Botanical Madness

Sugino and Haru using Juron
Japanese title
Kanji 植物園の決闘
Rōmaji Shokubutsuen no Kettō
Translation The Battle of the Botanical Gardens
Season 1
Episode # 7
Arc Mamodo Battle
Chapter(s) 13, 14, 15
Japanese airdate May 25, 2003
English airdate April 16, 2005
Episode guide
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Previous episode The Mystery of the Missing Red Book
Next episode A Kind Mamodo, Kolulu

Botanical Madness (植物園の決闘 Shokubutsuen no Kettō, lit. "The Battle of the Botanical Gardens") is the seventh episode of the Zatch Bell!/Konjiki no Gash Bell!! anime series. It was shown originally on April 16, 2005[1]. In this episode, the main villains are Sugino and Haru, as they want to practice with innocent people, but Zatch and Kiyo stop them. In the English dub, Michelle Ruff give her voice to Sugino, and the new introduced character, Ivy Kinoyama; a biologist that cares the plants in the Botanical Garden. Quinton Flynn also appeared for giving Haru's voice[1]. However, in the original cast, Ivy is dubbed for Yuu Asakawa and Haru for Shōtarō Morikubo[2]. It was also produced by Rita Majkut and the American soundtrack was composed by Thorsten Laewe.


After Naomi tells to Zatch that she and her friends are going to a new playground, he wants to go to a "fun place". The funny place is then revealed to be the Botanical Garden, but he and Suzy keep playing with the plants; while Kiyo only feels bored for the trip. They meet a biologist named Ivy Kinoyama, who was a old "friend" of Kiyo. She quickly befriends of Zatch, and Suzy gets lost. Meanwhile, a mamodo duo named Sugino and Haru attacks the other visitors to practice their attacks with "moving targets". Zatch and Kiyo then fight the duo, and at the same time attempts to free the visitors who were caught for their Juron spell. Once Haru discovers their trick to free the people, they use their strongest spell, Raja Jugaro. However, thanks to Ivy and Zatch, Kiyo uses Rashield and reflect their attack, causing the burn of their book.


Original Cast

  • Ikue Ōtani - Gash Bell
  • Takahiro Sakurai - Kiyomaro Takamine
  • Yū Asakawa - Ivy Kinoyama
  • Shōtarō Morikubo - Haru

English Cast

  • Debi Derryberry - Zatch Bell
  • Quinton Flynn - Haru
  • Michelle Ruff - Ivy and Sugino


  1. 1.0 1.1 IMDb - "Zatch Bell!" Botanical Madness (TV episode 2005) on (acessed in October 5th)
  2. Konjiki no Gash Bell Seiyuu Cast on (acessed on October 5th)
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