The Best Episodes Directed by Shinbou Akiyuki
#1 - Bridge
Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 1 - Episode 1
Falling off a bridge while trying to get his pants back Ichinomiya Kou is saved by a woman named Nino. Desperate to live up to his family motto of never being indebted to anyone he tries to pay Nino off only to find that she is completely uninterested in his riches and prefers living under the bridge. Desperate to the point of panic to be rid of his debt to her he asks if there is anything she wants. "Could you fall in love with me," she responds and so Kou ends up living under the bridge as well doing his best to fall in love with her.
#2 - Sore Machi...
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 12
Futaba & Toshiko aren't on speaking terms because Toshiko refuses to join the table tennis club. Hotori ruins an expensive pen and dreams about being judged in the afterlife.
#3 - The Pandora Maid Service
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 6
Hotori visits an antique shop in search of a birthday gift for Tatsuno. Later, she searches for a PC to scan an image for her site and finds a spreading pandemic.
#4 - The Fully Automated Orchestra
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 8
The girls discover a vending machine with astonishingly good food. Hotori's class isn't planning anything for the Cultural Festival; Futaba suggests forming a band.
#5 - The Finger Pointing Geriatric
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 10
The news reports mysterious holes that have appeared in the neighborhood. Futaba questions Hotori about the holes.
#6 - The Cursed Equation
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 4
After scoring a 0 on her math test, Hotori’s math teacher, Moriaki, sentences her to detention and divulges his murderous presumptions.
#7 - The Lovers’ Midnight Dash
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 7
Sanada devises a plan and uses his daily horoscope reading to win Hotori’s heart. The two decide to play hooky for the remaining school day.
#8 - The Amazingly Strange Toshiko Tatsuno
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 5
Tatsuno receives tickets to see a movie and wants to invite her love interest, Sanada. Takeru, Hotori’s younger brother, is asked to hang out by his classmate, Ebi-chan.
#9 - Kon’s Summer of Tears
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 11
Mr. Moriaki tries to help Hotori with her remedial math class by comparing it to detective work with mixed results.
#10 - The Clash of the Buytans
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 9
Harue challenges Toshiko to a table tennis game. Both girls put up a furious fight, but in the end, who will be the victor of the tennis table?
#12 - The Fortune Cafe
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 1
Hotori's and Toshiko's job at a maid café conflicts with school rules. They must convince their teacher to permit their job, but first the café has a lot of improvement to do…
#13 - The Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 2
An encounter with the local police officer leads Hotori to threaten sexual harassment suits. Hotori's plans to increase customers backfires.