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Azumanga Daioh 

Azumanga daiô (original title)
TV-PG | | Animation, Comedy | TV Series (2002)
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A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers.









Series cast summary:
Tomoko Kaneda ...  Chiyo Mihama 26 episodes, 2002
Yuki Matsuoka Yuki Matsuoka ...  Ayumu 'Osaka' Kasuga / ... 26 episodes, 2002
Chieko Higuchi Chieko Higuchi ...  Tomo Takino 26 episodes, 2002
Rie Tanaka Rie Tanaka ...  Koyomi 'Yomi' Mizuhara / ... 26 episodes, 2002
Yu Asakawa ...  Sakaki 25 episodes, 2002
Christine M. Auten ...  Sakaki / ... 26 episodes, 2002
Jessica Boone ...  Chiyo Mihama / ... 26 episodes, 2002
Mandy Clark Mandy Clark ...  Tomo Takino / ... 26 episodes, 2002
Nancy Novotny ...  Koyomi Mizuhara / ... 26 episodes, 2002
Kira Vincent-Davis ...  Ayumu Kasuga / ... 26 episodes, 2002
Luci Christian ...  Yukari Tanizaki / ... 25 episodes, 2002
Allison L. Sumrall ...  Kagura / ... 25 episodes, 2002
Tiffany Grant ...  Kaorin / ... 24 episodes, 2002
Monica Rial ...  Minamo Kurosawa / ... 24 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
Hilary Haag ...  Chihiro / ... 20 episodes, 2002
Akane Omae Akane Omae ...  Chihiro / ... 18 episodes, 2002
Andy McAvin ...  Kimura / ... 17 episodes, 2002
Naoki Yanagi Naoki Yanagi ...  Male Student A / ... 16 episodes, 2002
Kôji Ishii Kôji Ishii ...  Kimura-sensei / ... 15 episodes, 2002
Ryôko Nagata ...  Female Student A / ... 12 episodes, 2002
Jason Douglas ...  Additional Voices / ... 12 episodes, 2002
Hiroyuki Yoshino Hiroyuki Yoshino ...  Male Student B / ... 11 episodes, 2002


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


Animation | Comedy


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Tiffany Grant first auditioned for Tomo. See more »


Chiyo Mihama: Well I... I uh... I don't...
Tomo Takino: Hey!
Yukari Tanizaki: Hmm? Okay, Miss Takino.
Tomo Takino: I don't know the answer either! Now we're tied, Chiyo-chan! Oh yeah!
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Ending Theme
"Raspberry Heaven"
Lyrics by Aki Hata
Music and Arrangements by Yoko Ueno
Vocals by Oranges and Lemons
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Absolutely, categorically fantastic.
3 July 2006 | by huxleyhobbesSee all my reviews

I usually try to avoid hyperbole - I've studied enough English to know how overdone it can be. And in this case I will avoid hyperbole as well. I can quite honestly say that Azumanga Daioh is the best anime I've ever seen, and probably the best show.

Scratch that, actually. The number of *things* of any form which can match Azumanga can be counted on the fingers of both hands.

In every single episode, I found myself laughing out loud, going "Awwww, sooo cute!", and smiling with just... happiness. This is an idiosyncratic show, but also an incredibly poignant and touching one. I can think of nothing else which touches me so deeply that it makes me cry a tenth as often as And does. In that sense, it is the best feel-good panacea I have ever come across, or heard of. It's possible I am forgetting a Norse myth which spoke of something better, but I doubt it.

The show is also, of course, incredibly funny. Whilst there is the occasional joke lost in translation, or which benefits from a little knowledge of Japanese culture, the vast majority of the humor is accessible to anybody who cares to watch it. It has more classic lines than anything except perhaps Monty Python.

Put simply, this show has everything necessary to be a classic. It is for Azumanga Daioh that anime and television and efficient, modern distribution methods exist. If you have any soul, any joy in your body, I cannot recommend this enough. Import it, track it down in stores, do whatever you can to get a hold of it. Well, anything except theft. Everyone involved with the creation of this masterpiece deserves every penny they are paid, and several edifices to their greatness besides.

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Release Date:

8 April 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Genco, J.C. Staff See more »
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Technical Specs


(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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



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