Thursday, June 2, 2011

Azumanga Daioh: Well THAT Was Dumb

Don't know what ad this is a parody of. Also didn't know Minamo & Yomi were
 "Stoners". L-R: Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga, Chiyo-chan Mihama, Kagura, Sakaki,
Kaorin, Yukari Tanizaki, Minamo Kurosawa, Tomo Takino, Koyomi "Yomi"
Mizuhara. Character Credit: J C Staff

      No. Not the show. What I did.

      I like Azumanga Daioh. Cute. Funny. Sometimes simple. Other times sophisticated. It doesn't try to offend or insult your intelligence (Eg. Upskirt shots of underage characters every five minutes, etc.). It was one of the first of the post 90s "schoolgirl" genre & undoubtedly the best. As it's not my usual kind of anime, I had initial misgivings when I first You Tubed it, but then left by episode three. I like it enough to own but not enough to shell out the bucks for new DVDs.

      While browsing at the Bethel Rd. Half Price Books (Columbus, Ohio), I came across disc 3 in the series (Sakaki cover) & snapped it up. Two weeks later, I found discs 1-3 at Half Prices' Reynoldsburg store. The covers (Pre-opening "jump ups" before the opening credits.) didn't "match" the previous #3. As I didn't want to "break" the set, I bought all three, leaving me with an extra # 3.

      Almost a month later, I'm "leafing" through the clear plastic cases & examining the extra info/illustrations on the other side of the slip covers (Nothing like little extras to make something more than complete.). Funny how the "inside" of disc 3 looks like the outside of .....

      Well THAT was dumb. In any event, the local colleges' anime club is getting a freebie this fall.

Go to Main Page here.

A couple of Azumanga articles:

Where Are They Now?

Azumanga Daioh Abridged: An Episodic Review

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  1. Your image is a parody of this

  2. Replies
    1. Not sure what this means as I'm not into Leet. I'll take it as being positive.

    2. the picture you posted is a parody of "girls generation" also known as "snsd"

    3. Testemunha de MozillaJanuary 13, 2014 at 9:56 PM

      ^Peace be upon this person.
      Girls' Generation is one of the most popular Korean girl groups in the world.

      Here specifically is the video from which these outfits were borrowed. <3

    4. So THIS is what they sent my dad to help protect back in '51!

      Cute, catchy, upbeat. Didn't know there was such a thing as "K-Pop" (I'm an old white guy stuck in '50s, '60s, '70s rock/rock 'n roll.).

      Thanks for the link. I've bookmarked it.