Arakawa Under the Bridge

TV (13 eps)
3.834 out of 5 from 9,400 votes
Rank #1,136

Holding strictly to his family's creed, Kou Ichinomiya has never once, in his life of privilege, owed anything to anyone – that is, until a self-proclaimed Venusian named Nino saves him from drowning in the wake of a dire accident involving Kou's pants. Eternally indebted to the supposed extraterrestrial, Kou moves into her little community under the bridge along the Arakawa river. Ripped from his life of luxury and success, the young Tokyo U graduate now must adjust to his well-appointed hovel, strange new neighbors, and peculiar lover, Nino.

my anime:

Watch online now

If you like Arakawa Under the Bridge, you might like...

Arakawa Under the Bridge has no manga recommendations yet. Be the first and add some today!


See all reviews
babyeinstein12's avatar by babyeinstein12 on Dec 10, 2010
Score: 8/10

Arakawa under the Bridge may look like an anime for potheads (what with the kappa costume, star mask, and nun with a gun, among other things), but truthfully it’s just a thirteen-episode-long plate of sashimi: it takes a little getting used to, but ends up being absolutely delicious. Especially for me, having just watched the sour Serial Experiments Lain, this land of perpetual... read more

seefoo13's avatar by seefoo13 on May 8, 2011
Score: 9.5/10

Beautiful anime with deep lessons within most episodes. Some are mostly for comedic value however still very entertaining. If you like gintama and random humor you will like this. mostly a dialogue driven anime. I found the animation to be absolutely beautiful. The colors were out of this world and refreshing. To be honest it has been hard to watch other anime's after watching this one. The instant happy mood... read more

Related anime

Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge TV 2010 Sequel

Related manga

Arakawa Under the Bridge 2005 Original Manga



Love it? Hate it?

Discuss in the forums

Custom lists

View all
*Romance Approved* by TamunoAkasi May 25, 2015
Romance Kit by Metric May 11, 2015
Seinen I need to watch by YuukiAsuna Apr 28, 2015