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Old 2009-08-09, 07:26   Link #1
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Arakawa Under the Bridge

The seinen manga Arakawa Under the Bridge by Nakamura Hikaru will be getting an anime adaptation.

荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ
Arakawa Under the Bridge

The manga is serialized in the seinen manga magazine Young GanGan, and volume 9 will be released on September 25th, 2009.
Currently there are 8 volumes released of the manga.

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From MangaUpdates:

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Gag manga about a young "elite" man who has a policy of not being in debt to anyone. But he ends up owing his life to a strange girl who saves his life. Rino, the girl, believes she's a martian & lives under the bridge by the Arakawa river. So the young man ends up living there too.
Young GanGan's page for the manga:
http://www.square-enix.co.jp/magazin...ction/arakawa/

Mangaka: Nakamura Hikaru

Genre: Seinen, Comedy, Romance
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Old 2009-08-09, 07:37   Link #2
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Nakamura Hikaru draw an endcard for episode 8 for Natsu no Arashi, the chance of this being another Shaft show is pretty high. Recent Shaft's endcard cases:
  • Endō Minari - Hidamari Sketch x365 #10 → Maria Holic
  • Kobayashi Jin - Hidamari Sketch x365 #11 → Natsu no Arashi!
  • Tamaki Nozomu - Maria Holic #11 → Dance in the Vampire Bund
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Old 2009-08-09, 07:43   Link #3
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Moonphase seems to confirm it's a Shinbo show from Shaft. Lol.
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Old 2009-08-09, 07:59   Link #4
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I knew it! SHAFT is really picking up all the strange stuff to animate.

But this series seems pretty meh, this is going to require a lot of work to pique people's interest.

edit: this one's not just strange, it's bizarre.

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Old 2009-08-09, 11:05   Link #5
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The strange and the quirky is right up Shaft's alley, and also up mine. It's like an alley situated between one of those neon-lit novelty stores and a bookstore. What was I talking about again?

Oh, right. I will definitely watch this because I've never met a Shaft show I haven't liked.
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Old 2009-09-04, 11:45   Link #6
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It's a Shinbo/Shaft show after all, as the blog of the mangaka confirmed:
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荒川アンダーザブリッジが、アニメになります!!
制作はシャフト、監督は新房昭之監督です!!!!!マジで?!マジで!!!
http://cappadocia.jugem.jp/?day=20090904
See also http://journal.mycom.co.jp/news/2009...074/index.html.
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Old 2009-09-18, 14:19   Link #7
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The covers are really weird at least some of them were. So the element of comedy seems strong in this one . Also the art is pretty nice and concept seems interesting . I follow all almost all gag anime so sure wont miss this one .

Also kinda getting NieA under 7 vibes on this one , so really looking forward to this anime : O
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Old 2009-09-19, 15:53   Link #8
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Zetsubo Sensei's weirdness is wearing off, it's time for Shaft to find something weird. I'll check this out for the weirdness...?

The mangaka seems to be in disbelief that a famous Director is picking this up?
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Old 2009-12-04, 11:03   Link #9
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The anime character design looks very close to the manga, imo.

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Director: Shinbo Akiyuki
Series Director: Miyamoto Yukihiro (Maria Holic)
Series Composition: Akao Deko (Asura Cryin, Natsu no Arashi)
Character Design: Sugiyama Nobuhiko (ef)
Art Director: Azuma Kouji (ef)
Sound Director: Tsuruoka Youta (Bakemonogatari)
Production: SHAFT
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Old 2009-12-04, 13:38   Link #10
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The anime character design looks very close to the manga, imo.

Staffs

Director: Shinbo Akiyuki
Series Director: Miyamoto Yukihiro (Maria Holic)
Series Composition: Akao Deko (Asura Cryin, Natsu no Arashi)
Character Design: Sugiyama Nobuhiko (ef)
Art Director: Azuma Kouji (ef)
Sound Director: Tsuruoka Youta (Bakemonogatari)
Production: SHAFT
Oooh spring lineup, I actually didn't know this is getting animated. The manga was absolutely hilarious and wonderful, especially that "Priest".
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Old 2009-12-04, 22:15   Link #11
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Those manga covers are... Can't think of a proper word to describe them, but I really like them.

It looks like this series could be good for a lot of laughs. So, I'll look out for this.
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Old 2009-12-04, 22:17   Link #12
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The last time a series had covers that asynchronously bizarre was Sunred. Which is now one of my favorite series. (And also from Gangan, come to think of it.) So I place my faith in the weirdness.
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Old 2009-12-05, 20:01   Link #13
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Pay close attention to this website link.

http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/arakawa_ub/

There's nothing there yet, but it was listed on the flyer above, so it should have something soon. Which means Arakawa will be another collaboration of the Triple-S. Shaft, Shinbo and Starchild.
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Old 2009-12-07, 02:10   Link #14
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Read the first chapter, all it did was set up the premise so can't really say much, will check out an episode or two when this airs eventually.
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Old 2009-12-09, 10:26   Link #15
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Official site launched with ughh… announcement PV?
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Old 2009-12-09, 10:38   Link #16
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A live action announcement PV with a man in a kappa suit. Now that's the Shaft I know.
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Old 2009-12-09, 11:14   Link #17
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SHAFT never fails to amuse me with their creativity creating something different from usual....that was brilliant
Any news of the seiyuu cast yet?
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Old 2010-01-31, 16:34   Link #18
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SHAFT never fails to amuse me with their creativity creating something different from usual....that was brilliant
Any news of the seiyuu cast yet?
Still no news.

After watching a couple of shaftbund, I'm wondering how much more quirky can they make this (the original material is already pretty beyond common sense).
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Old 2010-02-04, 12:45   Link #19
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Casts

Ichinomiya Kou (Riku): Kamiya Hiroshi
Nino: Sakamoto Maaya
Hoshi: Sugita Tomokazu
Sonchou (Kappa): Fujiwara Keiji
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Old 2010-02-04, 12:47   Link #20
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That makes three Shaft leads voiced by Kamiya. Impressive.
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