Azumanga Daioh
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Azumanga Daioh

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English: Azumanga Daioh
Japanese: あずまんが大王


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 69
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 18, 1999 to Mar 21, 2002
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: School School
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh
Authors: Azuma, Kiyohiko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.341 (scored by 2088420,884 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2162
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Popularity: #283
Members: 41,463
Favorites: 2,794

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Chiyo Mihama is a child prodigy who has skipped several grades to end up in high school. On her first day, she discovers that her class is full of eccentric individuals. Sakaki, who towers over Chiyo, is aloof and intimidating; Tomo Takino is loud and annoying; Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga is absentminded but great at solving riddles; Koyomi "Yomi" Mizuhara is obsessed with diets and loves karaoke despite her awful singing; and Kagura, who is a competitive tomboy.

As the classmates become good friends over time, they experience their everyday lives together—things like school, studying, going on summer trips, and engaging in all kinds of shenanigans!

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Azumanga Daioh was initially published in English by ADV Manga from September 16, 2003 to April 6, 2004 and in a complete omnibus on November 20, 2007. On December 15, 2009, Yen Press published a complete omnibus with new translations.

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Nov 21, 2007
maybelletea (All reviews)
I'm surprised that there are no reviews written for Azumanga Daioh, although there are many for the anime.


I adore slice-of-life manga, which would be the genre that suits Azumanga Daioh best. It's plot is nothing heavy, certainly nothing dramatic or romantic, and sometimes it doesn't even make sense. Yet it's amazing. The humor is random and strange at times, but that makes it all the more funny.


Although I can't say I like the art as much in the first volume, the art in Azumanga Daioh is rendered well in most of it. Since it mostly consists of four-panel strips, the art is not detailed, read more
Jul 28, 2008
hanyou-chan (All reviews)
Azumanga Daioh doesn't actually have a storyline. Well, there's 10-year-old Chiyo, (Who is so unbelievely adorable), who's so smart that she's in high school, and she brefriends the most weird, yet hilarious classmates.

Azumanga Daioh is a set of 4 panel stories, and yet it works! The comedy is fresh and funny and the characters are amusing as well. There's Osaka, probaly one of the most slowest manga characters EVER! There's a time when she and Sasaki (a tall girl which the other charaters think she's cool and hard but in fact she has a secret love for cats but they are always biting her) are read more
Apr 22, 2008
kara (All reviews)
this series is a yonkoma(short comic strips).its about this group of girls who are in high school and are very unique magic powers, ninjas,or any fictional things that you can come up with.just "regular" high school girls.

i rated the characters 10 because the characters are so interesting and different that you wonder how they can hang out with each other.each girl adds something to the story.if you have never had a favorite manga/anime character before im sure this series could give you a selection.

overall this is a series for stupid jokes,humor, and just plain enjoyment.if you have nothing else to do this is a read more
Jul 25, 2019
6Tallguy (All reviews)
I found Azumanga to be very mediocre. Like many other comedy mangas from around the same time period, I rarely laugh at the jokes or the funny scenarios the character finds themselves in. It is often puns, funny faces or playing on the distinct traits of the characters. Is is an easy read since it is written in a 4 panel format and is probably the reason I read it until the end. Some chapters were however a couple pages long, and these were the most interesting ones. So should you read it? If you like light humor in 4koma format in a high school read more

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why does it say 68 chapters?
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