Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Azumanga Daioh" for North American Home Video Release

High school comedy based on manga by Kiyohiko Azuma was originally released on DVD by ADV Films


For the first time in a decade, Azumanga Daioh - a 2002 TV anime based on the manga of the same name by Kiyohiko Azuma - will be available again on North American home video thanks to Sentai Filmworks.



Azumanga Daioh originally ran on TV Tokyo in 2002. The series is directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori and features animation by J.C. Staff. Azumanga Daioh was originally released on DVD in North American in 2005 and 2006 by ADV Films, but these earlier versions have been out-of-print for some time.



Sentai Filmworks describes the series as follows: "Azumanga Daioh is a witty romp into the misadventures of six high-school girls – Chiyo, Tomo, Yomi, Sakaki, Kagura, and a transfer student from Osaka, aptly nicknamed “Osaka.” Under the “guidance” of some rather peculiar teachers, the girls try their best to survive wacky school culture festivals, bread-eating contests, a teacher obsessed with seeing his female student in short shorts, awkward (and sometimes dangerous!) trips to Chiyo's summer home, and more!"



The new release of Azumanga Daioh will be part of the Sentai Selects line, and will feature both the English dubbed and Japanese with English subtitles versions of the show. Release date and pricing information are still to-be-announced.


Source: Sentai Filmworks official press release


Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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