Arakawa Under the Bridge (TV)

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[ adapted from Arakawa Under the Bridge (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge (TV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Под мостом над Аракавой (Russian)
荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ (Japanese)
荒川爆笑團 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: comedy, romance
Themes: absurdity, homeless
Plot Summary: Kou Ichinomiya has always lived according to the creed of his wealthy, successful family: never be in debt to anyone. But one day, under the Arakawa Bridge, his life is saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In order to pay her back, Kou promises to be her boyfriend; and thus begins his new life under the bridge.
User Ratings: 993 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 66 votes (sub:59, dub:3, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
)
 Excellent: 203 votes (sub:181, dub:5, raw:2, ?:1, others:14
10 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Very good: 329 votes (sub:304, dub:5, raw:4, ?:2, others:14
8 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Czech subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
)
 Good: 221 votes (sub:194, dub:14, ?:1, others:12
7 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Decent: 82 votes (sub:74, dub:2, raw:1, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
)
 So-so: 52 votes (sub:47, dub:1, others:4
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Weak: 17 votes (sub:16, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2019 users, rank: #509 (of 6016)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.587 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5529, rank: #1062 (of 6009)
Weighted mean: 7.491 (Good+), rank: #1085 (of 6009) (seen all: 7.71 / seen some: 6.41 / won't finish: 4.61)
Bayesian estimate: 7.491 (Good+), rank: #884 (of 4575)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2010-04-04 to 2010-06-27
Opening Theme:
#1: "Venus to Jesus" (ヴィーナスとジーザス) by Etsuko Yakushimaru
#2: "Title Nante Jibun de Kangaenasai na" (タイトルなんて自分で考えなさいな) by Miyuki Sawashiro (ep 5)
Ending Theme:
"Sakasama Bridge" (逆様ブリッジ) by Suneohair
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 4
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Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 1 [Premium Edition] (BD+DVD) 2011-07-05
Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 1 (Sub.Blu-Ray) 2013-01-29 (from $47.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 1 (Sub.DVD) 2013-01-29 (from $39.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Deko Akao
Script: Deko Akao
Storyboard:
Hisatoshi Shimizu (ep 4)
Satoshi Kuwahara (ep 13)
Sayo Yamamoto (OP)
Seiko Sayama (eps 8, 11)
Shinichi Omata (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 11, 13
)

Shinji Satoh (ep 12)
Tomoyuki Itamura (ep 9)
Toshimasa Suzuki (ep 6)
Toshinori Narita (eps 3, 10)
Yoshihiro Mori (eps 4, 7, 11)
Yuusuke Kamada (ep 7)
Episode Director:
Nobukage Kimura (eps 5, 12)
Shinichi Omata (eps 2, 11)
Susumu Endō (eps 4, 10)
Tomoyuki Itamura (ep 9)
Toshinori Narita (eps 3-4)
Yoshihiro Mori (ep 8)
Yoshito Mikan (eps 6, 13)
Yukihiro Miyamoto (ep 1)
Yuusuke Kamada (ep 7)
Unit Director: Naoyuki Tatsuwa (OP)
Original creator: Hikaru Nakamura
Character Design: Nobuhiro Sugiyama
Art Director: Kohji Azuma
Chief Animation Director: Nobuhiro Sugiyama
Animation Director:
Akihisa Takano (eps 9, 12)
Joji Yanagise (ep 5)
Kazuhiko Tamura (ep 5)
Kazuyuki Igai (ep 10)
Kazuyuki Yamayoshi (ep 3)
Kosuke Murayama (ep 12)
Mamoru Yokota (ep 11)
Masaichi Ishikawa (eps 2, 5)
Megumi Noda (eps 7, 10)
Michio Hasegawa (eps 3, 7)
Natsuko Suzuki (ep 3)
Nobuhiro Sugiyama (ep 1)
Satomi Matsuura (ep 10)
Yasutoshi Iwasaki (ep 9)
Yoshino Honda (5 episodes
eps 2, 4, 6, 11, 13
)

Yuka Takemori (eps 3, 7, 10)
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Shouhei Uchimura
Producer: Gou Shukuri

