English: Azumanga Daioh: The Animation
Synonyms: Azumanga Daiou
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2002 to Oct 1, 2002
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 8.111 (scored by 74718 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
comedy school school life slice of life
SynopsisAzumanga 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).
Related AnimeAdaptation: Azumanga Daioh
Side story: Azumanga Daioh: Gekijou Tanpen, Azumanga Web Daioh
Characters & Voice Actors
No data, yet..
0 / 26
||Apr 9, 2002 to Oct 1, 2002
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 that it is more of an acquired taste, one that I have not personally acquired too heavily myself. But I am open-minded about what I watch and Azumanga Daioh was an anime I was pleasantly delighted with.
The story of this show, as with most Slice of Life anime I've seen, has a fairly episodic nature. It follows the main cast of girls and their teachers through each year of their high school career. The show relies heavily on self-referential and surreal humor. It also relies heavily on references to Japanese culture and popular culture as a warning for those looking to watch it. I myself am not too terribly ignorant of those kinds of things but for some that could take away from the experience. Admittedly, some jokes did fly over my head but other times I would find myself busting out laughing at how random the show was regardless of how much I understood it or not. While the story was good in its own right, I felt like a downfall and strength of this show was the repetitive style it had. I say downfall because it takes away from the re-watch value. I've seen this show three times over and sometimes it can be tiresome going through essentially the same episode a second or third time around in just one viewing. This show was at its best during the culture festival, athletics carnival, or summer break episodes. However it is easy to pick your favorites among them. But that isn't to say that this also didn't add to the experience. The repetitiveness gave it a realistic sense of pacing (although the years did fly). It's a sense of pacing that genuinely made me feel like I was also part of the show experiencing school again. It enhanced the ending of this show when it finally came around to it. The way it was structured was so beautifully engaging that I felt I was graduating along with them. It made me tear up when it ended. It really might not have the same effect for everyone seeing as I have been out of high school for nearly 2 years but it genuinely made me miss this show when it came down to it. I didn't realize how good it was until it ended and was left wanting more.
The animation for this show isn't anything particularly spectacular. I'd say for a show that came out in 2002, it has fairly decent animation for its time. The quality of the animation and the relatively unique art style melds well with the overall surreal sense of humor and atmosphere. There were instances of fanservice but that was few and far between and it was almost always done in an intelligent way. It did not detract from my enjoyment as so many shows have done before with the excess fanservice. I went ahead and bought hard copies for the best viewing experience and I found myself to be pleasantly surprised with the decent quality of a now 13 year old show. If art and animation quality are things that you take into consideration when you watch an anime (I personally feel like that's a bit close-minded) then this show might not be your cup of tea. To this day I am not that big of a fan of J.C. Staff but this is one of their more quality shows.
I don't know what the consensus is on this show's OST but I can say with certainty that for me at least, it was one of the most enjoyable parts of the experience. The tracks were relatively varied and could change in an instant from incessant and soothing jingles that will be stuck in your head for hours to something as random as surf rock. The opening and ending to this show I feel were in a league of their own. I wouldn't go so far as to call them icons at this point but they are some of my favorites to date although I did find them annoying at first. Some of the tracks did get repetitive and I could pick out that some of them were just remixes of previous ones but I found that despite this fact I could enjoy every piece as its own stand alone track. As for the dub of this show, I steered clear from it initially although I would not go so far as to call myself a sub purist. I do enjoy dubs but I feel like shows that rely HEAVILY on Japanese humor and puns are extremely difficult if not impossible to pull off. Azumanga Daioh's dub I actually found had quite a bit of effort put forth in it. I appreciated that yet I felt that some of the jokes were lost in translation and some of the characters lost their charm. Overall, the dub was very good for what it's worth but I personally preferred the sub. Dub fans will not be disappointed though.
