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Boys and girls, yound and old, otaku and casual fans alike-everyone loves Azumanga Daioh. It's one of the most beloved anime series of 2004, and now ADV has brought all six DVDs together in a single affordable Thinkpak Collection!
Like Seinfield or the juvenile novels of the '50s, the popular shojo (girl's) series Azumanga Daioh (2002) isn't really about anything. Based on the manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, the broadcast series follows a mismatched group of seven girls through their three years at an ordinary Tokyo high school. Chiyo is a cute prodigy who skipped five grades; Sakaki seems oblivious to everything except stray cats, which always bite her. Kaorin appears to be fixated on Sakaki; although she worries about her weight, Yomi is the most normal member of the cast. Osaka acts spaced-out,Tomo declares she's a "loose cannon," and Kagura is an outstanding athlete: this trio proclaims themselves "The Knuckleheads" when they face major exams. Hard-drinking, potty-mouthed English teacher Yukari resents the popularity of saner coach Nyamo, even though they're friends and former classmates; Kimura, who teaches because he likes to ogle teenage girls, is the only major male character.
Azumanga Daioh presents no sustained story arc or character development: each episode is a collection of more or less random incidents involving the girls and the three faculty members. The stories focus on everyday activities: classes, exams, festivals, field trips, athletic events. The characters don't pilot mecha or battle demons or lose their clothes or face major emotional crises. The normalcy of the girls' lives is the main source of the series' appeal. (Rated 13 and older: cartoon violence, minor profanity, alcohol use, minor risqué humor) --Charles Solomon
The box set was in poor condition the paint was faded as wells some damage to the corners (of course), but overall still better than nothing.Published 13 months ago by TYRONE
Although the discs and individual cases were in great shape, the box does have some signs of shelf life. It's not too extreme, but it's noticeable.Published 17 months ago by Chris Walter
My daughter bought this anime and I watched it with her, and we both love it! It's one of my favorite anime.Published on September 17, 2013 by Deborah J Blake
as the title states, I was expecting it to be a tad bit scuffed up, but not dented and obvious spills of either ink and coffee but for the price I can look past it, over all great... Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by juan
This series is sheer comedic gold! It's constant laughs and it's almost entirely clean. The characters are fun and each one is a distinctly different person, each of which brings... Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by A. Engle
This is a funny series overall. I loved everybody, especially Tomo.I give it a 4 star because the series is great, but the box set didn't come with 6 DVDS and there is no extras... Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by N.K.
If you never watch any anime, watch this! This was my first real step into the anime world (my first manga was Chobits, but I never really watched the anime). Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by Nicole Laplante
Everything in this order was perfectly done; Time,product, and a good price. In English and very accurate description on the product makes me say 5 stars!Published on November 25, 2011 by Ruben Sierra
This is honestly my favorite anime. It's a "slice-of-life" type thing, and it's humor (a mixture between subtle and blatant) entertains audiences of all ages. Read morePublished on July 15, 2011 by NightmareNo.1