Zatch Bell Manga Sequel

New Zatch Bell Manga Sequel Series Starting in March 2022

The Zatch Bell manga will return with a new sequel series starting in mid-March 2022. Creator Makoto Raiku teased the series’ return via his official Twitter with the official title Konjiki no Gash!! II. The manga series will debut on various online manga reading websites. Furthermore, Raiku stated that he will announce an official release date once confirmed. [Thanks, Oricon!]

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Zatch Bell first appeared on Weekly Shonen Sunday back in 2001. The manga was serialized from 2001 to 2008 and followed the adventures of middle school student Kiyo Takamine and his mamono partner Zatch Bell (Gash Bell in Japan).

The series later received an anime adaptation in 2003, as well as an English translation from Viz Media in 2005. The anime series ran until 2007, and also appeared on Cartoon Network’s Toonami programming block. Additionally, the series has spawned two spin-off films as well as various video games and a collectible card game.

The Zatch Bell series celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021. Marking the series’ anniversary, Raiku released a special illustrated book that is free to read on online manga reading websites in Japan. The illustrated book includes a one-shot manga that originally released back in 2011, as well as over 100 pages featuring Q&A segments, two-page artwork, and bonus tankobon content. Raiku also released a physical version of the anniversary illustrated book.

The Zatch Bell manga sequel series will appear on several online manga reading platforms starting mid-March 2022. Creator Makoto Raiku will announce more information at a later date.

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