One of the strongest assets that this show has going for it is the wide variety of characters it introduces. Everybody in this show as well as the main cast of six girls all have their own unique quirks to them. There's somebody for everyone to enjoy. It's perfectly reasonable to pick a favorite among all of the characters but with the well executed chemistry that all of the characters had between each other it was a bit difficult for me to do so. My favorite ended up being Sakaki as she felt like the most relatable to me personally. But there was something in each character that I could find within myself at least back when I was a confused high school student. Although Japanese high school life is vastly different from the experiences that Americans or really any other student around the world might have to go through everyday, these characters did a wonderful job of portraying dilemmas that students in general might have faced or continue to face. Although those dilemmas weren't a particularly large portion of the true content, as most of what this show had to offer was surreal humor, it was undeniably still there and well done.
Azumanga Daioh came as a surprise to me. I was fairly used to its style of humor going into it although I will admit that for some it might present itself as boring. It's not a show that I can nonchalantly recommend to everyone unless they're "into that kind of thing." As I stated above, I don't particularly find that this show has a lot of re-watch value unless you are extremely invested in the humor or just really liked the show. Hell, this show is a personal favorite of mine but I found that it's a show that you can't watch too often.
It goes without saying but most people who consider themselves fans of Slice of Life anime hold this show in high regard. Even not being particularly invested in the genre myself I found that this show would soon be a fast favorite of mine.
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 means is, there generally isn't any story. But I'll tell you what there is. Skits. Alot of skits. Hilariously over the top skits. Such as their teachers terrible driving, the way the other students see the beautiful, athletic and mysterious Sakaki, without knowing of her love of cute animals, Tomo's innuendo and curiosity about the "love life" and Kimura sensei's love for minors. But there are realistic events as well. The new years, studying for exams, trying not to fail school, athletics, snowball fights. This show can be completely realistic or mind bogglingly over the top.
Art : Originally, I wasn't too fond of Azumanga Daioh's artwork. But as I watched the show it grew on me, and then I began to recognize how brilliant it is! The artwork in this show is clean while remaining detailed. But most of all, it's hilarious! Seeing the expressions of the characters as they react to the situations they are in is incredibly funny! The way the artists portray the situations in their clever style is always fun to watch.
Sound : The music in Azumanga Daioh fits every situation very nicely. The music is very unique. It is a nice combination of surprising instruments that I certainly didn't intend to hear. But they all work, and they make the situations funnier. There is also an odd use of a car horn that lasts throughout the show... The "ding ding" noise whenever someone realizes something, or Ayumu's slow, sleepy voice [They honestly couldn't have chose a better voice actor], are all used properly and to humorous effect.
Characters : The characters is where this show really shines! From the grudging Yukari, to the cute and innocent Chiyo, to the energetic instigator Tomo. The characters in this show are varied, and all very likable. Even creepy Kimura is likable! Honestly though, as anyone who has watched it will tell you, the real star here is Ayumu. Anything she says is funny, no matter what the context, where she is, or what she's doing. She often makes a mistake doing such trivial things, has incredibly weird daydreams (she once dreamed that Chiyo's ponytails controlled her and gave her the ability to fly) and has probably one of the best voice actors I have ever heard matching a character. Honestly, there couldn't have been a better voice actor. Every single character in this show is likable, no, LOVABLE, to the point that you will be thinking about them years after this show has ended.
Enjoyment : You will watch this show over and over and over again and still laugh!! The jokes are all well thought out and hilarious. Even when the characters are just standing around, not talking and staring at each other you will laugh. Why? Because the way they are set up is just so brilliant! The gang of Azumanga Daioh will forever be in your heart after this show, and that is exactly why you should watch this show. I can't recommend this enough to fans of the slice of life genre and comedy genres.
*At the time of this writing, it has been months since I have watched this show, I plan on re-watching it soon, though. read more
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 30 minutes ^_^ Even the oav's are hella short! But at least they get the points across and they do it hilariously! The way they create their characters are really one of a kind. You'll actually want to know more of how these girls happen to befriend each other before/during high school.
