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Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge

TV Tokyo 2010

Kou Ichinomiya is the son of a wealthy businessman who holds firm belief in his elite status. As such, he is determined to avoid becoming indebted to anyone; but one day, after a run-in with some mischievous kids on Arakawa Bridge, he ends up falling into the river running underneath. Luckily for him, a passerby is there to save him—but now, he owes his life to this stranger!Angered by this, Kou insists on paying her back, but this may just be the worst deal the arrogant businessman has ever made. The stranger—a stoic, tracksuit-wearing homeless girl known only as Nino—lives in a cardboard box under the bridge and wants only one thing: to fall in love. Asking Kou to be her boyfriend, he has no choice but to accept, forcing him to move out of his comfortable home and start a new life under the bridge!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E8

#1 - 8 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Ric is visited by his secretary from his outside job. Thinking quickly he comes up with an elaborate lie about why he is under the bridge only to have it fall apart within minutes. Later he shares his first kiss with Nino. Unbeknownst to Ric his father is aware that he is living under the bridge and sees his actions as a affront to the family name.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 16 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E5

#2 - 5 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 5)

After discovering Sisters one fatal weakness Riku meets P-Ko the resident vegetable farmer and local clutz. Afterwards the bridge holds a welcoming party for Stella and Riku tries to convince the mayor to give Stella a new name in a bid to reveal her true nature.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 16 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E1

#3 - Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Falling off a bridge while trying to get his pants back Ichinomiya Kou is saved by a woman named Nino. Desperate to live up to his family motto of never being indebted to anyone he tries to pay Nino off only to find that she is completely uninterested in his riches and prefers living under the bridge. Desperate to the point of panic to be rid of his debt to her he asks if there is anything she wants. "Could you fall in love with me," she responds and so Kou ends up living under the bridge as well doing his best to fall in love with her.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 26 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E7

#4 - 7 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Ric starts his first day as a teacher. Nino and the helmet brothers show up for class, but everyone else thinks up a way to get away from Ric's "helpful" instruction. Stella tries to muscle Ric out of her territory as the day progresses.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 15 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E3

#5 - 3 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Rec is interrogated by Sister and Hoshi about how far he has actually gone with Nino. To their frustration he admits that absolutely nothing has happened. Realizing that to pay off his debt to Nino he has to do more to act as here lover he decides to take her out on a date, using all of his rich guy power to impress her.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 19 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E2

#6 - 2 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Recruit is introduced to the other people living under the bridge. He finds out from Sister that the rest of the inhabitants want to kick his ass for being Nino's lover.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 17 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E4

#7 - 4 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Riku and Nino go on their first date. Later Stella the little orphan girl arrives and challenges Riku to a game of play fighting. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Stella Riku and Sister go to see Maria the riverside farmer.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 16 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E6

#8 - 6 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Ric discovers that he is actually quite good at teaching, at least in comparison to Nino's "advanced" swim lesson. He decides to make his official job teaching so that he can "correct" the inhabitants under the bridge and escape back to the sane world.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 17 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E9

#9 - 9 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Riku learns more about the past life of Star. Stella discovers that Sister is in love with Maria and a battle of epic proportions ensues.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 13 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E10

#10 - 10 Bridge (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Sisters holds a fire drill involving a real fire. Riku's father beings his plan to correct his fallen son by evicting the residents under the bridge and to renovate the riverside.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 12 votes.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E13
#11 - 13 Bridge
Season 1 - Episode 13

Ric plans on building an amusement park for Stella and the metal brothers to go to and nearly kills himself coming up with a plan. In the mean time the residents build one themselves with "realistic" life threaten situations included. Ric and Nino continue to work on the puzzle of "you and me".

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E12
#12 - 12 Bridge
Season 1 - Episode 12

Ric and Star become shooting stars and Nino makes a wish upon them. A mysterious man appears and derails Ric's father, Seki, plan to redevelop the riverside. Thinking that Ric was behind his failure he comes to the river to confront Ric. He succumbs to the same fate as Ric and encounters Nino, though he remains true to the family motto and refuses her help. Ric finally works up the courage to call his father and tells him even if wins he will still love Nino, Nino learns how to answer a phone.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
Arakawa Under the Bridge - S1E11
#13 - 11 Bridge
Season 1 - Episode 11

Sure now that his father is behind the plan to evict the residents under the bridge, Ric decides to launch his own counter proposal and turn the area into a park so the resident can stay. However his fathers reputation and the "help" the residents scare away Ric's contractor. At the same time the "horrifying" weakness of his father is revealed, will Ric discover it in time?

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



Muito engraçado esse anime kkkkk, pena que não adaptaram todos os 410 capítulos do mangá.


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