[Manga Monday] Azumanga Daioh Omnibus ★★★★★

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Title: Azumanga Daioh Omnibus
Series: Azumanga Daioh #1-4
Author: Kiyohiko Azuma
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Manga
Pages: 688
Words: 32K


From Wikipedia.com

Azumanga Daioh chronicles the everyday life in an unnamed Japanese high school of six girls and two of their teachers: child prodigy Chiyo Mihama and her struggle to fit in with girls five years older; reserved Sakaki and her obsession with the cute animals while certain ones seem to hate her; spacey Ayumu “Osaka” Kasuga with a skewed perspective on the world; Koyomi “Yomi” Mizuhara’s aggravation at an annoying best friend; Tomo Takino, whose energy is rivaled only by her lack of sense; sporty Kagura and her one-sided athletics rivalry with Sakaki; their homeroom teacher Yukari Tanizaki; and her friend, physical education teacher Minamo “Nyamo” Kurosawa.

My Thoughts:

Ahhhh, this was good. This was a fantastic way to say goodby to Azuma’s style in both terms of art and storyline.

What stood out to me the most, as I noted in my previous 2014 review, is just how positive Azuma keeps everything. From Chiyo-chan’s worries about being a 10 year old amongs teenagers, to Sakaki’s secret love of animals to the teacher’s drinking habits, Azuma simply makes his stories light, comforting and fluffy. Just the thing to read when one is feeling sick.

If I could have read these in 4 separate volumes I would have preferred that, but even all at once at close to 700 pages it didn’t feel like it was “too much”. In all honesty, re-reading this allowed me to push off choosing another manga series to read for at least a month, hahahaa 😀

Rating: 5 out of 5.

38 thoughts on “[Manga Monday] Azumanga Daioh Omnibus ★★★★★

                    1. Well, look at some of the things we’ve said to each other:
                      cutting off of heads
                      flashing people
                      robbing banks
                      disparaging dead grandmas

                      the list goes on and on. The more I think about it, the more I wonder if I should even be hanging out with myself. I’m a pretty bad influence. You need to step up your game!
                      Be a better influencer.

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                    2. I think the massive worldwide audience we command understand that these comments are no more than japes and banter and that we are well rounded and reasonable individuals with a positive message for young and old alike.

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                    3. Go Big or Go Home!

                      That’s the spirit! I’m thinking about driving an 18wheeler through my 3rd story condo. Launch it off a ramp. Have it filled with dynamite. Then have a volcano open up and destroy our whole town!
                      Yeah, Going Big!!!!

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  1. This is a test comment in an incognito window to see what things look like when not logged into WP.
    Been getting a TON of spam comments and while the spam filter catches them, I’d like to be able to stop them altogether. Not sure if changing how my site does comments would change that though.

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  2. So I changed a setting to require an email and name. I’ll wait a week to see if that changes the spam tide or not. If it doesn’t, I’ll change things to being completely open again.

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    1. I certainly seem to, don’t I? I’m pretty much done with most SFF related manga because the tropes no longer appeal to me. Or the ideas are no longer attractive either.

      I have picked out One Piece as my library has something like 77 volumes of it 😀

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      1. Sweeet! I’m at around volume 20 of One Piece but paused it there when it concluded one of the story arc just so I can switch around and read something else (Full Metal Alchemist). I look forward to seeing how far you’re able to go with the series and to exchange notes! 😀

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