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Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh
あずまんが大王
(Azumanga Daiō)
Genre Comedy, High school, Slice of Life
Manga
Author Kiyohiko Azuma
Publisher Flag of Japan MediaWorks
English publisher Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom ADV Manga
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Dengeki Daioh
Original run February 1999June 2002
Volumes 4
TV anime:
Azumanga Daioh THE ANIMATION
Director Hiroshi Nishikiori
Studio Flag of Japan J.C.Staff
Licensor Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany ADV Films
Flag of Australia Flag of New Zealand Madman Entertainment
Network Flag of Japan TV Tokyo
Flag of South Korea Tooniverse
Flag of the Republic of China China Television
Flag of the United States Anime Network
Original run April 8, 2002September 30, 2002
Episodes 26
ONA: Azumanga Web Daioh
Director Fumiaki Asano
Studio Chara-ani.com
Episodes 1
Released December 28, 2000
Related works

Azumanga Daioh (あずまんが大王 Azumanga Daiō?) is a Japanese comedy manga written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was published by MediaWorks in the shōnen magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four tankōbon volumes.[1] It is drawn as a series of vertical four-panel comic strips called yonkoma and depicts the lives of a group of girls during their three years as high-school classmates. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... A slice of life story is a category for a story that portrays a cut-out sequence of events in a characters life. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Kiyohiko Azuma )[1], born May 27, 1968 in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, is a Japanese manga author and illustrator. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... 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It was adapted as an anime, Azumanga Daioh: the Animation, which was produced by J.C.Staff[2] and aired from the week of April 8, 2002 until the week of September 30, 2002. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo, Aichi Television Broadcasting, Television Osaka, and AT-X[3] in five-minute segments every weekday, then repeated as a 25-minute compilation that weekend, for a total of 130 five-minute segments collected in 26 episodes. The compilation episodes, which were the only versions to include the title and credits sequences, were released on VHS and DVD by Starchild Records;[4] the five-minute segments can be distinguished by their individual titles. Film adaptation is the transfer of a written work to a feature film. ... Animé redirects here. ... J.C.Staff Co. ... is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... Aichi Television Broadcasting Co. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Japanese King Record King Records ) is a Japanese record company, founded in 1931 as a division of the Japanese music publishing house Kodansha. ...

Contents

Title

The series title has no particular significance to the story. "Azumanga" is a portmanteau of "Azuma" (the author's name) and "manga," while "Daioh" comes from the magazine in which it was originally published, Dengeki Daioh.[1] In the anime, "Daioh" is mentioned during the next episode previews, in context meaning "great king." Portmanteau has two meanings. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Cover of the August 2001 issue of Dengeki Daioh, featuring Azumanga Daioh. ...


The name "Azumanga" is also used as a general term for Kiyohiko Azuma's other works (illustrations and comics).[5] The titles of two collections published in 1998 and 2001 containing official comics of Pioneer animations[6] were Azumanga and Azumanga 2.[7] Azumanga was later republished in a reduced-size edition called Azumanga Recycle.[8] Geneon Entertainment, Inc. ...


Synopsis

Azumanga Daioh chronicles everyday life in an unnamed Japanese high school in Tokyo,[9] following the trials and triumphs of six girls: reserved Sakaki's obsession with cute animals, Chiyo's struggle to fit in with girls five years older, Osaka's spacey nature and skewed perspective on the world, Yomi's aggravation at an annoying best friend, Tomo, whose energy is rivaled only by her lack of sense, and Kagura's efforts in sports and school. The story covers three years of tests, culture festivals, and athletic events at school, after-school life at the nearby shopping district, at Chiyo's large house, vacations spent at Chiyo's summer home on the beach and at Magical Land, a theme park. It is generally realistic in tone, marked by occasional bursts of surrealism and absurdity, such as Osaka's bizarre imaginings and an episode featuring the characters' New Year's dreams. Japanese high school students wearing the sailor fuku Japanese junior high school students in sailor fuku Secondary Education in Japan is split into lower secondary schools (中学校 chÅ«gakkō, literally, middle school) which cover the seventh through ninth years, and upper secondary schools (高等学校 kōtōgakkō, literally, high school, abbreviated to... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Sakaki in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... Chiyo Mihama ), also known as Chiyo-chan, is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Azumanga Daioh. ... Ayumu Kasuga ), more commonly known as Osaka ), is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Azumanga Daioh. ... Yomi in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... Tomo in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... Kagura in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... Most schools in Japan, from junior high schools to universities, hold an annual event called a Cultural Festival (文化祭 bunkasai) at which their students display their everyday achievements. ... Max Ernst. ... For other uses, see New Year (disambiguation). ...


