Azumanga Daiou: Gekijou Tanpen

Azumanga Daioh: The Very Short Movie

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Synonyms: Azumanga Daiou: The Very Short Movie
Japanese: あずまんが大王(劇場短編)
English: Azumanga Daioh: The Very Short Movie
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 25, 2001
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: 4-koma manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, Gag HumorGag Humor, SchoolSchool
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 2335223,352 users)
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Ranked: #39122
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Popularity: #3276
Members: 41,853
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In this short movie featuring familiar characters from Azumanga Daioh, Osaka is yet again having a strange dream of Chiyo-Chan's pigtails being posessed. As Chiyo-Chan's pigtails bounce out of the window, who knows if young Chiyo will ever be happy again.

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Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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"Sarabai! (See You Adieu!)" by Tomoko Kaneda


Jul 27, 2022
Azumanga Daioh: A Very Short Movie is a pretty good introduction to the basics of the series, helping pave the foundations for each character. The animation also received a bump, with several characters shown in far more detailed fashion than in the anime. While I do appreciate the quality increase, this would be more of a detriment to the show as it works well with minimalism, allowing it to explain more with less. However, the animation appears more vivid here, and flows more fluidly. While the majority of the segment is devoted to finding Chiyo-chan's lost pigtails, there are other defining moments such as those ...
Nov 29, 2016
This is the second short pilot film that JC Staff released, this one a lot closer(but still not quite matching) the animation style and budget of the TV release. It’s a bit longer than Web Daioh, and while it’s not quite as funny, it does put forth a more accurate representation of what the series would eventually be. Rather than a traditional intro, like Web Daioh had, this film opens with a shot of Chiyo riding on her dog, Mr. Tadakichi, introducing herself and nearly getting thrown off of him. The opening features some of the show’s iconic background music, which is ...
May 20, 2019
Mixed Feelings
The short stories are reused from parts of the anime with a part at the being original animation.

The animation itself was very different from the rest of the show, trying to go with more complex art. But that's the opposite of what it's supposed to be, it should be simple, that's what adds character and makes it funny in most cases.
Instead they went for something that would be more fitting in an old hentai.

The characters felt a bit more one-dimensional and some a tad obnoxious.
But it's not like it'll eat away your time, it's a short. I'd only recommend it to a completionist, otherwise, ...


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