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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.







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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 26 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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Japanese | English

Release Date:

8 April 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Azumanga Daioh See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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)



Aspect Ratio:

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Did You Know?


The show was originally broadcast in four-minute segments every weekday on the TV Tokyo satellite channel. Each week's daily segments were reshown as a single 24-minute episode on Saturdays. The Saturday episodes also featured additional footage not screened in the daily segments, including longer opening and closing credits, a preview of the next week's episodes and in some cases a short prologue or epilogue, which accounts for the longer running time than that of the individual segments. See more »


Yukari Tanizaki: In other words, it's like this yakitori. I am the meat and you're the green onions!
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Follows Azumanga daioh (2001) See more »


Ending Theme
"Raspberry Heaven"
Lyrics by Aki Hata
Music and Arrangements by Yoko Ueno
Vocals by Oranges and Lemons
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A wonderful Anime--great for those unfamiliar with the genre
16 November 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

My teen watches, breaths and lives Anime and Manga. And after hearing about Japanese animation NON-STOP for some time, I thought I'd give it a whirl several years back. As a kid, Japanese animation was synonymous with lousy production values and dull plots. Often this was not the fault of the original production company, but due to American companies cutting the shows to pieces and splicing it all back together in an awful and confusing mess. SPEED RACER is the best example of this. So, despite my predisposition to hate it, I did agree to try some Anime once again.

Some Anime, not matter how much I try, I cannot and never will enjoy--particularly ones featuring exploding giant robots ("mecha" anime)--I'm just not particularly interested in this style. And some I have enjoyed mildly (such as DEATH NOTE), but of all the anime I have tried, by far my favorite is AZUMANGA DAIO. Regardless of where it was made, it is just wonderful entertainment. What I particularly like is that unlike so much of the super-fanciful anime, this is about a bunch of high school girls--and most of their adventures are very mundane--no explosions, no Pokemon battles and no life or death struggles. It's so good because the characters are all so well made and endearing--you really come to love them. Unlike many other Animes I have watched, the girls on the show seem almost like real people (except 'Osaka'--who is just plain weird!). This really surprised me--I thought Anime was pretty boring up until I watched this series! I am a high school teacher and apparently this series is pretty popular among my students as well. For teens and adults not 100% "gung-ho" about anime, this is an excellent series that will surely entertain. If you don't enjoy it, then there really is no hope for you coming to appreciate Anime.

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