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Azumanga Daioh (Manga)

Azumanga Daioh

Alternative Titles

English: Azumanga Daioh
Japanese: あずまんが大王

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 39
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1999 to Jun 2002
Authors: Azuma, Kiyohiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh

Statistics

Score: 8.491 (scored by 12570 users)
Ranked: #1472
Popularity: #122
Members: 20,905
Favorites: 1,792
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please not that 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Popular Tags

comedy school slice of life

Synopsis

It's not manga, it's Azumanga! − smart, fun and totally addictive. Created by the iconoclastic Kiyohiko Azuma, Azumanga Daioh is strongly character driven, taking the reader through the daily tribulations of Miss Kurosawa, Miss Yukari, the wild Tomo, hair-triggered Yomi, ditzy Osaka, brash Kagura, cute Chiyo-chan and athletic (but girly) Sakaki.
(Source: ADV)

Background

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Related Manga

Side story: Azumanga Daioh: Hoshuu-hen
Other: Bara Manga Daioh, Osaka Banpaku
Adaptation: Azumanga Daioh


Characters

 Ayumu
Kasuga, Ayumu
Main
Sakaki
Main
 Chiyo
Mihama, Chiyo
Main
 Tomo
Takino, Tomo
Main
 Yukari
Tanizaki, Yukari
Main
 Kagura
Kagura
Main
 Koyomi
Mizuhara, Koyomi
Main

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Sep 20, 2009 7:28 PM
Not_A_Fangirl
I'm not an anime or manga buff. I don't know everything. I may or may not have good taste. I'm just a person who enjoys anime and manga. However, I hope this review helps anyone with deciding whether to read it or not.

PLUSES:
I have the Azumanga Daioh Omnibus and I have read the whole thing. I love Azumanga Daioh. It never fails to cheer me up. I love the antics of everyone in the group. I laughed at the crazy things they did. My stomach would hurt from the hilarious moments I shared with my brother reading this. I cried when it was done. No read more
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Nov 21, 2007 5:58 PM
liltrix7
I'm surprised that there are no reviews written for Azumanga Daioh, although there are many for the anime.

Story

I adore slice-of-life manga, which would be the genre that suits Azumanga Daioh best. It's plot is nothing heavy, certainly nothing dramatic or romantic, and sometimes it doesn't even make sense. Yet it's amazing. The humor is random and strange at times, but that makes it all the more funny.

Art

Although I can't say I like the art as much in the first volume, the art in Azumanga Daioh is rendered well in most of it. Since it mostly consists of four-panel strips, the art is not detailed, read more
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Jun 12, 2014 8:00 AM
jimmymimpson
Azumanga Daioh is a very different manga for me. If I were to tell you my favorite anime and manga, you'd get all these serious stories, like Devilman, Gunbuster, Akira, Evangelion, etc, but I find Azumanga to be just as good as most of those. Comedy is not a lesser form of art then drama or tragedy, and AD shows this beautifully.

AD is simply a very "wacky" comedy that focuses very little on making you want to date the girls, but rather making you want to be their friend. There is little to no "waifu-pandering" in this manga, instead the girls are fully fleshed-out characters, read more
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Jun 17, 2010 3:36 PM
myrrhcat
Azumanga Daioh is a popular classic for a reason. Simply put, it's a work of comedic genius. Everyone should read it and watch the anime.

STORY: 9/10. There isn't much to the story; just another slice-of-life tale of Japanese schoolgirls. However, it's done brilliantly. There's never a dull moment, and you'll find yourself laughing out loud at the hilarious conversations these girls have and the situations they get into. There are also heartwarming moments, especially at the end. Though it could be considered somewhat cheesy, it seems like the best possible way to end the lighthearted series.

ART: 8/10. Since it's a 4koma with a new gag read more
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