History Manga / ArakawaUnderTheBridge

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Hoshi over Nino. She [[TheStoic barely]] [[ObliviousToLove even notices]].



%%* TheStoic: Sister.
%%** NotSoStoic: Which results in HighPressureBlood spraying from the scar on his cheek.
%%** Nino is also one. Rec has a tough time reading her emotions, since her face never changes.



* WellDoneSonGuy: This is how Rec sees his relationship with his father. Rec's motivation for keep doing as he tells him, is because he wants him to recognize his own merits, which he often doesn't. (That much that Takai sees himself as his dad's replacement... even to creepy degrees).
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Sister with his nun's habit (though his military suit is below it), but especially so with a schoolgirl outfit in Episode 4 of Season 2. Complete with [[HairDecorations barrette]].



* {{Yandere}}: Stella is this towards Sister. Doubles as WifeHusbandry pursued by the younger side.
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Billy is considered one of the ''manliest'' man in the series, especially by the riverbank's villagers. He is already taken by his "queen bee", Jaqueline, though. [[spoiler: And it goes further than that, because she fell in love of him when he was a yakuza member, while she was also in the mob]]. Not even [[EvenTheGuysWantHim men can resist his manliness]].
* ArtEvolution: The manga experiences a whole art lift in the eleven years it was published (from 2004 to 2015), it also helps that Hikaru Nakamura was working with ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' simultaneously in the in-between. You can even trace it back even in the first chapters, with how Rec looked like with his latter appeareances.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Billy is considered one of the ''manliest'' man in the series, especially by the riverbank's villagers. He riverbank’s village, though he is already taken by his "queen bee", Jaqueline, though. Jacqueline. They both were in the yakuza, and [[spoiler: And it goes further than that, because she fell in love of him when he Jacqueline was a yakuza member, while she was also in actually the mob]]. Not even wife of Billy’s mob boss]]. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Even men can cannot resist his manliness]].
Billy's manliness]] (including ''birds'').
* ArtEvolution: The manga experiences a whole art lift in the eleven years it was published (from 2004 to 2015), it also helps that Hikaru Nakamura was working with ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' simultaneously in the in-between. You can even trace it back even in the first chapters, with how Rec looked like with his latter appeareances.



** The fifth episode's opening. Even without the apparent rotoscoping, the art has a rather different look.

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** The fifth episode's opening. Even without the apparent rotoscoping, the art has a rather different look.look than the usual.



* ArtificialRiverbank: The series takes place in a village that is built around the Arakawa's riverbank.

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* ArtificialRiverbank: The series riverbank's village takes place in a village that the aforementioned (artificial) Arakawa riverbank. However, the place is built around divided in two territories –- in one side, there's the main village, while Amazoness and the Tengu Brothers live more in the south. [[spoiler: Below the Arakawa's riverbank. riverbank, there's a refuge shelter that is also a space shuttle to Venus]].



* BeeAfraid: In episode 5 of season 2 Jacqueline accidentally hits a beehive while trying to grab a bird.

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* BeeAfraid: In episode 5 of season 2 Jacqueline accidentally hits a beehive while trying she was waiting for Billy, for their anniversary's date. Hoshi and Rec go to grab save her, but Nino remarks to them that "bees cannot attack a bird.bee queen".



** Every single time that Sister's tongue slips into remembering his times as a militar (more specifically when he remembers his affair with certain female former spy...) he gets attacked by a pair of ''scissors'' that comes across the riverbank.

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** Every single time that Sister's tongue slips into when he is remembering his times as a militar in the military (more specifically when he remembers his affair with certain female former spy...) he gets attacked by a pair of ''scissors'' that comes across the riverbank.



--> '''Rec''': [[WhatAnIdiot "I'll believe her one more time.'']] [[invoked]]



** Rec, as the outsider of the riverbank's village and OnlySaneMan, gets the prize. e is always the center of all jokes, because he is too ComicallySerious for them.

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** Rec, as the outsider of the riverbank's village and OnlySaneMan, gets the prize. e He is always the center of all jokes, because he is too ComicallySerious for them.



* CastOfSnowflakes: Every single member of the cast has their own quirks, even if some of them are supposed to be "normal".

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* CastOfSnowflakes: Every single member of the cast has Perhaps to distinguish their own quirks, even if some "quirks" and characteristics from each other, each one of them are supposed the characters has a significative different design. From the guy who uses a star mask to hide his "famous former self", to the ex-military soldier who is crossdressing as a nun, to TheStoic woman who could be "normal". a HumanAlien, or a former yakuza mob's woman as a cute "bee queen".



** Nino's hair sometimes has a life of its own.

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** Nino's hair sometimes has a life of its own.



* ExpressiveMask: The Iron Brothers' and Hoshi's masks.

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* ExpressiveMask: The Iron Brothers' Brothers', the Mayor's and Hoshi's masks.masks. Incidentally, Rec later wonders how facial expressions work in Hoshi's mask.



* ForceFeeding: Nino's idea of hospitality is stuffing them a whole big fish on their mouth. [[spoiler:It's a Venusian trait.]]
* FunTShirt: Hoshi wears these... something very obvious as "ORE NO T-SHIRT" (I am a T-Shirt).
* GiverOfLameNames: It's one of the Mayor's traits, that way, he will make you live in the riverbank's village.

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* ForceFeeding: Nino's idea of hospitality between her friends and boyfriend is stuffing them a whole big fish on their mouth. [[spoiler:It's a Venusian trait.]]
* FunTShirt: Hoshi wears these... something very is his own T-shirt's designer, and some of them can be as obvious as "ORE NO T-SHIRT" "Ore no T-Shirt" (I am a T-Shirt).
* GiverOfLameNames: It's one of The Mayor has the Mayor's traits, power to "baptize" a new villager with whatever nickname or name he comes up with. It can be something as obvious as "Sister" (for a guy crossdressing as a nun), or "Nino-san" (her school/P.E. jersey's jacket has a tag that way, he will make you live in says "2-3", "Ni no san"). [[spoiler: This is put on test once Rec gets into his role as the riverbank's village.village's mayor, once he is provoked by Hoshi to do it so.]]



** Stella becomes a [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]-clone, when she gets ''really'' angry.
** As a result of Sister's training (which is probably the reason Stella can "transform" too, the Iron brothers do the same for a short while.
* HumanAliens: Nino, if the Venusian thing is true.