Character progression is really good. Each character has their own role to play for every other character and you can really tell by how they react to eachother and try (or don't try) their best to make it past high school.
Animation is very simplistic as are most high school comedies are. Most of the time, they'll only draw the girls and make silhouettes of all the other students. Theres tons of emotes abound in this show as each girl gets embarrassed, frustrated, scared, etc. The emotions animations are very simple as well yet for the most of the times, they REALLY get the point across. Even so much that you'll pause the show just to stop laughing. I never realized not adding color or drawing people all squiggly would be so funny. They'll also flip back and forth between normal anime to chibi anime quite alot. Some times the chibi-ness isn't needed but for the majority when its implemented it makes the scene that much funnier.
The seyiu are great in this show. Even tho some sound like you've herd the same before but with the animation and the little sound effects here and there make the entire experience an enjoyable one. And the music is pretty simple but you'll be singing the op over and over again because of the catchyness of it. Speaking of the op you'll also realize most of the scenes in the op will make sense after about ep22 ^_^ But overall the sound is your usual high school sound effects... crowds in the cafeteria, groaning in unison in the classroom, and cheering during sporting events. All the usual sound fare :)
All in all everything about this show SCREAMS mediocre from the sound to anime to even the characters. But this is proof that just as long as you have a killer story and a staff that can illustrate the desired effect your show will be a runaway hit ^_^
Azumanga daioh is one of the funniest anime i have ever seen PERIOD! 9/10 read more
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 jokes were too corny for my taste. Even thought I’m not a fluent Japanese speaker, I got the jokes, but I didn’t think they were that funny (I definitely saw funnier before). I guess it’s a matter of taste, and it must be a huge hit in Japan.
Every time I would watch it I kept waiting for it to get better, since for the first few episodes I didn’t think it was funny. I kept wondering why people like this anime so much, and why they speak so highly of it. I seriously think it’s not that funny, like I said there were a lot of corny jokes, and sometimes the jokes lasted too long. There were scenes wherein there was nothing but silence. Some people may think that’s funny, but if it lasts for about a minute I tend to get bored.
I like the characters though. My favorites are Kagura, Osaka and Chiyo. Kagura’s just one cool chick. Osaka is weird but funny, and Chiyo’s adorable. Seeing her in that penguin (?) suit made me squeal like Sakaki armed with 100 furry and friendly cats and Speed. Tomo was a bit irritating, and I can’t help but think in a few years she’ll end up like Yukari-sensei. I didn’t like Kaorin either. She’s like some annoying extra and I felt her character wasn’t that important. Kimura-sensei is one of the weirdest characters I’ve ever seen. His mouth is open all the time, and he has a dirty, school girl lovin’, mind.
The character is simplistic, and for this anime, simplicity was the way to go. It wasn’t as detailed compared to other JC Staff series I watched in the past (although it did have at least one buxom character, like all JC Staff series I’ve watched). I like the fact that the characters all had different body types, which is in a way, realistic. I like the colors too. They were really nicely done and contrasted nicely. There were no clashes in color whatsoever.
The voice acting was done well, because the characters’ personalities were brought out through their dialogues effectively. I like Kagura’s (Houko Kuwashima) tomboyish tone, Osaka’s (Yuki Matsuoka) soft Kansai-ben accent, Tomo’s (Chieko Higuchi) loud and upbeat speech and Chiyo’s (Tomoko Kaneda) tiny voice. I was also surprised to find many well known names among the cast, such as Rie Tanaka.
Despite the fact that the opening song made barely made sense, it was still catchy. It really fit the anime’s mood, which was carefree and random. I liked the ending song better, I thought it had the charm of a folk song, I’m not sure why, but maybe it’s because of the instruments used and the singer’s soft voice that was sort of telling me a story. Generally, the BGM was nicely made and beautifully crafted. A lot of the tracks were upbeat and fit the mood of the series.
