Chiyo:(singing)Cooking is so fun, Cooking is so fun, now it's time to take a break and see what we have done.
Osaka: Y'know those little shiny things in your eyes? Well, I'm trying to catch 'em!
(Tomo introduces herself)
Tomo: I'm Takino Tomo! I'm a loose cannon high school girl that's as energetic as they come!
(Tomo and Sakaki are preparing to race on the school track)
Tomo: Sakaki-san. Your breasts are 8cm larger than mine, so move 8cm back.
Osaka (to herself repeatedly): Get it together. Get it together...
Japanese Crew - applies to entire series
Creator: Kiyohiko Azuma
Executive Producers: Tatsuo Sato, Taro Maki, Toshimichi Otsuki
Co-Executive Producer: Atsushi Umezawa
Producers: Shinichi Ikeda, Nobuhiro Osawa, Yuji Matsukura
Series Supervisor (Story Editor): Ichiro Okouchi
Character Designer: Yasuhisa Kato
Chief Animation director: Takashi Wada
Art Director: Chikako Shibata
Color Key Stylist: Mayumi Tanahashi
Cinematographer: Masaru Takase
Editor: Shigeru Nishiyama
Sound Director (sound supervisor): Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Masaki Kurihara (Kurihara Masami)
Performed by: Kuri-Coder Pop Orchestra
Produced by Genco, Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
Produced by: Azumanga Daioh Production Committee
English Crew - applies to entire series
Executive Producers: John Ledford, Mark Williams adv films
Producer: Don Rush
Director: Don Rush
International Coordinator: Toru Iwakami
Project Translator: Shoko Oono
ADR Script (Writer): Mike Yantosca
Subtitle Script & Timing: Sean Broestl
Sound Design & Mix (sound mixer): Cesar Inserny
Recording Engineer: Afshar Kharat
Post Production Manager (post-production supervisor): Shelly Thomas
Editors: Patrick Givens, Neil O'Sullivan
Production Assistants: Marta Bechtol, Miyuki Kamiya, Robert Marchand, Maki Nagano, Carole Pavlik
Q: Who is donaldo?
donaldo is the voice acting alias of producer and director Don Rush.
Character Debuts: Yukari Tanizaki, Koyomi "Yomi" Mizuhara, Tomo Takino, Chiyo Mihama, Sakaki, Kaorin, and Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga.
General note on episodes – Each of the 26 episodes of the series are broken down into "5 mini" story plots per episode. Sometime they relate to each other, other times they are different.
General note on airdates - All airdates posted are the Japanese airdates. Azumanga Daioh did not and does not air in the US, except for on The Anime Network which is a specialized channel on digital or satellite TV.
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Mr. Kimura made a brief cameo appearance in this episode.
N/A: School Year
In Japan, the school year begins on April 1. This first semester lasts until about July 20 when summer vacation begins. The second semester begins in early September and lasts until late December. Winter break follows the second semester, and the students return in January for the final semester, which lasts until late March.
Yukari: Well, now that we've cleaned up the desks, I'm going to introduce her.
Cleaning is an important part of the student's life, as they have a traditional souzi touban, or cleaning, of the classroom. Every week a different group does the cleaning. Every quarter or so, there's an o-souzi ("big cleaning"), and it's like America spring cleaning.
Tomo: "She's probably equipped with an amazing "Tsukkomi!"
There is a comedy act in the Kansai region in which one person says something stupid (Boke) and the other person corrects them (Tsukkomi) through some form of physical contact, usually a light beating or witty commentary.
Miss Yukari: "You don't have to strain yourself and speak standard."
She is referring to the fact that Ayumu is from Osaka, and Yukari believes that everyone from Osaka naturally speaks with a Kansai dialect.