Zatch Bell Batman Beyond might have been better written and not as oddly edited, but Zatch Bell was fun and didn't feel awkward. The problem I had with Batman Beyond was the setting. We went from a fairly timeless noir city to a poor man's Blade Runner like universe. Granted I know Justice League had spaceship, stations, and aliens, but when Batman Beyond was on JL wasnt out. So there was this odd disconnect between reality and the quasi-postcyberpunk crypto-setting that never got me to embrace this series.