The manga and anime follow the same story line, though there are differences in small details.[10] Some jokes could not be dramatized as written and were either changed or excised completely. In the first manga volume, Osaka's appearance is noticeably different from in the anime and succeeding manga volumes. In the same vein, Sakaki's initial unapproachable demeanor in the manga is downplayed in the anime.


Characters

The main cast of Azumanga Daioh consists of six schoolgirls and two of their teachers. Secondary characters include a creepy male teacher (Kimura-sensei) with an unhealthy obsession with teenage girls and a classmate (Kaorin) with a crush on Sakaki. The main characters. ... The main characters. ... The main characters. ... Sakaki in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ...

The main characters. From left to right: Sakaki, Kagura, Chiyo, Tomo, Yomi and Osaka
The main characters. From left to right: Sakaki, Kagura, Chiyo, Tomo, Yomi and Osaka
Chiyo Mihama (美浜 ちよ Mihama Chiyo?)
A child prodigy, also known as Chiyo-chan, who is considered amazingly cute by the other characters. Through her, the series humorously explores the consequences of skipping five grades to tenth grade (the first grade in Japanese high school). She is a target of jealousy due to her intelligence and wealthy family. Chiyo's twin ponytails were used in several visual gags in both the manga and anime, such as flying wings in Osaka's daydreams. Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (Japanese), Jessica Boone (English)
Tomo Takino (滝野 智 Takino Tomo?)
An extremely energetic and competitive girl, despite being nonathletic and a slacker. Tomo's character is extremely impulsive and rarely considers the consequences of anything. Voiced by: Chieko Higuchi (Japanese), Mandy Clark (English)
Koyomi "Yomi" Mizuhara (水原 暦 Mizuhara Koyomi?)
A grade-school friend and general antagonist of Tomo's, Yomi, as she is commonly known, is the title's voice of reason, carrying herself as the most mature and serious of the group. Though smart and athletic, she is constantly dissatisfied with herself due to her weight and is always trying various diets in an effort to become thinner. Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese), Nancy Novotny (English)
Sakaki ( Sakaki?)
A tall, soft-spoken girl uncomfortable with her height and busty physique. Her reticence is misinterpreted as mysterious, or cool. She is naturally athletic but she has no real interest in sports. Sakaki is, in reality, an emotionally sensitive person who holds a secret longing for cute things. She loves cats, but the neighborhood cats dislike her and her parents do not allow cats in their house because her mother is allergic. Voiced by: Yu Asakawa (Japanese), Christine Auten (English)
Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga (春日 歩 Kasuga Ayumu?)
More popularly known by her nickname Osaka (大阪 Ōsaka?), Ayumu is a transfer student from Osaka. Tomo quickly chose for her the nickname "Osaka" contrary to Ayumu's behavior, which is different from what Tomo sees as the "typical" Osakan. Ayumu lacks the energy or motivation to dispute the nickname. She has a mind that works differently than other people, prone to daydreaming, absentmindedness, and non-sequiturs, but exceptional at answering very specific types of riddles. Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese), Kira Vincent-Davis (English)
Kagura (神楽 Kagura?)
A girl who joins Yukari's class in the second year. Yukari selects her as a shoo in to win the school athletic competitions. Originally in Nyamo's class and with little success in studies, she devotes her time to the swim team but is an all-around good athlete. She is genuinely nice to her classmates but is competitive and has a slight obsession with Sakaki, with whom she sees as an athletic rival due to Sakaki being a naturally gifted athlete with no training at all. Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Allison Sumrall (English)
Yukari Tanizaki (谷崎 ゆかり Tanizaki Yukari?)
The girls' English and homeroom teacher (class 3), with very unconventional methods and a close relationship with the class. Her students are casual enough to call her by her first name: Yukari-sensei, and even use the very informal and intimate name and title of Yukari-chan. She can be moody and, like Tomo, is incredibly impulsive and has a tendency not to think things through. Yukari has a rivalry/friendship with Minamo and attempts to prove that she is the superior teacher. Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)
Minamo "Nyamo" Kurosawa (黒沢 みなも Kurosawa Minamo?)
