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Arakawa Under the Bridge Manga Gets Anime Green-Lit (Update 2)

posted on 2009-08-09 02:57 EDT
Quirky romantic gag comedy from creator of Saint Young Men

The official pamphlet of Tokyo's Young Gangan Fes. Anime no Okage Summer 2009 event has revealed on Sunday that an anime adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura's Arakawa under the bridge romantic denpa-kei gag comedy manga has been green-lit. An upper-class young man named Kō "Riku" Ichinomiya meets a beautiful homeless girl named Nino from the banks of Arakawa River, where many of Tokyo's most unusual residents live. The denpa-kei sub-genre of stories revolves around quirky people's lives; the sub-genre is named after the premise that bizarre behaviors are caused by electromagnetic waves (denpa).

The manga has been running in Young Gangan since 2004, and eight compiled book volumes have been published. The first manga chapter is available online.

In addition to Arakawa under the bridge, Nakamura is also currently serializing her Saint Young Men comedy manga. The same Young Gangan Fes. event's pamphlet revealed that Karino Takatsu's Working!! manga is also being animated.

Source: 2channel

Update: More background information and image added. Personal pronoun fixed. Thanks, spcobb.

Update 2: Comic Natalie reports that Akiyuki Shinbo (Bakemonogatari, Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei) will direct the project at the SHAFT anime studio.


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