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Azumanga daiô 

TV-PG | | Animation, Comedy | TV Series (2002)
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 ...
Akiko Hiramatsu ...
 Yukari Tanizaki 23 episodes, 2002
Sakura Nogawa ...
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 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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Release Date:

8 April 2002 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Azumanga Daioh  »

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(26 episodes)

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(Japanese version)| (English version) (Dolby Digital 5.1)

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4:3
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Trivia

The title of the show is essentially meaningless. The comic strip on which the show is based was written by Azuma Kiyohiko, and "Azumanga" is an amalgalm of his name and "manga", the Japanese word for comic books. "Daioh" comes from "Dengeki Daioh" ("Great Electric Shock King"), the monthly Japanese comic anthology in which the comics originally ran. See more »

Quotes

Chiyo Mihama: [at the summer home] Okay then, I'll open the door now. If I were to lose this key right now, we wouldn't be able to get into the house.
[Tomo takes the key out of her hand and hurls it]
Tomo Takino: [pause] I did it!
Koyomi Mizuhara: BUT WHAT THE HELL FOR?
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Connections

Featured in AMV Hell 2: Son of AMV Hell (2004) 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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I need this...
21 April 2003 | by 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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