able to use "Bao Zakeruga" which summons a giant electrical dragon and defeats Kikuropu. Djem tells Yopopo she loves him and cries as he disappears.
#15 - Danny Boy
Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 12, 2003
A Shemira sculpture is coming to the museum and to describe art to Zatch, Kiyo tells him to imagine a delicious yellow-tail. Meanwhile, A Mamodo named Danny and his book owner Mr. Goldo are delivering the sculpture. Danny meets Zatch while buying fish and fights him thinking Zatch is after his book. Danny stops when Zatch tells him he is at the museum to see the Shemira sculpture. Danny decides show Zatch the sculpture and returns to Mr. Goldo only to find out the sculpture has been stolen by a gang. Zatch follows them through their scent and leads them to a ship. Zatch then gives Ponygon a memo to give to Kiyo. Zatch, Danny, and Mr. Goldo infiltrate the ship. Mr. Goldo is held hostage by the gang but Kiyo arrives and saves him with Zatch's "Zaker". Once the gang has been apprehended the gang leader attempts to use a truck to escape. He crashes and the cargo falls into the car containing Danny's book and the Shemira sculpture. Danny manages to hold up the cargo and asks Zatch to destroy it. Zatch does so and the sculpture is saved but Danny's book is burnt. Before disappearing, Mr. Goldo heals Danny with the spell book and congratulates Danny on a job well done.
#16 - Tia and Megumi's Excellent Adventure
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Oct 19, 2003
Kiyo, Zatch, Megumi, and Tia made an appointment at go to an amusement park. On the way there, Megumi and Tio enter a clothes shop and meet a person named Maryl Caruno who asks Megumi if they can trade clothes for a while. Megumi agrees and after the trade, Maryl leaves with Megumi's wallet and book. Megumi chases her but is stopped by a butler who reveals Maryl recently became queen and that assassins are after her. They search for her but Megumi is captured by the assassins who mistook her for the queen. Tia finds Maryl and tells her what has happened to Megumi. Maryl decides to risk her life to save Megumi, but is saved by Tia. The assassins were then captured and Maryl thanks Tia for her help.
#17 - Amusement Park Battle
Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Oct 26, 2003
Zatch and Kiyo enter the amusement park. Meanwhile, two Mamodos and their human partner reminisce on how they became allies. Outside, the Mamodo decides to destroy an amusement park ride but is interrupted by Zatch's "Zaker". Kiyo leads the enemy to an empty part of the park. The pairs Lupa and Purio and Hige and Zoboron overpower Kiyo with their teamwork. Kiyo in the midst of the battle, tells Zatch to fire "Zaker" into the sky. As Kiyo and Zatch are about to be defeated, they are saved by Megumi and Tia's "Ma Seshield".
#18 - Gash and Tia: A Fierce Combination
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 2, 2003
Zatch is still paralysed by Purio's poison gas attack. With Tia managing to hold off the attacks, Kiyo gets an idea. Using Purio's slime as glue, Kiyo attaches Zatch to Tia's back allowing Zatch to move and attack. They manage to defeat and burn Zoboron's book. Purio who gains a new spell, uses it to create a smokescreen and escapes. Kiyo, Zatch, Megumi, and Tia spend the rest return to the amusement park. Kiyo asks Tia what Zatch was like in the Mamodo world and Tia replies that she does not know Zatch's family. Later, Megumi takes Kiyo with her to leave Tia and Zatch alone to allow Tia to give Zatch a bentō she made for him. They continue to spend the rest of the day at the park.
#19 - The Cute Transfer Student
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Nov 9, 2003
Zatch finds a fragment of a mirror while diving for yellowtail. Kiyo and Zatch befriends a new transfer student, Shion and her cat Nya. Soon they are attacked by a Man and his Mamodo, Cut and Paste, who demands Zatch's mirror piece. "Zaker" proves ineffective against him as it gets redirected by Cut and Paste's scissors and "Rashield" is too weak Cut and Paste's attacks. Cut and Paste use their strongest spell to summon a giant scissor missile. Kiyo and Zatch manage to defeat them by redirecting the scissor towards Cut and Paste with "Jikerdor". In the distance, a mysterious Mamodo pair observe Kiyo and Zatch. Shion with a dark expression asks Zatch if she could have the mirror.
