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Arakawa Under the Bridge – 13 (END)

「13 BRIDGE」

With the announcement of a second season following the airing of this finale, SHAFT’s taken the opportunity to introduce some of the other characters they opted not to earlier on.

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June 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm Comments (23)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 12

「12 BRIDGE」

The metaphoric-like scenes shown prior to the opening sequence tend to depict this series in a more serious and almost surreal light, but this showdown between Kou and his father turned out to be just as good when the latter experiences a repeat of what started Kou’s life under the bridge.

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June 21, 2010 at 2:31 am Comments (28)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 11

「11 BRIDGE」

What better way to hide an illegal alien in the country than stuffing him in a big bear suit with a big jar of honey that doubles as a gun in disguise!

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June 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm Comments (24)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 10

「10 BRIDGE」

If a company’s ever wanted to really test how quickly their employees can get down ten plus flights of stairs during a fire drill, it only needs to take a page out of Sister’s book — start a real fire.

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June 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm Comments (17)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 09

「9 BRIDGE」

There’s ridiculous and then there’s Luna’s Papa from Seto no Hanayome ridiculous, which Stella takes a page right out of by buffing up on-the-fly after learning that Sister’s in love with Maria.

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May 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm Comments (30)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 08

「8 BRIDGE」

Tanaka Rie makes her entrance to the series as Kou’s secretarial assistant Shimazaki alongside his actual secretary Takai Terumasa (Cho), forcing the Ichinomiya heir to go along with the pretense that he’s running a nuclear power business under the bridge. His biggest mistake: Asking Maria for help.

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May 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm Comments (22)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 07

「7 BRIDGE」

You don’t have to be a psychic to figure that educating people living under a bridge with common sense wouldn’t go well. Surprisingly though, it wasn’t that bad until Stella showed up and demanded 100 trillion yen for running a school on her turf.

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May 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm Comments (30)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 06

「6 BRIDGE 」

With the way the musical showdown to win Nino’s heart concluded, Riku may have won the battle but definitely lost the war with the birth of the loser’s war cry song, better known as the “Himo Song”.

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May 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm Comments (20)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 05

「5 BRIDGE」

I wasn’t expecting any addition opening sequences in this series, but I’m not complaining or anything when it’s Sawashiro Miyuki performing the theme. It’s just too bad we’re not getting really catchy songs like in Bakemonogatari.

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May 3, 2010 at 4:23 am Comments (29)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 04

「4 BRIDGE」

Kamiya Hiroshi is reunited with Saitou Chiwa in another SHAFT production since Bakemonogatari, but he’s not getting any loving this time as the little orphan girl from Great Britain absolutely destroys Riku in a one-on-one “play fight” and makes him her new underling.

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April 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm Comments (28)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 03

「3 BRIDGE」

Comedic gold. Gag comedy is freaken awesome when you have Sugita Tomokazu as Hoshi going insane in a confession room while drilling Riku for the low-down on him and Nino. “I saw Nino leaving your place in the morning two days ago! Have you guys… gone on a date?”

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April 19, 2010 at 12:13 am Comments (33)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 02

「2 BRIDGE」

Bring on the messed up homeless people living by the riverside! If you thought the Village Chief was bad, wait till you see the rest of the gang that Riku (formerly known as Ichinomiya Kou) gets introduced to this time around.

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April 12, 2010 at 1:16 am Comments (32)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 01

「1 BRIDGE」

The one series I was worried about due to SHAFT studio and director Shinbou Akiyuki‘s involvement turned out much better than I expected in its premiere episode.

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April 5, 2010 at 1:22 am Comments (59)