2nd Key Animation:
Asami Nakatani
Aya Miyajima (ep 11)
Chie Tanaka (eps 1, 3, 12)
Hideaki Onishi (ep 12)
Hiroyuki Saita (ep 11)
Hiroyuki Saitou (ep 13)
Kaoru Sekiya (ep 11)
Koji Sasaki (ep 9)
Mami Nakazawa
Masaaki Nibe (ep 13)
Masahiro Hashio (eps 2, 11)
Masahito Okata (eps 9, 12)
Masato Yasuno
Mayuko Matsumoto
Miho Ayabe (ep 12)
Miho Sekimoto (ep 12)
Misako Izumi (eps 9, 12)
Motohiro Taniguchi (ep 3)
Nozomu Fujii (ep 12)
Reina Tsuchiya (eps 9, 12)
Shinji Abe (ep 2)
Taro Aoba (ep 9)
Yosuke Imakubo (eps 2, 11)
Yuko Kimura (ep 3)
Yuta Ito (eps 3, 10)
Animation producer: Mitsutoshi Kubota
Color design:
Izumi Takizawa
Kanako Satō (eps 3, 5, 7)
Color Inspection:
Izumi Takizawa
Kanako Satō (eps 3, 5, 7)
Editing: Rie Matsubara
Editing Assistant: Hiromi Sasaki
Finish Animation:
Mami Hirai (ep 10)
Rieko Ishii (eps 9, 12)
Yasuko Watanabe (ep 10)
Finish Check: Rieko Ishii
In-Between Animation:
Aiko Utsumi (eps 3, 7, 10)
Ayako Kobayashi (eps 7, 10)
Chikako Ueki (eps 8, 11, 13)
Hitomi Yamashita (eps 8, 13)
Keiko Fujii (eps 7, 10)
Maiko Shibata (ep 3)
Masaaki Nibe (eps 8, 11, 13)
Masahiro Hashio (eps 8, 11)
Masaki Furukawa (eps 7, 10)
Minao Otsuki (eps 3, 7, 10)
Mitsuru Chiba (eps 8, 11, 13)
Nao Ōtsuki (eps 3, 7)
Takanori Yonekura (eps 3, 7, 10)
Tamae Iwabe (eps 3, 7, 10)
Yamato Ouchi (eps 3, 7, 10)
Yasue Katori (ep 1)
Yu Kuramoto (eps 7, 10)
Yuichiro Mizutani (eps 8, 11, 13)
Yuki Sawairi (eps 3, 10)
Yusuke Tomita (ep 7)
Yuuta Takahashi (eps 3, 10)
In-Between Check:
Masahiro Hashio (ep 13)
Miyuki Nakajima
Key Animation:
Aki Kumata
Aki Yamauchi
Akihisa Takano (ep 9)
Akihito Kato (ep 6)
Akiko Kumata (ep 11)
Asami Nakatani (eps 11, 13)
Atsuko Yamazaki (ep 12)
Aya Yoshioka (eps 1, 9)
Chie Ōtsuki (eps 1, 5, 9)
Chie Yoshimoto (eps 7, 10)
Dai Kanzaki (ep 6)
Dai Suzuki (eps 3, 10)
Daisuke Kurose (eps 3, 7, 10)
Daisuke Takemoto (ep 2)
Eiji Inoue (ep 12)
Eiji Kaneda (eps 2, 6)
Emi Ueda (ep 13)
Eri Fujii (ep 2)
Erika Arakawa (ep 1)
Etsuko Yokoyama (ep 9)
Fumio Matsumoto (ep 9)
Fuyumi Toriyama (ep 5)
Gen'ichirou Abe (ED; ep 1)
Haruka Satou (ep 9)
Hayaka Ikeda (ep 13)
Hideo Amamiya
Hidetoshi Oomori (eps 8, 12)
Hiroaki Iwata
Hiroko Yamada (ep 8)
Hiroko Yoshida (eps 3, 7, 10)
Hiromi Ishigami (ep 1)
Hiromi Sakamoto (ep 5)
Hironori Sawada (ep 3)
Hiroyuki Sekigawa (eps 6, 11, 13)
Hitoshi Kagiyama (ep 9)
Joji Yanagise (ep 5)
Kaoru Maehara (eps 3, 7, 10)
Kaoru Sekiya (ep 13)
Kaoru Tabe (ep 6)
Katsuyuki Yamazaki (ep 5)
Kazuhiko Tamura (ep 5)
Kazuko Tsujimura (eps 8, 12)
Kazuyuki Fujita (ep 6)
Keiichi Sugiura
Keiji Shigesawa (ep 6)
Ken Takahashi (ep 10)
Kenji Fukazawa (eps 3, 10)
Kiyoshi Matsushita (ep 5)
Kosuke Murayama (OP)
Kouhei Yamazaki (ep 10)
Kumiko Kitano
Kyohei Kogura (ep 9)
Mai Otsuka (ep 2)
Majiro (OP; ep 10)
Maki Fujita (ep 12)
Makiko Uemura (ep 11)
Marina Sato (eps 6, 13)
Masaaki Yamamoto (ep 2)
Masahiro Ando (ep 9)
Masaiku Tayori (ep 12)
Masao Kane (ep 5)
Masayuki Hiraoka (ED; ep 9)
Mayuko Matsumoto (eps 8, 11, 13)
Megumi Imai (ep 9)
Mihoko Hosoi (ED)
Misako Izumi (eps 1, 13)
Miyuki Honda
Miyuki Nakamura
Moeka Hosoda (ep 8)
Motohiro Taniguchi (eps 7, 10)
Motoki Matsumoto (ED; ep 1)
Naomi Ide (4 episodes
eps 2, 6, 11, 13
)