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** Stella becomes a [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]-clone, Kenshiro or Raoh]]-clone, when she gets ''really'' angry.
** As a result of Sister's training (which is probably the reason Stella can "transform" too, the Iron brothers Brothers do the same for a short while.
* HumanAliens: Nino, that is if the Venusian venusian thing is true.actually true. [[spoiler: And it really is, at least on Earth, if Rec's Venus trip diary is to trust by, since her parents are portrayed as jellyfishes in his drawings]].



* IOweYouMyLife: The basic premise of Rec's and Nino's relationship.

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* IOweYouMyLife: The basic premise of This is basically how Rec's and Nino's relationship.love relationship started.



* LimitedWardrobe: Justified since the villagers live in a riverbank as almost "homeless" people. Though Hoshi and P-ko are the only ones who change their clothes regularly, and that Sister provide them some seasonal's clothes... all of them wash their clothes in a regular frequency.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Justified since the villagers live in a riverbank as almost "homeless" people. Though Hoshi and P-ko are the only ones who change their clothes regularly, and that since Sister provide them provides some seasonal's clothes... clothes to all of them wash them... everyone washes their clothes in a regular frequency.



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: When it comes to romance, Rec and Nino to some extent, as she is TheStoic and he has a bit of a {{shoujo}} heroine's heart. In chapter 162/episode 7, Rec has an ImagineSpot with Nino wearing a tuxedo and himself wearing a bridal dress, wondering how it got to that point.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: When it comes to romance, Rec and Nino to some extent, extent fit as such in a romantic context, as she is TheStoic and he has a bit of a {{shoujo}} heroine's heart. In chapter 162/episode 7, Rec has an ImagineSpot with Nino wearing a tuxedo and himself wearing a bridal dress, wondering how it got he came to that point.conclusion.



* MomentKiller: Various, but Hoshi is considered one of the main ones, even involuntarily, [[spoiler:just as when he recorded in those dear tapes of Nino (and a bit of revelation about her past) with his errr, 'new song']].

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* MomentKiller: Various, but Almost everyone can ruin their moments. Hoshi is considered one of the main ones, even involuntarily, [[spoiler:just in serious moments of the plot [[spoiler: such as when that one time he recorded one of his songs in those dear one of Nino's old tapes of Nino (and a bit of revelation about (which revealed her past) with his errr, 'new song']].venusian roots)]].



* OutOfFocus: Although the concept of the series is based around Rec and Nino (they even get actor credits in the opening, which is extremely rare in anime), after the first couple of episodes in the anime, Nino shows up no more often than any of the minor characters. This seems to be just to remind the audience that she exists.

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* OutOfFocus: Although the concept of the series is based around Rec and Nino Nino's relationship (they even get actor their voice actors' credits in the opening, OP sequence, which is extremely rare in an anime), after the first couple of episodes in the anime, Nino shows up no series tells us more often than any about the rest of the minor characters. villagers than Nino herself. [[spoiler: This seems starts to be just to remind change when the audience that question about whether she exists.is or not a venusian comes at hand.]]



* PrecociousCrush: Stella on Sister.

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* %%* PrecociousCrush: Stella on Sister.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Deep inside the riverbank's {{cloudcuckoolander}}s, they have many reasons why they live in there.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Deep inside the riverbank's {{cloudcuckoolander}}s, they have many reasons why they want to live in there.



* RuleOfFunny: Pretty much how the entire series runs, because at the end, it's also a gag manga series.
* {{Samurai}}: Last Samurai, obviously. He's also a hair stylist.

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* RuleOfFunny: Pretty much This is how the entire series runs, because at the end, it's also a gag manga series.
* {{Samurai}}: Last Samurai, obviously. He's also a hair stylist.
series.



** You give any kind of dress to Nino that is not her jersey's jacket and she will look incredibly beautiful (especially in the eyes of Rec).

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** You give any kind of dress to Nino that is not her jersey's jacket and she will look incredibly beautiful (especially in the eyes of Rec).Rec's eyes).



* ShoutOut: Several, such as to ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' (Rec's imagine spot during Nino's bath is similar to the series' RunningGag of Shizuka taking a bath... and being interrupted by Nobita).

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* ShoutOut: Several, such as to ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' (Rec's imagine spot during Nino's bath is similar to the series' RunningGag of Shizuka taking a bath... and being interrupted by Nobita).)



* SurrealThemeTune: The OP, par for the course for Creator/StudioShaft.

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* SurrealThemeTune: The OP, OP sequence, par for the course for Creator/StudioShaft.



%%* TournamentArc: Episodes 12 and 13 of Season 2.



** Billy is a male variant.

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** Billy is a male variant. He says that he doesn't care for Jacqueline at moments, but deep inside, he loves her (and he has done too many things for her, as well, such a losing his wings to stay with her).



* TheVamp: Maria, a 'treat men like shit and they'll be fawning over you' variety. Works perfectly at [[spoiler:Sister]] after all.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Nino keeps a lot of fish in jacket.

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* TheVamp: Maria, a 'treat "treat men like shit and they'll be fawning over you' you" variety. Works perfectly at [[spoiler:Sister]] after all.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Nino keeps a lot of fish in her jersey jacket.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Kou's motivation since his childhood. There's also Takei, who yearns for Kou to call him "father". Kou's ''real'' father does not approve ("Papa is still a father, after all"), especially after seeing that ''body pillow''.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Kou's This is how Rec sees his relationship with his father. Rec's motivation since for keep doing as he tells him, is because he wants him to recognize his childhood. There's also Takei, who yearns for Kou to call him "father". Kou's ''real'' father does not approve ("Papa is still a father, after all"), especially after seeing own merits, which he often doesn't. (That much that ''body pillow''.Takai sees himself as his dad's replacement... even to creepy degrees).
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* ArtEvolution: The manga experiences a whole art lift in the eight years it was published (from 2007 to 2015), it also helps that Hikaru Nakamura was working with ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' simulatenously around the same time. You can even trace it back even in the first chapters, with how Rec looked like with his latter appeareances.

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* ArtEvolution: The manga experiences a whole art lift in the eight eleven years it was published (from 2007 2004 to 2015), it also helps that Hikaru Nakamura was working with ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' simulatenously around simultaneously in the same time.in-between. You can even trace it back even in the first chapters, with how Rec looked like with his latter appeareances.
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** There's the arc where [[spoiler:Nino must go to Venus]], and the characters joke in all ways possible to the sudden serious plot's changes.
Captain even becomes self-aware that their lives and their world (the manga itself) is "80% Comedy", and when "time suddenly moves on, the plot thickens, and the final chapter is close". Except... [[LateArrivalSpoiler the manga continued by then]], by averting this "serious subplot" as [[spoiler:Rec is the one that got sent to Venus instead, and he eventually returns, anyways]].

