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.
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
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 good as the original Azumanga Daioh series.
Art: Much better than the two short and series of Azumanga I've seen. Azumanga Web Daioh, and Azumanga Daioh. It features the best of character designs any movie can have. And it could've really turned into a feature-length movie.
Sound: Well, there's no music, but the bouncy music absoloutely fits Azumanga and I liked the English Dub. Chiyo's crying was so cute and the girls' dub was also cute too.
Character: Very cutesy characters. Chiyo, the crybaby genius, Osaka, the friendly clumsy chick, Tomo, the very aggresive high schooler, and Sakaki, the shy girl. Loved all of their personalities.
Enjoyment: I really enjoyed this little short and I think it's good for all ages. Despite the profainty Azumanga Daioh and the failure Azumanga Web Daioh, I think Azumanga: The Short Movie is really enjoyable for kids who liked the show.
A very good movie to watch. Go ahead and watch it.read more
"Azumanga Daioh: The Very Short Movie" is essentially a flashy, spiced-up episode of Azumanga Daioh.
With a run-time of about six minutes, the show summarizes the original plot of the 26-episode Azumanga series, and it does so pretty well by combining many of the show's jokes, character interactions, plots, and themes in a way that doesn't feel forced or ham-handed. This show is pretty good in that regard.
The story is a typical scene from any random Azu episode. It takes place in Miss Yukari's class-room, and features the main girls doing their usual thing. The plot has many twists, even for such a short show. I don't want to spoil anything, but if you've watched/read Azumanga, it will be very familiar.
The art is especially notable and good. It is much better than the original 26-ep. Azumanga, but this is not to say Azumanga doesn't have good art to begin with. But in the movie, the art is even better. Perhaps to stick to the idea of a "movie," the art seems to have had more time, effort, and money put into it. The character's animations are smoother, the colors brighter and more vibrant, the lines sharper. it is a good look for Azumanga, and I like it.
The sound is good, but in my opinion it is no better (or worse) than Azumanga 1-26. It is clear and understandable. As for the Japanese AND English voice-actors, they are the same as those who voiced Azu 1-26.
The characters are quirky, unique, and each one funny in their own special way. Their actions and antics are similar to Azumanga 1-26. Those who've seen the original series will not feel alienated. The old characters are still themselves.
The Azumanga movie is just as enjoyable as a regular episode of Azu, but it is unfortnately quite short. Just when you are getting into it, it ends. Yet, the show is quite enjoyble, and fun, for veteran Azu fans or newcomers to the Azumanga or even anime world.
Overall, "Azumanga Daioh: The Very Short Movie" is a good watch that I certainly recommened, either as a compliment to Azumanga Daioh 1-26 or a stand-alone watch. But if you watch this short movie before Azumanga 1-26, some of the jokes may confuse you, as the show assumes you've already watched Azu 1-26.