Konjiki no Gash Manga Gets Smartphone Game

Fans of Makoto Raiku’s “Zatch Bell” manga series have exciting news from Toei Animation in association with GameOn and NEOWIZ. “Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Towa no Kizuna no Nakama-tachi” (Zatch Bell: Friends are an Eternal Bond), a new smartphone game that will be published later this year, has been unveiled.

Konjiki no Gash Bell Game Cover Visual and Beta Test

On Thursday, Toei Animation, GameOn, and NEOWIZ said that they were working on a mobile game inspired by Makoto Raiku’s manga book Zatch Bell (Konjiki no Gash!!). The game will be released this year under the title Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Towa no Kizuna no Nakama-tachi (Zatch Bell: Friends are an Eternal Bond). They also showed cover visual for the game which is shown below,

Konjiki no Gash

The developer of the game is NEOWIZ. Applications for the game’s closed beta test are being accepted until September 6th, and the test will take place in the middle of September.

Konjiki no Gash Manga and Anime Adaptation

The manga served as the basis for two official anime films, Zatch Bell: Attack of Mechavulcan in 2004 and Zatch Bell: 101st Devil in 2005, as well as a 150-episode television series that aired from 2003 to 2006. The anime series ran for 77 episodes on Toonami (mostly famous for involvement in many different anime such as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, My Hero Academia, One Punch man, Sword Art Online, and So) between 2005 and 2007. Viz Media released the first 100 episodes of the series on DVD collections between 2005 and 2007.

Following the settlement of a dispute involving five color artworks by Raiku that the publisher had lost, Raiku ceased collaboration with Shogakukan. In March 2022, Raiku released the manga Konjiki no Gash!! 2 on a number of digital book services.

In Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, Raiku began publishing his Animal Land (Dōbutsu no Kuni) manga in 2009 and concluded it in 2013. For the series, Kodansha released fourteen compilation book volumes. In North America, the manga was published by Kodansha Comics.

Raiku released his school fantasy manga Vector Ball in April 2016, but abruptly discontinued it in March 2017. With more than 23.8 million physical and digital copies in circulation as of March 2017, the manga is clearly a huge success and is among the best-selling manga series.

Konjiki no Gash Bell Plot

Viz Media describes the story:

Kiyomaro Takamine is a gifted junior high student who has been a prominent target of bullying at school due to his inflated ego and propensity to blow the grading curve. In an attempt to help him overcome his negative attitude and make friends, his father sends him a peculiar little boy named Gash as an odd birthday present. Gash arrives carrying a curious red book filled with ultimate spells, and Kiyomaro learns that reading from the book unleashes Gash’s magical abilities! However, there are still more shocks in store, and Kiyomaro’s future is about to take a drastic turn!

Konjiki no Gash Previous Projects

Zatch Bell! has had an impressive voyage of media format adaptations, delivering its delightful story and enchanting universe to a variety of platforms. It was first published as a manga series by Makoto Raiku, who also illustrated it. It became well-known right away for its intriguing plot and compelling cast of characters.

Due to the manga’s popularity, they created an anime version that ran from 2003 to 2006. They released video game versions for systems such as the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation 2.

With products like toys, trading card games, and other memorabilia that allowed fans to enjoy the characters and spells in more concrete ways, the popularity of the series extended beyond its pages and screens. Even though Zatch Bell! isn’t as well-known as some other anime and manga series, anyone who have experienced its enchanted world will never forget its adaptations.


Finally as anime and manga fans eagerly await the release of “Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Towa no Kizuna no Nakama-tachi,” the legacy of Zatch Bell continues to captivate audiences worldwide. The blend of Raiku’s storytelling prowess and the technological marvel of a smartphone game promises an immersive experience. The enchanted world of Zatch Bell remains unforgettable, leaving an indelible mark on all who have traversed its pages and screens.

Frequently Asked Question

Q1. When is the release date for “Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Towa no Kizuna no Nakama-tachi”?

The game is set to be released later this year. Keep an eye out for official announcements for the exact date.

Q2. Who is the developer of the game Zatch Bell?

So NEOWIZ takes the reins as the developer of the highly anticipated smartphone game.

Q3. Are there any previous adaptations of Zatch Bell besides the manga and anime?

Yes, Zatch Bell! has seen adaptations in various forms, including anime films, video games, toys, and trading card games.

Q4. Where can I apply for the closed beta test of the game Zatch Bell?

They are accepting applications for the closed beta test until September 6th. Visit the official channels for submission details.

Source: Comic Natalie

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