My one sentence review would be “I yawned, I laughed, and I’m glad to have watched it.” While it may not be the best for me, anything that ends in a heartwarming beat is good enough for me. read more
Both series are about the everyday happenings a group of high school girls. They both follow their daily lives with anime humour thrown in.
Kind of obvious, really-- both are based on 4komas, deal with the daily life of a group of girls, COMEDY, et cetera.
Both are similar in that the main characters are all female, and similar personalities.
Both are slice of life comedies featuring a group of a high school girls and their random adventures throughout high school life.
Its both about the daily life from Schoolgirls whithout a big Storyline.
It's based on gags about School, games and Japanese Daily life.
Both series have similar plot lines and characters. Both are also "anything goes" when it comes to topics and are pretty episodic.
They both revolve around school, hanging out, eating and having fun.
Both is about absolutely nothing and really cute. I like Lucky Star better though, I think it's way funnier.
Similar comedy style, its offbeat and centers around the lives of a group of high school girls.
Lucky Star's comedy is mostly being carried by Hirano Aya, and the rest of the gang play off her character. For Azumanga Daioh, everyone on the team works together with the others, so they function like a group, each is funny in her own way and they play off among on another. Lucky Star is basically talking about high school nothing, ala the Seinfeld Style. For Azumanga Daioh, there are very small arcs for the purpose of driving forward humor. Both 4koma-turned-anime shows about school with Azumanga Daioh being a little more slapstick and less Otaku humor driven.
Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are comedies that rely on slice of life moments without a definite plot. Both follow a group of Highschool girls and the humour is derived from the interaction between the members of the cast, most of which display a zany behaviour. Azumanga Daioh's appeal might be wider while Lucky Star includes some otaku jokes that might be lost to many but both titles are likely to interest the same kind of public.
Both are utterly plotless relying solely on the personalities of each of the characters for the comedy. Lucky star is, in effect, Azumanga daioh in a brand new skin.
Both animes are about a group of normal (or not so normal) girls just trying to make their way through high school. These series have lots of running gags and clever one-liners that you'll come to remember them for. While Lucky Star is more for the otakus since it contains lots of references to other anime and Japanese culture, both contain characters you will fall in love with and will make you look at school and life in general in a humorous type of way.
Slapstick, crazy, weird comedy. Many references to Japanese culture, high school girls, etc.
If you like slice of life anime like Azumanga Daioh but want a more wacky show watch Lucky Star.
Well, they have a similar feel to it and they're both slice of life and comedy anime. The difference though is that Lucky Star has references to several anime and to the Japanese culture. But other than that, both shows are pretty similar in following the lives of a group of high school girls.
Both are about the everyday lives of several high school girls as they graduate... Both series also offers a dynamic cast of characters!
Two titles that have completly crazy main characters with mixed unenviable history about hm... just life ...school life XD
Both these shows revolve around a group of high school girls, their experience of high school and their personal lives. But in contrast to Lucky Star's brightly colored animations azumanga's animation is more dull to put focus on the fact that it wants you to pay more attention to the jokes and the physical comedy.
Both are completely random comedies set in high school, and neither of them really have all that much of a plot. The main difference is really just that Lucky Star uses a lot of references to other shows in almost every single episode, so Azumanga might be a lot easier to "get" for people who haven't seen that many anime-series before.
Both have a fairly small cast of interesting characters taking part in very everyday events, and both are extremely satisfying.
Cracky comedy, extreme weird high school girl characters and a random slice of life story, these are mainly the things that these anime have in common. Quite a lot, ne?
Both have a awesome set of girls as the main leads. They follow the "Slice of life" genere with their fancy twists and turns. Major comedy in them as well. If you are a all around fan of anime, these series have lots of puns and whatnot. You can't go wrong with this.
It´s the same type of light humor. The series shows the life of a group of female high school friends and individual moments of them which are very funny. Also their teacher is a women maybe in her late 20's who lives alone, is aloof , single, and crazy.
They both star high school girl and talks about their everyday lives and you get to learn more abotu Japanese culture!
Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are both lovable for the same reason: the beauty of nothing really happening. Both simply follow the lives of a small group of lovable characters in their daily lives, with tons of comedic material thrown in. Nothing super natural, no magic or space fights, nobody jumping into the air 50 feet at exactly the same time and hight as a long time rival only to kick each other's legs several times and fall...
In both these anime they have a school girl life with tons of friends and laughters, so if you like one of there. You should watch the other!=3
It is like - looking through a reflection of itself. LUCKY STAR IS AZUMANGA DAIOH!!! Only focused on one year of H.S., not 3...
It is also based on high school life. The charaters are almost the same way, but Lucky Star has Konata. She is an anime lover, a gamer, and the best cramer you'll ever meet! Kagami is kinda like Yomi. Always telling Konata to do her homework. And seems to always make her point. Tsukasa is like Osaka! Only Osaka is funnier, and Tsukasa is Stupider. Then brains with the biggest breats, Myuki! Overall i have to say Lucky Star is one of the funniest animes out there. Hope you watch and enjoy!
If you liked the everyday life of a bunch of pretty cute high school girls, sometimes facing really odd and funny scenes, then you must see Lucky Star.
Both animes have certain quirkyness to them there both random and cute. They make you smile and laugh sometimes non stop.Well for me that is.
It is just more slice-of-life really. But still, don't take this as more of the same. Azumanga Daioh has more of your "everyday people", leaving out otakus and a lot of cultural and anime references. It is also the closest you'll get to the "real-life" of japanese high-scholers.
They are both about a group of high school girls going through comedic scenario's. They both have small comedic acts with the teachers, too.
Both are insanibly cute , with humour and are sunny and are about everyday life of school girls
both are masterpieces and a must see
The characters in both series are very memorable. The environment in both series is pretty similar, without a flashy "I gotta save the world" storyline, but focusing on what friendship in high school is like, and little details that we experience everyday. If you are already out of high school, it is a plus!
both feature very little plot, both focus on a group of high school girls, both REALLY random, and both VERY FUNNY.
Both of these are very hilarious comedies that revolve around typical groups of friends and the things they do in and out of school.
Well if you don't count the fact that both are about the daily lives of regular (but very eccentric) High School Japanese friends and the wacky adventures they apparently follow out of nothing to start with I don't really find much >.>
Just the day in the life of a school girl, no involvement of the male sex, so there is no room for silly romances but a lot of comedy. It brings about several characteristics that one may find to be similar in both series. The intelligent, the brave, the quiet or cool...etc. Both are hilarious and down right cute sometimes. If you like one, you'll definitely like the other.
ok...lets try this again. if you love lucky star, you will love azumanga daioh. they are both delightfully spontanious, about high school girls, and are a slice of life anime. i personaly love them both, and i even can match the characters to each other.
In a simple sense, both deals with highschool life, simplicity, and randomness. Only that Lucky star is livelier than Azumanga Daioh.
Both are slice of life genre, No real plot as expected but more of a collage of just random events and awesome moments which a bunch of girls get up to. School style setting, both are really similar but different at the same time in terms of humour. If you enjoy Azumanga Daioh i expect that you'll enjoy Lucky Star.
Both are slice-of-life comedies set around the lives of a group of highschool girls. Both are episodic, and both are nonsensical at times.
If you just want to relax and chill out with some light jokes this is the anime for you! Both were originally 4 panel manga, therefore they are very similar in how the story progresses throughout the anime.
Azumanga Daioh like Lucky Star originated from 4-panel manga. Like Lucky Star Azumanga Daioh focuses around a school life genre, but is a more comical and has a larger character selection.
Both not really storyline based, just day to day activities of a group of girls, and the funny moments.
Both I find very relaxing to watch as well as hilarious.
they talk about so many random things!!! if your into Azumanga Daioh..then you really got to watch Lucky Star!!