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** There's the arc where [[spoiler:Nino must go to Venus]], and the characters joke in all ways possible to the sudden serious plot's changes. \n Captain even becomes self-aware that their lives and their world (the manga itself) is "80% Comedy", and when "time suddenly moves on, the plot thickens, and the final chapter is close". Except... [[LateArrivalSpoiler the manga continued by then]], by averting this "serious subplot" as [[spoiler:Rec is the one that got sent to Venus instead, and he eventually returns, anyways]].



** There's also a ''{{Literature/TheMoomins}}'' reference involving P-ko.

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** There's also a ''{{Literature/TheMoomins}}'' ''Literature/TheMoomins'' reference involving P-ko.
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Kou Ichinomiya, heir to the prestigious Ichinomiya Company has only one mission in life: to not owe a favor to ''anyone''. He's lived that way for 21 years. Until one day when, his pants hung up on top of a bridge, he ends up falling, with the bridge pillar, into the river down below. Nino, a girl who lives under the bridge, saves his life. Kou wants to pay her back, but Nino desires nothing except for a boyfriend; so Kou winds up living in strange community under the bridge with Nino, who also claims to be from Venus, now under the name of Recruit ("Ric" for short).

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Kou Ichinomiya, heir to the prestigious Ichinomiya Company has only one mission in life: to not owe a favor to ''anyone''. He's lived that way for 21 years. Until one day when, his pants hung up on top of a bridge, he ends up falling, with the bridge pillar, into the river down below. Nino, a girl who lives under the bridge, saves his life. Kou wants to pay her back, but Nino desires nothing except for a boyfriend; so Kou winds up living in strange community under the bridge with Nino, who also claims to be from Venus, now under the name of Recruit ("Ric" ("Rec" for short).



There was also a TV Drama adaptation followed up by a movie in 2011 and 2012, which starred Kento Hayashi as Kou, Mirei Kiritani as Nino and another bunch of familiar actors of the medium (Shun Oguri, Yuu Shirota, Takayuki Yamada, etc).

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There was also a [[LiveActionAdaptation TV Drama adaptation adaptation]] followed up by a movie in 2011 and 2012, which starred Kento Hayashi as Kou, Mirei Kiritani as Nino and another bunch of familiar actors of the medium (Shun Oguri, Yuu Shirota, Takayuki Yamada, etc).



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: And apparently a parrot head doesn't affect manliness.
** Because it's [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi]] under that mask (Creator/FumihikoTachiki is his VA).
* ArtEvolution
* ArtShift: The fifth episode's opening. Even without the apparent rotoscoping, the art has a rather different look.
** And every once in a while, Ric shifts into a very shoujo manga look. For example, when he's imagining being Nino's bride (yes, not the other way around), or when he's under "Kameari syndrome" -- along with Hoshi and Last Samurai.
* ArtificialRiverbank: The series takes place on one of these.
* AuthorAvatar: From the manner that Nakamura draws herself, Kappa looks quite like her. To this manner, it was lampshaded that Kappa perceived her as a long-lost family member.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Hilariously averted in the case of Mayor, who is highly respected among the riverbank's society with [[OnlySaneMan Riku only]] pointing out he hasn't got any qualifications for this. Also played straight with Sister and invoked by Stella.
* BananaPeel: In episode 5, this trope is averted by Kou but played straight for P-Ko. Kou does not slip on a banana peel even after deliberately stomping on it.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Lampshaded in the final episode of the first season, Last Samurai, Billy and Jacqueline, the only members of the bridge who the audience had not seen at all, get some screentime.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Billy is considered one of the ''manliest'' man in the series, especially by the riverbank's villagers. He is already taken by his "queen bee", Jaqueline, though. [[spoiler: And apparently it goes further than that, because she fell in love of him when he was a parrot head doesn't affect manliness.
** Because it's [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi]] under
yakuza member, while she was also in the mob]]. Not even [[EvenTheGuysWantHim men can resist his manliness]].
* ArtEvolution: The manga experiences a whole art lift in the eight years it was published (from 2007 to 2015), it also helps
that mask (Creator/FumihikoTachiki is Hikaru Nakamura was working with ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' simulatenously around the same time. You can even trace it back even in the first chapters, with how Rec looked like with his VA).
latter appeareances.
* ArtEvolution
* ArtShift:
ArtShift:
**
The fifth episode's opening. Even without the apparent rotoscoping, the art has a rather different look.
** And every Every once in a while, Ric Rec's form shifts into a very shoujo manga look. For example, when he's imagining being Nino's bride (yes, not the other way around), or when he's under "Kameari syndrome" "Kameari-tis" -- along with Hoshi and Last Samurai.
* ArtificialRiverbank: The series takes place on one of these.
in a village that is built around the Arakawa's riverbank.
* AuthorAvatar: From the manner that Nakamura draws herself, Kappa herself with a plain face that is similar to the Mayor. He even mentions that she looks quite like her. To this manner, it was lampshaded him in an extra non-canon chapter, that Kappa perceived her as much that she could be a long-lost "distant family member.
member".
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Hilariously averted in the case of Mayor, who is highly respected among the riverbank's society village with [[OnlySaneMan Riku Rec only]] pointing out he hasn't got any qualifications for this. Also played straight with Sister and invoked by Stella.
* BananaPeel: In episode 5, this trope is averted by Kou Rec but played straight for P-Ko. Kou Rec does not slip on a banana peel even after deliberately stomping on it.



* BerserkButton: Calling Kou a leech is the only thing that has managed to make him ''really'' rage so far, causing him to slip into a KansaiRegionalAccent.
** Maria's inability to snark at the guys causes her to snap on poor P-Ko in Episode 7 of Season 2.
** Technically every single time that Sister's tongue slips into remembering his times as a militar more specifically when he remembers his affair with certain former spy... he gets attacked by ''scissors''. Just saying.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
**
Calling Kou Rec a leech is the only thing that has managed to make him ''really'' rage so far, rage, causing him to slip into a KansaiRegionalAccent.
** Maria's inability to snark at the guys causes her to snap on poor P-Ko in Episode 7 of Season 2.
** Technically every
Every single time that Sister's tongue slips into remembering his times as a militar more (more specifically when he remembers his affair with certain female former spy... spy...) he gets attacked by ''scissors''. Just saying.a pair of ''scissors'' that comes across the riverbank.



