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.
“Let’s go to Venus!”
And so the river bank denizens begin training that will let them go to Nino’s extraterrestrial hometown. But do any of them have what it takes to make it in space? A trip upstream brings Rec into contact with a tribe ruled by an Amazoness, who soon sees Nino as her rival. Everyone helps build a house for the Mayor and a park for the Metal Brothers. As the cast of characters expands daily life on the river bank becomes ever more eventful…
About the Author
Born in 1984, in the artisan filled city of Shizuoka, Hikaru Nakamura is one of the top selling manga artists today. Since 2001, when she was only 16 years old, Nakamura was already making headways in the world of manga. Her first series Nakamura Factory was a mini-hit for Japanese publishers SquareEnix. She would follow that up with Arakawa Under the Bridge, which would eventually be adapted into an animated television series.
While Arakawa was her break-through, her next work Saint Young Men would take her to a level of success not seen in Japan in years Attack on Titan and Naruto in the process having sold more than ten million units. Arakawa Under the Bridge is her English language debut, but she has been published throughout Europe and Asia for years.
“Arakawa Under the Bridge may be a comedy starring eccentric characters, but there is more than just a bucket of laughs here.” — The OASG