Both are comedys focusing on the everyday lives of a group of normal school girls. Both have no real plot and are just simple, funny and real fun to watch.
A group of high-school girls and segments of their everyday lives. Features rapid-fire comedic sketches and doesn't have much plot, other than the graduation ceremony that both have.
Both are stories of girls in school, in which each of the characters has a unique personality and fun.
Funny situations in the classroom, school trips and trips with friends, are what characterize these girls. In addition to teachers a little "different" (not to say bizarre), but very funny.
- Somehow same feeling with both anime (Girls, Comedy, plotless, etc..)
- Friendship between girls (In Azumanga 6 main girls and in Lucky 4 main girls)
- Teachers also something to do with girls (In Lucky teacher play MMO with one of girl, In Azumanga mainly keep helping girls)
- Both medium long (Azumanga 26 episodes, Lucky 24 episodes)
A classic Anime, in the genre of slice of life. This anime has spawned tons of memes.
If you have not seen this, it is definitely worth a look.
Both are Slice of Life. They are about the lives of girls in high school, each with their own peculiarities.
Again, centers on the daily life of school girls with some comedy elements. Lucky Star is somehow more down to earth with less weird and irrational twists. Even so, the warm, relaxed and cozy atmosphere that the watcher gets while watching the two animes are quite similar
They're practically the same. No real plot, but just some ordinay high school girls wanting to have some fun.
This is even closer to Azumanga Daioh than Nichijou was. Lucky Star has the same concept, girls, hanging out, asking the others abot how they do things and blablabla.
Both are about girls attending high school. Neither have much of a huge plot. Just high school girls doing their thing. They both share their cute and funny moments and have silly, quirky characters.
Similar humor, Second plan doesn't exist, strange draw style.
Both series have topics about little things.
They're both funny, Slice of Life type anime that focus on girls in high school doing what you'd expect. Personally I think Lucky Star is a little harder to get it to due to it's starting point, and it doesn't have as much charm as Azumanga, but this isn't too much of a bother seeing as everything done right is done really well. Lucky Star's main character is an Otaku, which adds whole new comedy to the table as well as adding in reference to hard core anime fans. If you like Azumanga Daioh, i'm pretty sure you'll like this, so why not give it a shot =)
Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are very similar as they both focus on school, trips, and character personality. They both are so similar.
Life of high school girls hanging out and making the best of their years before college. You will totally be like, "I know, right?" :3
Both are mostly plotless funny slice of life animes about high school girls.
Both of these anime are of the "slice-of-life" style. They follow a group of girls and their daily life through school. I would recommend both of these to people who like a laid back anime that has good humor.
Both stories are comedic(which could make you laugh very episode) and is a splice of life genre. the protagonist in both series are pretty much the same, has their unique way to deal with their own "life" problems(of some sorts) in a funny way(yep, funny and interesting way).Most the setting surrounds school(yes, school life) and around the city.
Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star both focus on the every day life of a group of high school girls with quirky personalities. The somewhat random situations and conversations end up to be comical most of the time.
This story tells about slice of life of female school students.. Like Azumanga Daioh, the story was rule by female and there was no male actors.. These two story play the normal funny life of students..
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.
Flagship comedy of Japanese animation. These names are pretty-much Mr.Bean of anime world at its time. High-profile, funny, not plotless but whogivesashit, feature stereotypical moe girl of its era, and appeal to majority male anime audiences (a.k.a. freaky otaku.)
Both looks at the daily lives of high school girls that often display very mundane conversations/activities into hilarious outcomes. I do have to mention, however, that Norio Wakamoto had a larger role in Azumanga Daioh than Nichijou. Just sayin'.
Nichijou is based on a similar idea as Azumanga - it shows everyday life of a selected group of schoolgirls. But where Azumanga drops the laughing parts and gets on a more mellow and heartcatching atmosphere Nichijou keeps its pace. Personally I consider Nichijou to be a much more wonderful, memorable, emotional experience. It made me laugh so many times and also cry so many times. And it is the first anime I truly and sincerely wanted to continue forever.
