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Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 2 Blu-ray/DVD

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About Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 2 Blu-ray/DVD

This Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 2 set contains episodes 1-13 and a story guide leaflet.

Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder by the banks of the mighty Arakawa, they go ahead and get weirder by a whole lot. Rec, Nino, and the rest of the riverside residents return, and with the addition of another batch of nutty citizens the insanity gets turned up to eleven... thousand. Now Rec has to deal with a sci-fi loving comic nerd who's convinced he's a captain in the Earth Defense Force, and the less said about the Amazon woman living upstream with her demonic "female" Amazon followers, the better.

On top of that, Rec struggles with the pressing issues of romantic expression, media obsession, weight loss, weight gain, beach parties, haunted houses, interplanetary travel, and the ever-present threat of global thermonuclear war!

Special Features: Commentaries for Episodes 1-4 with Voice Actors & Hikaru Nakamura (Original Author), End Card Gallery, TV Spots.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Due to license restrictions, this item cannot be shipped to Japan.

Details

  • Publisher: NIS AMERICA
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 316
  • Release Date: 4/29/2014
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Arakawa Finds Its Pace

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I don't know what I was expecting from a second season of Arakawa Under the Bridge, but I was pleasantly surprised. By turning the overarching plot of the trip to Venus into an active pressure on the plot, the rhythm of setting up and executing gags becomes a lot less tiresome. Also, several of the characters get small payoffs on what has previously passed for character development with them. By the end, the anime had found its heart and left me with some really warm memories of watching it.

The Blu-ray release itself is good, in terms of translation and transfer, but the subtitles are turned on permanently, to prevent Japan from reverse-importing it and getting its anime too cheap. If you're looking to do screencaps for a blog or YouTube vid, you'll have to look elsewhere. Myself, they never really bothered me.