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Arakawa Under the Bridge


Alternative Titles

English: Arakawa Under the Bridge
Japanese: 荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2010 to Jun 28, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.731 (scored by 68,915 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #278
Members: 141,213
Favorites: 1,195
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Ranked #961Popularity #278Members 141,213
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Kou Ichinomiya is the son of a wealthy businessman who holds firm belief in his elite status. As such, he is determined to avoid becoming indebted to anyone; but one day, after a run-in with some mischievous kids on Arakawa Bridge, he ends up falling into the river running underneath. Luckily for him, a passerby is there to save him—but now, he owes his life to this stranger!

Angered by this, Kou insists on paying her back, but this may just be the worst deal the arrogant businessman has ever made. The stranger—a stoic, tracksuit-wearing homeless girl known only as Nino—lives in a cardboard box under the bridge and wants only one thing: to fall in love. Asking Kou to be her boyfriend, he has no choice but to accept, forcing him to move out of his comfortable home and start a new life under the bridge!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nino
Nino
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Ichinomiya, Kou
Ichinomiya, Kou
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hoshi
Hoshi
Supporting
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Maria
Maria
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki

Staff

Ooshima, Miku
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Bridge 1
Bridge 1 (1 ブリッジ)
Apr 5, 2010
2 Bridge 2
Bridge 2 (2 ブリッジ)
Apr 12, 2010
3 Bridge 3
Bridge 3 (3 ブリッジ)
Apr 19, 2010
4 Bridge 4
Bridge 4 (4 ブリッジ)
Apr 26, 2010
5 Bridge 5
Bridge 5 (5 ブリッジ)
May 3, 2010

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#1: "Venus to Jesus (ヴィーナスとジーザス)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru (eps 2-4, 6-13)
#2: "Title nante Jibun de Kangaenasaina (タイトルなんて自分で考えなさいな)" by Maria (Miyuki Sawashiro) (ep 5)

Edit Ending Theme

"Sakasama Bridge (逆様ブリッジ)" by Suneohair



More reviewsReviews

cowwart
Jul 1, 2010
From the time we are young, are parents all/ teach us certain things. No matter what these deal with, there will usually be a very common theme: what society wants us to do.

Yes, from a very young age, most of us will be told to continue the flow of society's ideas, and to never question them. But, what makes these ideas right?

This is the question that we are faced with while watching Arakawa Under the Bridge, a story about, well, living under a bridge. A bridge under which almost no laws will ever reach you, with the possible exception of public indecency...

We see a romance read more
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Venten
Aug 8, 2013
Charming. This is what I constantly thought of when watching Arakawa Under The Bridge. Despite the insane plot and the ridiculous characters, this show was full of charm. Whether there was a hint of deeper meanings between it's comedic outtakes, or its abundance of heartwarming scenes, there never once was a dull moment during my time at under the Arakawa Bridge!


Story:
The story of Arakawa Under The Bridge is something that tends to turn many people off due to it's nonlinear approach. The story goes as follows; a guy who believes in never owing anybody anything gets his life saved after falling off a bridge by read more
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leingodf8
May 20, 2010
Never judge a book by its cover, or in anime's case, never judge an anime by the first episode. Arakawa under the Bridge started out (for me) as a fairly pretentious and rather bland series, and I fully expected that I would be ready to drop it by around episode 5 or maybe even sooner. Now that isn't saying the first episode was bad by any means, it just didn't stand out at all to me, it was a regular opening describing the 2 leads and giving a good amount of exposition. As the episodes progressed, I slowly began to enjoy Arakawa more and more, read more
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8thSin
Jun 28, 2010
'Arakawa Under the Bridge' is about Ichinomiya Kou, an elite (someone who holds a high ranking position or works in a blue-chip company. A "winner" in Japanese society) who's been taught to never get indebted to anyone, gets careless one day over Arakawa and gets saved by a girl. The girl's name is Nino, who turns out to be a denpa-kei (people with "overactive imagination" or nutcase, e.g. Nodame) who claims to be from Venus, and doesn't want anything in return. After a long debate, she tells Ichinomiya that there is one thing that he can do for her: "Let me fall in love." read more
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