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Comedy Manga Arakawa Under the Bridge To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Aug 8, 2009 11:37 PM | 38 Comments
According to Young GanGan Fest. official brochure, Nakamura Hikaru's manga "Arakawa Under the Bridge" was announced to get an anime adaptation.

Arakawa Under the Bridge official website

Staff
Director: Shinbou Akiyuki
Production Studio: SHAFT

Sources:
Scan of the brochure
Natalie

20 of 38 Comments Recent Comments

OMFG WTF WWITH THE CASTS OMG

Srsly. If this is going to become like Bakemonogatari, fuckin unanimated scenes yet amazing voices, I will die with tears and suicide with bomb terroring shinbou without single empathy.

The official site is updated 2 days ago.

Mar 7, 2010 1:59 AM by ringoo4

Man, voice actors cast is kinda dazzling my eyes because of its awsomeness. With this SHAFT won't need to draw anything complex, only their usual text screens is okay :D

Mar 5, 2010 6:03 AM by Rainydahlstrom

I wonder what odds you would get if you bet on the chance of it being delayed at some point in the middle of it's run?

Shinbou is a bit of a hit-or miss director for me, but most of his stuff is at leas half-decent and I enjoy his better works (Bakemonogatari, SZS season 1), so I will be watching it anyway.

Mar 4, 2010 11:09 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

Shitbo again? Fuck, Imma stick to the mange then.....<_<

Mar 3, 2010 11:52 PM by BitchMaster

Shinbo-san is directing Arakawa? well i guess the story will be great and a lot funnier like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. ^^v *can't wait*

Mar 3, 2010 10:15 AM by sasty

I don't think anyone thought he was a random cast. Shinbou obviously likes him, Shaft obviously likes him, and so does everyone who watched Bakemonogatari and Zetsubou Sensei (and that's a lotttttttt of ppl heh).
There isn't anyone better for this despairing, eccentric character.

TL;DR - I'M SO EXCITED AHHH!

Feb 25, 2010 6:38 PM by theindievisual

I just read the first few translated chapters of the manga, and I gotta say, the anime will be fun. And Kamiya isn't just a random cast, I think he will really fit the character, since there's already some 'despairing' going on, haha. He will do some great freak-out scenes, I'm sure.

And, well, since I was bored.. I decided to write the character bio's, hehe.

Feb 25, 2010 3:32 PM by desolato

theindievisual said:
produced by shaft, directed by akiyuki shinbou, main male protagonist voiced by hiroshi kamiya?

excuse me while i go change my pants, because they are filled with tears of happiness.
HGNHHHHHH QUOTED FOR TRUTH I'M SO EXCITED AHLJFLKJD

Feb 20, 2010 12:42 PM by windy

Goo4 said:
Surely, Shinbou and SHAFT likes Kamiya, a lot. :P


Well for good reason. He's kind of got the perfect slightly-cool-yet-super-comical protagonist voice, cool when he wants to be, cracked and awkward when the situation demands.
Best male seiyuu imo for the job.

Feb 19, 2010 12:36 AM by theindievisual

SHAFT? I'm in.

Feb 12, 2010 1:28 PM by Jeeves

theindievisual said:
produced by shaft, directed by akiyuki shinbou, main male protagonist voiced by hiroshi kamiya?


We had three season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
We had Bakemonogatari.
We had Tsukuyomi.
We had Pani Poni Dash. (Although it was not exactly the main protagonist.

Surely, Shinbou and SHAFT likes Kamiya, a lot. :P

Feb 12, 2010 3:06 AM by ringoo4

produced by shaft, directed by akiyuki shinbou, main male protagonist voiced by hiroshi kamiya?

excuse me while i go change my pants, because they are filled with tears of happiness.

Feb 12, 2010 12:05 AM by theindievisual

Can't wait for this shit to come out eeeeee.

Jan 21, 2010 12:30 AM by Voiced

I'm curious and a romantic comedy manage that has good drawing :D is the best!! How bout you guys what do you like?

Jan 5, 2010 2:00 AM by marisalexia

I'm surprised the manga has so few scanlations, even though it's so quirky, funny, and been out since at least 2005. At least hopefully we'll get to know more about it though the anime.

Jan 3, 2010 5:23 PM by 4kicks

Since it's by SHAFT, I'm definitely watching.

Jan 2, 2010 2:01 AM by rlxme

sidekick said:
Is this another mind screw anime like Trapeze?

Nope.

Jan 1, 2010 3:12 AM by seishi-sama

Is this another mind screw anime like Trapeze?

Jan 1, 2010 2:13 AM by sidekick

Wow, this has potential. *added to... semi plan to watch list...

Dec 31, 2009 11:06 PM by ringoo4

Recently just came across the title and seeing as this will be done by Shaft, I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for this.

Dec 29, 2009 4:52 PM by yunadestined

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