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Azumanga Daioh, Vol. 4

(あずまんが大王 [Azumanga Daioh] #4)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,683 ratings  ·  43 reviews
The gang of high schoolers takes a trip to sunny Okinawa, where Osaka plays with sea cucumbers. Yomi announces her intention to join InterPol, and Sakaki gets a cat that will let her pet it. When the gang gets together for a camping trip, Mr. Kimura makes his big confession to one of the students. This volume is a part of the popular series.
Paperback, 198 pages
Published May 4th 2004 by ADV Manga (first published June 6th 2002)
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Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, manga
A wonderful heartfelt ending to one of my favorite series. Azumanga is such a lovely and adorable manga, and it's entire four-volume run was near perfect, in my opinion. ...more
This series as a whole is very cute! I really enjoyed them and I would highly recommend them for middle school aged girls. I absolutely loved that Sakaki finally got a cat in this volume. That's really all I care about haha. ...more
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Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2009
Azumanga Daioh is a 4-panel manga that follows a group of girls from the start of 10th grade through graduation. I was pleasantly surprised at the continuity, as I'd expected each strip to be separate and random. The humor is what I'd expect from the author of Yotsuba&!, that is, absolutely hilarious. Everything is silly about this, from the ten-year-old genius who skips ahead to 10th grade, to the skeevy male teacher who says he wanted to become a teacher because he likes high school girls, yet ...more
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Azumanga Diaoh anime and always think of it fondly, so I was worried to read this series, fearing it wouldn't live up to what I remember. After reading volume 1 I was feeling less than confident that I was going to like this series, but I had the same issue when I started the anime. And, just like with the anime, the more I read the more I loved it. Osaka is great! And Chiyo is adorable. And I would recommend this series to anyone. ...more
Shayna Ross
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
The series was cute and covered a lot of brief little stories - some students succeeded in a goal and others just carelessly floated by as they intended. The teachers never seemed to evolve during the three year period, but there is almost an expectation that once you become an adult, you are relatively static in your ways. I will definitely check out this mangaka's other works. ...more
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The hilarious and touching conclusion. School trips, graduation, and college exams. But above all, lasting friendships.

I’m a bit sad that it’s over, but three years goes by fast. Sorry Kaorin, you still didn’t get much page time. But it’s official, Sakaki is my favorite character.

This series has 4 volumes.
Drew Perron
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I feel like the manga only really starts hitting its potential towards the end, when it softens and really lets the characters experience Good things - still within this comedic context, of course, and still in Azuma's soft, weird pattern of setup and not-necessarily-a-punchline. (Plus, Kimura-sensei hardly appears at all in this volume! Yaaaaay @@) ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute little series :)
My favourite characters were Osaka, Chiyo and Sakaki ^_^ and of course Maya!
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I forgot how sweet the ending was.

...and Sakaki finally gets her cat!!! 😁🐈
Tiya Mulani
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A reread.
I got emotional reaching the ending because it reminded me of my old days of high school 😢😢😢😢 indeed high school is one of the best phase of mostly of us.
Pixie 🍜
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Did I cry at this manga ending even though it’s a five panel
Comic series? Yep
Feb 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
In their last year of high school! the class goes on its Senior year field trip to Osaka. Chiyo chan and Osaka have fun saying everything in Osakan (with words taken from their tour literature). Sakaki finds a cat that is drawn to her, its a rare endangered Iriomite cat--or Yamapikarya--a spotted wildcat with rounded ears. They are the size of domestic cats but very rare. They leave it on the island. The next week Sakaki is about to be ganged up on by several angry cats and 1 cat comes to her re ...more
Dec 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Pani Poni
This was such a great book overall, and I loved it the whole series through! It's so sad to have it end. But what I like to say is when something ends, it's really the start of a new beginning.

***** Stars for this volume, and the overall series!
Magenta  Cooly
Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-shelf
This one was definitely my favourite out of the four. It kind of made me feel sad, seeing them all finishing their school days and all. But what made it the best, I think, was (view spoiler) It was the best! ...more
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is so wonderful series that I want it! Although there were some jokes that didn't work because they were translated into Finnish. It would have also been nice if they would have left all of the -san, -sensei, etc. endings in the translation. ...more
Jan 14, 2008 added it
Shelves: read-already
all four books are quite offbeat, random, and funny.

loved them :]
Feb 10, 2008 rated it liked it
This is another one of my favorite manga series. Its sad that it had to end but each volume is a year of their high school years.
Oct 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This is such a hilareous series. I really liked how the series ends on a more serious note. I was sad to see the series end but I can still read it over and over.
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. ^^
Sep 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-books, anime
This has 2b the funniest one so far. ROFL!!!!!!!
Eric Compean
Jun 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-titles
made me feel when i graduated, and very aware.
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
This manga is an absolutely hilarious collection of short comic strips. Azumanga is one of the funniest things I have ever read. These books give me so much joy!
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, 2012, hiiiilarious
i love that sakaki finally finds a kitty to love. SO CUTE.
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the best endings to a manga ever. Even on my third read-through, it still makes me cry.
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
<3 <3
Bárbara Lisiak
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This whole serie made me feel nostalgic about my school days.
Jennifer Ranger
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a light and fluffy finish to a light and fluffy series. If you're looking for something fun and the exact opposite of serious, I recommend this series. ...more
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あずまんが大王 [Azumanga Daioh] (5 books)
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