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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
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.091 (scored by 79,848 users)
Ranked: #4202
Popularity: #221
Members: 153,576
Favorites: 3,655
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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
Ohata, Kiyotaka
Ohata, Kiyotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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Jun 19, 2007
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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Mar 27, 2008
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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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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Jan 20, 2009
Azumanga Daioh is a show about nothing, literally. Think of it like Seinfeld, but with high school girls and as much hilarity, and you've got all the bases covered. The episodes revolve around six girls and their daily life at a high school, which always ends up being random in some way.

The comic formula is hilarious. Many scenes will make you scratch your head and wonder "eh?" while simultaneously laughing, while other scenes make you laugh by repeating the same thing over and over and over and over, far past the point where you think it should have just stopped the joke. The best read more
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