A gym teacher at the girls' school. In the girls' first year of high school, she was the homeroom teacher of class 5. During their last two years, she was the homeroom teacher of class 2. She is an old high school friend and rival of Yukari, who occasionally refers to her by an old nickname of Nyamo (にゃも Nyamo?), despite Minamo's wishes to the contrary. Popular with the students, Minamo is nicer and in greater control of herself than Yukari, but, in moments of weakness, Minamo has proven that she can be just as vulnerable to losing control as is Yukari. Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Chiyo Mihama ), also known as Chiyo-chan, is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Azumanga Daioh. ... Wunderkind redirects here. ... Japanese high school students wearing the sailor fuku Japanese junior high school students in sailor fuku Secondary Education in Japan is split into lower secondary schools (中学校 chūgakkō, literally, middle school) which cover the seventh through ninth years, and upper secondary schools (高等学校 kōtōgakkō, literally, high school, abbreviated to... Tomoko Kaneda (金田 朋子 Kaneda Tomoko, born May 29, 1975) is a seiyū who was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Jessica Boone (born May 14, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is an American voice-over actress with ADV Films, working out of Texas. ... Tomo in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Higuchi Chieko (樋口 智恵子) is a seiyū who was born on January 30, 1981 in Tokyo. ... Voice Actor for Japanese Anime Works Azumanga Daioh, 2002 ... Yomi in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... Rie Tanaka ) born January 3, 1979 in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a singer and voice actress (seiyū). Among her roles are Chi and Freya in the Japanese version of Chobits, for which Rie performs both ending themes. ... Nancy Novotny is an American voice actress working with ADV Films, known for her roles in English-language dubbed anime, such as Yomi in Azumanga Daioh and Madlax in Madlax. ... Sakaki in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... Yu Asakawa ), born April 20, 1975, is a popular voice actress (seiyū) in Japan. ... Christine M. Auten is an American voice actress working with ADV Films and Funimation, who is noted for her roles in English-languages dubs of anime series, including those of Priss Asagiri in Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 and Sakaki in Azumanga Daioh. ... Ayumu Kasuga ), more commonly known as Osaka ), is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Azumanga Daioh. ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... This article is about the rhetoric device. ... A riddle is a statement or question having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. ... Yuki Matsuoka (松岡由貴 Matsuoka Yuki, born September 13, 1970) is a seiyū from the Hirano-ku ward of Osaka. ... Kira Vincent-Davis (Born July 9, 1979 in Houston, Texas) is an American voice actress, noted for her roles in English-language dubs of anime series. ... Kagura in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... Houko Kuwashima ) is a seiyū and singer born December 12, 1975 in Kanegasaki, Isawa, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. ... Allison L. Sumrall is an American voice actress working with ADV Films, known for her roles in the English-language dubs of anime series. ... Yukari Tanizaki ), also known as Miss Yukari (ゆかり先生 Yukari-sensei), is a fictional character from the manga and anime series Azumanga Daioh. ... In Japan, it is usual to use honorific titles after a persons name. ... Akiko Hiramatsu ) (born on August 31, 1967) is a Japanese seiyū born in Tokyo. ... Louisa Michelle Luci Christian (born March 18, 1973 in Hico, Texas) is an American voice actress working with ADV Films and FUNimation, who has provided English voices for leading and supporting characters in dozens of imported anime television shows since the 1990s. ... Minamo Nyamo Kurosawa Minamo Kurosawa ), also known as Nyamo ), normally called Kurosawa-sensei by her students, is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Azumanga Daioh. ... Aya Hisakawa ) is a seiyū and J-pop singer born November 12, 1968 in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Monica Rial is a voice actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment. ...

Reception

In Japan, the Azumanga Daioh manga received a Jury Recommendation during the sixth Japan Media Arts Festival in 2002.[11] The Japan Media Arts Festival is an annual festival held by Japans Agency for Cultural Affairs since 1997. ...


