Arakawa Under the Bridge 04: First Date, First FIGHT…

Good and you better use all three of those hours wisely Riku…

I was sorely disappointed that Nino did not wear that dress for their first dayto, even if they wanted to do some Kung Fu there is no reason why Nino could not have altered her dress for a fight in the same manner that Alphard did. The only solace I found was in Nino’s maidenly blushes. Nevertheless I felt like beating the crap out of Recruit for failing miserably to carry Nino like a princess and subsequently kneeing her. My own OUTRAGE aside it was a rather atypical first dayto with much of the same awkwardness only it was the blind leading the blind as neither Riku or Nino had any idea what to do. Just goes to show that not all shoujo manga should be treated like Schlieffen Plan for dating. Riku being dumbfounded when it came to love aside I have to give the guy credit for improvising some smooth lines to allay Nino’s apprehension about discussing her past and helping her grass boat along. It was sweet and melanchily Nino was totally worth it. I confess however that I hope that some of Nino’s Circumstances will be revealed in good time.

The delightful dayto aside it was a joy to witness the arrival of Stella, a most lethal little girl that must be another successor to Alphard. It seems that Sister is the only man living on the river as no one volunteered to help look after Stella, and not even the prospect of earning points with Nino was sufficient to provide enough means to motivate them. Riku being the slowest gets roped into to it. No sooner does he get volunteered that he displays his backward views on gender and what girl’s ought to do. Thankfully Riku’s heinous statements were severely punished as Stella challenged him to a fight and kicked his ass in three strikes with a fourth done as a show of righteous contempt. I really enjoyed the four hit combo that Riku got from Stella, the only mistake was that she did not kick Riku when he was down. Even if her underlings a most lacking with the loser twins, and Riku. I can only hope that Stella challenges Star-face since that asshole needs and ass kicking.

The animal farm was surprisingly well kept though I hate to imagine how they take care of the manure, but I can totally see how Maria would be butchering animals with WORDS. Still it makes perfect sense for Maria to be the one running the farm since it requires minimal human contact and she has a monopoly over dairy products. So no matter how shitty her customer service is they can’t do much about it. I wonder if Star-face even buys dairy products I’d imagine that he’s too high strung to endure maria’s verbal lashings. Still there seem to be more residents of Arakawa that have yet to be introduced, but it seems that SHAFT has a pretty good handle on rapidly introducing new characters. Of the two though i prefer watching Stella give ass kickings than Maria dishing out insults since they don’t seem as cutting when transcribed as English subtitles.

Such was Nino’s brilliance that Riku was blinded cognitively as well…

One day I want to be able to stay up all night reading Manga and call it studying…

The intercourse was so bad she cried afterwards…

She shed tears of joy when she got the Dear Jane letter…

Call of Arakawa 4 Modern Dating…

Let’s communicate our love with YOUR FISTS…

Wait don’t women complain abut being emotionally distant…?

Nino wants communicate with fists, Riku wants to communicate with feet…

Isn’t that usually signified by holding hands?

About damn time.

Nino your arms are supposed to go around his neck…in case you need to choke him.

Grab her thighs not her ankles, caress her back not her wrists…

Raise your hand if you felt like killing Riku for this crime…

Nino doesn’t like being dropped either…

Riku needs to head to the gym…

Wait why isn’t Nino still wearing the dress?

Correction Nino looked Gorgeous Delicious DECULCHA!

One can only wonder how bad Nino had it before becoming a Venusian…

Next time let’s tether Riku to the shore…

Well Riku did need a bath…

Good to see that Riku isn’t over selling himself…

I think her heart just skipped a beat…

Smooth…

A most excellent pick up line certainly superior to anything Star-face could have mustered…

Riku will fall for Nino, and let’s hope that Nino will fall for Riku…

Hey does this count as some sort of weird yuri…

I wonder if the number of loli-cons applying for the nunnery just ballooned…

I am not sure why they waited even this long…

No shit…

Not like you are busy with much rich boy…

Star-face runs rather slowly…

Oh looks like Star-face missed out on some of Nino’s praise.

Not to mention speed.

I wondered how many loli-cons just died with a smile on their faces…

Cops and Robbers yeah?

How about we make it a Gundam Fight.

Gundam Fight all set…

And what a wonderful job Sister did!

Riku needs and attitude adjustment…

Riku’s foot work sucks…

Deadly Dancing…

FUCK YEAH!

GET HIM!

So Riku is your ego as bruised as your face yet?

Some one give Stella a Gundam with Mobile Trace…Chapman is dead so Neo-England needs a new champion.

Don’t you mean three digit combos…?

Stella even owns up to her faults what a wonderful lass we have here!

DAWWWWW I forgive you.

Look at it this way right now the bruises on your face pale in comparison to Star-face’s love life…

I guess that is the extent of Riku’s abilities.

Let me tell you the feeling is almost mutual…

You know I think we just found another heir of Alphard…

I suppose we can call Stella the Arakawa Fairy…

Otherwise she’ll shoot you with airsoft…

Well Riku is most lacking in manners…

Yeah but you don’t hear any more whales do ya?

It’s Orwell’s Animal Farm…

All organic I bet…

What it always does…

Riku was so scared he couldn’t see straight…

Maria-sama watches over you…

Well at least she isn’t going SUGOI SUGOI…

What precisely will you do about it then…

Because she just loves mowing lawns…

I see so this must mean Star-face is completely ignored…

Riku I AM DISAPPOINT hiding behind sister like that.

But I am sure Maria also loves Sister…

Maybe but it sure ain’t in the mood to give you a tan right now…

Unlike You I don’t think that Maria has reached the limit of her abilities…

Looks like Maria has taken to complaining about Sister’s sermons…

I take it Sister got into the Church of Violence to bring so excitement to Sunday.

So Nino is actually a Vala and look she captured the light of Telperion and Laurelin!

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14 Comments

  1. Posted April 28, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    “I can only hope that Stella challenges Star-face since that asshole needs and ass kicking.”

    I would pay to see that.

    • Crusader
      Posted April 29, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink

      I hope it happens one way or another though i am sure Stella could use the money to build her fledgling organization…

  2. Tama
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    LOL .. Those Combos Sure Hurt as Hell…. Poor Riku ^_^
    Well, next episode needs more development and cute moments For Nino and Riku

    • Kherubim
      Posted April 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

      It’s payback for Ararararagi beating up on Hachikuji… more lulz-worthy when you realise that deadly loli is voiced by Tsundere-chan… :D

      • Crusader
        Posted April 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

        Sweet sweet revenge…

    • Crusader
      Posted April 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

      I hope they hurt because Riku totally deserved that ass kicking.

  3. ectholion
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    riku seems to have a thing for sister…..

    • Crusader
      Posted April 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

      I think Riku has an onee-sama complex…

      • ectholion
        Posted May 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

        well does deserve credit for freeing nino’s boat, he has potential, if only he did lust after sister….for shame

  4. TorontoSyrup
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Alphard + Maria = Stella, nuff said

    • Crusader
      Posted April 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

      Sounds good to me.

  5. Nathan
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    While I was glad to see Nino in the role of Yavanna or perhaps even our queen Elbereth Gilthoniel, I regret that I have to be the one to mention that she cannot be ‘a Valar’ because Valar is the PLURAL of Vala.

    • Crusader
      Posted April 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

      My mistake.

  6. Chronolynx
    Posted May 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Massive kudos on the Call of Arakawa caption. That was too funny (worked so well being the 4th aired ep).

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