House of Gash/Zatch Bell's Makoto Raiku Posted for Sale Online
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The home and office of Konjiki no Gash!! (Zatch Bell) manga creator Makoto Raiku is listed for sale on Mitsui Fudosan Realty's Mitsui no Rehouse website. The 325.88-square-meter (about 3,508-square-foot) house in Tokyo's Nerima ward is priced at 220 million yen (about US$2.1 million). (Note the above R・Studio logo in the bottom right of the image below.)
The house was built in March 2005 and is a six-minute walk from Shakujii-kōen Station. The 441.87-square-meter (about 4,756-square-foot) lot includes a courtyard.
The house features 2.8-meter (about 9.2-foot) ceilings, and all windows are double-pane. Two kitchens, one mini kitchen, four toilets, and two shower rooms fit inside the home. The building also features a 24-hour ventilation system and home theater. The place was just cleaned this month, so it is move-in ready.
More images are available on the Mitsui no Rehouse website.
Raiku might need a new place to work after launching his new Vector Ball manga series this past spring. The "school fantasy manga about bonds" debuted on April 27.
Raiku is best known for his Zatch Bell (Konjiki no Gash Bell!!) manga series, which he launched in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2001, and ended in 2007. Shogakukan published 33 compiled book volumes for the series. Viz Media released the first 25 volumes of the manga in North America before discontinuing the title. The anime received a 150-episode television anime adaptation that ran from 2003 to 2006, as well as the Konjiki no Gash Bell: 101 Banme no Mamono, and the Konjiki no Gash Bell!! anime films in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Toonami aired 77 episodes of the anime from 2005 to 2007. Viz Media released the first 100 episodes of the series through DVD compilations from 2005 to 2007, and the same episodes are currently available in Crunchyroll.