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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
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.091 (scored by 77,994 users)
Ranked: #4182
Popularity: #199
Members: 148,857
Favorites: 3,545
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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)


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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

More episodes Episodes(6/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Child High School Student / She's a Prodigy / Scary Maybe? / Wildcat Tomo-chan! / The Osakan Gal
Kodomo Koukousei / Tensai Desu / Kowai ka na? / Bakusou Tomo-chan / Oosakajin ya (「こども高校生」 「天才です」 「こわいかな?」 「爆走ともちゃん!」 「大阪人や」)
Apr 9, 2002
2 Osaka Today As Well / P.E., Volleyball / Hiccups / The Brain... / Brand New
Kyou mo Oosaka / Taiiku Volleyball / Shakkuri / Nou ga / Onyuu (「今日も大阪」 「体育·バレーボール」 「しゃっくり」 「脳が」 「おにゅー」)
Apr 16, 2002
3 Nyamo / Factional Rivalry / Yukari's Here / Not My Fault / Forever and Ever
Nyamo / Habatsu Tousou / Yukari ga Kita / Warukunaimon / Dokomademo (「にゃも」 「派閥闘争」 「ゆかりがきた」 「悪くないもん」 「どこまでも」)
Apr 23, 2002
4 A Fun Profession / Pool, Pool, Pool / Ribbon / Just the Two of Them / A Good Person?
Tanoshii Shokugyou / Pool Pool Pool / Ribbon / Futarikkiri / Ii Hito? (楽しい職業 / プールプールプール / りぼん / ふたりっきり / いいひと?)
Apr 30, 2002
5 Summer Break / Welcome to Chiyo's Room / Invitation / Someone with Experience, Speak / Done For
Natsuyasumi / Youkoso Chiyo no Heya e / Goshoutai / Keikensha Katatte / Mou Dame (なつやすみ / ようこそちよの部屋へ / ご招待 / 経験者語って / もうだめ)
May 7, 2002

Opening Theme

"Soramimi Cake" by Oranges & Lemons

Ending Theme

"Raspberry Heaven" by Oranges & Lemons

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Sep 1, 2015
Azumanga Daioh is a masterpiece slice of life, you can relax with this anime from the drama,action,etc. animes, prepare to chill and start laughing with the funny daily life of a group of girls from their first year of high school to their emotive graduation.

Azumanga is a comedy slice of life, so there is no story more than getting to know the daily life of the girls.

Art & Animation
The art style is really enjoyable, and i'm scoring it like if i saw it back in 2002, it is great, the characters were appealing and they are cute, and the way some of the characters were read more
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Nov 1, 2015
I've spent some time trying to think of how to sum this series up but it's a pretty hard one... It's a not-so-extreme version of Nichijou focusing on slice of life elements and the character interactions of a group of girls and two teachers as they progress through three years of high school. However, unlike in my review for Nichijou, this series takes a while to pick up. I could barely stand to watch an entire episode towards the beginning, but it definitely got better as I continued watching.

This is a light comedy that actually has an underlying timeline to keep a semblance of plot read more
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Mar 10, 2015
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
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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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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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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