Azumanga Daioh

(ended 2002)



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Azumanga Daioh

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Azumanga Daioh (あずまんが大王) follows the daily high school lives of six female students and two teachers with unusual personalities. From the first day of high school to their graduation, the girls will do nothing but make you laugh. Tomo Takino is the energetic “loose cannon”; Koyomi "Yomi" Mizuhara is the short-tempered, intelligent one; Chiyo Mihama is the 10-year-old genius; Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga is the not too bright and slow one; Sakaki is the shy cat-loving, prone to cat bites one; and Kagura is the resident jock. The teachers include: Yukari Tanizaki who is the wacky, childish, English teacher and Minamo "Nyamo" Kurosawa who is the sane gym teacher that easily gets drunk. The anime, which is based on the original manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, has five different parts to each episode, each with its own title (similar to five mini-episodes put together for one big episode). They originally aired in Japan in five-minute segments, every day (Monday-Friday) with a twenty-five minute episode compiling the five five-minute episodes airing on each weekend. There are 130 sections in all, and the series fits neatly into 26 episodes.moreless
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  • Following 6 highschool girls, 2 teachers and some extra characters, it started as a monthly installation of 4-paneled manga in the Dengeki Daioh magazine ('99 to '02). It got serialized in its anime form in '02 and got released in English in '05.moreless

    By far my all-time favourite manga and anime!

    I absolutely love the work of Kiyohiko Azuma but Azumanga is his best!

    The characters unfold their stories and their oh-so-many special little quirks that make them unique in a series of mundane yet exceptional stories.

    Tomo, the loud-mouthed tom-boy. Yomi, good student with a weight obsession. Osaka, air-head and lovably weird. Chiyo-chan, the girl genious. Kagura, athletic and competitive. Sakaki, a cool-looking young woman with an obsession for cuteness and cats. Yukari, homeroom teacher and irresponsible driver. Nyamo, PE teacher, responsible, old-time friend of Yukari.

    The story follows the girls until they graduate: we get to see their tests, their vacations, their special events and their blossoming friendships.

    The characters are lovable, easy to relate to, quirky, unique and real!

    A must-see for any anime lover! ^__^moreless
  • Haha, awesomeness forever!

    Haha, awesomeness forever! I love it, I have only seen a few episodes, but i think its great. My big brother watched probably ten seconds of it, and then switched his tv off, lol. But who cares about him, Azumanga Daioh is hilariously fun to watch, six fun, crazy girls in high school with (my most favourite character...) Miss Yukari!!! lol! I would get the whole series if I could, but oh well.. lol, Exciting, full of friendships, laughs and awesomeness and totally crazy things the girls get up to, I couldn't resist watching it, I think I watched it like... three times in a row, lol. Awesomeness forever! Miss Yukari rocks!!! LOL x :)moreless
  • Just because it doesn't have a plot doesn't mean that it isn't a great show!

    Azumanga Daioh is one of the funniest anime I've seen in a while. I'd heard about it from a friend and immediately checked it out. From the first episode to the last - I was laughing all the way. Azumanga Daioh follows the everyday life of six high school girls. Even though they have no supernatural power and probably the most violent thing in the show is a girl being attacked by an evil gang of cats, it's still a great show.I guess you could compare it to Lucky Star - without all the unnecessary anime references. Overall, Azumanga Daioh is a great and funny show that is defiantly worth the watch.moreless
  • A show I should've found a long time ago...

    If you like FLCL, if you like the(sometimes)nonsense of Naruto, if you even like Ghost Stories, this is the show for you. It follows the lives of Tomo, Chiyo-Chan, Yomi, Sakaki, Osaka, and Kagura as they go through all three years of Japanese High School. Even if they don't mean for it to be, this show is sometimes educational. They teach about JHS's sportsfests, culture fests, How much 5 yen is worth, and other stuff. Then there's the crazy shmit where we find out Chiyo's father, why Mrs. Yukari and Mrs. Nanali have a rivalry that goes back to thier high school days, but we don't find out how Tomo always keeps a full insanity level in her system. Anyways, this show is one I should've found out about a long time ago, but thanks to my friend(who has a roommate who likes the show), I now know about it and it's one of my favorite animes ever. I seriously recommend this show. It may look girlish, but trust me....ITS NOT!moreless
  • one of the best anime series ever!

    when this show first came on Propeller TV I thought: "ok, this doesn't exactly sound great so I'll just watch the first episode and just see how it goes". from that moment onwards I was hooked! basically this show is about the lives of 6 High School girls as they go thru 3 years of Japanese High School education. sounds pointless doesn't it? well thats where you're wrong because it's the complete opposite! it's bizarre, it's zany but most importantly it's extremely funnny and highly entertaining! if you are a fan of anime comedy then you must see this absolutely awesome show!moreless

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