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Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

Alternative Titles

English: Azumanga Daioh: The Animation
Synonyms: Azumanga Daiou
Japanese: あずまんが大王


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2002 to Oct 1, 2002
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.111 (scored by 74718 users)
Ranked: #4182
Popularity: #177
Members: 140,514
Favorites: 3,406
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Popular Tags

comedy school school life slice of life


Azumanga Daioh is about high school life through the eyes of six girls with unusual personalities: Chiyo (the 10-year-old genius), Osaka (the resident airhead), Sakaki (the shy one prone to cat bites), Tomo (the loose cannon), Yomi (the short-tempered one) and Kagura (the resident jock).

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Azumanga Daioh
Side story: Azumanga Daioh: Gekijou Tanpen, Azumanga Web Daioh

Characters & Voice Actors

Kasuga, Ayumu
Kasuga, Ayumu
Matsuoka, Yuki
Matsuoka, Yuki
Asakawa, Yuu
Asakawa, Yuu
Mihama, Chiyo
Mihama, Chiyo
Kaneda, Tomoko
Kaneda, Tomoko
Takino, Tomo
Takino, Tomo
Higuchi, Chieko
Higuchi, Chieko


Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard, Casting Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Masunari, Koji
Masunari, Koji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Okouchi, Ichiro
Okouchi, Ichiro
Script, Series Composition

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Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Apr 9, 2002 to Oct 1, 2002
Status  Finished Airing
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Mar 10, 7:15 PM
High school, more or less, is a time that people look back at with either chagrin, happiness, or a combination of the two. Whether you have fond memories of school or are still having to deal with that confusing time in your life for at least another year or two, there is no denying that among the anime watching community there is always that stigma hanging over any anime pertaining to high school mainly because of how saturated the industry is with them. While most can argue that the Slice of Life genre of anime is one of the most easily accessible, I find nowadays read more
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Sep 12, 2010 2:43 PM
Azumanga Daioh took me by complete surprise. I discovered it from a YouTube clip where she meets "Chiyo's father" and I thought it was the funniest thinger I have seen in a long time. I asked around and was wondering if it would interest me. After researching it for a bit I decided that yes, I would watch it. I sure am glad I looked at the related videos that day, that clip eventually led me to watch the awkwardly hilarious slice of life anime known as Azumanga Daioh.

Story : This is a slice of life anime, and what that read more
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Mar 27, 2008 6:21 AM
Azumanga daioh is one of the funniest animes i have ever seen PERIOD! Azumanga takes place during the high school years of a handful of girls. No its not a girls only school but the only main characters are ALL girls. The entire cast all run the gamut of moe-ness. Ranging from super chibi to a girl that thinks she's not cute.

The story is basically a slice of life anime basically meaning it a Seinfeld-esqe sitcom surrounding high school girls. Theres no real story element, and thankfully no multiple part episodes are around here. Just short simple and hilarious situations that can be finished in read more
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Jun 19, 2007 4:14 AM
It seems to me that people who have seen Azumanga Daioh are divided into two groups. The first group consists of people who enjoyed it, and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. The other consists of those that thought it was boring and nonsensical. I find myself right in the middle.

It wasn’t so bad story wise – usually I’m all for “anything goes” anime. The problem I had with it was that it wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be. I had a few laughs now and then, mostly thanks to Osaka, but there were times when I thought the read more
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Similar humour and episode layout/development. However, Azumanga has a stronger storyline than Nichijou, which is literally just clips from the character's obscure lives. 
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Anime: School Rumble
Both are high school comedy anime. Azumanga Daioh is a bit more wacky and random, and School Rumble has more story (just a little), but if you like one, you should also like the other. 
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Both are enjoyable slice-of-life comedies set in highschool starring an almost entirely female cast. Very similar humor and character types. Azumanga Daioh is a bit surreal at times and K-ON has the Moe-factor and a focus on music.  
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If you like nonsense comedy, go with Shinryaku! Ika Musume and Azumanga Daioh. The first is some kind of an amateur version of the second, but the laughter is guaranteed either way.

And don't forget: Osaka-san rules all! 
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Opening Theme

"Soramimi Cake" by Oranges & Lemons

Ending Theme

"Raspberry Heaven" by Oranges & Lemons

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