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Arakawa Under the Bridge  
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Description
Gag manga about Kou, 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 him. Nino, the girl who claims she's from Venus and lives under the bridge by the Arakawa river, demands that Kou become her lover. So the young man ends up living there too.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
荒川アンダーザブリッジ
荒川爆笑团
荒川Under The Bridge
아라카와 언더더 브리지

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Latest Release(s)
c.302-399 by Crunchyroll (539d ago)
c.281-301.5 by Crunchyroll (560d ago)
c.280 by Crunchyroll (598d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 110 (Season 1); Vol 8, Chap 267 (Season 2)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (301 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.04 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 7th 2017, 11:02pm PST


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Year
2004

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (November 2017)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #780 increased(+103)
Monthly Pos #1236 increased(+296)
3 Month Pos #1806 decreased(-81)
6 Month Pos #1830 decreased(-39)

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On 1387 reading lists
On 890 wish lists
On 123 completed lists
On 99 unfinished lists
On 321 custom lists

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is this on hiatus? 950 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes ago
Arakawa Under the Bridge to Resume in April 2008 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes ago
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Women are from Venus   
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by Amuris
April 23rd, 2010, 2:44am
Though I haven't read to far in yet, only as far as the scanlations go, the idea is pretty clear. The male lead represents the attributes of men and male society while the female represents the feminine mystique. A story about a man whole stood above others suddenly lost in a womans world were he is taught what is really important by the clearly insane people living there. This is pretty much "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus" turned gag manga.
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Some good gag humor   
Rating: 6.2 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
June 12th, 2009, 6:01am
Alright, first off, let me admit I'm biased. I go running along the Arakawa every night, so there's a little bit of personal attachment involved here. Nonetheless, it's a quality gag series. Complete absurdity and randomness abound, despite it maintaining some semblance of a realistic background. Fun for those who like the absurd, but it might be a little too out there for most comical tastes.
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I like the cover art, but...   
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by Rin_Uzuki
August 7th, 2008, 6:28pm
I really like the cover art for Arakawa Under the Bridge and the story sounded intruiging enough, so I bought the first volume. Unfortunately, the main character seems like he'd be really annoying and uselses. Everyone else looks interesting enough (t-the male nun?! Not to mention that Buddha and Jesus apparently make appearances and be the best of pals), but the main character's really ruined it for me.

Perhaps the other volumes will improve or kill off the main character, but I won't be buying them. However, I would read further if it were licensed or scanslated. So. This series may have hope, but I was a little dissapointed.
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