Arakawa Under the Bridge

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Japanese: 荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ
English: Arakawa Under the Bridge
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2010 to Jun 28, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.561 (scored by 153998153,998 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #662
Members: 354,439
Favorites: 2,410

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Kou Ichinomiya is the son of a wealthy businessman who holds a 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!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Episode 4 of Arakawa Under the Bridge was longer than the airing block it was scheduled for, so the epilogue and opening were cut out and streamed online instead.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakamoto, Maaya

Ichinomiya, Kou

Kamiya, Hiroshi


Sugita, Tomokazu


Koyasu, Takehito


Sawashiro, Miyuki

Village Chief

Fujiwara, Keiji


Omigawa, Chiaki


Tachiki, Fumihiko


Saitou, Chiwa


Kobayashi, Yuu


Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki


Opening Theme

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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) (eps 5)

Ending Theme


Mar 16, 2024
Right of the bat, I will say that the story is weird and I don't mean in a bad way. Weird in a sense that, it follows no cliche story telling that the viewers are usually presented. This anime offers a pure comedy, light romance and slice-of-life experience to the viewers. In addition, this Anime doesn't have a plot as it shows the everyday lives of the people that lives under the Arakawa bridge. As for the characters, each of them offers a unique comedic way that induce the viewers from the day to day interaction within each episodes. Overall, Arakawa Under the Bridge is ...
Feb 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I am really confused about this anime I started in hope that i would get some romance plot development comedy and some drama but all we got is comedy!!!!!
well at least the comedy was satisfactory but i have seen better comedy anime than this so its not the best............

At last i will give it a decent score of 6/10 because of its comedy and the fact that i didn't drop this anime.............

well, some people would say there are many morals and deep meanings but i don't watch anime for these things...........i just want entertainment and this anime barely qualified in this field..don't get ...
Oct 10, 2023
Preliminary (4/13 eps)
This show is not going to be liked by everyone. It's based on the idea that constantly screaming and overreacting is funny, which it is not. Most of the story is nonsensical, which is completely fine if that's the goal of it. But characters are not well written or acted. In general we are suppose to observe this egoistical character grow up and change into more reasonable and down to earth one. Problem is, he keeps screaming non-stop. Well, everyone is screaming non-stop.

I tried watching it because I kind of like the premise but it's taking a real effort not to close tab every time ...

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