Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge

By Hikaru Nakamura

Graphic Novel/Manga
Paperback, approx. 360-400 pages, 5.5 x 7.5 inches

Vol. 1: 978-1-945054-41-9 Buy.
Vol. 2: 978-1-945054-42-6 Buy.
Vol. 3: 978-1-945054-43-3 Buy.
Vol. 4: 978-1-947194-13-7 Buy.
Vol. 5: 978-1-947194-24-3 Buy.
Vol. 6: 978-1-947194-45-8 Buy.

U.S.$17.95 / CAN$18.95

“Could you help me fall in love?”

Kou Ichinomiya, a young man born with a silver spoon in his mouth and raised with the mantra “never owe anyone” suddenly finds himself deeply indebted to a young homeless woman, Nino, who lives on the Arakawa river bank and claims to originally be from the planet Venus. When Nino rejects all of Kou’s mundane offers of money or housing, Kou is at a loss for how to repay his debt, until Nino suddenly asks him to teach her about love. A daunting task, but the over-achieving Kou is determined to return Nino’s favor. And so begins Kou’s life under the bridge, along with a band of eccentric characters who have formed their own little community outside the boundaries of typical Tokyoite life…

"Arakawa Under the Bridge is a manga with a well-honed funny bone and a lot of heart [...] Underneath all its absurdity and gags is a story about family, acceptance, and choosing self over the pressures of a materialistic society.”
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