The TV anime adaptation of Konjiki no Gash Bell!! (Zatch Bell!!), originally written by Makoto Raiku, will be released as a Blu-ray BOX on April 4, 2017.
Konjiki no Gash!! is a manga series which was serialized in Weekly Shounen Sunday (Shougakukan) from 2001 to 2008. It is an adventurous story about Kiyomaro Takamine, a lonely genius junior-high student, and Gash (known as Zatch in the English version), a small boy who one day appears in front of Kiyomaro. Its TV anime adaptation, Konjiki no Gash Bell!!, started in 2003 and aired for three years.
The anime will be released on Blu-ray for the first time, and the Blu-ray box-set will include all 50 episodes shown during the first year of the anime series. The first-press limited edition box-set includes bonus gifts such as cards with the characters’ illustrations and a paper craft of Balkan300. On top of this, some of the episodes have audio commentaries by Ikue Ootani (Gash) and Takahiro Sakurai (Kiyomaro), exclusive for the DVD. The illustrations for the Digipak case have been drawn by Ken Ootsuka, the character designer of the anime. You can store these cases in the special ‘Spell Book’ design box.
※The release date of the Blu-ray BOX has been postponed to July 4, 2017.