Azumanga Daioh (あずまんが大王, lit. “Great King Azumanga”) is a Japanese yonkoma comedy manga series written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma, which was serialized in MediaWorks’ Dengeki Daioh magazine between 1999 and 2002. Three additional chapters were published in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shōnen Sunday in May 2009 to celebrate the manga’s tenth anniversary. A television anime adaptation titled Azumanga Daioh: the Animation was produced by J.C.Staff and aired in Japan between April and September 2002, consisting of 130 five-minute segments compiled into 26 episodes. Both the manga and anime have been praised for their humor driven by eccentric characters, with Azuma acclaimed as a “master of the four-panel form” for both his art style and comic timing.
Azumanga Daioh is about high school life through the eyes of six girls with unusual personalities: Chiyo (the 10-year-old genius), Osaka (the resident airhead), Sakaki (the shy one prone to cat bites), Tomo (the loose cannon), Yomi (the short-tempered one) and Kagura (the resident jock).
This is a slice of life anime, and what that means is, there generally isn’t any story. But I’ll tell you what there is. Skits. Alot of skits. Hilariously over the top skits. Such as their teachers terrible driving, the way the other students see the beautiful, athletic and mysterious Sakaki, without knowing of her love of cute animals, Tomo’s innuendo and curiosity about the “love life” and Kimura sensei’s love for minors. But there are realistic events as well. The new years, studying for exams, trying not to fail school, athletics, snowball fights. This show can be completely realistic or mind bogglingly over the top. You will watch this show over and over and over again and still laugh!! The jokes are all well thought out and hilarious. Even when the characters are just standing around, not talking and staring at each other you will laugh. Why? Because the way they are set up is just so brilliant! The gang of Azumanga Daioh will forever be in your heart after this show, and that is exactly why you should watch this show. I can’t recommend this enough to fans of the slice of life genre and comedy genres.
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Opening Theme: “Soramimi Cake” by Oranges & Lemons
Ending Theme: “Raspberry Heaven” by Oranges & Lemons
Azumanga Daioh OP & ED Theme Single
Azumanga Daioh OST 1 / OST 2
Azumanga Daioh The Very Short Movie OST
Tribute to Azumanga Daioh
Tribute to Azumanga Daioh (Live)
Azumanga Daioh Character Song:
1. Chiyo Mihama (cv. Tomoko Kaneda)
2. Sakaki (cv. Yuu Asakawa)
3. Kasuga Ayumu (cv. Yuki Matsuoka)
4. Tomo Takino (cv. Chieko Higuchi)
5. Kagura (cv. Houko Kuwashima)
6. Koyomi Mizuhara (cv. Rie Tanaka)
7. Yukari (cv. Akiko Hiramatsu), Minamo (cv. Aya Hisakawa), Kimura (cv. Kouji Ishii)
8. Kaorin (cv. Sakura Nogawa)
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