History Manga / ArakawaUnderTheBridge

29th Aug '17 9:06:06 AM CosmicFerret
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** Sister apparently owes some thanks for his knife skills to an [[Franchise/MetalGear old snake]].

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** Sister apparently owes some thanks for his knife skills to an [[Franchise/MetalGear [[VideoGame/MetalGear old snake]].
7th Jul '17 8:34:51 AM fruitstripegum
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* CrazyHomelessPeople: Though they're ''friendly'' crazy homeless people... ''mostly''.



* CrazyHomelessPeople: Though they're ''friendly'' crazy homeless people... ''mostly''.
12th Mar '17 9:25:06 AM secretfan14
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* 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).

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* BoobyTrap: P-ko tries them around her vegetable garden, but [[{{Dojikko}} apparently cannot make them work on anyone besides herself]].herself. At episode 11, Sister sets some on the riverbank with more success (and the credit going to Ichinomiya Company).
8th Nov '16 3:03:46 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Well, Rec is. Probably has something to do with his "I won't owe anything to anyone" obsession...
20th Oct '16 1:43:33 AM kirara19
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* CoolBigSis: ''Maria'', bordering even at OneeSama territory, although exclusively for the girls and children. The male part of the riverbank's village usually receives a solid portion of bitchiness hidden behind a beautiful smile.



* CuteClumsyGirl: P-ko. She falls for her own {{Banana Peel}}s too well.



* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Stella. She's actually a CuteBruiser who can and will beat you up.



* ExpressiveHair:
** Nino's hair sometimes has life of its own.
** P-ko's also tends to react with her emotions.



%%* FishOutOfWater: Rec.
* 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.]]



* HulkingOut:
** Stella becomes a [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar 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 do the same for a short while.



* LivingLieDetector: Sister, who is an ex-militant.
* LoveMartyr: Sister, towards Maria.
%%* MadBomber: Sister again.



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



* PowerLimiter: The Iron Brothers' masks. Or so they say, because we never see them ''not'' wearing them... There's also the scene where they make Rec wear one.
%%* PrecociousCrush: Stella on Sister.



* TriggerHappy: What doesn't ''begin'' to describe Sister.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** 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).
** Amazoness is this towards Hoshi.
* 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 her jersey jacket.
* WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk: Used in the RescueArc, [[spoiler:when Billy and his comrades tried to get Shimazaki back from the Humus organization]].
** [[spoiler:Think of Billy and the others as ''BIRDS'', what is more torturing than, making them repeat phrases as if they were parakeets? Or, well, [[ForcedToWatch seeing a video of your fellow birds comrades go to migrate]]? Or even listening the story of ''The Happy Prince''? For us they are mere [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment such unusual punishments]], anyway.]]

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* TriggerHappy: What doesn't ''begin'' to describe Sister.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** 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).
** Amazoness is this towards Hoshi.
* 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 her jersey jacket.
* WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk: Used in the RescueArc, [[spoiler:when Billy and his comrades tried to get Shimazaki back from the Humus organization]].
** [[spoiler:Think of
organization. Since Billy and the others think of themselves as ''BIRDS'', what is more torturing than, than making them repeat phrases as if they were parakeets? Or, well, [[ForcedToWatch seeing a video of your fellow birds comrades go to migrate]]? Or even listening the story of ''The Happy Prince''? For us they are mere [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment such unusual punishments]], anyway.]]
21st Sep '16 12:23:43 PM Larkmarn
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* ArkhamsRazor: All the ridiculous claims that can't possibly be true? Probably are.
25th Aug '16 3:36:28 AM kirara19
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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.
23rd Aug '16 2:38:55 AM kirara19
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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).
20th Aug '16 9:12:12 AM kirara19
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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.
20th Aug '16 6:47:47 AM kirara19
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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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