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Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge

Alternative Titles

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.781 (scored by 50391 users)
Ranked: #8122
Popularity: #209
Members: 98,117
Favorites: 845
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Synopsis

Ko Ichinomiya's family motto is "Never be indebted to anyone," but after losing his pants and falling into the Arakawa River, he quickly finds himself in debt to his savior, the cutely insane Nino (who happens to live under the bridge). To repay her, he vows to help her with her desire to "experience love." Along the way he'll meet the river's other residents, including a hot-blooded kappa, a Sister in drag, and a literal rock star. Sorry, Ko—when you fell into that river, I guess you really got in over your head!

(Source: NIS America)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Arakawa Under the Bridge
Sequel: Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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



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Aug 8, 2013
Venten
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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May 22, 2014
AnataSS
I recently had the pleasure of watching Arakawa Under the Bridge, and I have to say, it was quite enjoyable.

More importantly, it was unique, and never tried to be something it wasn't. It knew it was weird and fresh and went with it, and it went very far.

Going into Arakawa Under the Bridge I didn't know what it was about, I hadn't even read a summary. Looking back now, I didn't need to. Arakawa's story is not very
deep. The best way I can describe it is as an episodic slice of life anime with a narrative backbone which eventually leads into the finale. Yeah, read more
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Recommendations

Similair humor and randomness.
Both anime have a very similar feel to them.
Bakemonogatari however, is darker than Arakawa Under The Bridge.
Arakawa contains more light-hearted random humour and is generally a more happy series, where Bakemonogatari is more about removing oddities which may end up killing people, etc
Bakemonogatari also contains random humour, but as I already said, it has a darker atmosphere than Arakawa.
The art is also kinda similar.

Opening Theme

#1: "Venus to Jesus (ヴィーナスとジーザス)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru
#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)

Ending Theme

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

Recent News

NIS America Licenses Katanagatari and Arakawa Under the Bridge ( 1 2 3 )
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04-17-11, 8:22 PM
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04-30-10, 3:20 PM

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