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: 8.031 (scored by 158807158,807 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #650
Members: 361,224
Favorites: 7,484

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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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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


Jun 19, 2007
It seems to me that people who have seen Azumanga Daioh are divided into two groups. The first group consists of people who enjoyed it, and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. The other consists of those that thought it was boring and nonsensical. I find myself right in the middle.

It wasn’t so bad story wise – usually I’m all for “anything goes” anime. The problem I had with it was that it wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be. I had a few laughs now and then, mostly thanks to Osaka, but there were times when I thought the ...
Sep 21, 2010
Mixed Feelings
I'd heard that Azumanga Daioh was a comedy that no one should miss so I started watching.
Mistake number one. Assuming that 4-5 eps wasn't enough to really "get" this anime for what it was: Mistake number two. Most people fall into one of two groups; those that really really like the series and those people like myself that were not impressed by the series in the slightest. If you don't like the series after 4-5 episodes stop watching.


The art in Azumanga Daioh is decent, not bad but nothing really ground-breaking either.
Rating: 7


The voice acting was just about equivalent to the art of ...
Mar 13, 2008
Azumanga doesn't have a plot. There is nothing in Azumanga that even vaguely resembles a story. So it must be character driven, right? However, Azumanga lack conflict and character development. The show covers 3 years of their lives (High School) and after 3 years all the characters look and act the same. umm wait Chyio-chan did change her hair style by putting her pig tails lower…

So what exactly is Azumanga? Azumanga is a gag anime, designed to get a quick laugh out of the audience. They use an ensemble of students and teachers with distinct quirks ...

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