--> '''Kou''': [[WhatAnIdiot "I'll believe her one more time.'']]



* BlankWhiteEyes
* BoobyTrap: P-ko tries them around her vegetable garden, but [[{{Dojikko}} apparently cannot make them work on anyone besides herself]]. At episode 11 Sister sets some on the riverbank with more success (and the credit going to Ichinomiya Company).
* {{Brainwashed}}: Kou throughout most of episode 8. Maybe those "tengu" aren't just weird guys in masks.
** [[spoiler: Shimazaki. Sometime after finding out Shiro was an already married man, and felt 'tricked', she was an easy target for an organization that plans to get into the deep of the whole deal about Nino and the secrets of the Arakawa River's villagers. Just because of her unhapiness and broken heart...]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: There's a moment where Nino in the manga mentions about 'some people appear on the volume covers and other don't'... even glaring at the reader. Of course, Kou doesn't take it very well... (he is the only main character of the series that hasn't appeared in any of the (as of March 2013) covers of the manga... to his dismiss).
** Once when [[ObliviousToLove Nino]] says that Kou 'wants to be with her forever', in parenthesis it's read '(So I would not forget him)'... which he pretty notes so much.
** Maybe because Captain is just turning every plot of their lives as a manga, he is self aware that their lives and world (aka the manga itself) it's like '80% Comedy', and when 'time suddenly moves on, the plot thickens [[spoiler:(all the subplot around Nino going to Venus)]], the final chapter is close [[spoiler:(that is, if everything ends up right)]]... however... if ''you'' are already reading this right now, and are aware that the 13th volume has been recently released... [[LateArrivalSpoiler oops]].
* ButtMonkey: Most of the characters get their share, but Kou as the outsider of the riverbank society and (deliberately) OnlySaneMan gets the prize.

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* %%* BlankWhiteEyes
* BoobyTrap: P-ko tries them around her vegetable garden, but [[{{Dojikko}} apparently cannot make them work on anyone besides herself]]. At episode 11 11, Sister sets some on the riverbank with more success (and the credit going to Ichinomiya Company).
* {{Brainwashed}}: Kou {{Brainwashed}}:
** Rec
throughout most of episode 8. Maybe those "tengu" aren't just weird guys in masks.
** [[spoiler: Shimazaki. Sometime Shimazaki, after finding she finds out that Shiro was an already still a married man, and felt 'tricked', she was becomes an easy target for an organization that plans to get into the deep of the whole deal was researching about Nino Nino's and the riverbank's secrets of the Arakawa River's villagers. Just because of her unhapiness and broken heart...then she becomes TheMole for them.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: There's BreakingTheFourthWall:
** In the manga, there's
a moment where Nino in the manga mentions about 'some that "some people appear on the volume covers and other don't'... even glaring don't", looking straightly to the reader and making Rec ''very'' uneasy.[[note]]He was the only member of the cast that didn't appeared in the manga volumes' cover at the reader. Of course, Kou time of its printing. In 2015, he becomes the protagonist of the ''very'' last cover of the series.[[/note]]
** Theare are moments that [[ComicallySerious Nino]] mentions something out of importance, and Rec is capable of reading her thoughts (in parenthesis), like that one time she told him that she wants to be with him forever (so she
doesn't forget about him). It's obvious that he didn't take it very well... (he is well.
** There's
the only main character of arc where [[spoiler:Nino must go to Venus]], and the series that hasn't appeared characters joke in any of all ways possible to the (as of March 2013) covers of the manga... to his dismiss).
** Once when [[ObliviousToLove Nino]] says that Kou 'wants to be with her forever', in parenthesis it's read '(So I would not forget him)'... which he pretty notes so much.
** Maybe because
sudden serious plot's changes.
Captain is just turning every plot of their lives as a manga, he is self aware even becomes self-aware that their lives and their world (aka the (the manga itself) it's like '80% Comedy', is "80% Comedy", and when 'time "time suddenly moves on, the plot thickens [[spoiler:(all the subplot around Nino going to Venus)]], thickens, and the final chapter is close [[spoiler:(that is, if everything ends up right)]]... however... if ''you'' are already reading this right now, and are aware that the 13th volume has been recently released... close". Except... [[LateArrivalSpoiler oops]].
the manga continued by then]], by averting this "serious subplot" as [[spoiler:Rec is the one that got sent to Venus instead, and he eventually returns, anyways]].
* ButtMonkey: Most of the characters get their share, but Kou share...
** Rec,
as the outsider of the riverbank society riverbank's village and (deliberately) OnlySaneMan OnlySaneMan, gets the prize.prize. e is always the center of all jokes, because he is too ComicallySerious for them.



** Let's not forget Hoshi who finds himself in arguably as many painful situations as Kou. That and [[HopelessSuitor the girl he likes is interested in the later]] just tells you how his luck is going.
* CastOfSnowflakes
* {{Confessional}}: Between Kou, Hoshi and Sister, though it's closer to an interrogation if anything.
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Amazoness eventually falls for Hoshi.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: The Arakawa riverbank.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All of the characters.
* CoolBigSis: ''Maria'', bordering even at OneeSama territory, although exclusively for the girls and children. The male part of the riverbank society usually receives a solid portion of bitchiness hidden behind a beautiful smile.
* ComedicSociopathy
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: the Mayor... sort of. Also [[spoiler:Shiro]] of all of people in the marathon episode.

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** Let's not forget Hoshi who finds himself in arguably as many painful situations as Kou.Rec. That and [[HopelessSuitor the girl he likes is interested in the later]] just tells you how his luck is going.
* CastOfSnowflakes
CastOfSnowflakes: Every single member of the cast has their own quirks, even if some of them are supposed to be "normal".
* {{Confessional}}: Between Kou, Rec, Hoshi and Sister, though it's closer to an interrogation if anything.
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Amazoness eventually falls for Hoshi.
*
{{Cloudcuckooland}}: The Arakawa riverbank.
riverbank's village.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All of the characters.
characters. Is up to you to believe in ''everything'' they say, though.
* CoolBigSis: ''Maria'', bordering even at OneeSama territory, although exclusively for the girls and children. The male part of the riverbank society riverbank's village usually receives a solid portion of bitchiness hidden behind a beautiful smile.
* %%* ComedicSociopathy
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** Believe it or not,
the Mayor... sort of. Also [[spoiler:Shiro]] of Mayor, who has his own ''dark secrets'' below the kappa cosplay suit.
** Shiro, from
all of people in the village, especially in the marathon episode.