English reviewers have commented positively about Azumanga Daioh. Fred Patton of Animation World Magazine, has described Azumanga Daioh as "delightfully witty and even an educational window onto what Japanese high school life is really like."[12] Chris Beveridge of Anime on DVD, stated that "There's a lot to laugh with here and a cast of characters that grow quickly on you as you start finding those you favor and those you don't."[13] Andrew Shelton from Anime Meta explains that "The character of the girls (the only male is the rather creepy Kimura-sensei who has a, thankfully, minor role) is extremely well brought out. The superb observation, and ability to capture expression, makes the anime incredibly fun to watch in addition to meeting the story requirements. The action, and very rich comedy, are also wonderfully represented. There is just so much meaning, and charm, in even the most minor of expressions."[14] The licensed manga had sales that reached top 100 lists on occasions[15] and was included in the top 25 manga recommended by International Correspondence in Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga.[16] The English dub for the show was well received, earning 6 ADR Awards from fans voting on AnimeonDVD.com and Dubreview.com. Volumes 3, 4 and 6 won "Best Dub of the Month" and Allison Sumrall (Kagura), Kira Vincent-Davis (Osaka) and Christine Auten (Sakaki) won individual "Best Actress of the Month" awards. Allison L. Sumrall is an American voice actress working with ADV Films, known for her roles in the English-language dubs of anime series. ... Kira Vincent-Davis (Born July 9, 1979 in Houston, Texas) is an American voice actress, noted for her roles in English-language dubs of anime series. ... Christine M. Auten is an American voice actress working with ADV Films and Funimation, who is noted for her roles in English-languages dubs of anime series, including those of Priss Asagiri in Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 and Sakaki in Azumanga Daioh. ...


Four of the girls were included in Newtype Magazine's top 100 anime heroines of 2002: Osaka was awarded 7th, Chiyo 11th, Sakaki 21st, and Yomi 78th. Together they made Azumanga Daioh the second most popular series of 2002 for female characters.[17] Cover of Newtype USA Magazine (November 2003 issue) Newtype is a popular monthly magazine publication originating from Japan, covering anime and manga (and to a lesser extent, tokusatsu, Japanese science fiction and video games). ... Ayumu Kasuga ), more commonly known as Osaka ), is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Azumanga Daioh. ... Chiyo Mihama ), also known as Chiyo-chan, is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Azumanga Daioh. ... Sakaki in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... Yomi in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ...


Marc Hairston describes Azumanga Daioh as being "slightly disjointed", with "frequently oblique" and "culturally biased" humour, and says it is both "lighter" and "more wry" than Maria-sama ga Miteru. He describes the characters of Azumanga as being "individuals with slightly offbeat personalities".[18] Published April 24, 1998 Volumes 31 Manga Author Oyuki Konno (story) Satoru Nagasawa (art) Publisher Shueisha Serialized in Margaret Original run October 2003 – Volumes 7 TV anime Director Yukihiro Matsushita Studio Studio Deen Network TV Tokyo, Animax Original run January 7, 2004 – March 31, 2004 Episodes 13 TV anime: Maria...


Media

From the opening of Azumanga Daioh with the classmates, their teachers, and Chiyo's dog.

Azumanga Daioh was originally published by MediaWorks' in the shōnen magazine Dengeki Daioh from February 1999 to May 2002 and collected in four tankōbon volumes.[1] Image File history File links Azuarticlepic. ... Image File history File links Azuarticlepic. ... A List of Azumanga Daioh episodes, music and video games. ... MediaWorks, Inc. ... Bleach , a well-known example of Shōnen manga This article is about the shōnen style of anime and manga. ... Cover of the August 2001 issue of Dengeki Daioh, featuring Azumanga Daioh. ...


Besides the television anime, there have been two other animated adaptations: The Very Short Azumanga Daioh Movie, a six minute trailer released to movie theatres to publicize the upcoming television series, and Azumanga Web Daioh, a shorter pilot episode that appeared on the official Japanese Azumanga Daioh website for a limited time.[19] Azumanga Web Daioh was originally intended to gauge whether there was enough interest to create a web-released anime adaptation; because of overwhelming demand, the original plan for web-release was changed to a television release. As a pilot, it featured different voice actors and music from the regular series. A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ...


