Arakawa Under the Bridge

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Alternative Titles

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

Statistics

Score: 7.561 (scored by 155113155,113 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #675
Members: 356,826
Favorites: 2,406

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Synopsis

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!

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Background

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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Nino

Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese

Ichinomiya, Kou

Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese

Hoshi

Supporting
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese

Sister

Supporting
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese

Maria

Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese

Village Chief

Supporting
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese

P-ko

Supporting
Omigawa, Chiaki
Japanese

Billy

Supporting
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Japanese

Stella

Supporting
Saitou, Chiwa
Japanese

Amazoness

Supporting
Kobayashi, Yuu
Japanese

Staff

Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director


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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)
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Reviews

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 ...
Jun 28, 2010
Mixed Feelings
'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." ...
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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