* CreditsBrandProducts: In the opening.

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* %%* CreditsBrandProducts: In the opening.



* CuteClumsyGirl: P-ko. She falls for her own BananaPeel too well.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Last Samurai, Billy and Jacqueline, the only members of the bridge who the audience had not seen at all, get some screentime in the final episode of the first season. Lampshaded, of course.
* DebtDetester: Kou has always lived by this principle, paying all debts as quickly as possible, but he finds himself in a quandry when a crazy woman [[spoiler:(or not)]] who lives under a bridge saves his life.

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* CuteClumsyGirl: P-ko. She falls for her own BananaPeel {{Banana Peel}}s too well.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Last Samurai, Billy and Jacqueline, the only members of the bridge who the audience had not seen at all, get some screentime in the final episode of the first season. Lampshaded, of course.
* DebtDetester: Kou Rec has always lived by this his family's own principle, paying all debts as quickly as possible, but he finds himself in a quandry when a crazy woman [[spoiler:(or not)]] who lives under a bridge saves his life.



* DoWrongRight: When Stella is mercilessly beating up Kou, which she thinks of as a game, Sister steps in...to inform her she can only get a 3-move combo in. Anything else would be overkill.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Kou's morning narrative in episode 8 talks about two toothbrushes (one blue and one pink) "lining up cozily on the window".

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* DoWrongRight: When Stella is mercilessly beating up Kou, Rec, which she thinks of as a game, Sister steps in...in... to inform her she can only get a 3-move combo in. Anything else would be overkill.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Kou's Rec's morning narrative in episode 8 talks about two toothbrushes (one blue and one pink) "lining up cozily on the window".



* FauxlosophicNarration: Kou starts most episodes with one of these.
* FeedTheMole: [[spoiler:From the looks at it, if the Mayor claims to be who he really is outside the riverbed, he already knew that Shimazaki was going to keep her game of spying on them, so there goes the full 'trust' issues he had on her... then again, if the spying devices were so obvious as pointed below, he knew the villagers are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolanders]] so, part of their claims were fishy enough to not look them up...]]
** [[spoiler:But then it leaves a lot of questions about the Captain's sci-fi manga, until the moment it was starting to be completely [[TruthInTelevision coinciding]] with what happened in real life about Nino, her close-to-be return to Venus, and Arakawa's riverbank to be ''something'' else...]]
* FestivalEpisode: Episode 11 of season 2. As well as a Beach Episode.
* FirstKiss: Kou and Nino in Episode 8, much to the dismay of [[SmallNameBigEgo Hoshi]] and [[StraightGay Takai]].
* FishOutOfWater: Kou.
* ForceFeeding: Nino's idea of hospitality.
* FunTShirt: Hoshi wears these.
** ORE NO T-SHIRT
* GenerationXerox: Ric's dad gets his trousers stolen on top of the bridge, and refuses Nino's help. This time, however, Nino has already retrieved the trousers with her fishing pole, forcing Ric's dad to walk off without them just to avoid a debt.
* GiverOfLameNames: The kappa.

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* FauxlosophicNarration: Kou Rec starts most episodes with one of these.
* FeedTheMole: [[spoiler:From the looks at it, if [[spoiler:If the Mayor claims to be who he really is outside the riverbed, riverbank, he already knew that Shimazaki was going to keep her game of spying on them, so there goes them. Especially if he knows that the full 'trust' issues he had on her... then again, if the spying devices were so obvious as pointed below, he knew the majority of villagers are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolanders]] so, part of their claims were fishy enough {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s, no one would dare to not look them up...put a finger on them...]]
** [[spoiler:But then it leaves a lot of questions about the Captain's sci-fi manga, until the moment it was starting to be completely [[TruthInTelevision coinciding]] with what happened in real life about Nino, her close-to-be return to Venus, and Arakawa's riverbank to be ''something'' else...]]
*
%%* FestivalEpisode: Episode 11 of season 2. As well as a Beach Episode.
* FirstKiss: Kou Rec and Nino in Episode 8, much to the dismay of [[SmallNameBigEgo Hoshi]] and [[StraightGay Takai]].
* %%* FishOutOfWater: Kou.
Rec.
* ForceFeeding: Nino's idea of hospitality.
hospitality is stuffing them a whole big fish on their mouth. [[spoiler:It's a Venusian trait.]]
* FunTShirt: Hoshi wears these.
** ORE
these... something very obvious as "ORE NO T-SHIRT
* GenerationXerox: Ric's dad gets his trousers stolen on top of the bridge, and refuses Nino's help. This time, however, Nino has already retrieved the trousers with her fishing pole, forcing Ric's dad to walk off without them just to avoid
T-SHIRT" (I am a debt.
T-Shirt).
* GiverOfLameNames: The kappa.It's one of the Mayor's traits, that way, he will make you live in the riverbank's village.



* HulkingOut: Stella.
** And later the Tetsujin brothers in episode 10 of season 2.

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* HulkingOut: Stella.
HulkingOut:
** And later Stella becomes a [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]-clone, when she gets ''really'' angry.
** As a result of Sister's training (which is probably
the Tetsujin reason Stella can "transform" too, the Iron brothers in episode 10 of season 2.do the same for a short while.



* ImagineSpot: Kou is sometimes hitting [[Manga/MinamiKe Hosaka's]] level with his. Especially wild one occurs in episode 6 of the second season, granted with CombatTentacles.
* IncrediblyObviousBug: [[spoiler:Do EVEN the villagers of the riverbed REALIZED that Shimazaki was spying on them? Or, well, do they even know the consequences of it? Because there's no WAY that those camera on Nino's room were TOO obvious too them to notice... but then again... it was planned to do so if someone knew Shimazaki was [[TheMole the mole]] after all.]]
* InTheBlood: Kou picked up most of his habits from his father. Whenever his father did something for him, he would always make him pay it back.
* IOweYouMyLife: The basic premise.

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* ImagineSpot: Kou Rec is sometimes hitting [[Manga/MinamiKe Hosaka's]] level with his. Especially wild one occurs in episode 6 of the second season, granted with CombatTentacles.
* IncrediblyObviousBug: [[spoiler:Do EVEN the villagers of the riverbed REALIZED that [[spoiler: Back when Shimazaki was spying on them? Or, well, do they even know the consequences of it? Because there's no WAY that those camera on Nino's room villagers, some cameras were rather TOO obvious too them to notice... but then again... it was planned to do so if someone knew Shimazaki was [[TheMole the mole]] after all.not notice they were cameras.]]
* InTheBlood: Kou Rec picked up most of his habits from his father. Whenever his father did something for him, he would always make him pay it back.
* IOweYouMyLife: The basic premise.premise of Rec's and Nino's relationship.