#20 - Shion's Secret
Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Nov 16, 2003
Shion and Nya plan to steal the mirror from Zatch. After many failed attempts, Shion decides she must force Zatch into combat to steal the mirror from him. She takes Zatch to a forest and reveals that Nya is a Mamodo. She then proceeds to attack Zatch for the mirror but is saved by Kiyo's timely arrival. During the battle, Shion reveals that her parents died six months ago and that she wants the mirror in order for Nya to stay with her forever. She reveals a mysterious man told her that if all three pieces of the mirror were gathered, she can be with Nya forever. Zatch decides not to fight Shion and tells her they do not need to fight and that they can trust each other. Zatch then willingly gives her the mirror and Shion accepts.
#21 - The Joining of the Three
Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Nov 23, 2003
Kiyo and Zatch accompany Shion to meet a mamodo named Grisor. Grisor reveals that the demonic mirror has the ability to free a person from the Mamodo battles. He explains that the mirrors must be gathered in a mystical ruin nearby. Grisor meanwhile is revealed to be in contact with his book owner Dr. Hakase. Dr. Hakase reminisces about the first time he met Grisor; Hakase was recently kicked out of an institute and Grisor offers to give him power to get revenge on the institute. Grisor leads Kiyo, Zatch, and Shion to the ruins where the three pieces are then combined into one. At that moment, Grisor makes his escape with the mirror.
#22 - Sunset Soaked in Tears
Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Nov 30, 2003
Kiyo, Zatch, and Shion chase after Grisor but fail in retrieving the mirror from him in time. Hakase uses the mirror and causes Grisor to grow into a monstrous being which increases his spell power by a hundred fold. They engage in battle but are unable to cause damage to Grisor. When Grisor aims a spell towards Shion, Nya pushes her out of the way but Nya's book is burnt in the process. Shion holds onto Nya as he disappears from her arms. Grisor then traps Kiyo, Zatch, and Shion on a patch of land by surrounding the area with magma from underground.
#23 - The Final Mirror Battle
Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Dec 7, 2003
Kiyo and Zatch continue their battle with Grisor. During the battle, Hakase explains the true origins of the mirror; the mirror was stolen by Grisor for the Mamodo battles but during his travel to the human world, it broke into three pieces and scattered across the world. An attack from Grisor knocks Zatch unconscious. As he prepares to knock Kiyo and Zatch into the magma, Shion knocks the mirror out of Hakase's hands cracking it. Zatch regains consciousness and uses "Bao Zakeruga" to defeat Grisor and the mirror is destroyed in the process. The next day, Shion decides to move in order to become a stronger person without being completely dependent on a person for help.
#24 - Battle in Hong Kong
Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Dec 21, 2003
Li-en asks her father to return Wonrei to her but he refuses and sends her to Japan. On the way to the movies, Zatch and Kiyo's book is stolen by Li-en. She then returns their book and tells Kiyo that her father is a mafia boss and that he captured her Mamodo Wonrei. She asks Kiyo to help her free Wonrei. They travel to Hong Kong to an island where Li-en's father's mafia keep their treasure and weapons. After defeating some men on the way, they take an elevator to the top of the island where Wonrei is imprisoned. At the top of the island however is the Mamodo Zabas and his partner Galliont are awaiting for the elevator's arrival.
#25 - Battle in Hong Kong Part 2
Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Dec 28, 2003
After exiting the elevator, they meet Zabas who reveals his intention to kill Wonrei while he is in his cell. Kiyo and Zatch decide to distract Zabas while Li-en tries to free Wonrei. Wonrei reveals no intention of escaping fearing that Li-en would be hurt in the Mamodo battle. When Zabas is about to attack Li-en, Wonrei escapes from his cell and defeats Zabas. Zatch asks Wonrei what kind of king he would be and he replies a king which protects all. Li-en and Wonrei leave but Zabas stands up ready to battle. Kiyo and Zatch defeat Zabas with the fifth spell, "Zakeruga", a more powerful and concentrated version of "Zaker". Li-en and Wonrei run into her father. He allows their relationship once seeing Wonrei's determination to protect Li-en and gives them a boat to leave the island.