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

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Comedy
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 1,810 users  
Reviews: 26 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...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 05 Nov 2010
 
a list of 34 titles
created 19 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 19 Feb 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 20 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Azumanga Daioh" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Azumanga Daioh (2002– )

Azumanga Daioh (2002– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Azumanga Daioh.

Season:

1

Year:

2002

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cromartie High School (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Akitarô Daichi, Megumi Hayashibara, Unshô Ishizuka
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Tomokazu Seki, Satsuki Yukino, Jason Douglas
N.H.K ni yôkoso! (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Yutaka Koizumi, Yui Makino, Wataru Hatano
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, Jerry Jewell, Masakazu Morita
Shuffle! (2005–2006)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Jerry Jewell, Todd Haberkorn
Chobits (TV Series 2002)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Persocon he finds seems to be malfunctioning. A hobbyist tells Hideki that his robot might be a Chobit - a type of robot that has been assumed to be an urban legend that can act on its own will.

Stars: Rie Tanaka, Crispin Freeman, Tomokazu Sugita
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: Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino
His and Her Circumstances (TV Series 1998)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.

Stars: Atsuko Enomoto, Chihiro Suzuki, Yuki Watanabe
Planetes (2003–2004)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Joe Cappelletti, Nao Nagasawa, Kazunari Tanaka
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

On his first day of high school, Kyon meets an eccentric girl named Haruhi Suzumiya, who announces to the class that she is interested only in meeting aliens, time travelers, and espers. ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara
Danshi Koukousei no nichijou (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A sketch comedy about three friends attending an all boys school.

Stars: Miyu Irino, Tomokazu Sugita, Kenichi Suzumura
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

Plot Keywords:

girl | school | teacher | high school | love | See more »

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

Tiffany Grant first auditioned for Tomo. See more »

Quotes

Tomo Takino: Good moring everyone! Oh no! Yukari's here? Already? I'm so totally late! Holy freakin' crap! As punishment, I'm going to stand right here in the hallway. See ya!
[she slams the door]
Yukari Tanizaki: I couldn't care less, you know.
See more »

Connections

Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Azumanga Daioh (2010) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I'm so glad I decided to try watching this
3 May 2005 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

I saw a trailer for Azumanga daioh and thought it was going to be childish nonsense. Admitedly the trailer only showed a modified version of the show's introduction sequence, rather than real footage from the show. Shame on the makers of the trailer, I say! Then I watched an episode of the show and was instantly hooked. This is probably one of the best comedy animes I've seen so far. While shows like Abenobashi or Excel Saga are funny in a zany way, Azumanga is funny in a more realistic way. As other reviewers have noted, there is no plot as such

  • it's more like a sitcom.




The characters seem very likable and all have their own characteristics. Some of the teachers also feature, and I think this gives the show an interesting perspective as you see that they just as quirky as the kids. (OK, perhaps MORE quirky than some of the kids).

One of the reasons this show has hooked me is that it is consistently funny. Some other shows I've seen have had a few episodes that were hilarious and a few that barely raised a smile. I think every episode of Azumanga has had me laughing out loud.

If you haven't seen this show because the trailer put you off, don't panic! Yes, there's a certain amount of cuteness (especially Chiyo), but the show is a lot of fun. But the Muppets demonstrated that cuteness doesn't mean it's only for kids.

Azumanga may not be suitable for young children because of some cuss words and slightly teenage/adult content (although children see that on TV before the watershed these days). Teenagers aren't likely to be too worried by any of that though.

This 37-year-old male gives Azumanga daioh 5 stars out of 5!


21 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
Kaorin Tenchi64589
Osaka's Dubb voice gcerda88
Anything similar to this? markjack2004
Discuss Azumanga Daioh (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?