** Hoshi acts like rather petty and visibly ineffectual JerkJock from high school and [[TheRival Rival]]-wannabe towards Riku.
** Maria, though she's more of a sadist.
* LimitedWardrobe: [[strike:Nino's jersey]], well, under the bridge Hoshi seems to be the only one changing his clothes regularly. Although Sister, Kappa and Riku's cases can be justified, and Ric apparently owns plenty of identical clothing.
** And then again, they wash their clothes, too.
** P-ko changes her clothes regularly.
* LineOfSightName: How the kappa names people. For example, "Nino-san" comes from the 2-3 on the tag of her track outfit (2 is ''ni'', the dash is ''no'', 3 is ''san'').
* LiveActionAdaptation: It received a drama series and a follow-up movie that were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
* LivingLieDetector: Sister.

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** Hoshi acts like rather petty and visibly ineffectual JerkJock from high school and [[TheRival Rival]]-wannabe towards Riku.
Rec.
** Maria, though she's her case is justified since she is more of a sadist.
* LimitedWardrobe: [[strike:Nino's jersey]], well, under Justified since the bridge villagers live in a riverbank as almost "homeless" people. Though Hoshi seems to be and P-ko are the only one changing his ones who change their clothes regularly. Although Sister, Kappa regularly, and Riku's cases can be justified, and Ric apparently owns plenty that Sister provide them some seasonal's clothes... all of identical clothing.
** And then again, they
them wash their clothes, too.
** P-ko changes her
clothes regularly.
in a regular frequency.
* LineOfSightName: How the kappa Mayor names people. For example, "Nino-san" comes from the 2-3 on the tag of her track outfit (2 is ''ni'', the dash is ''no'', 3 is ''san'').
* LiveActionAdaptation: It received a drama series and a follow-up movie that were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
* LivingLieDetector: Sister.Sister, who is an ex-militant.



* MadBomber: Sister again.
* MaintainTheLie: Kou has told representatives from his company that he's set up a power generator under the bridge and started a new company around it. The problem begins when the representatives come to check on him.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Well, Kou is. Probably has something to do with his 'I won't owe anything to anyone' obsession...

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* %%* MadBomber: Sister again.
* MaintainTheLie: Kou Rec has told representatives from his company that he's set up a power generator under the bridge and started a new company around it. The problem begins when the representatives come to check on him.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Well, Kou Rec is. Probably has something to do with his 'I "I won't owe anything to anyone' anyone" obsession...



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: When it comes to romance, Kou and Nino to some extent, as she is TheStoic and he has a bit of a {{shoujo}} heroine's heart. In chapter 162/episode 7, Kou has an ImagineSpot with Nino wearing a tuxedo and himself wearing a bridal dress, wondering how it got to that point.
* MediumBlending: Every OnTheNext (and the first preview of the series) has a live-action man in a kappa suit, and, as of Season 2, a man with a star for a head.
* ModestyTowel: Nino, much to Kou's surprise.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: When it comes to romance, Kou Rec and Nino to some extent, as she is TheStoic and he has a bit of a {{shoujo}} heroine's heart. In chapter 162/episode 7, Kou Rec has an ImagineSpot with Nino wearing a tuxedo and himself wearing a bridal dress, wondering how it got to that point.
* MediumBlending: Every OnTheNext (and the first preview of the series) anime) has a live-action man real stuntman in a kappa suit, and, as of Season 2, a man with a star for a head.
* ModestyTowel: Nino, much to Kou's Rec's surprise.



* NunTooHoly: Sister, a man in a nun's habit with [[ScarsAreForever a large scar]] who holds Mass at gunpoint. Actually acts pretty close to a nun too, save for the idiosyncrasies.
* OnlySaneMan: Kou plays this role in the series. However, he can't really be considered "sane" if you consider how far he'll go to avoid debts.
* OutOfFocus: Although the concept of the series is based around Kou and Nino (they even get actor credits in the opening, which is extremely rare in anime), after the first couple of episodes in the anime, Nino shows up no more often than any of the minor characters. This seems to be just to remind the audience that she exists.
* PairTheSpares: Played straight (albeit a bit bizarrely) with [[spoiler: Hoshi and Amazoness]].

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* NunTooHoly: Sister, a man in a nun's habit with [[ScarsAreForever a large scar]] who holds Mass at gunpoint. Actually He also acts pretty close to a nun too, save for the idiosyncrasies.
* OnlySaneMan: Kou Rec plays this role in the series. However, he can't really be considered "sane" if you consider how far he'll go to avoid debts.
* OutOfFocus: Although the concept of the series is based around Kou Rec and Nino (they even get actor credits in the opening, which is extremely rare in anime), after the first couple of episodes in the anime, Nino shows up no more often than any of the minor characters. This seems to be just to remind the audience that she exists.
* PairTheSpares: Played straight (albeit a bit bizarrely) with [[spoiler: Hoshi and Amazoness]].
exists.



** The mayor, who's very obviously a man in a {{kappa}} suit, but denies it.

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** The mayor, Mayor, who's very obviously a man in a {{kappa}} suit, but denies it.



* PhenotypeStereotype: Sister and Stella are blond and blue-eyed (Sister is also very tall).
** And so is Nino. May be a Venusian phenotype...

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* PhenotypeStereotype: PhenotypeStereotype:
**
Sister and Stella are blond and blue-eyed (Sister is also very tall).
** And so is Nino. May Nino, though it may be a Venusian phenotype...



* PostKissCatatonia: Kou was completely frozen and beet red at first from his FirstKiss. The next few scenes he's running and jumping and screaming like crazy.
* PowerLimiter: The brothers' masks. Or so they say, because we never see them ''not'' wearing them... There's also the scene where they make Kou wear one.

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* PostKissCatatonia: Kou Rec was completely frozen and beet red at first from his FirstKiss. The next few scenes he's running and jumping and screaming like crazy.
* PowerLimiter: The brothers' Iron Brothers' masks. Or so they say, because we never see them ''not'' wearing them... There's also the scene where they make Kou Rec wear one.



