Azumanga Daioh: 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
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, Gag HumorGag Humor, SchoolSchool
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.031 (scored by 2172021,720 users)
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Ranked: #38142
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Popularity: #3082
Members: 38,502
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Itou, Masumi
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Azuma, Kiyohiko
Original Creator


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Ending Theme

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

Sep 20, 2007
i_died_the_end (All reviews)
I liked the animation style of this mini-movie very much! I wish the TV anime series was drawn this way; the style used in this mini is more fun to watch, and is more creative.
Nov 13, 2008
BeaverDono (All reviews)
It really is pretty funny is you've watched the whole series before watching this little short... I'm glad they did something with the pigtails because they we're didn't touch base too much with Osaka's obsession with Chiyo's pigtails. Cute, funny, and REALLY enjoyable! :D
Nov 29, 2016
Fear_the_Reefer (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 10, 2011
Pitrocks14 (All reviews)
This was alot better than that crappy Azumanga Web Daioh, but still doesn't surpass the show.

It features the young high school girls. Everything is going fine until Osaka falls in love with Chiyo-chan and accidentally plunks her pigtails off. As she is crying, the high school girls try to find a way to make her better.

I really thought Chiyo-chan acted like a two-year-old in this. The girls treating her like a toddler with a lollie pop and everything is very cruel to a little girl.

Story: Really enjoyed the story alot. But the story turned into a twist, which made it more enjoyable. Still not as read more


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