At the first look Nichijou looks like an imitation of Azumanga, the humor and characters are very similar but Nichijou have his own value too, both are really funny and may convert your worst day into a happy one.
Both of them revolve around the everyday life of several school girls and the weird happenings that they get into. They have similar humor, so I think you'd definitely like one if you liked the other. Nichijou is a little more weird and it has more characters, while Azumanga Daioh spends more time focusing on one group of characters.
Simillar art, except that Nichijou uses a more colorful art than Azumanga Daioh.
A lot of randomness here. Slice of Life randomness as well.
If you enjoyed Azumanga Daioh, you won't be disappointed with Nichijou.
Nichijou and Azumanga Daioh are both high school comedies that follow a segmented format (where each episode is divided into a number of "mini-episodes"). Both rely more on physical comedy and non-sequitur or absurdness than wit as the base of their humor. Neither of the two pay very dedicated attention to realism, with Nichijou in particular being quite surreal for certain segments.
A cast of female characters in a school setting. Both contain very little, if any, storyline, but rather focus on pure comedy. Nichijou is much more random in comparison, but both pull off jokes extremely well.
Both have very silly, nearly nonsensical humor that doesn't rely on pop-references to deliver. While Nichijou is more over-the-top and dramatic in its reality-defying antics and Azumanga Daioh has a more dream-like quality to it, the pacing across each is very similar.
Both are extremly funny, randomness, the character staffs are really similar, main characters are girls, crazy teachers and moe :33
I feel that Nichijou is the spiritual successor to Azumanga Daioh in that Nichijou is like Azumanga Daioh on crack. Some of the character designs are reminiscent of Azumanga Daioh, and it has a similar short-skit kind of feel to it, but Nichijou's art, cast of characters, and jokes are more fast-paced and crazy, showing how the genre has progressed over the 9 years difference between the two.
The anime also centers around the daily life of school girls and has many humor elements, some characters are also similar (thick headed type, burning-spirit type, gullible type). Nichijou has more twists and fantasy related content
Both have chibi art styles. Both are school-based slice of life, with bizarre comedic gold. Both mainly focus on school-girls. Both are happy/uplifting and sure to put a smile on your face.
Both are about everyday life of a very likeable group of high school girls dealing with a bunch of pseudo-random and funny moments.
Both have a very similar plot, are "slice-of-life", and share the same over-the-top randomness.
Both Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou are about a group of high school girls experiencing the exaggerated events of everyday life. Both are stylized as a "sitcom" with no overarching plot however this doesn't take away from the quality of writing since each series' episodes are gems on their own.
The comedy may be a bit more abstract in Nichijou but it uses this to its advantage making it even better at some points. Both shows have the same presentation—short stories clips—(Azumanga's is definitely more relevant to itself as time progresses).
Both series have quirky and cute characters in a simple, slice-of-life setting with no added romance and just focusing on pure friendship.
Both are from the same genre - slice of life/comedy, and both tell the story in similar ways, using short segments throughout each episode to explore different parts of the characters lives. Both are hilarious, and both are a must watch.
Slice-of-Life with a bunch of unique school girls of varying hilarious personalities. Lazy writing means if you don't like one character you'll probably like another. Later on you can talk about it with your friends. "I like ____ more!! They are so much more funny!" Great conversation starters these anime are!
Very similar style of the slice of life genre. Similar art, music, and characters.
Minami-ke seems to draw stylistically from Azumanga Daioh in several ways. In short, if you loved Azumanga, then this enjoyable clone takes the formula of a character-driven narrative and throws in male characters. Kana (the middle sister of the Minami household) in particular seems heavily inspired by Azumanga Daioh. If you ever wondered what it would be like if Yukari and Tomo had a child this series is worth a watch.
Humour is the same with school and life stories. Each episode is divided by different and small hilarious stories.
