Azumanga Daioh (2002– )
"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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A short compilation of humourous sketches featuring a group of friends in high school.

Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
Stars: Tomoko Kaneda, Yu Asakawa, Chieko Higuchi
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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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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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8 April 2002 (Japan)  »

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Episode #21, there was a name Tomoko Kaneda (the voice of Chiyo-chan), amongst staff list of key animators. What drawing she did was never revealed, though it is suspected that it is the depressed Chiyo-chan scribble at the start of the episode See more »

Quotes

Yukari Tanizaki: Yeah! Let's play a little soccer!
Tomo Takino: Yukari, do you even know the rules?
Yukari Tanizaki: Just leave it to me! I'm Mia Hamm.
Tomo Takino: Huh?
Yukari Tanizaki: I'm Mia Hamm!
Tomo Takino: What does that mean?
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Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Azumanga Daioh (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Ending Theme
"Raspberry Heaven"
Lyrics by Aki Hata
Music and Arrangements by Yoko Ueno
Vocals by Oranges and Lemons
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American situation comedy writers should watch this show.
30 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

See, there can be a situation comedy basically about nothing but doesn't harp on dating relationships and sex! It's so uproariously funny in many places I got both the manga and the 5 DVD anime.

No one save the lecherous Kimura has a significant other. There's too many American TV shows depicting singles whether there be teen or adult as being perpetually seeking love. In the course of this too short series none of the girl students date. There's only one episode in this series that deals with teachers dating--These characters present us with other concerns to laugh about--Pet Obsessions, hero worship, who is the smarter teacher, pretty jealousy, catching a cold, etc. "Daioh" stands out even among it's anime fellow no magical quests, no titanic battles of universal good versus universal evil. The only universal elements is the day to day progress of life and for those who can find humor it's in the characters' a tickling the funny bone.


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