AD 8-9: Why in the heck

Azumanga Daioh episodes 8-9 review

Why in the heck do I like Azumanga Daioh so much? One word: Tomo. That girl is amazing. She’s like Konata Izumi on steroids. You can say all you want about Osaka or maybe Kaorin, but Tomo’s the catalyst for this series. She brings the humor to every scene. Poor Chiyo-chan takes a lot of abuse in these episodes, but that’s what she’s there for, right? Oh, and Sakaki continues to be the person the plotlines all revolve around. Even though she talks maybe twice an episode.

If all that sounds discombobulated, that’s because it’s supposed to. Azumanga Daioh isn’t supposed to make sense, it’s just supposed to make you laugh. And it does. Even me, the stoic one. I’m the Sakaki of real life, yet this show turns me into a Tomo. If you liked Lucky Star, this one isn’t really anything like it; instead, it’s on the bizarre side. But it’s funny. And for that, I give it kudos.

Episode 8 rating (out of four stars): ***1/2

Episode 9 rating: ***

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