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6b580d04 No.162


HOUSTON, January 20, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition: the classic, offbeat comedy Azumanga Daioh! Based on the original 1999 manga series written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma, 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 anime series was directed in 2002 by Hiroshi Nishikiori (Trinity Seven, I’m Gonna be an Angel!, GAD GUARD), with Ichiro Okouchi (Negima!, CODE GEASS: Lelouch of Rebellion ) in charge of series composition. Production was handled by J.C.Staff (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Detective Opera Milky Holmes).

Azumanga Daioh will soon be released on home video as part of its Sentai Selects line of classic animated features, in both dubbed and subtitled formats.


I wonder if this will be a new dub?

ecb71428 No.164

Looks like IM also:

Wouldn't mind a BD, but I doubt that's gonna happen.

dc71245f No.166

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Oohoho sweet! I actually bumped into an interview once asking if they'd pick up more licenses to other out of print shows, with Azumanga being a proposed idea, but I didn't think they'd actually do it in the near future!

Now I can get a boxed set far nicer than my class album without having to pay $300+ for it.

6b580d04 No.167

Since they're redoing the subs, I'm trying to remember if there were any questionable parts that ADV took liberty with?
I like how there are going to be 4 official translations (and two fan/scanlations) of this series and they're each a little different.

eba20eb9 No.168

Most notable in my memory was "beans of knowledge"/"grains of truth."

I also remember them just outright ignoring the whole "blue three"/"Bruce Lee" pun and translating it literally.

Others that I can remember off the top of my head are Chiyo trying to say tongue twisters, and Osaka being asked those riddles/trick questions and getting every single one right on the first try.

dc71245f No.169

In the karaoke scene, "Time Pavement" turned into "Diamond Passes By" and "The Heart is a Girl's Parachute" became "Forget this Parachute and See When My Heart Falls".

No, don't do that to your heart he could break an artery or something.

The latter half of the latter one was kind of a straightforward translation according to this here lyric page, save for a hit taken from getting it to rhyme.

Though, the translation on this page could be straight from ADV themselves, as the western release of the "Let's Sing" album came with translated lyrics.

eba20eb9 No.171

>"Diamond Passes By"
Um, I'm pretty sure that was "Time Will Pass Us By."

dc71245f No.173

>>171 …d'awwww shit

6b580d04 No.177

That's our Geibuchan-chan~♪

f2971c3a No.347

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5a4d4a58 No.351

i find it interesting that in the dub they both have a dub of the song and the original it it. also, do yomi and tomo ever notice that there's someone singing on the radio who sounds identical to their friend?

b5600b48 No.352

It's been announced that Azumanga will be released on Hulu as well!!

6b580d04 No.353

It's live now

We should arrange an /azu/ viewing party!

813ea7de No.459

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The sentai covers have been revealed!

813ea7de No.460

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14eeb180 No.462

Interesting that they went with art that didn't have all of the main six girls on it.

6b580d04 No.463

^It's a pretty weird cover in general. What the hell is it even suppose to suggest to someone who sees only the front cover and has no idea what the series is about? And then Chiyo's knee sticking out…

This would have been a good opportunity to use Azuma's portrait art from a few years back, but Sentai will be Sentai, I guess.

dc71245f No.465

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At least it offers a little more than the class album I own, where it's that same group shot and a blank background, with the gym uniforms on the other side.

Thankfully, I think I had only one occasion where a girl outright questioned the bloomers, she knew nothing about them and just assumed they weren't wearing pants, but I still made it a point to hide that side of the cover after that whenever I had it on-hand.

14eeb180 No.466

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I see what you mean. This is the cover for the DVDs I own, and it does a better job of portraying the series, I feel.

On the plus side, I think it's fairly safe to assume most people that know about anime know about Azumanga anyway, but getting new people interested is important too. It's a good thing that we're even getting a re-release, to be fair.

b5600b48 No.467

Just to be clear this will be inner cover. The other one of the culturefest will be the front ccover.

14eeb180 No.468

Oh, that makes a bit more sense. I think I still prefer >>466, I can almost feel Chiyo staring into my soul with that other cover.

e4cc5b94 No.472

Is this right before Chiyo notices that she got her foot caught on the jump ropes and is about to eat some pavement?

6b580d04 No.473

Maybe if Osaka (and Kagura?) had the strength of a gorilla.

5db62aef No.528

I got rid of the cover altogether, for all I know it's still rotting away in my closet.
I spent ten dollars at a flea market for the class album around six or seven years ago. Is it seriously worth that much?

95b7d9c7 No.544

I wouldn't doubt it, I spent over $80 to get my copy of the Class Album six years ago. Is it weird that I still want the Sentai release even if I already have Class Album?

faeca93c No.559

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I looked up the DVD set I bought on amazon, and the price has shot up by fifteen times the amount I originally paid for it five and a half years ago.

Granted the one that's on ebay isn't being listed for nearly as much, but still.

7f2f5b0f No.567

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Oh man, I read transfer student as transgender student.

b5600b48 No.569

Well, she does have a flat chest for unclear reasons and is envious of Sakaki's boobs…

fadaa201 No.579

It looks as though a few places have set their release date for May 3rd for the new box set, though I haven't been able to find any official confirmation of it.

fadaa201 No.580

Disregard that, the Sentai website itself is selling it on that date too, so that's practically confirmation.

07211101 No.633

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Otherwise known as being Asian.

d5d75c3f No.673

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she's mexican

1de030ba No.676

Great that they're being re-released, but I'm not one to buy new sets of things I already own. Hopefully this brings in new fans.

b04bcdfd No.677

I've decided not too buy this because since buying the rights to azu, every single azu video has been taken off youtube, including ones that don't even remotely break fair use laws. This is just another morally corrupt comany and I'm pissed they'd do this to azumanga.

16028d2a No.679

reading the first sentence my 1st thought was "live action" movie! cool! then….meh

dc71245f No.681

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>>677 Actually that's King Records, not sentai filmworks. They've always owned the anime and all kinds of other shows too, they just upped the ante on copyright in general. Not that it really affects me since I'll always edit the show to hell and back before I'm done with it.

Also now there's reports that they're bringing it to Bluray for Japan, bundled with a soundtrack as a bonus, retailing at 30,240 yen ($274.56 US)?? http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/05/21-1/azumanga-daioh-receives-5-disc-japanese-bluray-box-release
…Let's uh, hope the price lowers on that and that it doesn't just stay there? I think the price'll drive people away since that was an average price for just buying the dvd before Sentai Filmworks re-released it, but even now that this provides an inconvenience since I've just bought the new DVD set, I'm rather torn because I'd personally prefer being able to watch my OzzyMangoes on a higher resolution than 480p.

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