|Japanese Name||セッコロ (Sekkoro)|
|First appearance (Anime)||18|
|First appearance (Manga)||40|
|Voiced for|| Yūko Mita (Japanese) |
Yuri Lowenthal (English)
Pablo Tribaldos (Spanish)
Sekkoro (セッコロ Sekkoro), or Kory in the english dub, is a boy who lives in England that Zatch Bell and Kiyo Takamine meet while searching for Kiyo's Father. When first introduced, he was a poor orphan boy who lived by stealing things. He quickly befriends Gash, and is cared for by Kiyomaro. Sekkoro plays an important role in the rescue of Kiyomaro's father, providing Gash and Kiyomaro information about Baltro and Steng. Sekkoro's Seiyū is Yūko Mita.
Sekkoro was a young boy who used to live with his parents, until a strange guy autodemonied "The Dark Lord" arrives at Holbuck Castle and started terrorising the villagers of the nearby villages. Once the Dark Lord's wishes start getting too expensive to fulfill, Sekkoro's parents decides to question him, despite as Sekkoro's worries about their safety. However, Sekkoro's parents never returned and are captured by Baltro and Steng, forcing Sekkoro to have to steal in order to make a living. Sekkoro first meets Kiyomaro and Gash when he tries to steal their luggage. This plan ultimately fails as Kiyomaro spots him and Gash manages to chase him to a park, where they quickly became friends. Kiyomaro arrives at the park as well and notices Sekkoro's injury. He ties it up with a new bandage and questions Sekkoro why his parents did not bring him to the hospital, prompting an angry Sekkoro to snap that it had nothing to do with his parents. Upon hearing this, Kiyomaro offers to bring him to the hospital after he finds his father. While Sekkoro was initially reluctant, he warms to Kiyomaro and accompanies him to the college where Kiyomaro's father taught at. The trio receive a shock when they enter Kiyomaro's father's office and find it turned upside down. Realizing that "Father" had been kidnapped, Gash goes berserk and Kiyomaro tells Sekkoro to bring him out of the office. Kiyomaro finds footprints that belonged to a demon and a flower. He notices Sekkoro staring at the flower in fear and asks Sekkoro if he knew anything about it. Sekkoro hastily denies this and offers Kiyomaro and Gash to come over to his hideout. At the hideout, Kiyomaro asks Sekkoro about the flower again. Sekkoro then warns Kiyomaro and Gash to return to Japan the next day. He adds that the flower belonged to "The Devil" and that people who had been kidnapped by him have no choice but to be abandoned. He tells Kiyomaro that "The Devil" took residence at a castle more than fifty kilometers away, from time to time, he would sent armoured knights to nearby villages to bring back food and money. If there was nothing to take, the armoured knights would kidnap the residents instead, leaving a flower in the unihabited houses. Sekkoro reveals that the armoured knights had taken his parents after they went to protest when "The Devil"'s demands started becoming nearly impossible to fulfill. Kiyomaro asks Sekkoro why Sekkoro didn't ask for help but Sekkoro replied that even though more than ten people went to try rescue his parents, none of them returned. Kiyomaro asks Sekkoro to guide him to the castle, which shocks Sekkoro. Sekkoro demands if Kiyomaro did not hear him but Kiyomaro begs him to give him the directions, wanting to save his father. After hesitating slightly, Sekkoro gives them directions to Holbuck Castle and states that this was all he could do. Kiyomaro thanks him, stating that it took a lot of courage for him to say that. Before they depart, Sekkoro makes them promise not to die, since they are "good people", which Kiyomaro and Gash agrees to. Sekkoro appears again to aid Kiyomaro and Gash in their battle against Baltro and Steng by retrieving their book, which was stolen by Steng. He tries to return it to Kiyomaro but Steng has Baltro stop him by destroying his path. Despite his fears, Sekkoro's wish to save his parents urges him on and he dodges Baltro's enormous fist over and over. Sekkoro manages to distract Steng long enough for Kiyomaro and Gash to move closer to him and passes them the book. Kiyomaro congratulates him on a job well done which an out-of-breath Sekkoro replies "Heh...Too easy..."and stumbles aside to rest. Kiyomaro and Gash then easily defeats Baltro and Steng, having located all the "manipulating flowers". After Baltro has been brought to his knees, the real Baltro hops out from the giant, revealing that he was actually a small sized demon. Kiyomaro ties up Baltro and Steng and asks Steng if he had abducted a Japanese college professor. Steng replied that he had and Kiyomaro questions his motive for doing so. Steng stated that he had done it on somebody's request and added that it was easy to kidnap him on his morning walk. This answer shocks Kiyomaro and he realizes that Baltro and Steng weren't the ones responsible for the mess in the office. He correctly deduces that whoever requested Baltro and Steng kidnap Kiyomaro's father had made the footprints and placed the flower in his office in hope that they would be led to Baltro and Steng and engage in a fight. Sekkoro tells Kiyomaro to stop spacing out and to free the villagers excitedly. Kiyomaro finds his father among the other kidnappers and the two start bickering. Sekkoro, however, is unable to find his parents. Before Kiyomaro is able to reply, Baltro, who had escaped by cutting the ropes with his toenails, grabs his book from Kiyomaro and hands it to Steng. Steng uses "Zebeuron" to hit the castle's pillars, causing the castle to start collapsing and ecsapes from the window. Kiyomaro asks some of the nearby hostages where Sekkoro's parents are, and an old man hesitatingly replies that Sekkoro's parents were thrown into an underground prison made from excavating natural rock walls by an angered Steng due to their ceaseless protests. He also adds that they can't be saved since it will take at least twenty minutes to get back up if they go down and by that time, the castle would have already collapsed. Sekkoro tearfully begs somebody to go down to save his parents and Kiyomaro volunteers. Kiyomaro explains that if the prison in which Sekkoro's parents were kept in was made of natural rock walls, the prison won't collapse even if the castle does. He states that he and Gash will enter the prison before the castle collapses and escape by shooting the rubble from below with Gash's electric shock. Kiyomaro's father is still reluctant but Kiyomaro angrily retorts that "A person's life is at risk! Stop nitpicking!", which stuns Kiyomaro's father. A few other hostages offer to go but Kiyomaro tells them to leave the rest to them. Sekkoro tells Kiyomaro that he will go as well even if Kiyomaro says no and the three depart. Kiyomaro, Gash and Sekkoro start running with all their might to the prison cell but the staircase crumbles and they crash into the cell, surprising Sekkoro's parents. Gash breaks the cell door open and Sekkoro and his parents are finally united. Meanwhile, Kiyomaro's father remembers how Kiyomaro used to deny having friends, even going as far as to say that he doesn't concern himself with the affairs of others and states it is surprising that it should be he that went to save Sekkoro's parents. Kiyomaro's father turns his attention back to the rubble and sees a lightning shoot through the rubble. The other villagers see it as well and run over to help them while Kiyomaro's father silently thanks Gash for bringing such a wonderful change to Kiyomaro. After the hostages, Kiyomaro's father, Gash, Sekkoro and Kiyomaro escape from the castle, the villagers host a party, with Kiyomaro and Gash being the guests-of-honor. Sekkoro interrupts Kiyomaro's discussion with his father and excitedly tells Kiyomaro that he should go in with Gash since everybody wants to thank him. Sekkoro is later seen, having received a haircut and a change of clothes, telling Kiyomaro that it was time to go to the airport. On the plane, Kiyomaro promises that they will meet again, someday.