Saturday, December 1, 2012

Zatch Bell: Shion Hibiki

Shion Hibiki is at first a positive, cheery, and outgoing girl. She transfers to Mochinoki Middle School, where Kiyo attends. Upon arriving, every male student took extreme infatuation with her, pummeling her with questions and trying to get her attention. After introducing herself, Nya, her "pet cat", reveals herself, much to the chagrin of the principal. All of the male students, excluding Kiyo, try to persuade the principal into letting Nya stay, using the facts that Kiyo brings a kid to school, (in which, Kiyo proceeds to exclaim he doesn't bring him, Zatch comes of his free will,) and that even the principal himself brings his wife, so he lets it pass. Zatch, who appears in his usual gym bag suit, proceeds to meet Nya, and they instantly become friends. Shion, taking interest in Kiyo, decides to walk with him after school since Zatch and Nya had become friends, stating that Nya never became friends with someone so quickly. After talking, a mamodo, Cut n' Paste appears, asking for (Zatch's) piece of the mirror. Kiyo converses Shion to go home, and following the battle, they return. Shion took immediate interest in Zatch's mirror, into which she asked to have it. Zatch refused, and after a multitude of attempts to take it, Shion finally corners Zatch alone in Mochinoki Park. After demonstrating Nya's special abilities, she reveals Nya's book, and the fact he is a mamodo, in which they proceed to attack. After failing to take the mirror due to Nya's doubt once, they proceed to use their strongest attack. Kiyo arrives, in time to use Zaker to stop the spell from hurting Zatch. Kiyo demanded to know what was going on, and Shion flinched, and said that they were destined to battle. Kiyo explained that even though they would have to fight someday, they could be friends now and stop evil mamodo. After attacking again, it is revealed that Shion is really a lonely girl. Her parents died in an accident six months prior to the present story, and she fell into a depth of despair, constantly crying. Then, Nya wondered into her house, and he filled the void of comfort she was longing. Struggling, they met Grisor and Dr. Hakase, who told them if they could find the other two pieces of his mirror, they could forego the battles and stay together forever. Zatch, understanding their suffering, willingly gave his piece of the mirror. After meeting Grisor and reuniting the pieces, he steals it, evading them enough to get to his book owner, Hakase. It is revealed that the story they told them was a lie and the mirror did nothing they said it would. After mutliplying their power with the mirror, they destroy Nya's book, and a tearful goodbye leaves Shion paralyzed with sadness. Zatch and Kiyo proceed to battle Grisor, spouting that they could never forgive Grisor for what he did to Shion and Nya, how they lied to them and used them, then crushed their dreams. After hearing their encouraging words, Shion realized that while Nya did so much for her, she never did anything for Nya, not even going as far to properly protect her spellbook. She gathers her strength and attacks Dr. Hakase, causing him to drop the mirror. After knocking her out of consciousness, Grisor unleashed his final attack, while Zatch uses Bao Zakeruga. Dr. Hakase then discovers that he cracked the mirror when Shion made him drop it. Grisor's power faded away, and he returned to the mamodo world. Following the next day, the principal reveals Shion is transferring to a different school, in which Kiyo then runs to find Shion with Zatch, saying goodbye. Shion is then seen running off, promising Nya that she'll be ok from now on.


  1. In Resident Evil 6, Jake's campaing, chapter 3,Sheery shows her feet and soles

    1. Um, dude, how is that even relevant to the post here? Shouldn't you be commenting on what you like instead of talking about something this post isn't about?

  2. I never really watched Zatch Bell. It just looked weird to me with everyone having doll like eyes. Plus, when it came out I was really getting sick of the whole "friendship conquers all" theme in anime. But this is a great post man. Well done. Good find.