* PrettyFreeloaders: Nino regularly stays the night at Kou's place, which Hoshi immediately mistakes for being something else.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* RealPlaceBackground: The bridge and its surroundings are based on a real bridge in--naturally--the Arakawa ward in Tokyo.
* RefugeInAudacity
* RescueArc: [[spoiler: At the moment where Ric and the other Arakawa villagers find out that Shimazaki was {{brainwashed}}, Billy decides to help to get her back. That is, he and his comrades become severely ''torturated'' until Captain helps them out.]]

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* PrettyFreeloaders: Nino regularly stays the night at Kou's Rec's place, which Hoshi immediately mistakes for being something else.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Deep inside the riverbank's {{cloudcuckoolander}}s, they have many reasons why they live in there.
* RealPlaceBackground: The bridge and its surroundings are based on a real bridge in--naturally--the in the Arakawa ward in Tokyo.
* %%* RefugeInAudacity
* RescueArc: [[spoiler: At the moment where Ric Rec and the other Arakawa villagers find out that Shimazaki was {{brainwashed}}, Billy decides to help to get her back. That is, he and his comrades become severely ''torturated'' until Captain helps them out.]]



* ScaryShinyGlasses: Kou's father. So scary, that Kou [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ends up scaring ''himself'' by accidentally looking at the mirror when bespectacled]]]].
* SkepticismFailure: Inverted, at their first meeting, Kou believes, at least for a few minutes, that the man in the green suit is indeed a Kappa.

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* ScaryShinyGlasses: Kou's Rec's father. So scary, that Kou [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny one time, Rec ends up scaring ''himself'' by accidentally looking at the mirror when bespectacled]]]].
bespectacled.
* SkepticismFailure: SkepticismFailure:
**
Inverted, at their first meeting, Kou Rec believes, at least for a few minutes, that the man in the green suit is indeed a Kappa.kappa.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Nino is stunning in that dress.
** Also Amazoness, though this is a case of literally cleaning off her makeup.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: SheCleansUpNicely:
** You give any kind of dress to
Nino is stunning in that dress.
is not her jersey's jacket and she will look incredibly beautiful (especially in the eyes of Rec).
** Also Amazoness, though this her is a case of literally cleaning off her makeup.



* ShoutOut: Several, such as to ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' (Kou's imagine spot during Nino's bath).
** One particularly noticeable one was in the first episode in regards to [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Ace Attorney]].

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* ShoutOut: Several, such as to ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' (Kou's (Rec's imagine spot during Nino's bath).
bath is similar to the series' RunningGag of Shizuka taking a bath... and being interrupted by Nobita).
** One particularly noticeable one was in the first episode in regards to [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Ace Attorney]].''Franchise/AceAttorney''.



** From his commentary during [[spoiler: P-ko and the Mayor's fight]], apparently both Ric and the Mayor are fans of Manga/AshitaNoJoe.
** When Amazoness displays the box containing "treasure" in the second episode of season two, Kou wonders if there's any [[Manga/SixSixSixSatan O-Parts]] inside.

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** From his commentary during [[spoiler: P-ko and the Mayor's fight]], apparently both Ric Rec and the Mayor are fans of Manga/AshitaNoJoe.
''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''.
** When Amazoness displays the box containing "treasure" in the second episode of season two, Kou Rec wonders if there's any [[Manga/SixSixSixSatan O-Parts]] inside.



** There's also a {{Literature/TheMoomins}} reference involving P-ko.
** The title itself it's a reference to 'Under the Bridge', of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, from whom Nakamura is a fan of (even the clothes of Hoshi are sometimes influenced by the fashion sense of the band during that time the song was released). Maybe the title is much more of a MeaningfulName too.
** 'Venus to Jesus'... could it be a shout out to Manga/SaintYoungMen (also by Hikaru Nakamura), too?

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** There's also a {{Literature/TheMoomins}} ''{{Literature/TheMoomins}}'' reference involving P-ko.
** The title itself it's a reference to 'Under "Under the Bridge', Bridge", of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, from whom Nakamura is a fan of (even the clothes of Hoshi are sometimes influenced by the fashion sense of the band during that time the song was released). Maybe the title is much more of a MeaningfulName too.
** 'Venus to Jesus'... could it be a shout out to Manga/SaintYoungMen (also by Hikaru Nakamura), too?
too.



* SqueakyEyes: Frequently, especially when the focus is Kou's eyes. P-ko used the "plonk! plink!" sound usually found in Western animation.
* TheStoic: Sister.
** NotSoStoic: Which results in HighPressureBlood spraying from the scar on his cheek.
** Nino is also one. Kou has a tough time reading her emotions, since her face never changes.
* StraightGay: Underneath that manly suit, Takai's actually very [[HoYay crazy]] for Kou.
** No wonder that it could have been something that it was preserved from the beginning, since the original Takai was... a woman.
* SuperOCD: Shiro/Whitey is obsessed with standing on white lines to the point where he actually lugs around a portable line-maker wherever he goes. It is unknown what happens when he is taken off a white line, but during the Arakawa sumo tournament mini-arc both Sister and Maria withdrew from the finals [[BeatItByCompulsion because they did not want to find out]].
* SurrealThemeTune: The OP, par for the course for Shaft.

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* SqueakyEyes: Frequently, especially when the focus is Kou's Rec's eyes. P-ko used the "plonk! plink!" sound usually found in Western animation.
* %%* TheStoic: Sister.
** %%** NotSoStoic: Which results in HighPressureBlood spraying from the scar on his cheek.
** %%** Nino is also one. Kou Rec has a tough time reading her emotions, since her face never changes.
* StraightGay: Underneath that manly suit, Takai's actually very [[HoYay [[HomoeroticSubtext crazy]] for Kou.
** No wonder that it could have been something that it was preserved from the beginning, since the original Takai was... a woman.
his own boss, Kou Ichinomiya.
* SuperOCD: Shiro/Whitey Shiro is obsessed with standing on white lines to the point where he actually lugs around a portable line-maker wherever he goes. It is unknown what happens when he is taken off a white line, but during the Arakawa sumo tournament mini-arc both Sister and Maria withdrew from the finals [[BeatItByCompulsion because they did not want to find out]].
* SurrealThemeTune: The OP, par for the course for Shaft.Creator/StudioShaft.



* TalkingToYourself: The three karasu tengu are all voiced by Creator/YuuichiNakamura, who also voiced Last Samurai and Billy's sparrow-headed lackey.



