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
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, Gag HumorGag Humor, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.031 (scored by 162190162,190 users)
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Ranked: #6032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #650
Members: 369,780
Favorites: 7,663

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Seiji
Assistant Producer
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard, Casting Director


Opening Theme

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"Soramimi Cake" by Oranges & Lemons

Ending Theme

"Raspberry Heaven" by Oranges & Lemons


Jul 3, 2024
Wow this is amazing. I mean where do I even start. The characters are perfectly crafted (especially Tomo) , the story is a masterpiece and the animation is revolutionary. This is an anime that truly understands how a story should work. The character development from every character from Tomo to Chiyo to Kagura to even the cat is spectacular. The conflicts at work in this form of art called anime is undeniably beautiful in its simplicity. The pacing is next level. You think the roller coaster is just getting started and then you realize that 3 years have already gone by. That's life isn't ...
Mar 2, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Azumanga Daiou is a good anime but I expect something more. It has some good moment with brilliant comedy, specially the one with English language scenes but I deeply thought that it will be much more of them. Some people already point out that it also has weak or just really does not plot and I agree. I do not also understand why Kurosawa's marriage offer wasn't explore or anything. It kinda feel that they just forget about it or they lost idea for it.
In conlusion Azumanga Daiou is good anime, not bad or nothing really brilliant with good music and very specific atmosphere.
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.

Now, the ...

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