Arakawa Under the Bridge, 1

Arakawa Under the Bridge, 1

Ichinomiya Kou has always lived according to the creed of his wealthy, successful family: never be in debt to anyone. But one day, after having his pants stolen and hung on the trusses of the Arakawa Bridge by a pack of rogue kids, his life is saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In In order to pay her back, Kou promises to be her boyfriend; and thus begins his new life under the bridge.

Arakawa Under the Bridge, 4

Arakawa Under the Bridge, 4

Part 3 contains volumes 5 and 6 of the Japanese edition. Ichinomiya Kou has always lived according to the creed of his wealthy, successful family- never be in debt to anyone. But one day, after having his pants stolen and hung on the trusses of the Arakawa Bridge by a pack of rogue kids, his life is saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In In order to pay her back, Kou promises to be her boyfriend; and thus begins his new life under the bridge.

Arakawa Under the Bridge, 8

Arakawa Under the Bridge, 8

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Arakawa Under the Bridge, 5

Arakawa Under the Bridge, 5

Best-selling mangaka Hikaru Nakamura (Saint Young Men) makes her English language debut with this surreal comedy starring a 620-year-old water sprite, a man with a star for a head, a nun, and a samurai who runs a barber shop under Tokyo's Arakawa Bridge. Part 5 contains volumes 9 and 10 of the Japanese edition. Ichinomiya Kou has always lived according to the creed of his wealthy, successful family: never be in debt to anyone. But one day, after having his pants stolen and hung on the trusses of the Arakawa Bridge by a pack of rogue kids, his life is saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In In order to pay her back, Kou promises to be her boyfriend; and thus begins his new life under the bridge.

Arakawa Under the Bridge, 2

Arakawa Under the Bridge, 2

Best-selling mangaka Hikaru Nakamura (Saint Young Men) makes her English language debut with this surreal comedy starring a 620-year-old water sprite, a man with a star for a head, a nun, and a samurai who runs a barber shop under Tokyo's Arakawa Bridge. Part 2 contains volumes 3 and 4 of the Japanese edition. Rec, insulted by the insinuation that he has nothing to contribute to the community under the bridge, decides to start a school. Rec's secretaries from his company in the outside world investigate his current situation, reports of which are sent back to his father, who then targets the river bank for redevelopment, threatening the idyllic lifestyle of the river bank denizens...

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