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Azumanga Daioh 

Azumanga daiô (original title)
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A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tomoko Kaneda ...
 Chiyo Mihama (26 episodes, 2002)
Yuki Matsuoka ...
 Ayumu 'Osaka' Kasuga / ... (26 episodes, 2002)
Chieko Higuchi ...
 Tomo Takino (26 episodes, 2002)
Rie Tanaka ...
 Koyomi 'Yomi' Mizuhara / ... (26 episodes, 2002)
Yu Asakawa ...
 Sakaki (26 episodes, 2002)
Akiko Hiramatsu ...
 Yukari Tanizaki (23 episodes, 2002)
Sakura Nogawa ...
 Kaorin (22 episodes, 2002)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Kagura (20 episodes, 2002)
Aya Hisakawa ...
 Minamo 'Nyamo' Kurosawa (20 episodes, 2002)
Akane Omae ...
 Chihiro / ... (18 episodes, 2002)
Naoki Yanagi ...
 Male Student A / ... (16 episodes, 2002)
Kôji Ishii ...
 Kimura-sensei / ... (15 episodes, 2002)
Ryoko Nagata ...
 Female Student A / ... (12 episodes, 2002)
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Male Student B / ... (11 episodes, 2002)
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Storyline

An animated series based off of the four panel managa of the same name, Azumanga Daioh is a whimsical, hilarious and very cute look at the lives of an ecclectic group of high school girls and their teachers at a Tokyo high school. As the series progresses, small bits of their lives are shown, slowly painting a bigger picture as the cast shares the ups and downs of high school life, revolving around a close-knit friendship and a lot of silliness. Written by Anonymous

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School goes crazy

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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8 April 2002 (Japan)  »

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Azumanga Daioh  »

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(26 episodes)

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Trivia

Tiffany Grant modeled her voice for Kaorin after Jessica Boone's voice. while Grant was writing ADR Scripts for Angelic Layer (2001), (which Jessica Boone also stared in) she would often imitate Boone's voice. See more »

Quotes

[Osaka waits at a crosswalk with other townsfolk]
Ayumu 'Osaka' Kasuga: [voiceover] I am Ayumu Kasuga. I just transferred here from Osaka the other day. Tokyo folks do the right thing and stop when the light's red. Osaka folks keep crossin' no matter what, so it can get pretty ugly.
[Time passes; the people move off as Osaka is thinking - she snaps back to reality]
Ayumu 'Osaka' Kasuga: Uh?
[voiceover]
Ayumu 'Osaka' Kasuga: I better cross too!
[the walk signal turns to don't walk]
Ayumu 'Osaka' Kasuga: Shoot! The light changed.
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Connections

Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Soramimi Cake
Lyrics by Aki Hata
Music and Arrangements by Hikaru Nanase (as Masumi Itô)
Vocals by Oranges and Lemons
Courtesy of Lantis
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I need this...
21 April 2003 | by (ATL) – See all my reviews

this is definitely for me, for a long time, I've dwelled in complex & masterpiece anime like Bebop, Ghibi productions, Kenshin OAV, Jin Roh, Grave of Fireflies, Metropolis etc until at some point I realize these shows are "not entertaining" anymore since they make me think, they make me relate so deep into the characters, got emotionally drained even depressed.

Not in the case of azumanga daioh...

For me this show is just great, fun, gorgeous, sweet, cute, you name it. It even brings back some highschool memories, there isn't asingle episode where I can watch and not having a HUGE smile, and another smile, and another smile, and.... It sure is hard to pick any favourite character since they all make the show, but I'll go with Sakaki (the cool one with a soft spot), and the "impossible" bond setting with Kaorin is particularly sweet & hillarious heh heh

Recommended for those who want a change of atmosphere into a cute, funny, lighthearted show


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