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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: 7.921 (scored by 2156 users)
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Ranked: #11112
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Popularity: #835
Members: 7,048
Favorites: 139
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Volumes: /15
Chapters: /410

Synopsis

Gag manga about a young "elite" man who has a policy of not being in debt to anyone. But he ends up owing his life to a strange girl who saves his life. Nino, the girl, believes she's a martian & lives under the bridge by the Arakawa river. So the young man ends up living there too.

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Background

Arakawa Under the Bridge was published digitally in English by Crunchyroll.

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


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AngelPandaBomb
Mar 14, 2011
[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
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a1oner
Jun 17, 2011
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
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goodbyegalaxy
Feb 27, 2016
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
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