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Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge episode 8

I thought that when I grew up, I could reach more and more. The fruit beckoning from the highest branch. The beautiful shell in the sand. If I could only stretch out my hand a little more. But, as everyone passes through the junctures of their life, they no longer stretch their hand out to the sky, or crouch to the earth. Embarressed, they ignore they’d desired for so long. Will you reach out and grab me, grown up as I am?

It’s been a while since Arakawa came up with a decent opening line I liked (no, the himo himo from the last episode didn’t count). Still reaching for your childhood dreams when you’re older. It’s been hitting me a bit harder recently that I’m friggen 20 years old. I’d say most of my readers are older than me, but it’s still a bit of a shock to suddenly realise I’m an adult, there or thereabouts. Never too old to be watching these amusing foreign cartoons. Also, that reaching hand part of the opening reminded me of this opening.

Episode 157: The New Student is Amazoness

Hi guys. Welcome to your first exposure to Japanese Cartoons, otherwise known as anime. This is your first exposure. A blushing Amazonian asking out a tie-wearing teacher (who just so happens to teach under a bridge to his tracksuit wearing girlfriend and two kids with bullets as head), while being teased by a star. Probably not the best introduction to anime we have, but it will have to do. Besides, this is far from the weirdest thing out there.

I’ve gone totally mad

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  1. luffyluffy
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Ric’s Sparkles cost Star Eyes.

    Also, this episode gave me rib pains from laughing so hard.

  2. Milfeulle
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Nino NTR is not good.

    But otherwise a very good episode that I thoroughly enjoyed.

  3. Gunslinger
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Lol, your arakawa posts are coming later and shorter by the week. losing interest ? :P

    • Scamp
      Posted November 29, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink

      A bit. I’m still enjoying the series (the play on the sickly student X caring sensei had me in stitches) but the lack of the continous meaning/plot to the series has caused my interest in blogging it to drop severly

  4. Posted November 29, 2010 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Well this episode was shitty. Except for that part where Hoshi wasn’t a complete asshole for once.

    …I think I hate the amazoness now.

  5. fathomlessblue
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I wish you didn’t include that p-ko image at the end, I seriously shit bricks when I saw that the first time.

  6. Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    20? just now an adult?

    you’re making me feel old D:

  7. Posted November 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I bloody knew it!

  8. Posted November 29, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    That Hoshi x Ric pic spam kills me everytime I look at it!

  9. Posted November 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I always knew that Recruit x Hoshi was the REAL couple in Arakawa.

  10. romulus
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    lol that pic is so hilarious XD

    Sorry for being off-topic and asking simple things but what does the term ‘Cart Driver’ mean in this blog? I figured it refers to a male character and it’s a compliment. I looked for first post, couldn’t find a thing. So who is being the cart driver? Maybe something to do with Code Geass’ last scene?

    • Scamp
      Posted November 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

      Yup, it’s Geass R2’s last scene. The About page has the description as to why I chose the name

      • mcm38
        Posted November 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

        Well chosen name. Btw are you still a student??? (Ofcourse you do not have to answer if it’s to personal.)

      • Scamp
        Posted November 30, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

        Yup. I’m still fairly young, only 20 years old. Most of my commenters are older than me, which makes me feel like I’m under a bit of pressure sometimes…

  11. hikaru
    Posted November 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Happy Nino is so cute! Happy Ric is also really cute. They are such an adorable couple ^_^

    Awww, please don’t stop blogging Arakawa! It’s only 12 episodes or so right? See it through to the end! I like your screenshot sequences, they are hilarious!

    • Scamp
      Posted November 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

      Don’t worry, I won’t stop. Although they may continue to be a bit late, although probably never as short as this one again

  12. mcm38
    Posted November 30, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Well it’s becoming more an OVA season

  13. mcm38
    Posted November 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    You’re doing fine if you ask me. You just have to write down what you think. Does that realy have any pressure? (Btw, I just turned 19 so don’t think you have to worry about my pressure.)

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