Naomi Nakazawa (ep 11)
Naoto Takemoto (ep 1)
Natsue Chibayama
Nobuhiko Kawagami (ep 13)
Nobuhiro Sugiyama (ep 1)
Reiko Nozaki (ep 1)
Reina Tsuchiya (eps 1, 13)
Rie Kaneko (ep 12)
Rika Kanno (eps 3, 10)
Ryo Imamura (ep 1)
Ryohei Aoyanagi (eps 8, 12)
Sachiyo Komito (eps 1, 9)
Saori Sakiguchi (ep 12)
Satomi Kurita (eps 1, 9)
Satomi Matsuura (eps 7, 10)
Sawa Fukami
Seiko Sakai (eps 3, 7, 10)
Shigeki Sato (ep 3)
Shigeki Sunada (ED; ep 1)
Shigenori Taniguchi (eps 5, 7, 10)
Shigeyuki Suga (ep 9)
Shinji Abe (ep 6)
Shinsuke Kasahara (ep 5)
Shintaro Tsubota (eps 3, 7, 10)
Shinya Sasaki (ep 7)
Shoko Nakao (ep 1)
Shōta Iwasaki (ep 1)
Sōya Hara (4 episodes
eps 2, 8, 11, 13
)

Takafumi Hino (ep 8)
Takahiro Yoshimatsu (OP)
Takahito Fukuyama (ep 5)
Takanori Suzuki (5 episodes
eps 3, 6-7, 11, 13
)

Takeo Yoshioka (ep 12)
Takeshi Morita (ep 3)
Takeshi Okada (eps 6, 8)
Takuya Yamamoto (ep 6)
Taro Aoba (eps 10, 12)
Tatsuyuki Maeda (eps 6, 8, 12)
Tetsuo Morita (OP)
Tetsurou Yamada (ep 9)
Tomokazu Sugimura (ep 11)
Tomoko Hamanaka (ep 12)
Tomomi Kumata (eps 3, 10)
Tomoyo Sawada (ep 12)
Tomoyuki Arai (ep 3)
Tsukasa Sakurai (ep 2)
Tsuyoshi Sasaki (ep 12)
Yasuko Chiba (eps 3, 10)
Yasutoshi Iwasaki (ep 9)
Yasuyuki Kai (ep 9)
Yayoi Kamigaki (ep 6)
Yōko Asanuma (ep 8)
Yoshihiro Matsumoto (eps 3, 10)
Yoshihito Narimatsu (ep 12)
Yoshikatsu Inoue (ep 3)
Yoshiki Mizuno (eps 7, 10)
Yoshiyuki Funatsu (eps 8, 12)
Yosuke Imakubo (eps 6, 13)
Yūichi Dan
Yūichi Hisagi (OP)
Yuichiro Yamada (eps 6, 8, 12)
Yuji Shibata (ep 12)
Yuka Kudo (ED)
Yuka Takemori (eps 3, 10)
Yuki Kawamura (eps 4, 13)
Yuki Koike (ep 1)
Yuki Morikawa (ep 3)
Yukinori Kawamura (ep 13)
Yuko Kimura (eps 7, 10)
Yurie Amano
Yuta Shiraishi (eps 3, 10)
Yuuka Tanaka (ep 3)
Yuya Kumatani (eps 7, 10)
Recording: Yasunori Ebina
Recording Assistant: Mai Sunaba
Sound Effects: Hiroki Nozaki
Sound Production Manager: Yoshimi Sugiyama
Special Effects: Kensuke Katsu
Theme Song Arrangement:
Kenji Kondo (OP)
SuneoHair (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Kenji Watanabe (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Kenji Watanabe (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Etsuko Yakushimaru (OP)
Miyuki Sawashiro (OP ep 5)
SuneoHair (ED)
Hiroshi Kamiya as Kou "Riku" Ichinomiya
Maaya Sakamoto as Nino

Chiaki Omigawa as P-ko
Chiwa Saito as
Kou "Riku" Ichinomiya(young)
Stella
Cho as Terumasa Takai
Fumihiko Tachiki as Billy
Houchu Ohtsuka as Toru "Shiro" Shirai
Keiji Fujiwara as Village Chief
Miyuki Sawashiro as Maria
Rie Tanaka as Shimazaki
Rikiya Koyama as Seki Ichinomiya
Ryoko Shintani as Tetsuro
Takehito Koyasu as Sister
Tomokazu Sugita as Hoshi
Yūichi Nakamura as Last Samurai
Yuko Goto as Jacqueline
Yuko Sanpei as Tetsuo

Fumihiko Tachiki as Narrator
Tomokazu Sugita as Shimamoto
Yu Kobayashi as Amazoness(ep 13)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: SHAFT
Background Art: Studio Tulip
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2010-04-10)
TV Aichi (2010-04-07)
TV Hokkaido (2010-04-09)
TV Osaka (2010-04-06)
TV Setouchi (2010-04-08)
TV Tokyo (2010-04-04)
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (2010-04-05)
Music Production: Starchild Records
Recording Studio: Studio 2010
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
special effects: Digital Shaft
English staff
English companies
(none)
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Licensed by:
Hanabee Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
NIS America
English cast
(none)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(none)
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: Hero
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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