* ThatCameOutWrong: Lampshaded in the marathon episode. Shiro races out way ahead only to turn back because he's run out of ''white powder''. Kou warns him that he shouldn't say that out loud in case a policeman hears him.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse
* TournamentArc: Episodes 12 and 13 of Season 2.
* TriangRelations: Kou, Nino and [[HopelessSuitor Hoshi]] have a Type 4 going.
** And again in episode 8 of Season Two we have Nino, Kou and [[HopelessSuitor Amazoness]].

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* ThatCameOutWrong: Lampshaded in the marathon episode. Shiro races out way ahead only to turn back because he's run out of ''white powder''. Kou Rec warns him that he shouldn't say that out loud in case a policeman hears him.
* %%* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse
* %%* TournamentArc: Episodes 12 and 13 of Season 2.
* TriangRelations: Kou, TriangRelations:
** Rec,
Nino and [[HopelessSuitor Hoshi]] have a Type 4 going.
** And again in episode 8 of Season Two we have Nino, Kou Rec and [[HopelessSuitor Amazoness]].



* {{Tsundere}}: Billy is a male variant.

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* {{Tsundere}}: {{Tsundere}}:
**
Billy is a male variant.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Kou's motivation since his childhood. There's also Kou's secretary, who yearns for Kou to call him father. Kou's ''real'' father does not approve ("Papa is still a father, after all"), especially after seeing [[{{Squick}} that body pillow]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Nino's dress in episode 3. Wasn't she meant to be wearing it on the date?
** ChekhovsGun: She wears it in episode 13

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Kou's motivation since his childhood. There's also Kou's secretary, Takei, who yearns for Kou to call him father. "father". Kou's ''real'' father does not approve ("Papa is still a father, after all"), especially after seeing [[{{Squick}} that body pillow]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Nino's dress in episode 3. Wasn't she meant to be wearing it on the date?
** ChekhovsGun: She wears it in episode 13
''body pillow''.



* WidgetSeries: The anime mostly.

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* %%* WidgetSeries: The anime mostly.



* {{Yandere}}: Stella is this towards Sister.
** Doubles as WifeHusbandry pursued by the younger side.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Kou and Nino, respectively, in the OP. In the show proper, Maria also has pink hair.

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* {{Yandere}}: Stella is this towards Sister.
**
Sister. Doubles as WifeHusbandry pursued by the younger side.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Kou Rec and Nino, respectively, in the OP. In the show proper, Maria also has pink hair.
9th Aug '16 4:44:03 AM Akilucky
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Added DiffLines:

** P-ko changes her clothes regularly.
1st Feb '16 8:06:25 PM Adept
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* [[ThreeDMovie 3D Movie]]: Sure, it's a [[TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', but the 3D is very realistic. Painfully realistic.
4th Jan '16 7:34:22 PM Vikio
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* BananaPeel: Averted when Kou doesn't even notice that he's walked over them until P-ko points them out. He even goes to [[GenreSavvy point out]] that [[DiscreditedTrope nobody slips on them in comedies nowadays.]] However, it is played straight in the most exaggerated manner shortly after when P-ko [[TemptingFate steps on a peel]] and goes on a SlipperySkid ''forwards and backwards'' onto more peels before slamming into a wall.

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* BananaPeel: Averted when In episode 5, this trope is averted by Kou doesn't but played straight for P-Ko. Kou does not slip on a banana peel even notice that he's walked over them until P-ko points them out. He even goes to [[GenreSavvy point out]] that after deliberately stomping on it.
-->Ric:
[[DiscreditedTrope nobody slips Sorry, but nowadays people don't even slip on them these in comedies nowadays.]] However, it is played straight in the most exaggerated manner shortly after when P-ko [[TemptingFate steps comedies. ]]
-->P-ko: No way! They're clearly just broken! Usually, as soon as I set foot
on a peel]] and goes on a one... (sets off banana-peel SlipperySkid ''forwards and backwards'' onto more peels before slamming into a wall.chain reaction)
1st Aug '15 10:20:27 PM sorako
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* CuteClumsyGirl: P-ko. She falls for her own BananaPeel too well.



* {{Dojikko}}: P-ko. She falls for her own BananaPeel too well.



* ExpressiveHair: Nino's hair sometimes has a life of its own.

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* ExpressiveHair: DrumBathing: It's the only kind of bath available to the bridge-dwellers. A ModestyTowel is recommended, in case the police come by.
* ExpressiveHair:
**
Nino's hair sometimes has a life of its own.



* [[spoiler:FeedTheMole: From the looks at it, if the Mayor claims to be who he really is outside the riverbed, he already knew that Shimazaki was going to keep her game of spying on them, so there goes the full 'trust' issues he had on her... then again, if the spying devices were so obvious as pointed below, he knew the villagers are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolanders]] so, part of their claims were fishy enough to not look them up...]]

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* [[spoiler:FeedTheMole: From FeedTheMole: [[spoiler:From the looks at it, if the Mayor claims to be who he really is outside the riverbed, he already knew that Shimazaki was going to keep her game of spying on them, so there goes the full 'trust' issues he had on her... then again, if the spying devices were so obvious as pointed below, he knew the villagers are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolanders]] so, part of their claims were fishy enough to not look them up...]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Hoshi acts like rather petty and visibly ineffectual JerkJock from high school and [[TheRival Rival]]-wannabe towards Riku.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
**
Hoshi acts like rather petty and visibly ineffectual JerkJock from high school and [[TheRival Rival]]-wannabe towards Riku.



* LineOfSightName -- How the kappa names people. For example, "Nino-san" comes from the 2-3 on the tag of her track outfit (2 is ''ni'', the dash is ''no'', 3 is ''san'').

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* LineOfSightName -- LineOfSightName: How the kappa names people. For example, "Nino-san" comes from the 2-3 on the tag of her track outfit (2 is ''ni'', the dash is ''no'', 3 is ''san'').



* PeopleInRubberSuits: The mayor, who's very obviously a man in a {{kappa}} suit, but denies it.
** Jacequline borrows one in episode 7

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* PeopleInRubberSuits: PeopleInRubberSuits:
**
The mayor, who's very obviously a man in a {{kappa}} suit, but denies it.
** Jacequline borrows one in episode 77.
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* ShoutOut: Several, such as to ''{{Doraemon}}'' (Kou's imagine spot during Nino's bath).

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* ShoutOut: Several, such as to ''{{Doraemon}}'' ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' (Kou's imagine spot during Nino's bath).
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