Azumanga Daiou The Animation

Azumanga Daioh: The Animation

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Synonyms: Azumanga Daiou
Japanese: あずまんが大王 THE ANIMATION
English: Azumanga Daioh: The Animation
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2002 to Oct 1, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:25 (JST)
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: 4-koma manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, Gag HumorGag Humor, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.001 (scored by 150215150,215 users)
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Ranked: #6002
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Popularity: #666
Members: 337,978
Favorites: 6,685

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Chiyo Mihama begins her high school career as one of the strangest students in her freshman class—a tiny, 10-year-old academic prodigy with a fondness for plush dolls and homemade cooking. But her homeroom teacher, Yukari Tanizaki, is the kind of person who would hijack a student's bike to avoid being late, so "strange" is a relative word.

There certainly isn't a shortage of peculiar girls in Yukari-sensei's homeroom class. Accompanying Chiyo are students like Tomo Takino, an energetic tomboy with more enthusiasm than brains; Koyomi Mizuhara, Tomo's best friend whose temper has a fuse shorter than Chiyo; and Sakaki, a tall, athletic beauty whose intimidating looks hide a gentle personality and a painful obsession with cats. In addition, transfer student Ayumu Kasuga, a girl with her head stuck in the clouds, fits right in with the rest of the girls—and she has a few interesting theories about Chiyo's pigtails!

Together, this lovable group of girls experience the ups and downs of school life, their many adventures filled with constant laughter, surreal absurdity, and occasionally even touching commentary on the bittersweet, temporal nature of high school.

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


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"Soramimi Cake" by Oranges & Lemons

Ending Theme

"Raspberry Heaven" by Oranges & Lemons


Aug 2, 2023
Azumanga Daioh is an excellent slice-of-life comedy anime, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who likes slice of life, comedy, and adjacent genres. If you like shows like Lucky Star and Nichijou, then this is a must watch. However, slice of life haters may find it boring and unfunny.

Visuals: 7/10
The visuals are a mixed bag. While distinctive, they are also simplistic. The simple art style and animation honestly fits the series pretty well, but they are unremarkable compared to 9/10 or 10/10 visuals found in other shows. There are also some funny moments enhanced by the animation and art style.

Music: 7/10
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Aug 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Azumanga Daioh is a decent enough comedy animation, but the manga does the comedy way better. The shift from 4 panel comic to animation makes the jokes way too long-winded and awkward. It feels like something MacFarlane would do in the worst family guy episodes sometimes with how the punchline is so often "guys she did the thing AGAIN". It does include a bunch of wholesome moments and some overarching narratives that the manga lacks, which is appreciated. There are moments of actual comedy present within the show that are very effective, but these moments are few and far between and often interspersed with boring ...
Sep 5, 2013
I am a huge fan of the slice-of-life genre. Something about seeing cute girls sit around and do... Stuff is somehow entertaining for me. Slice-of-life however, seems to be one of the most hated genres only second to ecchi/hentai stuff. The only expectation to this rule seems to be a few iyashikei (healing) slice-of-life shows and Azumanga Daioh. While I could rant on how the iyashikei genre isn't very good, I am instead going to rant about why Azumanga Daioh, one of the most celebrated slice-of-life anime, is one of my least favorite ones out there, as I do not like this at all.

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