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A rambunctious, over the top 4koma comedy manga, with occasional forays into regular manga formatting. Why bother with a plot when you have such wonderfully odd characters as Chiyo Mihama, the uber-genius child who's just trying to fit in, Tomo Takino, the energetic and rather idiotic genki girl, and Osaka, the.... Osakan?
Azumanga Daioh  (あずまんが大王 , Azumanga Daiō , lit. "Great King Azumanga") was written by Kiyohiko Azuma, and published by MediaWork's in the Dengeki Daioh magazine.


  • MediaWorks (Japan)
  • Shogakukuan (Japan, re-release)
  • ADV Manga (North America, UK, expired)
  • Yen Press (North America, UK)
  • Kurokawa (France)
  • Norma Editorial (Spain)
  • Tokyopop Germany (Germany)
  • Tong Li Publishing Co., Ltd. (China, Taiwan) 
  •   Punainen jättiläinen (Finland)
  • Daiwon C.I. (Korea)
  • Negibose Comics (Thailand)
  • TVM Comics (Vietnam)

Publication History

Azumanga Daioh was first released in the monthly magazine Dengeki Daioh under the MediaWorks label, with several strips released each month from February 1999 to May 2002.  Three sixteen-page chapters were also released in Monthly Shonen Sunday, published by Shogakukan, under the title Azumanga Daioh: Supplementary Lessons.
The 4koma were later released in four bound volumes by MediaWorks, with each volume chronicling a general year in the lives of the characters. The first volume was released on February 26, 2000, and the fourth volume was released on June 25, 2002.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the manga, Shogakukan re-released the manga in a three volume edition, including the Supplementary Lessons. The first volume was released on June 11, 2009.
Azumanga Daioh was licensed in North America and the UK by ADV manga. They released the first volume on September 16, 2003, and the fourth volume on April 20, 2004. On November 7, 2007, ADV re-released the manga as an omnibus collection.
When ADV's license on Azumanga Daioh expired, Yen Press picked it up and released a new translation of Azumanga Daioh as an omnibus volume, in December 2009.


Chiyo Mihama
A child prodigy who was able to jump from the fifth grade to the tenth grade. For the most part, people are nice to her, although there are times when her classmates attempt to take advantage of her intelligence and naivety. Chiyo's pigtails are often used for various sight gags within the series. 
Tomo Takino
Tomo is a walking contradiction: energetic and competitive while at the same time being nonathletic and lazy. She always tries to one-up all others in her class, and is the only one to openly pick on Chiyo.
Koyomi "Yomi" Mizuhara
Tomo's best friend and polar opposite. She serves as the mature voice of reason on the show, and carries herself quite well compared to her classmates. However, she is constantly attempting new diets in order to become thinner, all of which never work.
A soft-spoken girl, who's personality is at odds with her height and bust size. People take her to be mysterious, when she is really just shy. She also likes cats.
Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga
A transfer student from Osaka, who was pre-ordained by Tomo as Osaka. However, she defies all the conventions of being a "conventional" Osakan by being easily distracted and absentminded. She is also one of the worst sports players in her school.
Book # Name Rating Release Date
June 25, 2002
Sept. 25, 2001
Nov. 15, 2000
Feb. 25, 2000
General Information Edit
English Name Azumanga Daioh
Japanese Name: あずまんが大王
Romaji: Azumanga Daiō
Publisher ADV
Start Year 1999
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