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Azumanga Daioh, Vol. 2

(あずまんが大王 [Azumanga Daioh] #2)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  2,348 ratings  ·  37 reviews
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. ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published December 29th 2003 by ADV Manga (first published October 2000)
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Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, manga, favorites
Even better than the first volume! Some of my favorite scenes are in this volume, mostly coming from Osaka, Sakaki and Tomo. Azumanga keeps being a wonderful feel-good comedy manga and is a great way to cheer up on a cold autumn day!
19 June 2013

Azumanga Daioh Vol.2 is even more amusing than the first volume and it's mostly due to Miss Yukari's crazy antics. The second volume kicks off in January with the gang returning from winter holidays. Lucky for us, this motley group entertains us with all their hilarious monkey business all the way into August, ending the volume with summer break.

For a series with nary a plot, it is superbly entertaining and leaves you with such a happy feeling (like being smothered in puppy kisses)
Dec 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Pani Poni Dash.
A 4-koma manga filled with comedy and craziness. Very random.

At points the comedy had me laughing, and at others, it didn't really hit me. The comedy, however, was funnier in this volume.

Every strip has comedy in it, whether you realize it or not, marking this book as down right comedy.

***** Stars, and I will be advancing on!

Has anyone else noticed that Tomo's hair keeps getting longer??


Tomo: "Adult relationships involve sex, right?"
Nyamo [Kurosawa]:
Apr 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
I thought the first volume took some getting into, when I put it down and picked this one up, it just "flowed". Sakaki is my favorite character, playing with Japanese schoolgirl stereotypes. Also, I like cats. The dream sequences are hilarious (The creepy cat-dad thing!) and really get across immature "school girl" humor. Half of the time I wasn't laughing because the joke was funny, but laughing that the characters thought it was funny. It's a very difficult thing for an author to do that, and ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Always a good re-read as well!
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: asia, 日本語, 5-stars, manga
Took me a while, but I worked through another volume.

As before, there's a lot that's taken from the anime, so when I think about it the scenes from the anime are what I think about. The book ends with the trip to Chiyo-chan's family's vacation home and the summer festival, where Nyamo gets drunk and explains the Facts Of Life to some of the students. One of the funniest strips in the book is entitled 大人の世界 ("Adults' World") and has no dialogue, just Tomo and Ōsaka listening and becoming increasi
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
The antics continue with more page space for some of the newer characters like Kagura. It’s also easier to tell the characters apart now that the art style is settling into a more stable pattern. The only character that still throws me for a loop is Kaorin. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, you’re in the same boat.

This end of this volume also has the famous scene featured on Anime America (look them up on YouTube, they’re great). The drunken sex ed lesson. Don’t worry though, the dirty st
Tiya Mulani
Oct 26, 2020 rated it liked it
A reread.
The first one is funnier than this but still entertained me.
Tomo is always the funniest, craziest, weirdest. I feel like seeing part of myself on her lol
Jennifer Ranger
Dec 20, 2016 rated it liked it
This was another cute, light, and at times funny title in the series. I enjoyed it more than volume 1, so I will continue on with volume 3.
Mar 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: y-graphic-novel
Very funny manga with further adventures of the class, each of which has their own funny personalities. Mr. Kimura, the creepy teacher actually has a pretty wife which amazes everyone. Some of the characters have funny dreams. For summer vacation, Tomo is even more obnoxious, throwing the key to Chiyo-Chan's parents beach house in the bushes and keeping everyone up all night and getting up early. Sakaki still pines for an animal, the normally sober p.e. teacher Miss Kurosawa has to drink too muc ...more
Absolutely adorable! I read it so fast, it's a shame I don't have the next volumes yet. All the characters have their own particularity and make their group of friends unique, and I love this about Azumanga Daioh.

The only thing that really bothers me is that creepy professor - whose name I forgot, but anyways. He's always making coments about the girls, and is portrayed as a pervert, so I don't like the comedic way he's seen. It would be better if he didn't exist at all, tbh.
Monkey Feyerabend
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
My general thoughts about the series are here.
This second volume was a bit less funny to me than the first, maybe because of the repetitive patterns. Also, in this volume there is not always a gag at every strip, like at the beginning of the series. Sometimes the same gag is constructed over two or three strips.
Anyhow, still a nice reading to put a smile on your face!
Sue Wargo
May 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, manga
This was just okay. Maybe 2.5 stars. The underlying obsession with the size of the breasts of a lead character I thought a bit much. The lecherous teacher a stereotype. It clouds what could be a decent story. My students haven't flocked to this series, but maybe by the copyright this is dated material. ...more
Drew Perron
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
The translation here is better than it was in the first volume, but still a little stiff. The humor is more fun and more thoughtful, as well, but it's still a little cliched, with some easy "breast size" jokes. It's interesting to see this as a step toward the later absolute genius of Yotsuba&; it's also instructive to look at how the anime took these jokes and made them shine. ...more
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
this is way cute! I enjoyed volume 2 more than 1, probably because I was already familiar with the characters. i still love Sakaki the most, but i grew to like the other characters a lot more. I think I would have given this 5 stars if it weren't for kimura. I just hate creepy characters like him, totally unnecessary! ...more
Mar 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This is a fun series to read! The characters are so cute, and the humorous situations made me chuckle. However, the first volume, and especially this volume, contain some inappropriate jokes. I would not recommend for even a 13 year old to read this. Older readers, read with caution.
Isabel Reitzes
Oct 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-read
As with the first Azumanga Daioh, the series continues to capture the quirky personalities, antics, and experiances of the characters. Yukari, in particular, is very amusing. But she's always that way, isn't she? Ahhh.... you have to love Azumanga Daioh. ...more
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May 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Oct 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any one who luvs humor
Recommended to Kagami by: Barnes&noble
I love this book so much i read it like 34 times
its so funny in many ways and you shoul read it!
its great i swear its my favorite!
Nov 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
i love this manga... since all the main characters are girls, it reminds me a lot of my high school days... totally recommended. ^^
Mar 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
713 Takara
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 7th-grade-shelf
This one is just as good as the first and maybe better. I love the new jokes that they put into this one. But the 3rd must be better!
Joseph Young
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
Funny, but not amazing. Too much perv humour.
Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hiiiilarious, 2011, manga
so funny. sakaki and cats is my favorite running gag. mr. kimura horrifies me, but the sight of his square mouth always cracks me up.
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
i would love to read it
Magenta  Cooly
Dec 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-shelf
Comical, cute, still to many boob jokes.
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
As cute as the first volume, this had me laughing out loud. It's just a lot of fun. ...more
In addition to Natsuki Takaya, Bisco Hatori, and Aya Nakahara, Kiyohiko Azuma is one of my all-time favorite mangakas. He's so talented! I love Azumanga Daioh and Yotsuba&!, they are so amazing:) ...more
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved the second more than I loved the first! Miss Yukari is my favorite character.
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Still entertaining.
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Kiyohiko Azuma (東清彦 or あずま きよひこ Azuma Kiyohiko) is a Japanese manga author and artist. His most well-known work is Azumanga Daioh. His current series is Yotsuba&!, which is serialized monthly in Dengeki Daioh magazine. ...more

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