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Arakawa Under the Bridge

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: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 410
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 2004 to Jul 3, 2015
Authors: Nakamura, Hikaru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Gangan

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 2713 users)
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Ranked: #11912
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Popularity: #826
Members: 8,736
Favorites: 204
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Volumes: /15
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Synopsis

A young "elite" man, Kou Ichinomiya, has a policy of not being in debt to anyone. However, a series of events lead to him owing his life to a strange girl who goes by the name Nino. She lives under the bridge of the Arakawa River, and says, to Kou's disbelief, that she's a native of the planet Venus, a Venusian. After the ordeal between the two, they become lovers. Kou adopts the name Recruit (Rec) and ends up living under the bridge with Nino and her group of even stranger friends.

Background

Arakawa Under the Bridge was digitally published in English by Crunchyroll. Vertical Inc. has been physically releasing the series in omnibuses since November 21, 2017.

The manga was adapted into a Japanese live-action drama TV series directed by Ken Iizuka and Keinosuke Hara that aired on TBS and MBS from July 26 to September 27, 2011; and also into a Japanese live-action film directed by Ken Iizuka that was screened on February 4, 2012.

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Characters

Nino
Main
Ichinomiya, Kou
Main
Hoshi
Supporting
Maria
Supporting
Sister
Supporting
Village Chief
Supporting
P-ko
Supporting
Billy
Supporting
Stella
Supporting
Amazoness
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Feb 27, 2016
goodbyegalaxy (All reviews)
Arakawa Under the Bridge is a gag series that follows the wacky daily lives of an eccentric cast of characters who have sought refuge under a bridge to be free from societal pressures, burdens, norms, and expectations. Through oodles of riverside shenanigans, the enigmatic pasts of the colorful residents are slowly uncovered, an unusual romance gradually blossoms, and strange fantasies inexplicably become even stranger realities. The comical episodic stories, which compose the overwhelming majority of the work, rarely miss the mark; however, the overarching story rooted in romance and drama--although vital in providing depth to the series--may ultimately leave readers wanting more, as the series read more
Mar 14, 2011
AngelPandaBomb (All reviews)
Preliminary
[Review written for lazy people like myself who can't be bothered reading long ones]

Arakawa Under The Bridge is possibly the only gag manga I can actually stand. Instead of just seeming stupid and pointless, I actually find it funny and smart.

Each chapter is short and ends quirkly with a joke, so if you only have time for around 5 pages you'll still get enjoyment out of it.

The characters are extremly likeable, each one has a story behind them. If you are a fan of the anime you will really appreciate seeing more of their back stories like I did. Even though this is a read more
Jun 17, 2011
a1oner (All reviews)
Preliminary
What do you get when you put an overly competent individual together with an alien, a kappa, a star (no pun intended), a nun, a critic, a klutz, and all sorts of mental ward escapees (eccentrics) under the bridge?

a.) You get a nonsensical /slash/ somewhat enlightening escapade.
b.) You get a manga abbreviated as AUTB to read later.
c.) You get to profit.
d.) You get nothing whatsoever.

If your answer is A; keep it up, you’re reading from right-to-left just fine.
If your answer is B; OMG! What have you been reading all this time?
If its C; you must be Hikaru Nakamura. Sign (here) please.
If its D; read more
Jan 22, 2017
KaitharVideo (All reviews)
Preliminary
I wanted to like this manga. I really tried to like it, persisting in the hopes it would improve. Maybe you'll have better luck with it but I just couldn't get myself to care about any of the characters. I was promised "charming" and amusing, I personally wasn't getting either.

The issue I have with the story is that it strains believable far beyond anything I can cope with. Not in the sense that it's physically unbelievable, though from a quick skim of the last few chapters it seems it did end up that way, I mean the characters and their behaviour read more

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