Arakawa Under the Bridge, Volume 1
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.
This volume contains volumes 1 and 2 of the Japanese edition.
Ichinomiya Kou has always lived according to the creed of his wealthy, successful family: never be in debt to anyone. But one day, after having his pants stolen and hung on the trusses of the Arakawa Bridge by a pack of rogue kids, his life is saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In In order to pay her back, Kou promises to be her boyfriend; and thus begins his new life under the bridge.
The heartwarming romantic antics of the river bank denizens–both human and alien–draw to a close in this final volume. Shadowy incidents in the past are brought to light, and each...