In the United States, the anime was released in a six DVD volume set September 9, 2005 and then later in a five DVD volume "Thinpak" set, both by ADV Films.[20] The sixth DVD volume included The Very Short Azumanga Daioh Movie. The manga was published in English by ADV Manga.[21] The two soundtracks to the anime were released in the United States by Geneon.[22] is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ADV Films logo ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ... A.D. Vision (commonly referred to as ADV) is a Houston, Texas based international multimedia entertainment company, active in home video production and distribution, broadcast television, theatrical film distribution, merchandising, original productions, magazine and comic book publishing and is the largest anime company in North America. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Geneon Entertainment, Inc. ...


After the animated series ended, there was a hoax announcement of a live-action adaptation, as being created by the Tokyo Broadcasting System and Suntory and which would be named either Azudorama Da Yo! or Azumanga Daioh: The Drama. Professional-looking promotional material and photos were prepared and presented on the internet with "actresses" who closely resembled their animated counterparts.[23] Image:Tokyo Broadcasting System(年末瑞穂第一小学校) in Akasaka . ... Suntory Limited ) is a Japanese brewing and distilling company. ...


There have been three video game adaptions. Azumanga Donjyara Daioh, which is a puzzle game similar to mahjong, was released for PlayStation.[24] Azumanga Daioh Advance was released for the Game Boy Advance,[24] taking the form of a simplistic collectible card game (or CCG). An arcade-only Puzzle Bobble spin-off was produced by Moss and Taito;[25] as well as featuring characters, graphics and sound bites from the series, the 2-player mode allowed each player to fire balls into the other player's arena, a feature not present in any other official Puzzle Bobble game. This article is about the four-player game of Chinese origin. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... “GBA” redirects here. ... Collectible card games (CCGs), also called trading card games (TCGs), are played using specially designed sets of cards. ... Bust-a-Move redirects here. ... The Taito Corporation (タイトー株式会社, taitou kabushikigaisha) TYO: 9646 is a Japanese developer of video game software and arcade hardware. ... In film and broadcasting, a soundbite is a very short piece of footage taken from a longer speech or an interview in which someone with authority says something which is considered by those who edit the speech or interview to be a most important point. ...


References and notes

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  1. ^ a b c Azumanga Daioh (manga). Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2008-02-22.
  2. ^ あずまんが大王(ストーリー (Japanese). J.C.Staff production. Retrieved on 2006-12-15.
  3. ^ Azumanga Daioh (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia. Accessed 2006-12-15
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  5. ^ (Japanese) Hideki Satomi. "「リサイクルの功罪 循環型社会の光と影……それは結局ただしいのか?」("Risaikuru no Kouzai Junkan Gata Shakai no Hikari to Kage ... ... Sore wa Kekkyoku Tadashii no Ka?")". Retrieved on 2006-08-13, a commentary by Hideki Satomi contained in Azumanga Recycle.
  6. ^ The official comics of Pioneer animations included in two work collections published in 1998 and 2001 were Tenchi Muyo!, Battle Athletes Victory, Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, El-Hazard, Magical Girl Pretty Sammy, Serial Experiments Lain, Doki Doki Pretty League, and Forestall Army Corps.[clarify]
  7. ^ (Japanese) Azumanga 2 on Amazon.com. Accessed 2006-12-16.
  8. ^ (Japanese) Azumanga Recycle on Amazon.com. Accessed 2006-12-16.
  9. ^ In the manga, the setting is never named, though through conversations and events it is implied that it isn't Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, or the Okinawa Prefecture. The anime is specifically set in Tokyo.
  10. ^ For example, when Yukari and Nyamo go out for dinner in episode three of the anime, Nyamo tells Yukari she is not holding her chopsticks correctly; in the manga version, it is Mr. Kimura who tells her this.
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  19. ^ Azumanga Web Daioh can no longer be downloaded from original website, http://www.azumanga.tv
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External links

  • Azumanga Daioh - Everyone's goin' blonklers!!!, the official English site by ADV Films
  • Azumakiyohiko.com, Kiyohiko Azuma's personal website (Japanese)
  • Azumanga Daioh at the Internet Movie Database
  • Azumanga Daioh Review at Anime+ Podcast
  • Azumanga Daioh (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
  • Azumanga Daioh at TV.com
  • The AzuSanity Wiki, a fan-based wiki dedicated to Azumanga Daioh and fan works derived from it
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