Arakawa Under the Bridge Manga Gets 3 New Chapters
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 21st issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine is announcing on Friday that Hikaru Nakamura will publish three new chapters of his Arakawa Under the Bridge manga. The magazine will publish one of the new chapters in the 21st issue on Friday, while the remaining two will appear in the 22nd and 23rd issues on November 6 and November 20, respectively. In addition, the magazine is revealing that the Arakawa Under the Bridge 15+α fan book will release alongside the manga's 15th and final compiled book volume on November 20.
The manga's story centers around an upper-class young man named Ko "Riku" Ichinomiya. He meets a beautiful homeless girl named Nino from the banks of Arakawa River, where many of Tokyo's most unusual residents live.
Nakamura (Saint Young Men) launched Arakawa Under the Bridge in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in 2004, and ended it in July. Crunchyroll announced at its New York Comic Con panel last Thursday that it had licensed the manga.
The manga was adapted into a 13-episode TV anime series in April 2010, with a second 13-episode season airing in October of the same year titled Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge. NIS America acquired the first and second seasons of the anime and released both on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011 and in 2012, respectively. The manga was also adapted into a live-action television drama in 2011, and a live-action film in 2012.