Azumanga Daioh, Volume 1

Azumanga Daioh, Volume 1

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by Kiyohiko Azuma
     
 
It's not manga, it's Azumanga (and it's smart, fun and totally addictive)! Created by the iconoclastic Kiyohiko Azuma (hence the name), Azumanga Daioh is strongly character driven, telling the story of a group of high-school girls and their hilarious daily tribulations.

Overview

It's not manga, it's Azumanga (and it's smart, fun and totally addictive)! Created by the iconoclastic Kiyohiko Azuma (hence the name), Azumanga Daioh is strongly character driven, telling the story of a group of high-school girls and their hilarious daily tribulations.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
It's tough to tell the difference between teacher and students in Azuma's comedy. Teacher Yukari Tanizaki is oblivious, immature, emotional and one of the people shaping young minds. Her students face difficulties in school that most never imagined. For example, as one pupil starts to ask a question, Miss Yukari cuts him off, stating she won't talk about her bra size. Another group of students are ready for their lessons, but instead of learning about social studies or science, they learn how Miss Yukari spent her weekend. Maybe that's not so bad, considering Miss Yukari's not the brightest bulb in the bunch and has her students correcting her on many technical points. Her students aren't sure how to react, but their bewilderment is half the charm of this manga. Like the 1980s TV series Head of the Class, Azu has an eclectic mix of pupils ranging from child geniuses to sports enthusiasts to tough girls; each possessing much more than meets the eye. The precocious child genius may be great at academic subjects, but she still draws like a little girl and has the emotions of a kid. The unemotional tough teen melts for tiny animals and longs to have a pet of her own, even if all of the creatures she comes in contact with seem to hate her. The art is simple and minimalistic, but adequately conveys the thought and emotion behind each strip. Azuma's cast has depth, dimension and character, and their story heartily entertains. (Sept. 2003) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413900002
Publisher:
A. D. Vision, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/16/2003
Series:
Azumanga Daioh Series, #1
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Azumanga Daioh, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
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I loved this, its the story of five high school girls in Japan. You get to follow them through some daily events, as well as high school highlights, like the culture feat, and class trip. The characters each have their own personality and offer likability in their own way. If you need a laugh, I think this is a good book for an anime fan. The stories are in four panels (mostly) read straight down, most of them are a little short, but enjoyable none the less.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was terrific. I love the manga and show, and I'm only 9 years old. Somehow, I wonder what it'd be like to be Chiyo, or whatever her name is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Azumanga Daioh is very funny. VERY FUNNY. It's not my favorite manga, but it is the one that was most enjoyable to me. I definitely recommend this manga. Each character is unique in his/her own way. 'It' should be used as the pronoun for Kimura. No matter how serious you are, I guarantee that you WILL laugh at least once in this entire series. If you are a consistant laugher, then you will laugh at least fifty times, small or big, during each volume.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I seriously think this book is the bomb! i have just started getting interested in manga and this book seriusly beets them all,i think!i cant wait to read the whole series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Azumanga Daioh volumes one through four are all packed with the most hilarious scenes you will ever see and read! The mix of ten characters (three teachers and seven students) all with completely different personalities makes this title a must-read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually haven't read this manga, but I saw some episodes of the TV series, and if the manga is anything like the anime, it'll be side spitting fun all the way! Take one innocent and cute 10 year old prodigy (Chiyo), an extremely hyper girl (Tomo), a sarcastic studios girl (forget her name!), a spacey country bumpkin, who is just a leeetle slow, a shy and lonely, yet incredibly gorgeous teen, and 3 insane teachers, and you get Azumanga Daioh!!! As well as a whole lot of laughs. And as if that isn't enough, Azumanga Daioh, has great artwork as well! Absolute pure fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellant. Like previously stated, this manga can get a little confusing between scenes, but was hilarious the rest of the way. 5 thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am going to make this review short due to the fact that you do not need to read it. This manga is amazing and is hands down my favorite. By far the most hilarious thing I've ever read. Buy it! ^_^ It's worth every penny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i lovve this book even though the strips got confusing but it mad me laugh 3/4 of the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Along with it's funny and witty characters makes this manga a real hit and one of the best stories about friends
Guest More than 1 year ago
This manga is hilarious!!!! I can't wait for vol.4!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a good manga.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It's very funny! It's mostly short little comic strip type storys, and has many hilarious characters!!!