Both doesn't rely on parodies or referencing other anime shows for comedy,they both usually depending on the wacky and eccentric characters.
Both are slice-of-life comedies primarily about girls in school. They both rely on comedic timing as well, but Minami-ke's jokes tend to be a bit more mean at times.
In short, it's the exact sort of crazy humour that is in Azumanga Daioh, but unlike other similar titles like Lucky Star (which I still think is really good) it doesn't actually feel like a direct clone. Sure, in a sense it's just sisters instead of highschool friends, but it's enough to make it feel fresh and allows it to have the same genre and style as Azumanga without feeling like a rip-off.
I don't really see how anyone could enjoy Azumanga and not enjoy this really.
Not only are both of them slice of "school" life anime but both focus more on the tiny aspects of life rather than the characters that lots of other slice of life animes seem to do.
The difference is that minami-ke only deals with tiny aspects of life (in a hilarious way), whereas Azumanga Daioh is less realistic.
Both of them have the same outlook of the story. the slice of life genre and comedy :D anyway, watch it and see the the similarities .
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.
Its high school... only a little different. A little zany, a little random, a lot of fun. If you like high school comedies that are somewhat wacky, both School Rumble and Azumanga Daioh provide plenty of laughs... especially with Tenma or Osaka's crazy day dreams!
If you add a few guys and some romance into azumanga daioh, you get the premesis for School Rumble. The other main difference is that School Rumble has two seasons, with a third one in production, and Azumanga daioh has one season and a few specials
Both shows have well developed comedic characters, their art style is alluring, and aside from SR's op and ed, both shows have songs that sound quite similar to each other.
karasuma is the exact counterpart of sakaki
Plus both sakaki and yakumo loves cats..the difference though is that sakaki has lots of favorite cats while yakumo has one specific favorite
every character has her own image song, and both school rumle and azumanga daioh have teachers that have known each other since college
Two comedies are amusing!
the difference is that in SR also shows the point of view of a boy, unlike AMD.
In both anime unimaginable things happen!
The unique personalities and sometimes of absurd characters, makes it even more interesting!
School Rumble is said to be the Azumanga Daioh of its time.
Both are respectfully good. Both have a female cast of main characters.
Both have rather interesting female teachers.
Both are pretty random.
Both series focus on individual character development.
I recommend both series.
Both animes are very similar in taste. Both being very funny and comical, it is a must if you enjoyed this series.
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.
Both series have very similar humor, an adorable cast of characters and random moments.
k-on and azumanga daioh is somewhat similar because they are bunch of/ group of girls having no similar personalities but they just get along well after that significant circumstances....they are all so funny LOL .. ^_^
Azumanga Daioh is a first generation school life anime. While not music-based and still random (seeing its a general school life genre), it has a more meaningful and funny storyline than K-ON! with a broader variety of characters.
Both are kind of care free, and while K-On has more of a storyline, it is pretty much an episode by episode show filled with carefree fun.
Azumanga Daioh and K-ON share a similar feeling. The main characters are all girls from school, and comedy is an important part. Also, the type of jolly and sometimes random humour is very alike.
-Group of girls going through high school.
-Group of friends.
-Lot's of cuteness.
-Similiraty in the characters.
Note: K-On! is about a music band.
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!
Episodic comedies with great characters and similar senses of humor. They are both quite touching at times and downright hilarious at others.
With both shows each episode has some shorts that all seem to connect. Both shows are cute and funny.
Both shows are slice-of-life anime that seem fairly mundane at first (even if you consider Ikamusume a fantastic creature), but are very surreal underneath. Both series also feature loveable characters that seem natural and unique.
Similar comedic style; lots of randomly-themed, upbeat humor. The characters are also delightfully similar.
If you like one series for the characters who create great light-hearted comedy through sheer force of their colourful personalities, you would probably like the other too.
Opening Theme"Soramimi Cake" by Oranges & Lemons
Ending Theme"Raspberry Heaven" by Oranges & Lemons