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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: 7.761 (scored by 56163 users)
Ranked: #8932
Popularity: #222
Members: 111,400
Favorites: 915
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Kou Ichinomiya has always lived according to the creed of his wealthy, successful family: never be in debt to anyone. But one day, under the Arakawa Bridge, his life is saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In order to pay her back, Kou promises to be her boyfriend; and thus begins his new life under the bridge.

(Source: ANN)

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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Jul 1, 2010
cowwart
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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Jul 30, 2013
Manglex
Often times people like to think of themselves as “the normal one.”

At least this is the case for Kou, a self-proclaimed part of the “elite.” From the day he was born Kou was taught to never be indebted to someone. For the most part Kou does a pretty good job of it too, that is until he loses his pants and falls into the Arakawa River. Now we have one indebted Kou, and a savior named Nino that wants Kou to help her experience love. He accepts, and begins living under the Arakawa Bridge with a group of bizarre social misfits.

It sounds a read more
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Recommendations

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.
It's SHAFT, it's a quirky cast, it's the same main voice actor (KAMIYA!!), it's random culture references, and it's witty/ridiculous humor everywhere. If you liked one of them, the other comedy would probably make you laugh just as much. Note: Arakawa under the Bridge has a romantic plot (Nino <3) but Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei does not.
Aliens meet main character. Main character suddenly is surrounded by a bunch of unique people. Hilarity ensues.
Both are offbeat comedies about an ordinary guy, his sort-of-romantic-but-not-really relationship with a girl who claims to be an alien, and their unconventional friends and peers. Arakawa's gag series nature renders it a lot sillier than Denpa Onna, but it's not without its own ridiculous elements. And of course both are directed by Shinbo, so you can't leave out his signature style.
You will constantly laugh your head off watching these.
Similar humor, randomness, almost all characters is abnormal, and both is so funny.

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

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