Azumanga Daioh (2002– )
"Azumanga daiô" (original title)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 1,982 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 24 critic

A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 22 Aug 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 28 Sep 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 05 Mar 2014
 
a list of 38 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Azumanga Daioh" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Azumanga Daioh (2002– )

Azumanga Daioh (2002– ) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Azumanga Daioh.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2002  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lucky Star (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Aya Hirano, Emiri Katou, Kaori Fukuhara
Kino's Journey (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Kino and her talking motorcycle Hermes travel around the world, visiting different countries for three days each in order to learn about each one.

Stars: Kelli Cousins, Cynthia Martinez, Ai Maeda
Spice and Wolf (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living during a period much like Europe in the Middle Ages. One night when ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Brina Palencia
School Rumble (2004–2005)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Clumsy sixteen-year-old Tenma Tsukamoto is in love. The object of her desire, the strange and silent Oji Karasuma, has no idea she exists. seventeen-year old delinquent Kenji Harima is also... See full summary »

Stars: Luci Christian, Ami Koshimizu, Hiroki Konishi
The Twelve Kingdoms (TV Series 2002)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

High school student Yoko Nakajima is approached by a strange man who claims he's been searching for her and that she is the rightful ruler of his kingdom.

Stars: Mari Devon, Kate Higgins, Houko Kuwashima
Toradora! (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed with the evil look of his father causing people to avoid him.Taiga Aisaka is a tiny,self ... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie
When They Cry (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a story of many chapters. It's about the town of Hinamizawa, and the people who live there, Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Hojo, and Rika Furude, as well as ... See full summary »

Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara
FLCL (TV Series 2000)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi
Baccano! (2007–2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Sayaka Aoki, Keiji Fujiwara
Fruits Basket (TV Series 2001)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Eric Vale, Yui Horie
Texhnolyze (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a man-made underground society, descendants of a banished generation vie for control of the crumbling city of Lux. Ichise, an orphan turned prize fighter, loses a leg and an arm to ... See full summary »

Stars: Justin Gross, Satoshi Haga, Shizuka Itô
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A short compilation of humourous sketches featuring a group of friends in high school.

Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
Stars: Tomoko Kaneda, Yu Asakawa, Chieko Higuchi
Edit

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)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

School goes crazy

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 2002 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Azumanga Daioh  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Episode 19 "One Spring Night" is a "filler" episode made up of jokes and scenes that were not in the original manga. See more »

Quotes

Yukari Tanizaki: [explaining why they are betting on their school basketball match] It won't be exciting unless we're betting. Besides, like hell I'm going to be exercising with no incentive or reward in sight.
See more »

Connections

Follows Azumanga daioh (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ending Theme
"Raspberry Heaven"
Lyrics by Aki Hata
Music and Arrangements by Yoko Ueno
Vocals by Oranges and Lemons
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
2002's best comedy series came from Japan
22 May 2003 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Azumanga Daioh (Hiroshi NISHIKIORI, 2002) (based on Kiyohiko AZUMA's comic strip of the same name)

Take the fundamental sweetness of the best of the "Peanuts" TV specials, mix it with the whacked out humor of "Calvin and Hobbes", add in some stylistic homages to Isao Takahata's films (the memory scenes of "Only Yesterday" and his neglected 1999 masterpiece "Our Neighbors the Yamadas") -- and you have anything but a routine anime series. (It also reminds me a bit of the quirky short-lived TV series "Square Pegs" from many years ago). The show follows the lives of seven girls (including one 10 year old genius who skipped middle school) and three teachers (two highly dysfunctional, one _mostly_ sane) through all three years of high school (that's how the system works in Japan). This is mostly side-splittingly funny, though it managed to evoke a few furtive tears before it ended. The characters are everything in this virtually plotless traversal of three years of school (and vacations). Although this series runs for 26 episodes, it ends all too quickly -- I was far from weary of the charming and loveable characters portrayed here. (The best term to describve the show is, of course, Japanese -- "kawai" which means not only ultra-cute but very loveable). This show was immensely popular in Japan, and has recently been licensed for release in the USA (thank you ADV).


19 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Watching this anime...are you a guy? Minos24
funniest moment from this show ryannaughton1138-1
Dubbing... king_octopus
Osaka's Dubb voice gcerda88
Kaorin Tenchi64589
Anything similar to this? markjack2004
Discuss Azumanga Daioh (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?